2013 in Review

Thank you to volunteers, participants and critters that make up the HorseBuds TRC family! The community now has a PATH International Center Member offering therapeutic riding in a unique farm-friendly setting! Grab your hot chocolate..this year in review might take awhile!

January 2013

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Mojo, an 18 year old mini horse gelding and ex-show driving mini, comes to Coyote Run Farm.

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Curly, a seven year old gelded Curly mustang, joins the herd!

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Hay fields are burned off early this year.

February 2013

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Storage room becomes new tack room, thanks to time and materials donated by Chris Michael.

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Deb and Chris Michael celebrate 26 years of marriage!

March 2013

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Juilie Lorton, Vice President of HorseBuds TRC Board, is a sanctioned clinician of Western Dressage Association of Colorado and teaches a clinic at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo in Denver.

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Program dog is chosen. Only 1/4 fits all the criteria for the HorseBuddies program. Angel (on right).

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Original barn cats, Cupcake and Razor, enjoy the heated pad in the winter, and the office when it is ridiculously cold!

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Tried to save the life of a little baby Pigmy goat. He went to the Broad Run Farm in the Sky.

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Juilie Lorton takes Gypsy and Deb Michael out to Jefferson County Fairgrounds for three 2-hour clinics.

April 2013

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Tack room, insulated, electricity installed, painted and ready for hardware.

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April 15th snow storm.

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Signage put up according to PATH International standards.

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Volunteer Training

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Four two-month old Nubian goats are donated to the farm and...

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…..a three month old piglet, Itsy Petunia! Thank you Lori and Gus Gill for letting your babies reside at Coyote Run Farm!

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Dr. Temple Grandin and me— clicking a selfie! (after lecture at UNC)

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Open House at the Farm to Introduce Therapeutic Riding to Greeley.

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Bottle feeding was a way of life! Thank you to all those volunteers who helped out. It sure was worth it!

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Our male, Arrow, was castrated and Chris had sympathy for him. 

May 2013

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Sudden illness takes Sparkle and she goes to the Broad Run Farm in the Sky. —Sweet little thing is still missed. 

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The chickens are laying giant eggs!

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Goats check out their future digs.

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First HorseBuddies Family Play Date: Hike to the pond

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Introduction to grooming

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Backyard fun

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June 2013

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Horse tricks

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Special diets!

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Went looking for a program bunny, and acquired Milo, a ten month old Lop Eared rabbit…and

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came back with an 11 year old mini Jenny.

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Mojo learns to smile on his own.

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This participant is starting to get more comfortable around horses.

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Critters are getting big..

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Curly learns to smile!

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Bonny is like a big easy chair!

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First Ride!

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Hay fields are growing.

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Bunny talk!

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Polka dotting Itsy!

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The tadpoles we caught at the pond are going to be Western Toads.

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Itsy just had a bath, but decided to take her own bath in the fountain. Smart pig!

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Monkey rope and sprinklers are fun in the shade to help cool off!

July 2013

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Fourth of July Party

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Our own Juilie Lorton performs a bridleless Western Dressage demonstration at the Greeley Stampede Rodeo.

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Trip to Canada: Deb volunteered at a Horse Boy Play Date in Nova Scotia, Canada at Hinchinbrook Farm Society.

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Back in Greeley: Three additions to the herd: Nubian-cross wethers. Thanks to Todd Doleshall, Rainbow Ridge Farms, Eaton.

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Volunteers help with horse training.

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New arrival on the farm from the Gills: Iggy Verbena, a two month old piglet.

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Ground work lesson: HorseBuddies Family Play Dates

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More bottle feeding help needed!

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August 2013

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Trotting is fun!

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Iggy and Itsy knew their names while we kept mixing them up!

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Senior pics on Bonny Lass! (nicknamed: the bus!)

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Curly beats the heat!

September 2013

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On-going training for the therapeutic riding horses is essential. Three day Clinic at Juilie Lortons. Day #1: Chamois and Deb 

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Three day Clinic at Juilie Lortons. Day #2: Juilie is helping Curly and Deb. Day #3 bonny Lass and Deb

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Leading a different horse.

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates

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Tricks and Treats

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Fun on the trail

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates sometimes are very spontaneous. Here is a precious moment with father and son.

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates

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Bobbing for carrots!

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Cowboy cuteness

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Flooding (Miliken) of the Big Thompson River.

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates: Birthday party

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HorseBuddies Family Play dates

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Bonny is falling asleep.

October 2013

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HorseBuddies family play dates

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Therapeutic Riding/Horse Buddies

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Bunny Love

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Cold outside, but who's out there? The action is in the office!

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates-leading over the hill

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Dad getting comfortable with horses.

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates

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A little relaxation is good for everyone!

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates

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Beautiful October

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New winter apartment for the critters.

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Halloween Party

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Leaves are falling and bacon is calling…no, don't worry…we wouldn't…

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Pig protection for the goats!

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Mom's have to go for it sometimes!

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates

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November 2013

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Coyote Run Farm

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Volunteer Training

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Chamois being silly

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Round pen with Bonny

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Horse cuddling demonstration!—HorseBuddies Family Play Dates

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Stepping up your horse to the mounting block

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Curly hams it up (far left)

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Tossing corn cobbs

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Volunteer training

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates

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Hey, I'm a mustang. Please let me out to run around in the snow!

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Shrek doesn't mind the snow

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Play Dates in the snow.

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More warm winter weather.

December 2013

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Developing a logo

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Our Charlie Brown tree..

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Mojo decorated by Envision

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Roxy made gorgeous by Envision

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HorseBuddies Christmas fun

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Dad has assistance from a giant reindeer!

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Mojo scaring the children with his goofy smile!

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It's ok. He's not trying to be naughty, but smiling nicely!

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HorseBuddies Family Play Dates

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Campfire means safety first—we put the goats and pigs in the corral before we lit the fire.

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Merry Christmas from Angel!

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HorseBuds Therapeutic Riding Center is well on its way to serving the community. Thank you to everyone who participated to make the center's programs a reality! Blessings to you from HorseBuds TRC for the New Year of 2014. 

Sincerely, Deb Michael, Volunteer and Program Coordinator

© HorseBuds Therapeutic Riding Center Inc. 2013