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BCHA Annual Fun Show

2017 Fun Show – Register Now! Join us for the 2017 Fun Show! The annual Boulder County Horse Association Fun Show is a unique equestrian event that brings together people from all across the Equestrian community for a day of fun games, races, and relaxed equestrian classes. Unlike other horse shows, the goal of the Fun […]

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Spring Checkup by Martin Black

This time of year, when a person starts riding a horse that has been laid off for the winter—or at any other time—and may have prospered, it might be a good idea to check the horse mentally to see if horse and rider are on the same wavelength. It’s easy for the rider to get […]

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Trail Obstacle Clinic with Jody Marken

Sunday June 11, 2017 9am – 12pm at Two Spruce Farm 3714 West County Rd 2,  Berthoud 80512 Limit 8 riders per clinic.  All breeds and disciplines welcome! Preregistration is required. Cost:  $75 member  |  $95 non-member Build trust and confidence in your horse, and your horse in you! Expose your horse to challenges in […]

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2017 Annual Meeting & Social Soiree

Boulder County Horse Association invites you to the 2017 Annual Meeting and Social Soiree at the Chautauqua Dining Hall Tuesday February 21, 2017,  6pm with Special Guest Speaker: Frances Carbonnel 3 Time World Champion in Western Dressage Mingle with fellow members of the Horse Community in the historic Chautauqua Dining Hall as we review the […]

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Horseshoes – As Luck Would Have It

By Dave Pence reprinted with permission from Boulder County Parks and Open Space The horseshoe is considered very lucky and used to be hung in homes to protect it and attract good fortune for the family residing inside. As with many superstitions, contradictions can be found with the beliefs associated with the horseshoe. For instance, […]

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Horse Flies Harass Horses, Humans, and Toads

By Jeff Mitton When I was twelve, my friends and I sought relief from sweltering heat and oppressive humidity by slipping into a small lake near Pompton Plains, NJ. We swam out to a raft and hung on, enjoying the cool water. But then I noticed leeches on the barrels that supported the raft and […]

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Traveling with Horses

by Peggy Gurnett I’ve traveled extensively with horses over the last 20 years, in all sorts of trailers and on airplanes ferrying horses to the United Kingdom. Along the way I’ve picked up some ideas to help make things safe and anxiety-free. When I first got into horses I had to haul two horses, by […]

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A Successful First Aid Clinic

The Boulder County Horse Association Youth Club held a successful Equine First Aid clinic in Lafayette this past weekend.  The clinic was led by local veterinarian Dr. Christy Downey, and covered a number of topics related to caring for your horse.   The weather was beautiful, and the clinic was well attended by members of the […]

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Need Barn Cats?

Need Barn Cats? Boulder County Horse Association is teaming up with Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats to bring you barn cats in this lifesaving mission. Most of you know of the benefits of having barn cats to keep the rodent population in check, and you have probably seen the special relationships cats have with […]

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One Bit Two Bit, Red Bit Blue Bit

by Chiara Poscente “You should be able to communicate with your horse using a wet noodle as a bit.” I heard these words while sitting in the stands of the Boulder County Fairgrounds. I was auditing the first part of a clinic with a very well known American Horseman and his words resonated. It was […]

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