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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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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Fyre for treat blog

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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