Anza resident shares some horse and vehicle safety tips

Horses are prey animals and sometimes subject to irrational fears. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Horses, ponies, donkeys and mules are a part of many residents’ lives in the Anza Valley. Equestrians enjoy riding, keeping and participating in horse sports. As horse ownership becomes more popular in the area, riders and vehicles cross paths while out and about in the community. “It used to be that just going out your driveway was all it took; you were on your way to a nice ride. You had access through your neighbors’ property, and so had permission to cross their land,” Anza resident and equestrian Sandra Pauley said. That is changing, she said, as Anza is growing and more new residents means more fences and neighbors who are not as familiar with horses. Some Anza residents may not be aware of how to travel safely around horses and their riders. Studies have shown that
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