I had a conversation with a nice lady from Nebraska the other day. She and her mom were looking at one of the horses we have for sale. They live in an area similar to ours where there is a combination of farm ground and pastures so much of their riding is along farm roads or county roads. They run into a variety of situations like truck, tractor, car traffic; deer and dogs coming out of corn fields; and the neighbors horses and dogs running up to them or at them. They needed a horse for mom that would handle all of that without leaving the scene or blowing up. They just want to have a worry free ride, they want to have fun. The horses were important enough to their family that this lady had moved into a part-time job from a full-time job so that she would have enough time to ride with her mom and her kids. She was serious about having the time to enjoy her horses!
We went on a trail ride yesterday in the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area southwest of Masonville. It was a perfect day! The temperature was mild, the sun was shining, the horses were relaxed and the people who we met on the trail were very pleasant and courteous. We had fun. I would guess that the majority of people we meet through our business have “fun with their horse” as a major goal. We do our best to provide people with the tools they need to be confident, safe riders. We want them to have the confidence to go out on the trail, to a cattle sort, to a horse show, or wherever and have fun. Let’s face it, horses are expensive to buy, own, and outfit. We spend a great deal of our recreation dollars on them…too many to not get some enjoyment from them.
Colorado is a great state for horseback riding. In our area alone there are a dozen places to trail ride and when you look in the Horse Events section of The Fence Post, there is something you can do with your horse every day of the week! If there’s anything Amy and I can do to help you gain the confidence you need to enjoy your horse, we’re here for you. Let’s get out there and have some fun!