Silver Stables CO

Riding lessons
Boarding
Training A mother-daughter operated riding facility based on the belief that all children can benefit from equine activities.

Now offering two locations one in Arizona run by Elizabeth Sims and the other in Colorado run by DJ Klein. We like to offer a safe, and fun riding environment catered to your goals and dreams! We also offer customized training and boarding for you and your horse.

Operating as usual

Photos from Silver Stables CO's post 03/23/2022

Obi is 2 today and loving the snow! Happy Birthday buddy!

Silver Stables CO updated their phone number. 02/18/2022

Silver Stables CO updated their phone number.

Silver Stables CO updated their phone number.

Silver Stables CO updated their information in their About section. 02/18/2022

Silver Stables CO updated their information in their About section.

Silver Stables CO updated their information in their About section.

Silver Stables CO updated their website address. 02/18/2022

Silver Stables CO updated their website address.

Silver Stables CO updated their website address.

02/16/2022

Caesar made showing fun for me again. I had to earn his trust first and in return he gave me Reserve Champion in 2021❤️

They have no idea what happened. If you got first or if you got last. They don’t even care. They aren’t sure why they feel your heart race in the show pen, or why they are in an arena in the first place and why people cheer. They don’t care. They don’t know why you’re happy or disappointed. They don’t even know they are in a contest. But after it’s over, they know your tender touch, they know the feel
of your hand as you pat them gently, they know how good it feels to get a bath and rinse off the sweat that appeared while working so hard for you. They can feel your love, long after you hang those ribbons, or review your mistakes and highlight reels. Take care of your horse, in between those runs. He will continue to give everything you ask and never ever know why, but when he feels your love he will always try.

**Inspired by my son who loves his horse more than he loves to show

10/26/2021

Training Tip Tuesday: You're a TRAINER, not just a rider.

Every time that you interact with your horse, you are training it. Whether you’re feeding it or competing, your horse is learning. Horses learn from every interaction they have with people, sometimes good things and sometimes not so much, be intentional with everything.

10/12/2021

Give your child a pony🐴💕

If you give your child a pony, they will want to ride. You’ll buy them the best pony you can find, followed by a hat, boots and all the other things pony.

You look for a local stables to ride at where you start to socialise with the horsey community...and then life as you know it, will end.

Before you know it, they want to go to shows so you join BS …there will be no more lazy weekends watching TV. You will see more sunrises than you ever thought possible.

Every spare minute of your time will be spent driving horseboxes and enduring a crazy addiction to practice for the next show.

Your house may be a mess, and your car will be dirty. All because you gave your child a pony. Your weekends will be spent freezing or burning to death on a fold up chair. And their weekends will be spent gaining confidence and friends, learning new skills and having fun and getting dirty!!!!

You will be there the day he or she takes the first few steps of canter, the first taste of a jump, first rosette, first win. And they will make you SO proud. Other parents will congratulate you, but you feel weird saying thank you because it's not you on the pony, it’s your child. It's everything that they did, they achieved. And right before your eyes, your little boy/girl will be transformed from the baby who bounced around on their rocking horse into an exceptional young horse enthusiast on the hunt for the next HOYS ticket or maybe even the Olympics!

When you give your child a pony, you give them more than just something to ride. You give them a sport, a talent, hope and dreams. Friends, a new family, a place to learn about life, room to grow as a person where they can push their limits, and bravery, and courage, and memories. And they will have ALL of these things, simply because you gave your child a pony.

Because you gave your child a pony, you too will develop new/lifelong friendships, developed solely from the same passion for the sport. You will have an equestrian family because you gave your child a pony.

Then one day, many years from today…they will be in their room and a certain trophy will catch their eye. And they will pick it up and realise instantly that when you gave them a pony, you also gave them a childhood that they would never forget. At this point, you realise that everything you gave up along the way and sacrificed was totally worth it…..

All because you gave your child a pony...

