Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Includes “Who’s Who” of Equine Experts

The fourth Rocky Mountain Horse Expo roster of presenters reads like a "Who’s Who" in the horse world. Scheduled for April 4-6 at the National Western Stock Show Complex Events Center in Denver, the Horse Expo will feature the glitterati of the equine world, including such industry leaders as Richard Shrake, Linda Tellington-Jones and Temple Grandin.

Sponsored by Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and the Colorado Horse Council, the annual Expo provides educational and entertainment programs for those with equine interests at all levels.

Highlights for this year’s event include the following:

  • a program on holistic methods of teaching and nurturing animals to promote emotional and physical health by founder of the Tellington Touch Equine Awareness Method, Linda Tellington- Jones of Santa Fe, N.M.;
  • a demonstration of medieval games on horseback by Colorado State University students wearing authentic period costumes;
  • training on how to use your horses’ behavior traits to advantage during training, by Colorado State Cooperative Extension animal scientist and renowned animal behaviorist Temple Grandin; and
  • a program entitled "How to Adjust Your Training to Fit Your Horse" by world-renowned horse trainer and judge Richard Shrake of Sunrake, Ore., a leading proponent of "Resistance Free (TM) Riding." Other programs include presentations on horse heritage from the Civil War era, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments of horses, horse shoeing, non-confrontational methods of training horses, equine reproduction, horse genetics, and minimizing the impact of horse rides on Colorado’s trails and back country.

For additional information on the Horse Expo, contact Colorado State Cooperative Extension equine specialist Ann Swinker at (970) 491-6271.