Need to repair to roof of your horse stalls or barn before winter? Though many repairs on your outbuildings can be done yourself, roofing is a bit more tricky. Unless you have experience working with roofing, hire a professional to do the work. Here is a list of some of the five star rated roofers in Colorado. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
Five Star Rated Roofers in Colorado
At the top of our list of five star rated roofers in Colorado is K&H Home Solutions. K&H has been around since 1956, so you know that have the experience it takes to get the job done right. “K&H has been creating happy and delighted customers, just like you, for over 60 years throughout Denver and along the Front Range. Our vision is to deliver the best home improvement experience possible before, during, and after our client’s remodeling project. Our entire foundation is built on a legacy of providing a deeply satisfying experience to ensure that you know you made the right choice with K&H Home Solutions.”
There’s also Thiessen Construction & Roofing. A family owned business that’s been around since 2002. And being a family business, Thiessen Construction & Roofing provides very personalized service. They use the same installation crews for all of their work. Theissen offers 5-year warranties, which is great when it comes to the harsh Colorado climate. Also, Theissen doesn’t ask for any money up front. They make sure you’re completely satisfied before paying.
Whether you are a new or experienced rider, leather saddles are a favorite in the horse community in Colorado. Though durable and great looking, leather saddles do deteriorate over time. This is why many new riders opt for a more synthetic brand. But did you know that restoring old saddles is actually easy to do yourself? Here’s how it’s done. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
Restoring Your Old Saddles
The first step is to take apart your saddle. You will need a screwdriver and nippers to do it. To get a good clean, remove the girth, stirrups and conches. Also, loosen the back and side jockeys. Use your screwdriver and nippers to take out any nails. Wash the leather pieces with traditional soap and saddle soap. Clean the surface with a soft-bristled brush. When you’re done. rinse rinse everything off with water and let it air-dry. Remember, you may have to do these steps more than more.
If the saddle that you’re restoring if very old, then regular soap may not work. In this case, use a leather detergent concentrate. There are many great solutions that you can find at your local saddlery shop or online. Dilute your detergent with water and scrub it onto the leather with a soft-bristled brush as you would with soap. If your saddle is hard or brittle, use oil to soften it up. Their are also some great oil-based “rejuvenators” on the market that can help. With a little bit of time and effort you can turn that old saddle back into the beautiful piece of art it once was!
Do you love draft horses as much as we do? This month there will Montrose horse shows featuring the draft horse and other breeds. The draft horse is a large horse bred for doing hard tasks such as plowing and other farm labor. If you are interested in learning more about the draft horse, here are some of the most common Draft Horse Myths. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
Montrose Hose Shows in September
The Montrose Country Event Center will soon have it’s 2021 Colorado Gypsy Fest & Draft Horse Show. Find the Event Center at 1036 North Seventh Street in Montrose, right off of San Juan Avenue near the fair grounds. This event is completely free to spectators, so make sure you get there early to make sure you get seats. The event is on the 11th and 12th from 9 AM to 6 PM. Is this your first time to the Montrose Country Event Center? Here’s some more information about this great venue.
The event center in Montrose Colorado boasts a lot of amenities. It has a large indoor arena with 1,700 seats and 4 concession areas. It has 3 meeting rooms used for training seminars, workshops, and other smaller events. If you are need space for a large private event, the event center’s banquet hall boasts 5,400 square feet of space—it is great for weddings! The event grounds have RV hookups, horse stalls, livestock barns, and showers.
The culture of the old American West has many people from Colorado wanting to immerse themselves in the past. If you aspire to be a Colorado Cowboy, Colorado Springs has a long list of unique events and fun attractions themed around western heritage. Here are a few things you can do for your cowboy-inspired trip in the Colorado Springs area. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
Cowboy Adventures in Colorado
Start your Colorado Cowboy adventure with breakfast at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak. The Cliff House is the second oldest operating hotel in Colorado, where famed Buffalo Bill Cody once stayed. Buffalo Bill Cody was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman. Then you should visit the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy. This venue has tributes to cowboys who triumphed in the sport of rodeo. The museum often has live rodeo animals and special exhibits fun for the entire family.
