Hand To Paws' staff of pet polishers washes, fluffs, and pampers animals with a variety of grooming and pet-sitting services that keep four-legged family members wagging their tails with glee. A Bath and Brush package ($20–$45+) spruces up furry friends with a sudsing of high-end, all-natural products that inspire finicky bloodhounds to pray for third nostrils, before staffers accent clean coats with decorative bows or bandanas. Other spa services ($35–$60+) include nail trimming for mutts big and small ($5–$8), teeth brushing ($3), and eye-stain treatments ($3). Mature animals in need of some TLC benefit from massage and acupressure ($30), which promotes healing, helps restore liveliness, and gives pooches a forum to flaunt their favorite terrycloth robes.
Perched on a sweeping 28-acre landscape dotted with panoramic pastures and rustic barns, Equine Unlimited has been instructing ground walkers in horseback gallivanting for 25 years. American Riding Association-certified owner and operator Malinda Kregoski and her assistant trainers can help budding equestrians from 3 years old to well over 60 absorb their expertise in grooming, tacking, and riding. Fledgling jockeys can select from English, jumper, and western riding lessons, though jousting lessons are restricted to time-traveling knights. Equine Unlimited's expansive outdoor arena, which is clad in state-of-the-art synthetic-fiber footing, provides top-notch terrain for cantering cowboy and cowgirl trainees.
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.
Patriot Farms is a full-service equine training, boarding and rehabilitation facility. We take pride in offering year-round riding lessons for students of all ages and levels, Hunter/ Jumper Training, equine rehab, summer camps, celebration parties and superb, complete care for horses.