• Horse Riding Helmet Ratings and Stats
    Horse Ownership in Colorado,  Horse Tack,  Product Reviews,  Tack Collections

    Virginia Tech 2022 Equestrian Helmet Ratings

    Virginia Tech has put together a great resource for equestrians everywhere! These ratings can help you understand how protected you are in your current helmet, and help you decide what helmet to buy in the future! With sponsorship from Jacqueline Mars, USHJA, USEF, USEA, we have rated a total of 40 equestrian helmets using the STAR evaluation system. Our impact tests evaluate a helmet’s ability to reduce linear and rotational acceleration of the head from a range of head impacts a rider might experience. Helmets with more stars provide a reduction in concussion risk for these impacts compared to helmets with fewer stars. Click here to see the full list of helmets…

  • 2023 Parade Grand Marshal, Temple Grandin
    Colorado Horse Events,  Colorado Horse News,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    National Western Stock Show Announces Dr. Temple Grandin as 2023 Parade Grand Marshal

    Denver, CO.  – The National Western Stock Show is excited to announce renowned author, speaker, and professor of Animal Science, Dr. Temple Grandin, as Grand Marshal for the 2023 Stock Show Kick-Off Parade, presented by Arrow Electronics.   On Thursday, January 5, Dr. Temple Grandin will lead the traditional drive of Longhorn cattle, horses, and western wagons through the streets of downtown Denver to celebrate the start of the 117th National Western Stock Show. The parade begins at noon outside Union Station and marches twelve blocks down 17th Street to Glenarm Place.   “It is a great honor to have a legend, visionary and dedicated animal scientist like Dr. Grandin kicking off our…

    Facility Management,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    Holiday Tree Permits Available for BLM Land

    If you are looking for a Christmas or Holiday tree for your farm or ranch, consider cutting your own tree from BLM lands! CAÑON CITY, Colo. – This holiday season, permits are available for cutting trees on Bureau of Land Management public lands in the San Luis Valley and Royal Gorge field offices through Dec. 24, 2022. Permits may now be purchased online for either office, and maps of permissible cutting areas are available for those who wish to plan their trip in advance. Interactive BLM Colorado forest product harvest map:https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/29ee86323b784c7b81734c516ddb54e9/ San Luis ValleyPermits may be purchased for $10 per tree at the BLM field office in Monte Vista, Monday through…

  • Horse Ownership in Colorado,  Travel

    Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in Colorado

    Are you looking for a little horsey family fun this winter? Consider one of our local Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides. Get comfy under a blanket, enjoy some scenery, and some history! Here are just a few of the options in our lovely state, be sure to tell them you saw them on the Colorado Horse Forum! If you have a sleigh ride company and are not on this list, use the chat icon to send us your info!

  • Grants Available to Youth, Young Adults, Adult Amateurs, and Professionals
    Horse Ownership in Colorado

    Grants Available to Youth, Young Adults, Adult Amateurs, and Professionals through The Dressage Foundation

    The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization, whose mission is to cultivate and provide financial support for the advancement of dressage in the United States. They offer a wide range of grants and programs to meet the needs of dressage enthusiasts across the board. Some of those grants include: Click here for more details: https://www.dressagefoundation.org/grants-and-programs/apply/grants-and-programs.html They can provide these grants through donations, learn more about donating here: https://www.dressagefoundation.org/support/

  • Wild Horse Adoption Event in Grand Junction
    Colorado Horse News,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    BLM Piceance-East Douglas Wild Horse Adoption Event in Grand Junction

    Grand Junction, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse adoption event on Nov. 4 – 5, offering approximately 60 wild horses gathered from the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area (HMA). “Our partners at the Piceance Mustangs have been invaluable at helping manage wild horses and burros and helping with adoptions,” said Tyrell Turner, Northwest District Wild Horse & Burro Specialist. “We are excited to hold this event in collaboration with our partners and to put horses into good homes.” The adoption will be held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50 in Grand Junction. Bidders must be present during the silent auction on Nov.…

  • Colorado Horse News,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    30 Animals Including 26 Horses were Seized from Fremont County Property

    From the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO): On October 25th, 2022, Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Colorado Humane Society, the Denver Dumb Animals league, The Colorado Department of Agriculture, Code 3 Associates, and the state brand inspector executed a search warrant in the seizure of 26 horses, 1 dog, 1 pot belly pig and two exotic birds from a property in the 500 block of 1st Street in Penrose, Colorado.  This seizure was made after a report of animal neglect/abuse was made to the Colorado Humane/Denver Dumb Friends League.  Based on the recommendation of two on-scene veterinarians, the pot-belly pig was euthanized at a local facility. …

  • Stem Cells as a Potential Future Treatment for Equine Asthma
    Horse Health,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    Stem Cells as a Potential Future Treatment for Equine Asthma

    The study could one day help horses and even humans suffering from asthma utilizing biologic therapy. Asthma usually ends a horse’s athletic career, but stem cell therapy could be a promising treatment option in the future. Heaves is a disease that can leave a horse struggling to breathe. It can end athletic careers and even render a pleasure horse unsuitable for riding. Commonly known today as equine asthma, it’s irreversible and brought on by repeated exposure to dust and molds. Ontario Veterinary College researcher Doctor Bienzle has a long history of primary and collaborative work studying asthma in horses. Her most recent contributions include working with a group of researchers in Slovenia. These…