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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Carrot and Apple Cookie treats your horse will love!

by Sandra Brandli Looking for good home-made treat recipes for your favorite equine? Here’s an easy one: Carrot and Apple Cookies 1 cup sweet feed 2 cup oats 1 cup flax seed 4 large carrots, shredded 1 cup molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup applesauce Mix molasses, brown sugar, carrots and applesauce in one […]

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Hippology—what the heck is that?

by Carmen Porter When I mention hippology, many people have never heard of it. It’s not the study of hippos, as some have guessed.   The word hippology stems from the Greek root words hippos (horse) and logos (study), which literally means the study of the horse. It is different than equine ethology, which is specifically […]

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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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Community Profile: Meet Peggy Gurnett, Horse Trainer

Welcome to our first Community Profile!  In this new Nicker feature, we will interview members of Boulder’s horse community to find out what’s new and exciting (or old and still exciting!) going on in Boulder County. This month, we spoke to new community member, Peggy Gurnett, a trainer of horses and riders who is offering […]

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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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BCHA Youth Club Volunteers at CHR

The new BCHA Youth Club spend an afternoon volunteering at the Colorado Horse Rescue for their first community service project.  Six member of the club spend some time washing horse blankets, which turned out to be the perfect chore for a 90 degree day! One of the primary points of the BCHAY club’s mission is to […]

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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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