Reboot: Colorado Corral 2022.0

The Colorado Corral aka the “Horse Column” is back!  Last summer we planned a short break…and here we are almost back to summer again!  I am really excited for this year and those ahead for the Colorado Corral to continue to be a part of the local horse community.  There is so much to tell […]

It’s not you, it’s me

We can use the wisdom of an old horse. Release the old horses and follow them, and thereby reach the right road.  – Guan Zhong, Chinese politician and scholar (725-645 BC) Horses today are mostly enjoyed for recreational purposes.  Very few horses in 2021 “make their living” transporting their people to town, dragging logs in […]

The Show Must Go On

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.  The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” – William Ellery Channing Spring has sprung and all over the nation, horse enthusiasts are entering into what this year will bring for riding and competing due to COVID-19.  Now that we have a full year under our belt […]

Local Artist – Virginia “Ginny” Furness

Originally from Argentina, Virginia Peralta de Furness came to the United States with her family as a child.  With a medically inclined family, Ginny followed into the healthcare field in 1988 when she graduated with a BS in Occupational Therapy.  Throughout her long and successful career in healthcare, she continued to be drawn to art […]

Time to Ride South?

Online work?  Online school?  Why not do it all from somewhere a little warmer this winter?  What if you could keep working online, keep the kids in online school, and take a break from winter – with the chipping ice out of your horses feet, blankets on and off, long periods of time out of […]

Facing Fear in Riding

Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is assured.  – Eleanor Roosevelt Having fears can cripple us.  Fears are nothing to hold on to or live with.  In order to be the best version of ourselves, we have to face our fears in all parts of life and take action […]

The On Side of 2020

You’re never in the wrong place, sometimes you’re in the right place looking at things the wrong way. As thorough horse people we work to balance out how much we interact with our equine partners from both the on and off sides.  The on side, left side or drivers side being the side that all […]

Be In The Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

Trail Riding in Colorado!

“There are many wonderful places in the world, but one of my favorite places is on the back of my horse.”  Rolf Kopfle As mountain residents, we enjoy some of the most beautiful trails in the nation to ride our horses on.  Not just a few, but several right in our backyards, not to mention […]

Go Horse Camping in Colorado!

What better way to get away than take your horses and go camping!  Social distancing is naturally built in and you can be with your tribe in a new location other than home.  Here are some of the places offered in our beautiful state that provide overnight facilities for people and horses.  For more information, […]