Horse in Winter

5 Things You Need to Know When Hauling Your Horse in Winter

With the temperatures dropping, and the prospect of bad weather, winter brings several challenges for horse owners who wish to travel with their horses. Icy conditions and harsh winds may make it more difficult to haul horses safely. This post will help you discover some of the precautions you need to take, and how you can safely transport your horse even during the coldest winter months.  

Swishin’, Swatin’ and Sweatin’ – 7 Tips for Surviving the Summer Swelter

by Phoebe Bechtolt Summer in southwest Colorado is normally around 80 degrees each day. This is a great temperature but with the hot sun the heat feels intense. As the mercury tops off, there are several ways to ensure your equine partner is comfortable and time with your horse is more pleasant.   1. Times for Turnout: Flying pests are the nemesis of horse owners. They usually have a predictable schedule for irritating you and your horse. My horses won’t …

10 Tips for Boarding Your Horse | Part 2

This is a continuation of another blog post that can be found by clicking here. What to look for when deciding where to keep my horses. If you are looking for to board your horse, here are some considerations: 5. Cleanliness: A clean facility will make your time there enjoyable. Good overall cleanliness is a sign of good overall horse care. A stable does not have to be fancy or expensive to be clean. If there is manure lying all over …

10 Tips for Boarding Your Horse | Part 1

For many horse owners, boarding is necessary. Not all horse owners can have land, and many prefer not to be tied down to land and all the associated work. Prior to owning my own land, I boarded my horses for ten years at many different facilities in Minnesota and Colorado. This gave me insight in to what to look for when deciding where to keep my horses. If you are looking for to board your horse, here are some considerations. …

You Forgot What?

I recently went on a two-day get away into south central New Mexico. My friend Barb asked me to help her transport a mustang to the Ruidoso area. She said that the scenery would be very pretty in that region. I had never been there so I jumped at the chance to get out of the geographically locked-in area of southwest Colorado.

Questions for Formula 707

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Rain Day Horse Activities

July 1st was going to be our high country riding season kick off ride. My daughter and I planned a ride at Cave Basin, a high elevation trail near Vallecito Reservoir in southwest Colorado.