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Heather McWilliams


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


2023 Summer Horse Calendar

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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A Read for All Trail (and Road) Users

“Not all bikers and hikers encountered are aware of our vulnerability.” **Next month will be our summer calendar! Email with any horse events you would like added to the list!** Yet, if one leaves the main towns and thoroughfares and...

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To Ride or Not to Ride…

In partnership with a horse, one is seldom lacking for thought, emotion or inspiration. —Charles de Kunffy Who says you have to ride? So often we think that the time with our horse has to be spent riding. The truth is, there are endless ways to spend time with your...

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What Do Horses and Dolphins Have in Common?

Quite a bit, when it comes to Dr. Jena Questen, DVM, CertAqV, affectionately called Dr. Q by all who know her. Originally from Bailey, Dr. Q purchased Aspen Park Vet Hospital in 2017. Dr. Q has a diverse background that connects horses as well as animals who live...

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Looking Through New Eyes

May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears.  —Nelson Mandela In addition to the Colorado Corral’s overarching purpose of connecting our amazing and gritty local horse community, this year we are going to turn up the volume on the horses and explore...

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Horsin’ Around in 2022!

How blessed we are to have horses in our lives who partner with us, inspire us, challenge us, heal us, teach us, love us, and connect us to ourselves and each other!

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go With Horses!

Whether you trail ride, compete, head to warmer climates or need to haul to a veterinary specialist, there are many reasons to know how to keep you and your horses safe and comfortable on the road. European horse people marvel at the distances Americans travel with...

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Local Spotlight: Kari Ketchledge

“Throughout her life, Kari has soaked up as much as she could about all aspects of the horse… ” The chronicles of local horse trainer Kari Ketchledge span most every breed, location and discipline you may have ever pondered. In 34 years as a professional horse...

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Big Goal Realized by Local Young Rider!

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.—Henry Ford Local eighth grade Evergreen Middle School student Aspen van der Zee came up with a big goal this spring: to qualify for the American Eventing Championships (AEC) being held this year in Kalispell,...

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Horse People: Show Up for Trail Use!

Do you enjoy trail riding on our local and regional public lands? Many local equestrians do and find our local trails a major benefit of living in the foothills. As trail riders, keeping an eye on the public trails for equestrian use is a necessity if we want to...

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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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