Author: unknown
📸 Holly Lenahan

07/30/2021

This one's for all of you who are hurting after saying those last goodbyes.

We read the books… take the lessons… enter the shows… build up our hopes and dreams… sometimes winning, sometimes crying all the way home.

We watch the videos… go to the clinics… saddle up in all weather… in search of higher horsemanship.

This is fine, this is what we human beings do when we want so badly to improve. But to me, all these notions about learning more and doing the right thing, about holding ourselves to higher standards, are just so much stuff.

To me, being a good horseman or woman is in knowing when it is time to lay down our swords. We vet... we treat... we maintain... we do due diligence... all the while knowing that one day, we will have done all that we can.

There will be only one thing left to do, if we are to live in love and kindness.

Horsemanship comes in many guises but much of it is smoke and mirrors. The real thing is knowing and having the courage to say, “Enough.” Being a good horseman or woman is holding ourselves to bravery.

These hard days are ahead of all of us who love and care for old campaigners... and tragically, sometimes, those who are still young or in the prime of life. These horses remind us of the times we were more than we ever imagined we could be. We look in their eyes and are humbled by all the days we’ve let them down and still, they’ve held fast to our secrets.

We put our hands on their necks and wish like heck we were more worthy.

Horsemanship, real horsemanship, is stepping up and embracing everything about that last best day. It is the one final act of loving our horses in the way that they deserve.

In memory of the one and only Ray.

Photos from SW Future Foal - Mangalarga Marchador's post 07/23/2021

Photos from SW Future Foal - Mangalarga Marchador's post

Photos from SW Future Foal - Mangalarga Marchador's post 07/23/2021

Photos from SW Future Foal - Mangalarga Marchador's post

Photos from SW Future Foal - Mangalarga Marchador's post 07/23/2021

Photos from SW Future Foal - Mangalarga Marchador's post

05/03/2021

One of the reasons why we have so enjoyed coming into the sport of Working Equitation. Not only has it made our riders better horseman but to be able to go to shows where the most important thing is your horse! Seems like that should be the way no matter what but I’ve seen the industry do what must be done to get through the show even if that sacrifices the well being of the horse. It has been a fun journey so far and we are looking forward to more wonderful experiences in the show ring!

Well, true to the plan, Nadia and I ventured out for our first Working Equitation Competition and much giggle snorting ensued! For those of you unfamiliar with Working Equitation, one of its objectives is to combine classical training principles with traditional horsemanship; it emphasizes harmony between horse and rider, and you are rewarded for the care and attention you pay to your horse's mental and physical wellbeing as much as anything else. These values are part of what I love about it, as well as promoting really functional work for and with the horse.

There are three phases in a Working Equitation competition. The first is the dressage phase. The second is a course with obstacles, which are similar to what you might come across in a working situation with your horse (gates, bridges, etc) that are marked for ease of handling. And the third is a speed round of the same course.

For me, it ticks all the boxes, not only because I love that the horsemanship and partnership are part of the intrinsic values, but the purpose that the obstacles provide is an amazing way to fine-tune your training in a way that’s focused and purposeful. Plus, it’s super fun to boot.

So, the story begins with my initial enthusiasm at the entry form stage where I confused levels and inadvertently entered myself in a higher level than was originally intended. I only actually realized this when I received the course plan and noticed that we were required to canter between obstacles, side pass over the pole, and spear the ring at speed- the latter two we have never done together meaning that our first shot at it would be in the competition itself.

I admitted my error to Nadia, and we decided to just move into full frolic mode, enjoy ourselves, and pretend that Eye Of The Tiger was our theme song. Fist bump to that. Moving on.

The course itself was in the indoor arena about an hour away from me, and it was so beautifully set up. I am so grateful to the incredible humans that work to get these events off the ground (Verona and Pam I’m looking at you!) and the equally lovely people that were the judges and other riders. To be in an environment where everyone is so supportive and cheering each other on might be the 250th thing I love about this sport.

