Horses are part of life in Western Colorado cowboys and equestrians practice a variety of horse sports in the area.
D&G Horses and Outfitting serves the Basalt area along the Frying Pan.
Cozy Point Ranch is an Aspen Equestrian Center.
Snowmass Creek Outfitters serves the Snowmass area.
Cedar Ridge Ranch is Carbondale based and offers a variety of ways to enjoy the setting.
WindWalkers is Carbondale based and focused on therapuetic riding.
In the same vein, Acendigo offers horseback riding summer adventures for young people on the spectrum.
The Roaring Fork Valley horse council offers a guide to trails and advocates for horse trails.
Crystal Springs Ranch near Carbondale is a great choice for English riding and offers a summer camp.
The OutWest guides are based at the entry to Marble and offer Crystal Valley guided trail opportunities.
Glenwood Adventure Company offers guided rides on Bair Ranch which is beautiful area by No Name.
High Canyon Adventures, also Glenwood Springs based, offers guided trail rides as well, also at Bair Ranch.
Strang Ranch is an option for boarding and riding lessons.
If you want to buy a horse property, I can show you several in the area of Missouri Heights that come with acreage and barns.
In the New Castle area, Porter Ranch offers a trail ride in a elk pen where I saw baby elk along with their mommas in June.
Rising Hearts Ranch, an Arabian farm in between New Castle and Silt is a fabulous facility, especially with the foaling stalls and its for sale.
RIDE is a program for differently-abled equestrians in Silt, CO.
Camp Snow Cactus is south of Silt and offers boarding and training of Arabians, western style.
Grand Junction trail riding opportunities can be found here.
Since so much of the terrain is in the White River National Forest, or the BLM lands, its really appealing to work on those backcountry trail riding skills. Check out BackCountry Horsemen of Colorado for information.