Carefree Farms equine facility builds friendships and community By Teresa K. Traverse
When horse trainer Alice Sarno arrives at Carefree Farms to start her work day, the horses and her clients know they’re in welltrained hands. Sarno has worked with horses for more than 50 years. It’s been her only job. “I seriously think I was born with a horse gene,” Sarno says. “I started riding when I was 9, and I’ve been riding ever since.” Sarno says she was always drawn to horses. She grew up giving lessons and running stables. She was born in San Diego, grew up in Las Vegas and has been in metro Phoenix since 1983... Read entire article by clicking here!
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Taking It In Stride - Images Magazine - June 2013 Written by: Amanda Christman Larson Photos by Bryan Black - Black Swan Photograhy
Beneath the steady gaze of the Arizona sun, Karen Carns grips the reins of a light gray gelding. Her focus is singular; her eyes are fixed on the course ahead as her body moves in one fluid motion with her horse, rising and falling in graceful athleticism in a partnership so exquisite that, for a moment, it is easy to become lost in their rhythm. Their pace remains steady as they stride in a rush of raw power, leaving behind a cloud of dust and the diminishing sound of the echo of lithe hooves giving pulse to the earth below. Read more....
Women pursue equestrian passion at Desert Hills ranch
MARC BUCKHOUT ~ MANAGING EDITOR~ 6/6/2013
For those that aren't interested in horses the term dressage probably doesn't create much of a response unless they're fans of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. The comedian did several skits on then presidential candidate Mitt Romney's horse which was competing in the event during the Olympics. Instead of simply a punch line the event is a passion for a group of women who spend much of their spare time at Carefree Farms off Carefree Highway and 7th Ave. in Desert Hills. Continue reading....