Horse Stables in Colorado
Looking for a Colorado horse stable? Find boarding, barns and equestrian centers in your area with this nationwide, city by city listing. From large facilities (the kind with air conditioned and covered riding arenas, pro trainers, fully-stocked tack shops and large wooden stalls) to smaller, more private situations offering overnight stabling, simple pipe corrals, senior horse pasture or mare care. Here are several examples:
Q: How do I find riding barns in Terre Haute, IN with access to park trails, riding lessons and turnout?
A: Click "By Your Location" (left) then "Indiana" for a directory of horse barns, stables and eq centers near you.
Q: I actively compete (jumping) - where would I get contact info for hunter jumper stables in Colorado?
A: English riders, (dressage, hunter-jumpers, eventers) find your local training stables in Colorado offering indoor arenas with proper footing, pro training and equipment you need.
Q: I can't keep horses here in my area so I need to locate a reliable barn near me, specifically, an overnight horse boarding facility in Oklahoma with an indoor riding arena, trainers and turnout.
A: To locate horse barns in Oklahoma, click on "By Your Location" (left) then on "Oklahoma" You'll be directed to equestrian centers and boarding facilities offering a wide range of services, some simply offering self care / "do it yourself turnout," and senior pasture, others offering tack stores, covered riding arenas, professional training, fancy wooden stalls and much more.
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Here's your city by city listing; see Horse Stables in Colorado:
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Round Pen First Steps [Downloadable PDF version]
Horse owners and riders: If you'd like to put a solid foundation on your horse - or finally put an end to a nagging training issue, I would suggest the investment of $6.99 in one of my downloadable books:
- Download and print from your home computer
- 5 days, 5 chapters
- Learn at your own pace
An excerpt from "Round Pen First Steps [Downloadable PDF version]":
A word of caution: Exercises such as this, all by themselves, are not magic wands. If you're riding and look back to see your horse's hind legs above his rear end, it's too late to whip out this exercise or any other and hope it's going to save you. Sure, if your horse starts bucking you can (and should) disengage the hip and if he bolts you should do the same - but that's a last-ditch effort, a hail-Mary pass. Don't let it get to that point. Horses are living, breathing creatures with emotions and good days and bad days. Every moment you're riding you need to be engaging your horse, keeping it's mind on you. Build a firewall between yourself and danger by keeping your horse occupied, buy a little insurance by teaching exercises such as "Spook in Place" - but don't rely on one thing singularly. It's the totality of your work - and your good, common sense - that will keep you safe. (rpt)
Other available courses include:
When Your Horse Rears: How to Stop It
Get On Your Horse: Fix Your Mounting Problems
How to Start a Horse: Bridling to 1st Ride
Your Foal: Essential Training
Stop Bucking (reviews)
Round Pen: First Steps (reviews)
Rein In Your Horse's Speed (For Owners of Nervous or Bolting Horses) (reviews)
Trailer Training (read the reviews)