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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

SHOW UP for Equestrian Trail Use!

Do you enjoy trail riding on our local and regional public lands?  Many local equestrians do and find our local trails a major benefit of living in the Foothills.  As trail riders, keeping an eye on the public trails for equestrian use is a necessity if we want to continue to enjoy them with our […]

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 […]

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 […]