Colorado Plateau Horseman's Hall of Fame

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Donate Online to CPHHOF

The Colorado Plateau Horseman's Hall of Fame can now accept donations online through Square! Click our secure donate button on the website, or use the Facebook "Donate Now" link on our Facebook page to donate $5, $10, $25, or any amount to CPHHOF. The Colorado Plateau...

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Why Horses Paw

By Carole Hirschi There are several reasons horses paw. Pawing is a horse’s way of communicating. They could be frustrated, scared, impatient, or just curious. It can be an early signal the horse wants or needs something. It could be hungry or thirsty. The horse could...

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Welcome to our New Website!

Notice something different around here? That’s right -- we’ve given our website a bit of a facelift!   We’re pleased to unveil our new look, with a sleeker design and easier-to-find features. Our new site more effectively highlights what’s most important to us...

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How Much Hay?

Planning for Next Spring Winter months are a great time to start thinking about your pastures and feed situation to start planning for next year. While many horse owners wait until the weather turns to stock up on hay for the winter, it would be more feasible to make...

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Scenes from the Induction Ceremony

The late Dr. Harral Haven of Grand Junction, a leader in the Arabian horse industry during the 1970s and 1980s, will be one of those inducted into the Colorado Plateau Horseman's Hall of Fame later this month.    

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This Old Horse

 According to evolutionary theory and the fossil record, horses have been in existence for more than 60 million years or so. The earliest horse was called Eohippus, which is Greek for “dawn horse”. The horse fossils have been quite extensively studied, as their fossil...

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To Shoe or Not to Shoe

Sometimes shoes are absolutely critical, such as when dealing with a coffin break, as is the case for the foot on the left, or resolving post-surgery issues, as with the foot on the right. By Brian Crandall Great debate has arisen recently concerning whether to shoe...

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More Horse Expo Photos

Here are some more photos from the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo last weekend. They include a woman performing dressage moves on a Lippizan, young vaulters performing on a Belgian draft horse, and finally, Russell Beatty working in the colt-starting challenge....

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Brian Crandall, Celebrity Farrier

Colorado Horseman's Hall of Fame President Brian Crandall was the subject of an article in The Daily Sentinel recently, which focused both on his work as a farrier and his artwork making sculptures from old horseshoes. The photo on this website is one Bob Silbernagel...

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Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

The Colorado Horse Council and a variety of horse organizations are preparing for the annual Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, to be held March 13-15 at the National Western Complex in Denver. The expo has grown larger in recent years, and this year's events look...

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Photos of Rocky Mountain Horse Expo: Denver, March 13-15

Above are some photos taken at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo held at the National Western Complex in Denver March 13-15. The first is a group of Denver-area riders on their Norwegian Fjord ponies, dressed to mimic the story from the animated film, "Frozen." They...

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Horse Hoof Health

Horse Hoof Health Horse hoof health is vital to the well-being of your horse. The expression “No foot, no horse” originated in 1751 by English farrier Jeremiah Bridges.So many factors contribute to the well-being of a foot. They include age, diet, temperature,...

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Unitah Basin Back Country Horsemen Win State Award

On February 17, 2015, members of Uinta Basin Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Utah were recognized by the Lieutenant Governor Cox’s Office for their hard work in environmental stewardship by U Serve Utah Utah’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. U Serve Utah...

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Horse of the Year

California Chrome, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but not the Triple Crown, has been named Thoroughbred race horse of the year through the Eclipse Awards, which are voted on by racing writers and more. This photo is of him winning the Kentucky...

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Hall of Fame Introduced

We officially introduced the Colorado Plateau Horseman's Hall of Fame to the Mesa County community today with an article I did for The Daily Sentinel. It featured the above photo of Leonard Horn, a renowned horseman and cattleman from the Eagle area, whom I have...

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CPHHOF Members at Jarvie Ranch

Here's the Colorado Plateau Horsemen's Hall of Fame crew outside a stone building that was built for John Jarvie by ex-convict Jack Bennet. Bennet was the only many ever lynched in Brown's Park, due to his involvement with another outlaw who murdered a teenage boy....

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