Howdy <<First Name>>, here's your
December 2012 newsletter!
Mountain Rose Horsemanship Training
2013 Calendar

The 2013 calendar is in the works and will be posted in January. It will continue to include offerings in Nebraska as well as monthly events in Colorado. Programs have been filling fast, so be sure to get registered in advance to ensure yourself a spot. 

If you are interested in having a specific course or clinic offered in your area please contact Emily directly at emily@mountainrosehorsemanship.com or 402-522-6748 with your request. As well, MRH often partners with other horse-focused clubs and/or non-profit organizations to offer educational events as partial fundraisers. If you are interested in having Emily and the MRH horsemanship programs come to your club or organization, please contact her to speak further about how MRH can help support and promote your organization. 


Looking forward to seeing you and your horse in the new year!



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Recommended Events
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JOIN US FOR SOME HOLIDAY CHEER
AND HELP THE HORSES AT
COLORADO HORSE RESCUE
 
December 3rd - 22nd
Open Daily
 
* Shop for great gifts
* Meet CHR Horses
* Enjoy hot beverages and treats
* Book Signings
* Pick up delicious Bake Sale items for your friends and family 
* CHR tours and MORE!

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Colorado Animal Health
Customer Appreciation and Open House

Friday, December 14th from 8 am - 5:30 pm

 
Join us for a Mexican buffet as our thanks!

 



 - Congratulations -
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Dr. Mark Fitch has been named the 2012 PATH Intl.'s Volunteer Veterinarian of the Year! Congratulations Dr. Fitch and thank you for your dedicated service to the horses and humans of Boulder County!

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Jeff and Gerrie Barnes have received the 2012 Horse Persons of the Year Award from the Colorado Horse Council. The award will be presented at the CHC Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Saturday, December 8. Congratulations Gerrie and Jeff! Your contribution to the Colorado horse community has been great and is well deserving of this award!

 
 



 

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Don't have a specific charity in mind? You can still sign up and help make a difference for one of the organizations that is near and dear to the heart of MRH: 
Colorado Horse Rescue (Longmont, CO)
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (Longmont, CO)

Nebraska Humane Society (Omaha, NE).

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A Message from Horsepower the Movie



Dear friends & horse advocates,
 
As you may know, I'm working with a very passionate team to make an important feature-length documentary film called "Horsepower". It's about our relationship with horses, the issues of rescue and slaughter and the current welfare of horses in the US. The goal is to educate on the issues and help re-ignite America's love affair with the horse, and in turn, help as many horses as possible.
 
We have a ton of compelling footage under our belts and we are on our way to creating a powerful movie. We have felt a huge amount of support from the horse community but unfortunately our Kickstarter campaign was unsuccessful. THANK YOU so much to those of you who pledged. What you may not know is that on Kickstarter no money changes hands unless you reach your goal. So we created a new plan to generate awareness and start telling the story right away...
 
We're working on a short Horsepower documentary that focuses on rescue and the path to slaughter in order to raise awareness of the issues ASAP and build support for the feature-length movie. It will be submitted to film festivals and TV networks early next year. I also plan to personally screen the film at horse events to share it with as many people as possible. Our fundraising goal for the short is $10,000. We're halfway there, so it's quite achievable, but I need help, as my team and I continue to self-finance filming because the story will not wait!
 
Please watch our short trailer. If you're compelled by the project please contribute to help us help horses. If you've already contributed -- THANK YOU! -- and please share this with a few people you think might also be compelled.

I think this film is hugely important, that it will extend beyond the horse world and speak to the average American, help educate the masses about horse issues and even address social issues beyond equine. 

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HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: Visit www.paypal.com and send funds to Ry@HorsepowerTheMovie.com. Or, there is a green button on our video trailer page that says "Tip this video," where credit card info can be entered. 
 
Whether you have questions before or after contributing, or cannot contribute, but would like to talk about the film or any equine topic, don't hesitate to call me! 
(The attachment also contains project details.)
 
Thank you kindly,
Ry


 
Be in the Moment
by Joe Wolter
 
Horses are all about being in the moment and being aware of what’s taking place around them. As prey animals their survival depends on it.
 
