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Out West

After reading March’s print feature “The Colorado Trail,” are you ready to set out on your own horseback adventure along the historical pathway? If so, here are some of the facilities available in the Arkansas Valley area for you and your horse to bunk for the night. (For more options, purchase a copy of The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook at The Colorado Trail Store, 303-384-3729; www.coloradotrail.org.)

I was loping up a beautiful high mountain valley on my sturdy Quarter Horse, Scarlet Mark, with a swiftly running river off to my right and majestic snowcapped mountains surrounding me on three sides.

From California's Spanish-influenced Visalia to Arizona's practical Porter, Don King melded regional saddlemaking traditions with his own meticulous flair. In the process, he carved an innovative style and a rich saddle-making legacy.

 

In North America, Peruvian Pasos aren’t usually thought of as stock horses, but the Twin Creeks Ranch remuda proves the versatile, gaited horses are well-suited for ranch work.

Down in Argentina, Senor Julio Falabella, who has continued the careful line-breeding program begun by his great-grandfather more than 200 years ago, might be called the father of the Falabella Miniature Horses.