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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BCHA Youth Equine First Aid Clinic and Halloween BBQ Social

The BCHA Youth Club is proud to present an Equine First Aid Clinic and Halloween BBQ with Dr. Christy Downey of Quality Equine Veterinarians Saturday October 29, 12:00 pm 9773 Phillips Rd, Lafayette. Cost: $20 per person covers both the clinic and the BBQ. Join us to learn about basic equine first aid skills in […]

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2016 Fun Show – Register Now!

Join us for the 2016 Fun Show! The annual Boulder County Horse Association Fun Show is a unique equestrian event because it 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 Show is to provide […]

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No horse of your own? You can still ride in Boulder County!

Horse owners in Boulder County appreciate access to a network of miles of trails on public lands. But even folks who don’t own their own horse can enjoy a trail ride on horseback.   The following is a comprehensive list of places to rent horses in and near Boulder County*:   IN BOULDER COUNTY Sundance Stables, 23942 […]

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5 Natural Products to use in the Barn

By Sara Stewart Martinelli Many of us are searching for ways to increase the use of natural products in our lives. Sometimes we forget that some of the simplest and most basic household products offer a wide range of uses in our favorite sanctuary: The Barn. Apple Cider Vinegar    Apple cider vinegar is one of […]

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Book Review: Safe at Last: True Stories of Horse Rescues

This colorful children’s book written by Elaine Pease, with stunning photographs by Roxanne Capaul, tells stories about some of the horses that have been rescued by the Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) in Longmont, Colorado. The book tells six rescue stories and shares them in a meaningful, accessible way, giving children an opportunity to awaken their empathy and learn how people can make a difference in the lives of animals who cannot speak for themselves.

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CSU confers honorary degree to Princess Abigail Kawananakoa

Colorado State University on May 13 will confer an honorary doctorate to Princess Abigail K. Kawananakoa – a celebrated breeder of racing American Quarter Horses and direct descendant of the Hawaiian royal family – in recognition of her dedication to global equine health and to cultural preservation in Hawaii. Princess Abigail, 90, who resides in […]

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Add a Serving of Caution to that Tender Spring Grass

By Dr. Juliet Getty Spring is almost upon us in most of the country, so it’s time to revisit that critical topic: spring grazing. Transitioning a horse from hay to pasture must be handled with care; this point is non-negotiable. For every horse, a gradual change from hay to grass is required to allow the […]

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