Keep ranch as it is
The first time I visited Cozy Point Ranch prior to 2000, I could not believe the poor state in which the grounds, barn and its residents (horses) were kept. It was sad to see this beautiful property so poorly maintained and to see the manner in which the horses were treated.
Monroe Summers and his staff at Cozy Point Ranch have done an excellent job of refurbishing the ranch, its arenas and the grounds during his management tenure, as well as providing safe and comfortable facilities for its most important residents and their owners. Monroe has shown excellent stewardship of the land.
I lived in the valley with my children for more than 20 years. My daughter has boarded her beloved, retired jumper at the ranch for many years, and we have both been greatly satisfied by the care and attention he has received. I also can recall many fun activities, competitions and training sessions for both my daughter and her horses. Those years she spent at Cozy Point were very special and rewarding.
Cozy Point is a ranch. It is a place that has given many children a wonderful opportunity to ride and learn about horses. It has always been a happy place for young riders and their horses. I believe that to change any of this at this time, or ever, would be an injustice to many in the valley. The City Council and the Cozy Point Ranch task force have made the correct decision in choosing Monroe and his staff to continue with the management of the ranch. Please do not change this great facility or its management. It is wonderful the way it is.
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