When I turn came, Nadia and I pressed the frolic button. Honestly, the fact that we were even here together is a massive achievement in and of itself (there was a time when her anxiety levels were such that I hadn’t ruled out the possibility that taking her out to comps and the likes wouldn’t be in her best interest) so being here, feeling like I could really just enjoy myself- that we could enjoy ourselves- made me (literally) grin from ear to ear. It didn’t matter how things went from that point because that in and of itself means so much to me.

Our softness and ease were nowhere near what we are capable of producing at home, but this in and of itself is part of the purpose of the outing. Nadia has a big engine and she loves to motor; our round required cantering for short bursts and then stopping and doing something measured and technical, and there were some things that we could do better than others. This type of precision has made me more aware of how I’m practicing at home and how I tend to go for long sweeping forward stretches, so I’ll start to mix this up.

One thing that really stood out to me was how important it was to pick your lines. I didn’t do a good job of this; the obstacles got most of my attention and then I wasn’t purposeful enough in deciding the track, which meant I had to turn her too sharply or limited her scope in someone, so that’s something I’m going to practice.

Trot is Nadia’s favourite “let’s leave them in our dust” pace, and I found that the combination of being out and about, being able to ride a precise line one-handed with the pole probably wasn’t going to happen, so I opted to walk this one. I gave it a shot in the speed round but I ended up looking like a window cleaner hanging off their harness trying to reach the tall bit in the corner, so I’m not sure I was a model for finesse right then!

Overall, we had a blast. I’m going to be squirreling away in my arena the next month until we go again and see if we can improve on where we left things.

And I do so love my girl. Her big hearted-ness floors me every time.

Red mares for the win.

Onwards.

❤️ Jane

03/08/2021

The show is full but we are still in need of volunteers! Its a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new sport in horseback riding! If you are interested please message me.

Photos from Legacy Sport Horses's post 02/19/2021

Photos from Legacy Sport Horses's post

Photos from Arizona Working Equitation Club's post 02/03/2021

We are hosting our first working equitation show, this is a schooling show and is friendly to first time riders if you are interested message me for more info!

01/11/2021
THE MANGALARGA MARCHADOR - THE NATIONAL HORSE OF BRAZIL 10/26/2020

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05/27/2020

THE DREAM THAT MANY WILL NOT UNDERSTAND:
My horse is my personal dream.
One day when I am very old and when I can not walk anymore, it will be in my heart as a trophy of my memories.
I met people who taught me something and have the same spirit and I met others that I'm glad I forgot.
I got wet,
I felt cold,
And I felt warm,
I was afraid,
I fell,
And I stood up,
I even hurt myself, I have been broken,
But also, I laughed out loud inside .
I spoke a thousand times with myself.
I sang and shouted with joy like a madman,
And yes ... sometimes I cried.
I have seen wonderful places and lived unforgettable experiences.
I often made unplanned jumps that even Oliver Skeete would be proud of; other times I made jumps full of terror.
I stopped a thousand times to see a landscape.
I spoke with perfect strangers, and I forgot people I see every day.
I went out with my demons inside and returned home with a feeling of absolute peace in my heart.
I always thought how dangerous it is, knowing that the meaning of courage is to advance even feeling fear.
Every time I go up to my horse I think about how wonderful he is.
I stopped talking about it to those who do not understand, and I learned to communicate with other riders.
I have met some amazing people I now call friends because of my horse.
I spent money that I did not have, giving up many things, but all these things are not worth even one special moment with my horse.
He is not a means of transport or a piece of iron with wheels, it is the lost part of my soul and my spirit.
And when someone says to me: "You have to sell the horse and you have to be more sensible", ... I do not answer. I just swing my head and smile,
A horse..... only the person who loves them understands it.
May God bless my friends and all their horses...
And the adventure continues.....

