His name is “Poco,” but he seemed pretty big to me. And though he’s a quarter horse, I’m confident in saying he’s 100% horse.
I met Poco at Renee Baker’s stables at the L.A. Equestrian Center, a place always right down the street; but until last week, I never ventured very far under its single white arch. The 72-acre property beyond sprawls like a little mini-city at the junction of Burbank, Glendale and L.A.
This horse-lover’s dream city has its own shopping district, public works (especially street sweeping), and grocery for the 500 residents that live here. Like any city, it’s always bustling, always moving, with things to do and people to see. And Saturday, Poco and I were going to travel its perimeter and bring this suburban boy a little closer to country life.