Equestrian Apps Worth the Time and Money

Interested in knowing how many miles you rode on your trail ride?  Do you ride alone most of the time?  Do you want to improve your riding?  Do you find it hard to get to a clinic or instructor?  Is there a skill you need to work on but you are not sure where to […]

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 […]

A Way Forward in the Horse World

One of the popular memes going around right now for horse people is that daily life does not look much different pre or post COVID-19.  It is just the norm that some professional and amateur riders spend most of their days alone with their horses riding and training anyway.  Some have had a breather in […]

Seeking to Save the Jeffco Fairgrounds

The threat of the closing of the Jeffco Fairgrounds came as quite a shock to the local community when it was announced mid-January that the County Commissioners had abruptly decided to close the entire facility in order to cut the budget. After what was described by opponents as “a sweeping override of existing County revenue […]

We ALL Need Horses – Part 2

Last month we explored the importance of keeping horses woven into the fabric of our daily lives, not just for horse enthusiasts, but for all people to be able to have access to the many therapeutic benefits of being around horses as well as to enjoy them in our landscape.  Horses in our communities gives […]

We ALL Need Horses – Part 1

 “Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined.” —Ronald Duncan Since the beginning of man, any culture that found and tamed horses rode to the front of civilization.  They were faster, could move […]

The Story of Oliver

From the moment Oliver was placed in his spot at the southeast corner of Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Blvd, he became a popular community icon.  Carefully woven from wire and painted to withstand the elements, Oliver was created by Jeff Best of Devil’s Rope Studio in Clare, Michigan (www.devilsropestudio.com).  In 2016, Jeff Best received a […]

Summer Schedule 2019

CAMPS FOR KIDS Double Header Performance Horses, Evergreen. dhphorses.com June 17-20 and July 8-11, Monday – Thursday, 9am-2pm, $400 C & C Equine (find on Facebook) 5930 Bluebell Lane, Evergreen. Crysten 720-891-5914.  Drop-ins and lessons on non-camp weeks welcome. Complete horse emersion camps for ages 5+. June 24-27, July 8-11, July 22-25, August 5-8. CLINICS […]

A Cure for Star

As with children and other animals, horses cannot “tell” us what is bothering or hurting them.  All we can do is watch and listen to what their body language is telling us.  Through trial and error and sometimes exhaustive medical treatments, alternative therapies and natural remedies, we come to the end of our own resources […]

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 […]