Horseman’s Day presented by Colorado Equine Veterinary Services, Saturday, February 22, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Norris-Penrose Equestrian Center (Colorado Springs). Front Range Equine Rescue will have a vendor booth with lots of information about our program, services, and merchandise for sale. Help support Front Range and its work as well as meet many local horse related businesses. For more information, http://www.coloradospringshorsemansday.com/
April 2014 – Trailer Loading Clinic – To be scheduled. This is a demonstration only clinic with Rob Norris. Learn how to safely and effectively load horses especially critical for emergency situations such as wildfires, floods, etc.
May thru September – Dates to be determined – Volunteer work days, one Saturday per month (mornings); Larkspur location.
June 16, 17, & 18 Hanging Around Horses Camp. This camp teaches students about the valuable part horses have played in developing our country, horse abuse, horse slaughter, and what young people can do to get involved and make a difference. This camp includes a BBQ, a grooming contest and barn dance. Pre-requisite is the Care and Keeping of Horses camp. Location: Black Forest.
Kid’s Daycamp, July (date to be announced): mini camp to cover the very basics of horses (behavior), safety, etc. with arts/crafts and other learning activities.
July 14-18 Care and Keeping of Horses camp. This camp offers participants a chance to learn about horse emergencies – like wildfires - and specifically what it takes to own a horse, including the current costs involved such as the price of hay and all of the equine procedures necessary to keep a horse healthy. Guest speakers include an equine veterinarian, equine dentist and farrier. Arts and crafts, poetry and short stories also make up part of the curriculum. All are age appropriate for campers. Location: Black Forest
Saturday August 16th 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Black Forest Festival. We will have a booth with FRER merchandise, educational materials and updates on our current events! Please visit http://www.bfcommunityclub.org/ for a schedule of events and directions for the Festival!
October 4 Horse Ownership 101 a one day, family-oriented learning experience as to the responsibilities involved with horse ownership. Curriculum includes prey-predator and herd relationships and basic behaviors, costs involved, options to owning, some hands-on (grooming).
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