THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ROCKIES IS ON HORSEBACK

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOAL RESCUE

It’s been said many times that if you want to get from point A to point B then take a car. But if you really see a place you have to do it on horseback. There might be no better place to see on the back of a horse than Colorado.

Especially in Colorado, much of the state you’ll never see from the highways. As your driving though the mountains you can only see the tops of the peaks that your car gives you a vantage point of. Beyond the roadways there are thousands of miles of horse trails that have been used for hundreds of years just waiting to explore.

Here are our top 3 places to visit on horseback
1. Rocky Mountain National Park – This is a great place for riders of all skill levels. This was also the first place I ever road a horse in the mountains. There are lots of options for families looking to spend a day on the trails just a short drive out from Estes Park.

2. Garden Of The Gods – There are few places as beatuiful in Colorado and as accessible than Garden Of The Gods just outside of Colorado Springs. You’ll no doubt be inspired by these 200+ million year old formations. These trails are also perfect for beginners.

3. Maroon Bells – It won’t take you long to see why the twin peaks of Maroon and North Maroon Peak are some of the most photographed peaks and why they top the lists of my must do rides for many people. Snow spotted peaks, lakes of glass and vast stands of aspens make this ride a memorable one.

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PIONEER

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Pioneer as a NEW arrival at RMFR estimated at 5 months old.

PIONEER  was born in the Stewart Creek herd of Wyoming, Gathered on Aug 25, 06. Then lived at the Canon City , CO BLM holding facility. Rocky Mountain Foal Rescue went down to the holding facility on OCT 13th of 06 to pick out another load of 11 to come to our Falcon CO facilty for training and adoption. Pioneer was among this group. We decided he would be a great canidate for a Mustang Mascot . To tell his story on his training and growth, so people could see what training a young mustang might entail. Pam adopted him, and down the road once title is recieved Pioneer will be put up for sale as a Fundraiser Horse.

OCT -06  We started off just hand feeding Pioneer to get him used to people. Our daily activities of cleaning stalls and filling water buckets were a new sight to Pioneer but he was interested in what we were doing but not scared. We haltered him in our sqweeze chute, he did well and was fairly calm.

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Taking a snooze in the sun after a cold night.

Nov-06 Clipping on a lead with the help of a little hay. Pioneer is only pulling back a little , he is not quite sure what to do. He is starting to lead and starting to except lots of petting.

Dec 06-Jan -07 With the holidays and the bad snow storms we have had, not much training with Pioneer got done. He has been happy to munch hay with his buddies. – I cant wait till spring!

Feb-07-March-07 Pioneer is such a good boy! he is enjoying his groomings now and will come willingly back in from being turned out. He is playing with the older horses on my property and is holding his own. more pics to come!

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Pioneer taking a run- spring-07
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Pioneer hanging out with Libby my percheron.

OUR PROGRAMS

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MUSTANGS-
We are helping the BLM Canon City Royal Gorge Field Office by bringing mustang weanlings and yearlings to our facility to halterbreak and adopt here. This very successful program has helped promote mustang adoption!
PMU FOALS
We are working to help place and promote foals born on a PMU farm. This is a chance to get very nice draft and draft cross foals from top breeders.
Need to know more about the PMU industry?…try NAERIC.COM
AUCTION RESCUES
We attend low end auctions and purchase some needy horses.We get them healthy and trained up for a new home.

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Libby

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Libby 5 months old from a PMU farm in North Dakota
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Libby at 2
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Faith and Chance rescued from an auction durring the drought of 2001 Faith cost me only $70. She will be my auction horse- spokes horse! not all auction horses are bad! rescue one today!!
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Libby at 1yr old

Dedicated to:

Foals and young horses always up for adoption!!

  • Saving foals from slaughter.
  • Educating the public about the Pregnant Mare Urine (PMU) industry.
  • Educating the public about alternatives to products that contain PMU.
  • Providing medical care and training to abused and neglected foals in Colorado.
  • Providing follow up care and assistance to adoptive homes.