We humans are rarely in the present. We’re so busy thinking about all the things we need to do, all the places we need to be, all the deadlines and demands required to keep up in this hectic world, we fail to notice what’s happening in the here and now. It's the failure to notice things that can get us in trouble with horses.
 
But by clearing our minds, being more present in the moment, we can become more aware of the horse and more observant of all those little things that mean so much to the horse.
 
“I really believe that’s what set Ray and Tom and Bill apart,” says Joe. “They had this amazing ability to clearly focus on the task at hand. When they were with the horse, they were thinking about the horse. They were right there, right then and nowhere else.”
 
So turn off the cell phone, forget about the past and don’t worry about the future. Go ride your horse with a clear mind. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish together when you’re both in the same moment.

Learn more about Joe and his horsemanship clinics and upcoming dates at hi
website.
 
Obama Wins, Control of Congress Unchanged – How Does This Effect the Equine Industry?
By The American Horse Council
 
In what has been called a status quo election, President Barack Obama won reelection and the House of Representatives and Senate remained in Republican and Democratic control respectively. While this was not a “wave” election, like the ones we have had in the last few contests where control shifted from one party to another, no election keeps the status quo exactly and this one had some additional quirks that will be felt in the lame duck session and when the 113th Congress convenes in January.
President Obama’s reelection has reinvigorated the White House and already affected the political equation. It surprised some Republican campaign insiders who seemed fairly confident that Mitt Romney would be in the White House next year. This has caused many republicans to question their message and approach and could make them more willing to reach an agreement to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff in the lame duck session of this Congress which will begin in earnest after Thanksgiving. Republican leaders have also offered to work with the President in the next Congress to craft a debt deal that would involve raising tax revenues along with program cuts.
 
President Obama won the popular vote by over 3 million and the Electoral College vote by 129. He is the first Democratic President to be re-elected with more than 50% of the popular vote since Franklin D. Roosevelt did it in 1944. He can argue that his vote total gives him more of a mandate than Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, or George W. Bush had following their close elections. How hard he pushes that “mandate” will affect any activities in the lame duck Congress and the 113th Congress.
 
Republicans still control the House and Democrats still control the Senate, but the margins have shifted. In the House, Republicans lost six seats and Democrats picked up at least three, although the final numbers has been delayed by continued counts in some closely-contested races. Republicans control the House 234 to 196. In the Senate, Democrats gained two seats and Republicans lost two. The two Independents are expected to caucus with the Democrats, giving them a greater majority than in the last Congress. Democrats control the Senate 55 to 45. This puts the Democrats closer to the 60 votes needed to stop a Senate filibuster and force controversial legislation through the Senate.
 
Next year the new House of Representatives will include at least 79 new members, 44 Democrats and 35 Republicans, the second largest freshman class from the last six elections.
 
The leadership is expected to remain the same. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) are expected to be re-elected. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) are too. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are expected to remain the leaders in the Senate.
 
The Committee and Subcommittee Chairs will stay with the Republicans in the House and the Democrats in the Senate, although there will be some changes since some Chairs will be “termed-out,” meaning that they will have served the maximum number of years allowed by House and Senate rules. In addition, some Members will simply want to shift to other committees. When Congress returns after Thanksgiving, the real work of the lame duck session will begin as Congress tries to keep the country from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
 
“Issues important to the horse industry will be in the mix of legislation in the next Congress. Comprehensive immigration reform may have a real shot for the first time in years. Tax reform, animal welfare, trails legislation, equine health, and the farm bill are all important to the equine community,” noted Jay Hickey, president of the American Horse Council, which represents the horse industry in Washington. “Overriding all debate, however, is how existing programs can be paid for and whether new programs can be initiated in a Congress that will be focused on reducing spending and the size of government.”
 
“Like most industries, the horse industry’s legislative concerns don’t break along partisan lines. The industry has always worked on a bi-partisan basis with Members of Congress,” said Hickey. “The horse industry has a $102 billion affect on the economy and supports 1.5 million jobs. Every state has a horse industry. Forty-five states have more than 20,000 horses. The equine community must continue to ensure that the 113th Congress recognizes that,” said Hickey. “We must put more horsepower in Congress.”
 


