Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tammany Trotters Pony Club

Thirty three years ago in 1985, a growing number of young people in St. Tammany turned their attention to the pleasures and responsibilities of caring for and riding horses. The parish had long been known for its excellent horse breeding and training facilities, but as the young folks began to realize the joy and opportunities of living in a rural area where keeping and riding horses was possible, the learning of essential horseback skills was becoming important. Some of the new area subdivisions even had "stables" for the convenience of the residents in the development.

And thus was born the Tammany Trotters pony club, one of many youth-oriented horse organizations that helped provide training for horse lovers and their animals. Click on the images to see a larger version.

Here is an article about the club which was part of my "Talent Bank" column, not only because it takes a certain amount of talent and discipline to ride horses, but also a definite skillset is required for the proper care, feeding, and grooming of horses in-between the riding sessions.