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Starbucks Pony Espresso: Riding My Horse, Newt, Thru the Drive Thru

In Norco, California we found horse trails that lead us right up to the drive thru! Norco is considered ‘Horse Town USA’ and horses are given a wide range of privileges that other cities may not allow. Many of the shops have pens, like the one shown in the video, to tie your horse…but we opted for the ‘ride-thru’ instead.

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2015 in Life, Video

 

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I need to deliver a package. FedEx or Pony Express: BOTH!

I’m in Norco, California which is also known as ‘Horse Town USA’ where they say you can ride your horse pretty much everywhere. The city has built sidewalks for horses that run beside the roads throughout town.

But could I ride my ‘pony’ down to the FedEx office and mail my package?

Yep. Here’s the video!

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2015 in Life, Stops with Stacy, Video

 

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Horsetown USA…Norco, California; horse paths, community trails, pens and arenas!

I wrote a post featuring the quote, “I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice.” And received the following comment:

“Yes!!! I keep saying, it would be awesome if someone developed a town that only allowed horse travel in the entire vicinity. If the roads were made for horses (soft), no cars or trucks to think about. All the stores could have hitching rails, or better, small corrals everywhere. Especially if you had lots of stores and restaurants….. oooh, restaurants with horse fare 😉 . Friends houses could have a small stable instead of a garage, unless they owned a ranch, of course. And all the wonderful trainers and clinicians in the world (like Stacy Westfall) would want to live there or visit often and host clinics 😀 Hmmm…. what to call it…. what to call it?-Rebecca”

Good news! I have been to a place very similar to the one you describe…it is called Norco, California! In 2006 Norco began promoting itself as “Horsetown U.S.A” and even trademarked it.

When I visited Norco I was amazed to see that instead of sidewalks made of concrete there were instead, very well maintained dirt paths. Even the paved driveways had this dirt path running through it! Very frequently (maybe every block?) there were pens to turn horses in or places to tie…especially in front of the stores! And the stores….

I have never seen so many tack stores! Huge! And right beside each other!  New, used, consignment stores, you name it…they have it.

A McDonalds with a hitching rail? Cross walk buttons at horse height? A community riding arena? Community round pens?

 

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Life, Video

 

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