DiscoverTheHorse 5 years in!

In the October 2018 issue, we started on a journey to “Discover The Horse” with local equestrian, Alyssa Matthews.  We had a chance to catch up with Alyssa exactly 5 years later and found out about where her journey has taken her.  Enjoy! What is DiscoverTheHorse? It is an award-winning Equine Adventure Series, YouTube channel […]

Help for a Horse Crazy Kid!

“Let them grow up with horses and with good horse people, because it will teach them to be humble, and to be resilient, and to be brave.” -Lauren Sprieser Every so often I get a call from a parent looking for help for their horse crazy kid.  If one or both of the parents are […]

Is Saddle Fit Really That Important?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but saddle fit did not really come upon my radar until the last 5 years or so.  I had an old English saddle that one of my friends in college gave me out of the trunk of her car 30 years ago, a western saddle that was […]

The horse is never wrong. – Tom Dorrance

Or another way to say that is that it is never the horse’s fault.  In reference to riding, Buck Brannaman said, “There are no problem horses, only problem riders.”  What does all of this really mean? Are we doing something wrong?  In all horse circles you may step into, you will hear many perspectives, some […]

Equine genetics are not just for breeders anymore!

Equine genetics has come a long way since I studied Equine Reproduction at Colorado State University 30+ years ago!  In previous years, you would send a hair sample to a university at the recommendation of your veterinarian for a specific test to check for a certain medical condition that your horse might be manifesting. Fast […]

A read for all who enjoy the Colorado trails (and roads)

“Yet, if one leaves the main towns and thoroughfares and ventures a few miles into the ‘backcountry,’ a fairyland of untold beauty unfolds in almost any direction.” – Donald L. Baars As mountain residents, we enjoy some of the most beautiful trails in the nation. Not just a few, but several right in our backyards, […]

To Ride or Not To Ride…

“In partnership with a horse, one is seldom lacking for thought, emotion or inspiration.” Charles DeKnuffy Who says you have to ride?  So often we think that the time with our horse has to be riding.  Truth is there are endless ways to spend time with your horse without riding to build upon your relationship […]

What do Dolphins and Horses Have in Common?

Quite a bit when it comes to Dr. Jena Questen, DVM, CertAqV, affectionately called Dr. Q by all who know her. Originally from Bailey, Dr. Q purchased Aspen Park Vet Hospital in 2017.  Dr. Q has a diverse background that connects horses as well as animals who live under the water.  She is a Holistic […]

Looking Through New Eyes

May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears. – Nelson Mandela In addition to the Colorado Corral’s overarching purpose of connecting our amazing and gritty local horse community, this year we are going to turn up the volume on the horses and explore ways to improve their lives and our relationships with them.  […]

Oh The Places You’ll Go – With Horses!

Whether you trail ride, compete, head to warmer climates or need to haul to a veterinary specialist, there are many reasons to know how to keep you and your horses safe and comfortable on the road.  European horse people marvel at the distances American’s travel with our horses in the United States.  A two-day drive […]