SGV Connect 5 – Horse Riding in the San Gabriel Valley

Horse Report SGV Connect

This week, Brian Velez talks to a pair of equestrians in the San Gabriel Valley about their experiences, challenges and all of the reasons to choose riding a horse as their preferred form of transportation.

The first interview is with Alejandra from Avocado Heights. A horse owner, Alejandra tells stories and outlines the costs of owning, caring for and riding a horse both in terms of money and time.

The second interview is with Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Hector Beltran. Deputy Beltran tells stories from his time as a horse owner, including a sad tale of a horse’s death after being spooked by a driver. He also explains some of the rules and regulations for owners and riders in L.A. County.

SGV Connect is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit Foothill Transit. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

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  • Andrew Yip

    This is awesome. I live near Avocado Heights and have seen people ride horses on the trails and even the equestrian trails built into the sidewalks. I’ve also seen people ride horses to the supermarket!

  • davistrain

    Where I used to live in Duarte, the long-abandoned route of the Pacific Electric Monrovia-Glendora line has a paved bikeway and a dirt equestrian trail. In an alternate universe, the railway would still be there, with modern light-rail cars running on it, but at least the right-of-way provides a path for non-motorized travel.

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