Horse Boarding
at Five Star Stables


Boarders at Five Star Stables enjoy:
 
Omaha's Largest Indoor Arena
60' Indoor Round-pen
Heated tack rooms
Heated restrooms
Heated Arena Enclosed Viewing Area
Heated dressing room with Shower
2 Indoor Horse Wash Racks
140' X 300' Outdoor Arena
Exercise Track
Riding Trails
New! Extreme Obstacle Course
 
Indoor stalls, outdoor runs and drylot available.

Contact Five Star to inquire about boarding.

-Happy Holidays from Mountain Rose Horsemanship - 


Tis the season to reflect and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. This Christmas season finds us, at MRH, well and grateful, as always, to be surrounded by the many joys that are horses and horse friends. We send our warmest thoughts and best wishes to you and yours (horses included!) for a wonderful holiday and a very blessed new year! And, we offer our deepest thanks and appreciation for allowing us to be part of your journey with horses!

Sincerely,
Emily Johnson

and the horses of MRH


 



- Upcoming Nebraska Events -
 
So, You Want to Buy a Horse? — 
Sunday, December 16th from 10 am- 4 pm at Nebraska Humane Society
 
You and your future equine partner deserve to be set up for the best relationship possible. Ensuring a good match requires adequate preparation. This clinic will equip you to be an informed and discerning horse buyer and will prime you for what to except as a horse owner. Topics covered include: identifying your goals, riding style, and experience level; what to look for in a horse; questions to ask a potential seller; understanding a pre-purchase exam; where to find a horse; ensuring your safety in the looking process; finding a suitable trainer or instructor; and what kind of costs you can expect as a new horse owner. This clinic is suitable for anyone looking to purchase a horse or for those who have recently come into horse ownership. $25 to NHS volunteers and foster parents; $100 to non-volunteers. Portion of proceeds benefit NHS. Contact Kristie at 402-444-7800 ext 325 or KBiodrowski@nehumanesociety.org to register. Pre-registration requested. See flyer for more details. Photo Gallery.
 

From the Horse's Point of View —
Friday, January 11th from 6 pm - 8:30 pm (location TBD)
 
Do you dream of enjoying ultimate partnership with your horse? The kind of relationship where you can go anywhere and do anything? If so, please join us for an enlightening evening of photos, videos and discussion. You will learn how horses think, feel and what they instinctively crave. We will discuss understanding the mind and nature of the horse, how horses communicate, how to relate to your horse in their language, and empathetic problem solving from the horse's point of view. Photo Gallery.
 
 
 
Develop an Independent Seat — 
Saturday, January 12th from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, January 13th from 10 am - 4 pm. (Five Star Stables - Bennington, NE)
 
This course will refine your riding skills allowing an exhilarating new layer of riding connection to shine through between you and your horse. You will learn essential exercises for developing mental, emotional, and physical collection in both yourself and your horse and will learn how to ride with a greater level of fluidity, finesse, and influence, enabling the horse to achieve self-carriage and natural collection. $200 with your horse; $250 with lesson horse. $25/day to audit. Pre-registration required. Register for the Develop an Independent Seat clinic and the Intro to Western Dressage and receive a Buy One, Get the Second One Half Price!
 
 
Introduction to Western Dressage — 
Saturday, January 19th from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, January 20th from 10 am - 4 pm. (Five Star Stables - Bennington, NE)
 
Are you interested in further refining your communication with your horse from the saddle? Do you dream of enjoying your horse at that next level of finesse and understanding? Join us as for the Introduction to Western Dressage Clinic as we combine the study of classical dressage with the philosophies of western horsemanship to further balance, cadence, understanding and over all self-carriage in both ourselves and our horse. Participants will have the chance to test the skills learned on Saturday through the riding of practice dressage tests on Sunday. $200 with your horse; $250 with lesson horse. $25/day to audit. Pre-registration required. Photo Gallery. Register for the Develop an Independent Seat clinic and the Intro to Western Dressage and receive a Buy One, Get the Second One Half Price!
 

