Why Marin residents saved prime real estate for animals


As I handed the Paradise Drive/Tamalpais Drive exit heading north on 101 not too long ago, I glanced up and to the left to see not solely Mount Tamalpais, but in addition one thing I didn’t anticipate — a number of horses silhouetted atop a smaller, nearer hill. 

A lover of all animals, I needed to know extra about how these fortunate horses bought to stay on prime Mill Valley real estate. Horse Hill Preserve is a part of Marin County Parks, however the horses are privately owned by members of the Alto Bowl Horseowners Association (ABHA), which might pasture board as much as 14 horses there at a time. But this park simply may not have existed if it weren’t for a neighborhood banding collectively to save lots of the hill for the horses — and for us hikers.