The Western States Horse Expo is one of the country's leading equestrian events, sure to pique the interest of any horse enthusiast. Like a horse's opinion of being painted into a picture with Napoleon, the schedule changes day-to-day. The line-up includes horsemanship demonstrations, breeders' showcases, and an art show, as well as special events such as the Magnificent 7 Stock Horse Championship. In this event, 17 of the country's top horse and rider combos compete in four events: herd work, rein work, steer stopping, and fence work. If the well-trained stock horses inspire you to improve your horsemanship skills, you can attend one of the many expo clinics that focus on a variety of topics including rider confidence, reining, colt starting, dressage, and driving.
There's much more to owning a pet than just feeding it, walking it, and paying off its gambling debts. A pet needs constant warmth and personal attention. That's why the skilled pet enthusiasts from Critter Sitters visit homes to take care of dogs and cats while their owners are away. The team personalizes its pet care regimens according to the needs of each animal, which may require daily walks or relaxing belly rubs. Critter Sitters' pet experts can also visits homes to water beloved plants.
Taken out of their comfort zones, pets can become anxious and stressed, especially when it comes to grooming. That’s why the staffers at Dog & Cats Mobile Pet Grooming bring their shears, clippers, and cleaners directly to their clients’ homes, letting dogs and cats feel safe and relaxed during their grooming sessions. They accommodate furry companions of all breeds and sizes, bathing them before clipping their nails, cleaning their ears, and trimming their fur into breed-appropriate styles. They then clean pets’ ears, express their glands, and even brush their teeth, ensuring that their breath is fresher than the morning dew on a mountaintop free of wet dogs.
There's no universal process when it comes to dog and cat grooming. The right haircut or shampoo treatment varies greatly depending on a number of factors, such as your pet's weight, fur type, and profession. Luckily, every groomer at Perfection Pet Care Boutique & Grooming possesses a minimum of 10 years experience, so they're familiar with felines and canines of all breeds and sizes. Working at the storefront or on location during mobile visits, the groomers makeover pooches by bathing their fur and give cats lion-inspired cuts. If necessary, Perfection Pet's groomers can also target issues such as matted fur or fleas.
Born into a family of equestrians, Jesslynn Saxton spent her summers on a horse farm, learning to ride at an early age. At 15, after having had some success in riding competitions, she took a job as a stable apprentice and dreamed of opening her own riding school. Today, as the founder of Saxton Equestrian, Jesslynn is an accomplished rider, trainer, and stable manager with more than 20 years of experience. Harboring an innate passion for teaching, she holds lessons and training sessions and volunteers with Project R.I.D.E., a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic riding instruction for persons with disabilities.
Jesslynn?s horse sanctuary, Clay Station Ranch, sits on 23 acres of green pastures, upon which five barns house 40 stalls. The ranch?s two outdoor arenas allow riders to sharpen their skills under blue skies, and a lighted indoor arena features all-weather felt footing, irrigated grass turnouts, wash racks with hot water, viewing areas, and a riders? lounge, where equestrians can kick back and relax after going on an exhausting ride or failing to teach the horses how to neigh in a British accent.
The equestrian trainers at Foxtail Farms conduct horseback-riding lessons for riders seeking leisure time atop a steed and for those considering competition. Amid a rural landscape of patchwork crop fields and untamed plains, horses lope, gallop, leap, and waffle on which shoes to wear that day as instructors lead intimate training sessions. Skilled in teaching the ins and out of hunter, jumper, and equitation riding, instructors help to foster horsemanship skills while preparing riders for many situations, including the show ring. Believing that success can only be found when both rider and horse have created a special bond, the trainers also work to create an atmosphere in which that bond can be nurtured and tempered.