By Joyce Coronel | Wrangler News
A palomino raises its head to study the two strangers striding down the bridle path that wends its way past dozens of horse properties. It’s a scorching hot afternoon and ponies stand quietly in the shade of an enormous ash tree while a deer and languid llamas cast their gaze on the horizon.
This isn’t a ranch town in Montana. It’s South Tempe, home to several neighborhoods that boast acre lots and a secluded rural lifestyle that forms an oasis in the midst of an otherwise busy corner of suburbia.
Patti Lines bought her home in Sunburst Farms two years ago. “I did everything I could to be in this neighborhood,” Lines said. That included pooling all her resources to pay cash for the home she says is “a piece of crap” she wouldn’t have been able to obtain a loan for. It wasn’t about the house—it was about the horse