Useful horse sites for Colorado horse owners
Anna Twinney – Former Head Instructor at Monty Roberts’ Flag is Up Farms is a talented horsewoman who is based in the Colorado Front Range. She does clinics throughout the world and often teams with Jim Rea to do clinics in Colorado.
The Equine Studies Institute – Under the direction of Dr. Deb Bennett is a premier source for information on a broad spectrum of horse issues from skeletal development in horses to classical horsemanship.
TheWayOfTheHorse.com – Kim Walnes was one of the first riders on the US Equestrian Team to use Natural Horsemanship and centered riding. She was ridiculed by many in the horse establishment for her views but her results speak for themselves. She now travels doing clinics and private instruction, if you ever have a chance to go to one of her clinics or take a lesson from her it will certainly change your riding and maybe even change your life.
NaturalHorseTraining.com – Blacksburg, Virginia area natural horsemanship training with Sylvia Scott.
Horsewhisperer.com – Dances With Horses shopping link for tack used in natural horsemanship training using the 7-Step Safety System.
Rocky Mountain Horse Expo – Annual shows in the Rocky Mountain area.
Colorado Horsecare Foodbank™ – A nonprofit foundation developed to address the growing challenge associated with feeding Colorado horses whose owners have been impacted by the current economic environment. Horse owners face dire circumstances when they can no longer afford to buy food for their beloved animals and are taking desperate measures – abandoning horses and letting them forage for food or cutting back food to near starvation levels.
Colorado’s rescue facilities are at capacity and the reports to humane societies are at the highest levels ever. Colorado Horsecare Foodbank was formed to keep people and their horses together during these difficult times, by providing food grants and locating facilities that can provide interim help during this crisis.
You can help at http://www.horsefoodbank.org/donations.html
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) – The premier site for information on therapeutic riding. NARHA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the rehabilitation of individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities through equine-facilitated activities.
Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) – Colorado Horse Rescue provides shelter, care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted horses.
American Horse Council (AHC) – The AHC is totally member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.
Horse Industry Alliance (HIA) – Comprised of associations, manufacturers, retailers, publishers, service companies and individuals, the Horse Industry Alliance and its members are committed to enriching lives through horses and dedicated to providing opportunities to anyone who wishes to experience riding. Horse Industry Alliance was formed to provide that voice.
Forco Colorado – The place to buy highly recommended Forco brand digestive supplements for your horse, dog, cat, avians or other pet.
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) – The AAEP mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry.
Natural Hoof Care of Colorado – Certified Natural Hoof Care Practitioner Keith Jacobson. Lots of practical information about letting your horse go barefoot.
Horse Barn Fires: An Avoidable Tragedy – One of the worst possible nightmares for a horse owner is to see the glow of a barn fire in the night sky. The real tragedy of most barn fires is that they probably could have been prevented with a few precautionary steps.
Gene Ovnicek’s Hope For Soundness – Gene Ovnicek pioneered some of the first studies of wild horse feet (hoves) and how their shape relates to domestic horses. Best source for tools to treat founder.
Equine Lameness Prevention Organization – Dedicated to providing horse owners, trainers, farriers and veterinarians with information and education to treat and ultimately prevent lameness in horses.
Infovets– Online source for a wide variety of veterinary information on horses, cattle, dogs and cats as well as sheep and goats.
Horse Related Sites of Interest
The Miniature Horse – Articles, pictures, information, events listings and more about miniature horses.
The Kentucky Horse Park – A thousand acre educational theme park. It was created to honor the animal whose name has become synonymous with the Bluegrass.
International Horse Resources
The International Museum of the Horse – The largest, most comprehensive equestrian museum in the world. It is dedicated to telling the intriguing story of the horse and his relationship with man.