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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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Annual Boulder County 4-H Tack Sale

Saturday, February 25, 2017 Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building Longmont, Colorado 9:30-10:30 a.m. –4-H only 10:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m. –Open to the Public Great values on new and used tack and horse supplies. Need a little updating? Need a new look? Come see what’s new, what’s been around for awhile, and what you’re missing! There […]

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BCHA Board Thanks Peggy Gurnett for Her Service

by Laura Edwards Peggy Gurnett volunteered to join the BCHA Board of Directors early in 2016, after attending several meetings as a member. Having returned to Boulder county after some years away, she wanted to do what she could to meet new horse people, serve the community, and develop her business, Peggy Gurnett Horsemanship, in […]

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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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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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