Fencing, Pasture & Hay Storage – Horsekeeping Mountain Style
One dream that brings many residents to larger properties in the Foothills is having their horses at home. The ease of enjoying more time with them by just walking out the door. If you keep your horses at home in our mountain area, you know that our location does not fit into the average book […]
What makes a horse property a horse property?
Andrew and I have been specializing in helping folks buy and sell horse properties in the Foothills, along the Front Range and throughout Metro Denver for more than 15 years. Because it is a specialty, and we target marketing to people around the globe, we often come across individuals who are new to the area, […]
Domestic and Household-Use Well Permits
Many horse owners in our Foothills communities, along the Front Range, and even throughout the State of Colorado give no thought about the legality of the source of water for their horses. Whether it be a “frost free” spigot, a garden hose running from the house, or plumbed automatic waterers, owners turn on the tap […]
Land Preservation with the Track System
Green grass is here, but how do we keep our horses from overgrazing every blade in the first month and turning our property into a dirt lot? There is hope! A few years ago I read an article about a Texas A & M military reenactment group who were using a track system at their […]
Winter riding in the Foothills – What do your horse neighbors do?
Being a horse owner in the Colorado Foothills offers different dynamics to riding in the different seasons. We have a plethora of amazing trails within an hour of our door. Our spring, summer and fall weather offers many days of beautiful outdoor riding weather, with few days lost to precipitation. But living in an arid […]
Small Acreage Management Resources
CSU Extension Small Acreage Website http://www.ext.colostate.edu/sam/ Manure Management Guide for small acreages http://www.ext.colostate.edu/sam/manure-mgt.pdf Colorado Forage Guide – http://www.ext.colostate.edu/sam/forage-guide.pdf Managing Pastures Before and After Droughthttp://extension.colostate.edu/…/managing-small-acreage-pa…/ Grass Growth and Response to Grazing http://extension.colostate.edu/…/grass-growth-and-response…/ Jennifer Cook Small Acreage Management Coordinator NRCS/CSU Extension 57 West Bromley Lane Brighton, CO 80601 303-659-7004 ext. 116 (cell) 717-645-7817 email@example.com Small Acreage Website: www.ext.colostate.edu/sam […]
You can lead a horse to water, but is he allowed to drink it?!
Many residents of our Foothills communities, the Denver Region, and even the entire State of Colorado give no thought to the source of water for their horses. Whether it be a “frost free” spigot, a garden hose running from the house, or plumbed automatic waterers, owners turn on the tap and let the water flow. […]
Composting Horse Manure – Horsekeeping Mountain Style! #2
It just cannot be avoided – what goes in must come out. One of our local horse folks has been successfully turning the manure from her two horses into a valuable resource. Some work is involved, but not much more than what we already do. At the end of the process you have nutrient rich […]
Fencing, Pasture & Hay Storage – Horsekeeping Mountain Style! #1
If you keep your own horses at home in our mountain area, you know that we don’t fit into the average book on “horsekeeping on small acreages”. Of course even from property to property the technicalities can vary greatly because of geography, covenants, flora and fauna. This is the first installment in a series of […]