 
Long Distance Lessons and Training —

Don't forget that Emily offers long distance coaching and instruction in support of your on-going learning and success with horses. Please see the following options below:

I. Phone Coaching: Emily will assist you in coaching by means of phone conversation and email correspondences. $25/hour

II. Video Assessment: Send a video of you and your horse for Emily to review and address your questions. Video may be either sent via YouTube or on a DVD by mail. $50 per 15 min of video. Includes 2 email responses or one 1/2 hour phone consultation. 

 

Reserve your spot for all courses, clinics and events 

online at the MRH Calendar.
 

 


 

 



- Upcoming Colorado Events -


Private and Semi-Private Instruction —
Wednesday, January 2nd and Thursday, January 3rd (Colorado Horse Rescue - Longmont, CO)

In lieu of a trip at the end of this month due to the holidays, Emily will instead be coming to Colorado the first week of January and is available to support you and your horse in your ever progressing partnership together. Don't have a horse and still want to practice your partnership? Lesson horses are available. Cost: $50/hour for private lesson; $40/hour for semi-private lesson. Contact Emily directly at emily@mountainrosehorsemanship.com or 402-522-MRHT to reserve your lesson time.


New Year Trail Ride —
Friday, January 4th (Longmont, CO)

Join us for a day of horsemanship learning and confidence building out on the beautiful trails of Boulder County. You and your horse are sure to connect in new and deeper ways, not to mention the sheer fun and joy of sharing some time outdoors with your horse and horse friends! Cost: $125 with transport by MRH; $100 with your own transport. Pre-registration required.


Training for the Trail —
Saturday, January 5th 10 am - 5 pm  and Sunday, January 6th from 9 am - 12 pm (Colorado Horse Rescue - Longmont, CO)

Trail riding is a wonderful way for you and your horse to enjoy each other's company, but without proper preparation it can quickly become an unpleasant experience. This course equips both horse and rider with the skills necessary to enjoy a safe and successful outing on the trail. Together, you will build your confidence and agility by navigating obstacles, riding various terrains, and encountering experiences common to the trail - all from the comfort and familiarity of the ranch. Trail etiquette, equipment safety, and proper trailering guidelines will also be discussed. Participants will then have the chance to practice their new skills and enjoy their confidence on a short trail ride on Sunday. $200 for CHR volunteers; $275 for non-volunteers. Portion of proceeds benefit CHR. Pre-registration required. Contact Carol at 720-494-1414 x2205 or cbrice@chr.org to register.  Photo Gallery
 

20 Partnership Exercises for a Winter's Day
Sunday, January 6th from 12:30 - 3:30 pm (Colorado Horse Rescue - Longmont, CO)

The shorter days and colder temperatures of winter need not hold you and your horse back in your pursuit of partnership. Come learn some simple and sure fire exercises that will allow you and your horse to connect and enhance your partnership this winter. $50 for CHR volunteers; $75 for non-volunteers. Portion of proceeds benefit CHR. Pre-registration required. Contact Carol at 720-494-1414 x2205 or cbrice@chr.org to register. 


Trail Ride —
Friday, January 25th (Longmont, CO)

Join us for a day of horsemanship learning and confidence building out on the beautiful trails of Boulder County. You and your horse are sure to connect in new and deeper ways, not to mention the sheer fun and joy of sharing some time outdoors with your horse and horse friends! Cost: $125 with transport by MRH; $100 with your own transport. Pre-registration required.


From the Horse's Point of View — 
Friday, January 25th from 6 - 8:30 pm (Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center - Longmont, CO)
 
Do you dream of enjoying ultimate partnership with your horse? The kind of relationship that is built upon mutual trust and understanding, where you can go anywhere and do anything? 
 
If so, please join us for an enlightening afternoon of photos, videos and discussion. You will learn how horses think, feel and what they desire from us as their human partners. We will discuss understanding the mind and nature of the horse, how horses communicate, how to relate to the horse in their language, and empathetic problem solving from the horse's point of view. You are guaranteed to get to know your horse in a whole new way! This is also your chance to meet Emily and learn more about upcoming horsemanship offerings being offered in partnership with CTRC. See you there! Free for CTRC volunteers; $25 for non-volunteers. Portion of proceeds benefit CTRC. Contact Melissa at (303) 652-9131 or volunteer@ctrcinc.org to register.
 