What better way to experience Colorado as a Cowboy than via horseback? Plan your next stop with the Academy Riding Stables. Academy has a wonderful tour through Garden of the Gods Park on horseback. They have great trainers that can work with any rider with any skill level. The best way to end your adventure is with dinner in Old Colorado City. Colorado City was the first capitol of the Colorado Territory in 1861. This venue has refurbished architecture, unique boutiques and dining that are sure to bring you back to the era.
Riding horses is one of the most magical experiences you can have. However, if you’re planning on going horseback riding there are some things you should know before you saddle up. This includes what you should pack with you on your journey. Continue reading for what should be on your packing list for horseback riding. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
What’s in Your Pack?
Aside from horse tack, there are some things that should be on your packing list for horseback riding that you might not have thought of. First of all, bring some sunscreen, lip balm, and something to keep the sun out of your eyes like a hat, visor or sunglasses. The last thing you want to get from your riding experience is sun burned. Also, remember to carry a water bottle with to stay hydrated. The horse may be doing a lot of the work, but they’re not the only ones that will need to take a break and drink some water!
When it comes to riding comfortably, make sure to wear a heavy-duty pair of jeans. You don’t have to wear tall, cowboy boots if you don’t own any. However, you’ll still need to wear a pair of boots with a thick heel. If you are planning to ride during the colder Colorado months, then dress in layers. This will keep you warm and dry if it starts to snow. If you are unsure what to wear or where to buy appropriate clothing, ask your riding instructor where they shop for gear. Also, making an actual written-down list is not necessary, but wouldn’t hurt. It’s better to be overprepared than miserable on your horseback riding adventure.
Many people associate donkeys with horses, but they are very different. For example, donkeys have long ears and can hear the call of another donkey up to sixty miles away. They can also use them as a fan, cooling them down and keeping bugs away from their face. Continue reading for more donkey facts. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
Interesting Donkey Facts
Did you know that the digestive tract of the donkey is also different than a horse? Though they are anatomically similar, a donkey’s digestive tract can do a lot more. Donkeys evolved in the desert. Since food is more scarce in the desert, donkeys evolved to utilize ninety-five percent of the nutrients in what they eat. Their digestive system can break down vegetation that a horse’s tract can’t. They can also extract moisture from food much more efficiently than a horse. However, this doesn’t mean that donkeys can eat whatever a horse eats.
Horses eat a lot of grains. It is very common to find things like alfalfa and other grains mixed into store bought horse feed. Donkeys should never eat alfalfa that is found in carbohydrate, protein, or sugar feeds. Unless your donkey is experiencing weight problems, they don’t need any grains. Like some horses, most donkeys can become overweight very easily. They can even develop fat pads along their crest, back, and croup, which is very bad for their mobility.
Did you know that you can give your horse their very own spa day? You can do it at home and it won’t cost a fortune. For example, give your horse a bath at the warmest part of the day as a way to cool them off. If the weather is cooler, try using warm water for their bath instead. Continue reading for more tips on creating your own horse spa day! Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
At-Home, DIY Horse Spa
Having a spa day is all about being completely relaxed and comfortable. That means if your horse doesn’t like baths then try something else. Typically horses like baths the most when they are the right temperature and there’s no splashing. To reduce splashing, try using a big soft sponge. The sponges they sell for washing cars are the perfect size and texture. Also, don’t get any water in your horse’s face. They hate that! Be mindful of the type of shampoo you use.
Different horse shampoos are formulated for different purposes. Some are for whitening and others are for treating skin conditions like try skin. Therefore, make sure you get a shampoo that is appropriate for your horse. When working in the shampoo, use a little bit of force, not too much, and massage in the product. Lightly massage the muscles around the joints to help sooth your horse. This gives you the perfect opportunity to screen your horse for any new bumps or lumps.
