My View of the New Dog Management Plan

by Avalon, Suzanne’s horse Seems like she hasn’t taken the dog out on the trail with us for a while now. Good dog, though. A long time ago, she used to yell at him occasionally when he’d chase a squirrel up a tree, until he heard her yelling and stopped. Now the dog stays right […]

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do horses spread weeds along trails?

Do Horses Spread Weeds Along Trails?

A follower, Randy W, recently sent me this article for Horse Science News. This issue has been under discussion many times in the Boulder area and here is a recent study that disproves the old question: Do horses spread weeds? Do Horses Spread Weeds Along Trails? By Liz Osborn, HorseScienceNews.com Horses have been blamed for scattering […]

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In the Name of Freedom

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 6:30 PM Lyons Regional Library 405 Main Street, Lyons, CO Free. No registration required. Join Carol Walker, author of Galloping to Freedom, a photographic documentation of the plight of wild horses in Wyoming. Walker’s book documents the Checkerboard Roundup of 2014 and follows the journey of a few horses that end up in a Wyoming […]

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Study: Some Horses, Riders Have ‘Co-Being’ Relationship

I found this article, originally published on thehorse.com, of interest. Of late, I find myself finally “in sync” with my lovely horse Abanico these days, and thought I would share it with you. I hope you also enjoy it too! LindaP By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA November 21, 2013 If you’ve ever considered your horse to be […]

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Learn about our Open Space Programs!

The Lay of the Land: A Special Colloquium sponsored by the CU Environmental Studies Program Wed. Sept 23, 5:30 – 6pm Reception with light refreshments 6-7pmLecture and Q & A  What:  In the 1960s, Boulder City and County residents were actively preserving open space land in the face of rapid county development. By taxing ourselves, we have […]

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French Creek Horse Camp: Custer South Dakota

If you have never been, this horse-only campground in Custer South Dakota is a must. A group of us reserved space at this stunning campground in 2014, and had to reschedule last year (VS outbreak) to go in 2015. Yes that’s right, if you want a space for your rig and/or a small cabin with bunks you […]

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What do you do with all that Baling Twine?

Baling twine, what do we do with it? I have seen it hanging from fences, in large balls in empty stalls, used to tie up my tomatoes, in my saddle bag in case a rein breaks, woven into mats, and the worse yet — placed in the trash and winding up in our landfills  for thousands […]

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Get Out and Hike: Joder Ranch Tours

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks has organized two hiking tours of Joder Ranch. BCHA would love to see some equestrians “foot-it” and join OSMP on one of the following  offerings: Joder Ranch Tour This is a physically strenuous hike with very limited shade Wed. Aug 5, 8:30 – 11 am, reserve a spot:  https://joder8-5.eventbrite.com Sun. […]

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