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Cover Story - August 14, 2009

Riding, roping and rodeo-ing

Clif Evans and his compact 'Ravenswood Ranch' in East Palo Alto entices young men and women into skills right out of the Old West

by Story and photos Christian Pease

It's a hot Saturday afternoon at Ravenswood Ranch in East Palo Alto. Out on Weeks Street, which bounds ranch's west side, two boys linger at a chain-link fence, fascinated by the pounding hoofs, a cowboy, his horse and a rope.

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Christian Pease is a writer and professional photographer in the Palo Alto area, and co-founder of "Light at 11B," a photography collaborative studio/workshop in Mountain View. He can be e-mailed at [email protected]


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Posted by jim sullivan
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 30, 2009 at 8:45 am

Can't think of a better way to get kids of all ages familiar with healthy,compassionate fun than saddlin up+ridin!!

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Posted by sarah
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 30, 2009 at 11:16 am

Good luck to the ranch owners and the kids. We do need a wider variety of programs for kids in this area.

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