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Horsin’ Around the States

We’re proud to recently have hosted special guest speaker Kathy Rittwage. Kathy was once an Altadena Stables member, but for the past year she has been traveling the United States with her two horses, one of which is also a previous Altadena Stables member (Kathy and Wildflower, right).

Over 43 states have been reached so far, with the help of many local residents and other kind travelers. While Kathy lived on the road with her horses (and pet dog and cat), she found strangers to be extremely kind and helpful more often than not. Kathy shared with us many experiences about how she had to rely on herself and what she could find nearby. Often local residents helped Kathy find water or gave her a place to stay in exchange for her helping improve the horse campground.

Thank you Kathy for taking the time to come back and speak with us! And from all of us at Altadena Stables to all of you, we wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year!