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Heather McWilliams


Heather McWilliams is a horse junkie and Evergreen native. She writes this article to connect horse people in our community as well as to their horses, not to forget those of you who stay connected to your love for the horse lifestyle through this article. Like Mountain Homes for Horses on Facebook for past articles and additional content for the horse inclined, in addition to


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 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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Facing Fear

Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is assured. —Eleanor Roosevelt Having fears can cripple us. Fears are nothing to hold onto or live with. In order to be the best version of ourselves, we have to face our fears in all parts of life and take action...

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Coaches, Trainers, Instructors – Getting Help With Horses!

Coaches, trainers and instructors: sometimes these words are interchangeable, sometimes that person fulfills a specific role with you and your horse. Either way, finding the right person to fill that role is very important to you, your horse (if you have one) and your...

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Be in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives...

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Trail Riding in Colorado!

As mountain residents, we enjoy some of the most beautiful trails in the nation to ride our horses on. Not just a few, but several right in our backyards, not to mention the amazing places all over our state. Riders “down the hill” go to a lot of effort just to come...

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