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February 2015

'They tried to arrest me for planting carrots'

"If you want something changed, you have to stop waiting for someone else to do it. You are the change! This is your canvas, you should paint it. Your health, and the health of your community, is your responsibility and no one else’s."
- Ron Finley, urban farmer

Ron Finley's inspiring battle against unhealthy food started when he tried to buy tomatoes and their stickers said they were coated with shellac. Click here to read the full story.


Great tips for mastering the flying lead change

"There are two parts to a rider really moving in harmony with the horse. First, the rider’s hips must move to follow the horse’s movement. The second thing is relaxation. To nail the lead change, you must move and work as one."
- America's Horse Daily

This is one of the best articles I've read on getting the flying lead change. It's also got links for building your horse up to the flying lead change.

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And the bridge came a tumblin' down

It's official. The N. Shields St. - Poudre River bridge in Fort Collins came down today. The jack-hammering took all day, but in the end the last piece of the bridge quietly caved. I wonder what the Father of Fort Collins would say. You can still get to our place from the south.

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The west side of the N. Shields St. - Poudre River bridge in Fort Collins went down earlier in the day.

Hardy folk can still make it to our stable

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A sharp right around Big Orange here will get you into our driveway. Clients are also able to access the property from our locked entrance at the Poudre River.
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The obstacle course on the way to our stable, just after the "road closed" signs at Shields and Vine streets.


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My horse watches N. Shields construction from the riverside pens at our stable.

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