From My Saddle: New Beginnings With a New Horse

New Horse
COHS publisher Karen Pickering is enjoying getting to know her knew partner, Chip

I Never Thought I’d Find the Right Horse Again As I’m writing this, today was our first trail ride. My new horse, Hersheys Chocolate Chip (Chip), was quite a find. Riding through the trails at Homestead Park was so enjoyable. Chip was quiet, eager, and a joy to ride. I …

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Cover Story: Welcome to the 2023 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo


Get an Inside Look at the Event All Horse Lovers Anticipate Provided by Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Each spring, equine enthusiasts look forward to the region’s most celebrated equine event, The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, brought to you by The Equine Heritage Foundation, at the National Western Events complex. February 24–26, …

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Youth in Action: Quincy Swanson

Quincy Swanson
Quincy Swanson enjoys many Western disciplines, but cattle work is her favorite. Photo Credit Roy Swanson

Horse Roots Run Deep in Her Family, and She Intends to Keep the Legacy Going What’s your name and age? Quincy Swanson. I’m 12 years old. How long have you been involved with horses? I’ve been around horses since I was a baby, but I started riding when I was …

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Trail Savvy: Riding the Colorado Trail

Colorado Trail
Enjoying the splendor of the Colorado Trail horseback takes the vistas and experience to an entirely new level. Photo Courtesy of Colorado Trail Foundation

When Planning Your Next Trail-Riding Adventure, Consider a Trek Along the Colorado Trail. If you’re the kind of rider who enjoys high-country adventure, spectacular scenery, and lots of surprises, the Colorado Trail might be for you. Having ridden an 80-mile portion of the trail over four days through the Colorado …

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New & Noteworthy: Pivo Launches Equestrian Edition Smartphone Mount

Photo By Kim Roe

Motion-Tracking Device Helps Riders Improve Training Pivo, Inc., a leading developer of AI-technology solutions for content creators, has launched the Pivo Equestrian Edition that specifically aims to assist equestrians while they train. This tracking device is a portable and affordable tool that will change the way both recreational and professional …

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Trail Savvy: The 10 Trail-Riding Essentials

Images Courtesy Robert Eversole, TrailMeister

Pair these tools with common sense for a great ride. Back in the early 1930s, a group of mountaineers in the Pacific Northwest created the 10 Essentials; a list of items intended to help you respond positively in an accident or emergency and help you safely spend an unplanned night …

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Business Profile: Rockmount Western Wear

Rockmount Ranch
The Rockmount Ranch Wear flagship store

(Photo Caption: The Rockmount Ranch Wear flagship store sells everything from their signature snap shirts to housewares, boots, and bolo ties. Visit them in person at Rockmount Ranch Wear, 1626 Wazee St., Denver, Colorado, 80202, or online at This Downtown Denver staple has outfitted the best in the West …

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