The only thing Horse Owners celebrate when it’s winter…

Winter Solstice

WINTER SOLSTICE IS UPON US! 💕💕💕 Winter solstice 2017 in Northern Hemisphere was at 9:28 AM on Thursday, December 21. What that means for us? The days start to get lighter again so we will have MORE HORSE TIME!!! Read More

Get Ahead of Thursday’s Weather and Colic

Get Ahead of Thursday's Weather and Colic

Get ahead of bad weather and colic for your horse!We are going to go from a high of 60° on Wednesday to 22° on Thursday (in the Parker area) with a snowstorm moving in overnight (80% chance of snow). This is prime weather for colic. Between the barometric pressure changes, rapid temperature drop, and moisture in the air – horses can colic much easier. This can be due to many factors. Read More

US Equestrian: Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program for Students

US Equestrian Athlete Letting Program

You don’t have to be a record setting quarterback, point guard or track star to letter in junior high or high school sports anymore. The US Equestrian is writing a new chapter in the recognition of student athletes – one that honors Equestrians. Read More

Equestrian Myths: Goosenecks and 5th Wheels are NOT the same thing!

Many people use these terms interchangeably! However, a gooseneck and a 5th wheel are not the same thing. While both types of trailers attach to the truck in the truck bed, the way these two attach is significantly different, and they are not interchangeable. Read More

How to Gridwall Your Trailer

Panorama of the Gridwall Finished

I have been struggling with getting my trailer organized in a fashion where I could easily get to everything I needed to. I tried a plastic garage cabinet system, a husky rolling trunk, and FINALLY think I’ve figured out the best option!  Read More

What is English Pleasure?

English Pleasure

English PleasureEnglish pleasure can trace its roots to the bygone era when horses represented the primary mode of transportation to and from town. Society members prided themselves with showing off their elegant and finely-trained saddle mounts as they rode through the parks and into town, dressed in their finest hacking attire. These horses exemplified smooth-gaited movement, impeccable manners and superior tractability, making them a true pleasure to ride. Read More

KWPN-NA Keuring coming to Colorado!

Our very own Hillside Center on Perry Park Road is working with the KWPN-NA to bring a Keuring to Colorado in 2018! This is the first Keuring in over 25 years to be held in Colorado. In order to make this event successful and get the approval of a date from KWPN-NA, we need anyone interested to fill out the attached survey and submit it to Lauren at the Hillside Center (lauren@thehillsidecenter.com). Read More

What is Jumping?

USHJA Jumping

JumpingJumping enjoys its place, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most popular and perhaps most recognizable equestrian events, aside from Thoroughbred horse racing.  At its highest competitive level, Jumping is recognized as one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines alongside both Dressage and Eventing.  Essentially, what pole vaulting, high jump and hurdles are to track and field, Jumping is to equestrian sport. Read More

The Eclipse and my Equine: Will They Be OK?

(Photo: Martin Bernetti, AFP/Getty Images)

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on August 21, the first time on the U.S. mainland since 1979. Depending on where you live in the United States, up to 99.4% of the sun will be covered by the moon. What does that mean for your horse, donkey, mule, or even other non-equine pets? Read More

What Is My Donkey DOING!?

More great facts about donkeys!

More great facts about donkeys!We have partnered up with Rachel from Foghorn Farm Donkey Training again to bring you another informative article about Donkeys!

Donkeys are not small horses with long ears and small tails. Oftentimes owners get surprised at certain donkey traits and behaviors because they are either unused to all things equine or very used to horses. Again, donkeys are not small horses! They are an entirely different species and have entirely different behaviors and needs.

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