Southwest Ranches horse business booms despite coronavirus (includes video story)

Despite the powerful effect of COVID-19 on many local businesses, horses haven’t stopped galloping at Arcangels Boarding and Riding School in Southwest Ranches. 

There has even been an increase in clientele and business, according to dressage instructor/trainer Miguel Barrios and photographer Mario Apolitos.

“People are starting to live again and have time to come and learn to ride horses,” said Barrios. “So that’s good for me.”  

Apolitos hasn’t wasted any time pressing the button on his camera. 

“It is unbelievable… I have more business than before,” he said.”People are calling me because I am a horse photographer, so I don’t need to be close to my clients.”

Gretell Sanchez Perez is a senior student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in broadcast media and minor in e-marketing and social media. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the communication coordinator at the National Association of Journalists. Sanchez hopes to pursue her master’s degree in spanish language journalism and become a reporter/anchor in Miami.