Colorado Corral

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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


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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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 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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