Read what previous participants say about From the Horses Point of View.


Horsemanship 101: What Every Horse and Human Should Know
Saturday, January 26th from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, January 27th from 10 am - 4 pm. (Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center - Longmont, CO)

This course provides the foundation from which to build a harmonious and long-lasting partnership with a horse. Participants will learn the groundwork and leadership skills necessary to establish a relationship based on mutual respect and trust. There will be extensive discussion on equine psychology and herd behavior, the knowledge of which enables you to communicate using the horse's natural language. You will learn how to be a clear and trustworthy leader for your horse while deepening your self-awareness. This course is designed for those who wish to build or sharpen their groundwork skills, to enhance their overall relationship with their horse, or to discover the joy of horsemanship for the first time. Offered at an introductory price to CTRC volunteers of $150 for the weekend, plus complementary admission to Friday's lecture; $325 for non-volunteers, also includes admission to Friday night lecture; $25/day to audit. Portion of proceeds benefit CTRC. Pre-registration required. Contact Melissa at (303) 652-9131 or volunteer@ctrcinc.org to register.  Photo Gallery


Completion of this course is required before further advancement in the MRH horsemanship program.


Private and Semi-Private Instruction —
Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 30th (Longmont, CO)
 
Emily is in Colorado next week and is available to support you and your horse in your ever progressing partnership together. Don't have a horse and still want to practice your partnership? Lesson horse available. Cost: $50/hour for private lesson; $40/hour for semi-private lesson. Contact Emily at emily@mountainrosehorsemanship.com or 402-522-MRHT to reserve your lesson time.

 
Long Distance Lessons and Training —

Don't forget that Emily offers long distance coaching and instruction in support of your on-going learning and success with horses. Please see the following options below:

I. Phone Coaching: Emily will assist you in coaching by means of phone conversation and email correspondences. $25/hour

II. Video Assessment: Send a video of you and your horse for Emily to review and address your questions. Video may be either sent via YouTube or on a DVD by mail. $50 per 15 min of video. Includes 2 email responses or one 1/2 hour phone consultation. 

 

Reserve your spot for all courses, clinics and events 

online at the MRH Calendar.
 

 


 




- Holiday Gift Ideas -


Gift Certificate
 



Horsemanship lessons make the perfect gift to yourself or your horse crazy loved one. Gift certificates may be purchased in any amount and may be applied toward course, clinics, private instruction or long distance coaching. Purchase your gift certificate online or contact us directly at 402-522-MRHT.




Ther-E-Quest Saddle Pad

     

No matter what kind of saddle you're using, you can dramatically improve the riding experience for you and your horse with Ther-E-QuestTM air ride saddle pads. MRH is proud to be the only retailer in Nebraska and one of only a few in Colorado to carry this fine pad. Emily considers this to be the most impressive pad on the market and it is what she and her horses ride in exclusively. Read more about the remarkable technology and many benefits to both you and your horse in the brochure. Pay online or contact Emily directly at emily@mountainrosehorsemanship.com or 402-522-MRHT to discuss your saddle pad needs. Enjoy 10% off if you order by December 25th.




Donate to Horses in Need in CO



CHR Mission
Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency relief, shelter, care, rehabilitation, and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. CHR provides community resources through equine education, counseling, information and referral services. CHR is funded through individual donations, grants, bequests and corporate sponsorships.

Please visit the CHR website to learn more about their work. And then visit their Gift Donations page to find about more about making a holiday or year end donation.




Give the Gift of Mobility



CTRC Mission
The Mission of the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center is to promote the physical, psychological and social well-being of persons with disabilities through their interaction with a therapeutic team consisting of a horse, an instructor and/or a therapist, and volunteers.
 
Please visit the CTRC website to learn more about their work. And then visit their Support CTRC page to find about more about making a holiday or year end donation.




Donate to Horses in Need in NE



NHS Mission
The Nebraska Humane Society protects, saves and enriches the lives of animals in the communities we serve.

Please visit the NHS website to learn more about their work. And then visit their Ways to Donate page to find about more about making a holiday or year end donation. Now through the end of the year your donation to NHS will be doubled. Read more here. Request to have your donation support the Equine Rehabilitation Program to ensure the horses receive the benefit of your gift.