The Colorado State Fair is a must see this year for horse owners and enthusiasts. Moreover, the rodeo part of the state fair is full of equine shows. From August 27 to the end of the month, enjoy the PRCA rodeo with many guest appearances. Guest stars include Casey Donahew, Dustin Lynch, and The Diamond Rio. Continue reading for information on this great Colorado equine event. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
The 2021 Colorado State Fair Rodeo
If you are new to the rodeo scene or have never been to The Colorado State Fair, consider signing up for Chute Tours. This is an experience you’ll never forget. The Chute Tours is an exclusive, behind the scene look at the fair with the head rodeo stock contractor, Kirsten Vold. You will learn everything there is to know about the sport of rodeo and what it takes to be a competitive cowboy or cowgirl athlete. You can sign up at the state fair website. Did you know that the Colorado fair has a long history?
The Fair began back in 1872. It was held by the Southern Colorado Agricultural and Industrial Association. Originally the fair ran with no assistance from the community or the state until it was later incorporated in 1886. Today the fairgrounds occupy 102 acres of land that contains paved streets and beautiful landscaping. When the space isn’t being used for the state fair, it is used as a venue for concerts and other events. Have you ever attended the Colorado State Fair? Tell us your stories below!
Going on vacation or looking for a place to stay over a long weekend? Getting connected with nature is a great way to refocus and recharge after months of grueling work. Colorado has a ton of great bed and breakfasts that can connect you to nature. Continue reading for some great Colorado bed and breakfasts. Or check out this article on the best AirBNBs in Colorado. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
Colorado Bed and Breakfasts Connected to Nature
What better way to experience the Colorado Rockies than in a yurt? There’s a bed and breakfast yurt in Unaweep Canyon that has great accommodations. It can sleep up to six and includes Wi-Fi, heating/AC, microwave, and mini fridge. The canyon is unique because two creeks, East Creek and West Creek, flow out of opposite ends of the gorge. It is a breathtaking view! Search AirBNB for Unaweep Yurt.
Or what about a trip down to Fairplay? Fairplay is famous for being the inspiration to the TV show South Park. Not only is there a South Park City museum you can visit, there are also opportunities to go hiking and fishing up in the nearby mountains. Mosquito Range is in the area, featuring several 14ers and 13ers to check out. The tiny house can sleep three and includes heating, AC, Wi-Fi, community hot tubs, a full bath, and a kitchen with a cooktop and fridge. Search AirBNB for Fairplay Tiny House.
Colorado was made for dogs. Colorado is full of parks and natural open space for your canine companions to enjoy. Continue reading for some amazing dog-friendly venues in Colorado. Or check out our article on the most popular dog breeds of last year. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
Our first dog-friendly venue is in Colorado Springs at the Pub Dog Colorado. This restaurant features an off-leash area for dogs to mingle with nearby tables for owners. If you prefer that your dog is leashed there is also an outdoor section for that as well. The Pub Dog Colorado’s menu includes items that are suitable for dogs. You can try the bark bowl, which includes brown rice, sweet potatoes, and an unsalted beef patty. They also have their Bowser Beer Dog Beer, which is a nonalcoholic, refreshing drink for your dog bowl. Your pup can also enjoy a “pupsicle,” a popsicle of frozen chicken broth.
Another great dog-friendly venue is the Adventure with Colorado Jeep Tours. No matter how big your dog is, all dogs are welcome along a Colorado Jeep Tour. The excursion with Colorado Jeep Tours ventures through Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Red Canyon Park, and the Gold Belt Scenic Byway. If your goal is to get a selfie for your dog’s Instagram, this tour has some great views! Remember to make a reservation specifically for your dog. You’ll be asked to sign the waiver and attend a meet-and-greet with a tour guide when bringing your canine companion along.