Colorado Corral

Featured Author

Heather McWilliams

Biography

Heather is a lifelong horse enthusiast and Evergreen native. She writes the Colorado Corral column to connect the local horse community. Whether you have horses or just think they are amazing animals, this column is for you. Reach out if you have a horse-related idea for an article! Contact Heather at heather@themcwilliamsgroup.net.

ARTICLES

Equestrian Apps Worth the Time and Money

Interested in knowing how many miles you rode on your trail ride? Do you ride alone most of the time? Do you want to improve your riding? Do you find it hard to get to a clinic or instructor? Is there a skill you need to work on but you are not sure where to start?...

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2022 Summer Horse Schedule

Time to knock the dust off and try something new or just make your plans for the summer! Here are a lot of fun and supportive opportunities in our area to check out. Some of them require signing up ahead of time, others you can show up on the day to register. Choose...

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Our Ego and Respect for the Horse

***MAY’S ARTICLE WILL BE A SUMMER HORSE SCHEDULE. PLEASE EMAIL ME ANY HORSE ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE GOING ON OR KNOW OF IN THE AREA!*** Horses are one of the lifelong sports that we can enjoy as a child all the way through to our later years. As with any life, horse or...

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Reboot: Colorado Corral 2022.0

The Colorado Corral, aka the “Horse Column” is back! Last summer we planned a short break… and here we are almost back to summer again! I am really excited for this year and those ahead for Colorado Corral to continue to be a part of the local horse community and...

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

We can use the wisdom of an old horse. Release the old horses and follow them, and thereby reach the right road.  —Guan Zhong, Chinese politician and scholar (725-645 BC) Horses today are mostly enjoyed for recreational purposes. Very few horses in 2021 “make their...

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Summer Schedule

It’s time to get out and ride in Colorado! Here are some ideas and organizations to peruse for you or your horse crazy kid. Try something new this year or find a new group of horse enthusiasts to hang out with.   Area Clubs for Kids and Young Adults Colorado 4-H:...

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The Show Must Go On

Putting on a camp, clinic, competition, trail ride or other horse event this year? Email the info to heather@mtnhomes4horses.com to go in our summer schedule next month! Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict....

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Kip Fladland: A Clinic for All!

Warm breezes, melting snow, shedding horses! The anticipation of long, beautiful Colorado days of riding is at the top of our minds. More snow is inevitable, but it won’t last long on the ground! Just in time to get the dust knocked off for the prime horse months, Kip...

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Local Artist Virginia “Ginny” Furness

Originally from Argentina, Virginia Peralta de Furness came to the United States as a child with her family. With a medically inclined family, Ginny followed into the healthcare field in 1988 when she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy....

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Plans, Intentions and Goals for 2021

2020 may not have turned out as any of us suspected, to put it mildly. The events of 2020 changed many aspects of everyone’s daily lives, and as horse people, the activities we took for granted—our schedule of horse gatherings in any form—completely twisted in many...

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The On Side of 2020

You’re never in the wrong place. Sometimes, you’re in the right place looking at things the wrong way.   As thorough horse people, we work to balance out how much we interact with our equine partners from both the on and off sides. The on side, left side or...

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Time to Ride South?

Online work? Online school? Why not do it all from somewhere a little warmer this winter? What if you could keep working online, keep the kids in online school and take a break from winter—with all the chipping ice out of your horses feet, blankets on and off, long...

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