- Your Opinion is Needed and Valued -  

 
To those of you Colorado horse folk who shared your thoughts and opinions on last months survey, THANK YOU! Your input was of great value and will help to shape MRH's involvement in CO. Collecting a few more responses will help as Emily makes plans for her 2013 year. Your thoughts are important to her and can help direct what kind of programs and rates are offered in Colorado. If you have not completed the short survey would you please consider doing so, as it will help Emily serve you best?

And then be sure to get signed up for the Colorado horsemanship offerings scheduled for January (see 
'Upcoming Colorado Events' section for more details). Emily looks forward to working with you again soon and as always, is both humbled by and grateful for your continued commitment and enthusiasm for MRH's offerings!
 

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- Past Month's Highlights - 


Western Dressage Clinic (November 11th)

Emily enjoyed the terrific honor of co-facilitating a Western Dressage Clinic with the talented Dara Liss of Esprit de Corp last month at the lovely Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, NE. The Nebraska Dressage Association and Nebraska 4-H partnered to put on this great event in order to promote the new and exciting discipline of Western Dressage in both the adult amateur riding communities of Nebraska. The event was very well attended and a testimony to how much enthusiasm there is for Western Dressage to develop even further in Nebraska.

Emily wants to offer her sincere thanks and acknowledgment to Jennifer Rawlinson, Marty Cruickshank and Heidi Helmer for all their hard work in ensuring this event was a success. And a special thanks to Dara for her invitation to be a part of this clinic and for sharing her wealth of knowledge with us!


See the 'Upcoming Events in Nebraska' section for more about an Intro to Western Dressage clinic being offered by Emily in January. And then stay tuned for the complete 2013 Western Dressage schedule in the January newsletter. To learn more about upcoming western dressage offerings  and instruction with Dara in Lincoln, NE, contact her at (402) 617-1194.
 
     
 
     
Photos by Brad Pence and Heidi Helmer


From the Horse's Point of View (November 18th)

The From the Horse's Point of View always makes for such a fun event, drawing horse enthusiasts of all kinds and inspiring exciting dialogue about the horse. Last month's lecture, hosted by Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center in Longmont, CO was no exception! The event was standing room only and attended by a great group of learners clearly devoted to speaking a language that honors the horse. MRH wants to thank CTRC for hosting this event and offers a special thanks to Melissa for her vision and efforts in bringing educational horsemanship programs to CTRC. We look forward to more to come in 2013!

See the 'Upcoming Events in CO' section for more information about the next From the Horse's Point of View being offered at CTRC in January. 




Colorado Trail Ride (November 23rd)

MRH has hit the Colorado trails again! It is always such a joy to share the beauty of the Colorado outdoors with friends, horse and human alike. The one of a kind backdrop of the Colorado front range and the crisp, fragrant air is unlike any other! Last month we enjoyed a wonderful ride at the White Rocks Trail just outside of Boulder. A couple of Colorado Horse Rescue horses, Topaz and Little Bit, were able to join as well and thoroughly enjoyed their outing.

If you missed out on this ride, worry not - - MRH now offers monthly trail rides in Colorado. They are typically the last Friday  of each month, although check the calendar for exact dates. We look forward to sharing a ride with you soon!

Needing more confidence to fully enjoy an outing on the trail? Then don't miss the Training for the Trail clinic being offered in January at Colorado Horse Rescue. See 'Upcoming Events in CO' section for more information.




So, You Want to Buy a Horse? (November 25th)

Prospective horse owners gathered last month at Colorado Horse Rescue to glean information and learn valuable tools to ensure their confidence and success in the horse-shopping process. The feedback on this clinic is always positive and participants come away with a wealth of information and knowledge to help them be empowered buyers. Thank you to the horses and humans of Colorado Horse Rescue for hosting this valuable clinic and a special thanks to the participants who attended. Emily feels ever impressed by a group of students who are willing to invest in their learning for the benefit of a horse, prior to even owning a horse! Way to go and on behalf of your future horse, thanks!
 
   

   
 



-Horses for Sale -
 
Scootaway Scooby (aka Scooby)
 
Scootaway Scooby (aka Scooby) is a handsome, double registered AQHA and FQHR gelding. He is 9 years old and stands 15.3 H. Scooby is a quiet minded, versatile and very athletic horse. He has been ridden on trails, along roads, in various arenas and has been around sheep, goats, cattle, tractors, etc. He was shown by a 17 year old girl the last two years in 4-H Pleasure, Horsemanship and Showmanship, where he won blue and purple ribbons. Scooby has recently started his career in Western Dressage and is currently riding very solidly at Training Level. He is a very quick learner who offers a terrific amount of heart and try when requests are presented both clearly and fairly to him. He is as well a lovely mover with naturally balanced and cadenced gaits and is a pleasure to both ride and watch. Scooby will best thrive with an intermediate rider who is able to properly direct him. Scooby has lived with both mares and geldings and easily finds his place in the herd. He is an easy keeper, is both healthy and sound, up to date on all shots and has been de-wormed and trimmed regularly. He is easy to catch, stands quietly for the farrier, handles de-worming and shots just fine, is easy to clip/groom and trailer loads well. A very nice all around horse! Scooby is offered for sale at $5,500/offer. See his website listing for additional photos and videos. Contact Derek at horse@logbarnstables.com or (402) 296-5351 to speak further about becoming Scooby's next human partner!


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Video 1: All Around



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Video 2: Western Dressage Schooling Ride


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Video 3: Western Dressage Test at NDA Schooling Show Championships

 
Topaz - Colorado Horse Rescue
 
Topaz is a Paint mare with a very kind disposition.  She has impeccable ground manners and a kind eye.  During her training evaluation at the rescue, Topaz showed that she has a heart of gold and she always aims to please.  She has recently been paired with Emily Johnson of Mountain Rose Horsemanship Training, who has been able to bring out the former show horse inside!  Topaz was likely ridden Western Pleasure, and although she cannot hold up to a performance level at this point in her life she would make a wonderful trail and pleasure horse.  She is not spooky under saddle!  She bonds well with humans, and she's very polite with other horses.  She does require special shoeing due to her tender feet (contact CHR's staff for details). Video coming soon. Contact CHR at 720-494-1414 or chr.org for more information.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Requires special shoes and medication daily for pain control; easy keeper; recommended weight limit (rider plus tack) = 240 lbs
AGE: 20 / BREED: Paint / GENDER: Mare / HEIGHT: 15.1hh / RIDER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate / RIDING LIMITATIONS: no performance-level intensity / FEE: $900
 


Catch - Colorado Horse Rescue
 
Catch is a stunning and very friendly Arabian gelding who was part of a large impound from the east coast.  He had essentially no handling prior to the impound, so he was quickly placed into 90 days of training.  Catch has a solid groundwork and riding foundation, however he does still require a trainer to continue his education.   Although he has been started under saddle, CHR has decided to wait until he has grown more to continue his riding work.  He is athletic, sound, and with continued training he will thrive in essentially any riding discipline! Contact CHR at 720-494-1414 or chr.org for more information.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION:  Very friendly and athletic; great prospect for any discipline
AGE: 2 / BREED: Polish Arabian / GENDER: Gelding / HEIGHT: 15hh, growing / HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer / RIDING LIMITATIONS: Too Young / FEE: $1800




Kyle - Colorado Horse Rescue
 
Kyle is a stunning and very friendly Arabian gelding who was part of a large impound from the east coast.  He had essentially no handling prior to the impound, so he was quickly placed into 90 days of training.  Kyle has a solid groundwork and riding foundation, however he does still require a trainer to continue his education.   Although he has been started under saddle, CHR has decided to wait until he has grown more to continue his riding work.  He is athletic, absolutely gorgeous mover.  He is sound, and with continued training he will thrive in essentially any riding discipline! Contact CHR at 720-494-1414 or chr.org for more information.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION:  Very friendly; great prospect for any discipline
AGE: 2 / BREED: Polish Arabian / GENDER: Gelding / HEIGHT: 15hh, growing / HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer / RIDING LIMITATIONS: Too Young / FEE: $1800




 


                    
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