Circuito Goianio De Marcha (@circuitogoianodemarcha) • Instagram photos and videos 05/18/2020

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MM Summer camps! - SW Future Foal 03/24/2020

MM Summer camps! - SW Future Foal

MM Summer camps! - SW Future Foal Join us for a truly unique Marchador Experience in beautiful Pagosa Springs, Colorado!  Spend your days galloping through beautiful meadows all while learning more about our favorite horses, the Marchadors! Afternoons are extra horse sessions such as ground work finesse, acupuncture and other non-h...

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To all our old horses that have served us well, they will always spend their last days with us❤️

""This Old Horse"

This old horse, the Rancher said,
she’s seen some better days,
she’s eating up my profits,
and costs a lot for hay.

Another horse would suit me,
a stronger one at that,
shes seen a lot of miles
just like my cowboy hat.

This old horse, the Rancher said,
she helped me herd my steer,
I’m pretty sure she's magic,
I know I hold her dear.

Another horse would suit me,
one that can run fast,
maybe one that’s younger,
or maybe one that lasts.

This old horse, the Rancher said,
she’s long and far in tooth,
my children do remember,
her fondly from their youth.

Another horse would suit me,
a gelding in his prime,
one that needs less fixin’,
that helps me save a dime.

Why, they asked, then keep her?
why not trade her now?
bring her to an auction?
replace her with a cow?

The Rancher's brow grew heavy,
he took a staggered step,
his eyes did show his hardships,
in wrinkles, as they crept.

His breath, he took in deeply,
as he poised to say his words,
it’s as if the earth grew silent,
that his message should be heard.

This old horse, the Rancher said,
has given me her life,
I wouldn’t trade for anything,
nor either, would my wife.

Another horse would suit me,
and perhaps someday will come,
but this old gal, I love her,
she is the chosen one.

This old horse, the Rancher said,
her service she did lend,
her and I, have seen the years,
this old horse, she is my friend.

Another horse would suit me well,
but her home is here to keep,
I owe her sanctuary,
my love for her is deep.

Another horse would suit me well,
and younger days for me,
and I will keep my promise,
until our last breaths, set us free."
Author unknown.

Fox Run Equine Center

www.foxrunequine.com

11/29/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all our horse family! Hope it was spent with family and friends!🦃

11/20/2019

Congratulations to Carolina Peterson on the purchase of Tigre do Summerwind!! I look forward to being apart of your wonderful journey together!
Here’s to many trails, treats, hugs and kisses!🐴

10/28/2019

Our favorite horses❤️

10/19/2019

Thought for the day...

Your trainer breathes with you through every movement whether at home or at a show. Your trainer stands at the in gate and physically rides the test with you - mentally moving your horse forward, or giving a whoa or riding your rhythm through every turn. She gives you words of wisdom and encouragement as you go by. Your trainer shares your nerves as you walk in the ring, feels your disappointment when things don’t go right and rejoices when you smack down that amazing test. They celebrate your tiny achievements and are filled with pride when you achieve a huge goal. They love your horse as if it were their own, making sure they are happy and healthy. Your trainer beats themselves up when things don’t go as planned. Your trainer takes on the responsibility of caring for your emotional needs ... both through the good and bad. Your trainer respects your budget and tries with all their might to make a very expensive sport as affordable as possible. Your trainer takes the job of matching you with the horse of your dreams very seriously and are filled with happiness when that partnership produces success. Trainers are therapists, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, doctors, care givers, equine linguists, supporters, cheer leaders, and optimists. We love what we do, love the sport and are forever grateful to the clients and horses that come into our lives!!

Please remember this the next time you see your trainer. They are, like you, human, trying their best to make you successful. They are your biggest fan!! • Jodi Bondar

Marchador Horses - Brazil 09/24/2019

Marchador Horses - Brazil

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Photos from Silver Stables CO's post 09/19/2019

Meet Lily! PRICE REDUCED
Beautiful bay thoroughbred 14 years young around 15 hands. Papers available. Lily is very well trained, collects nicely, smooth steady trot and rocking horse canter with flying leads. She has been ridden by a timid rider the past year who has decided to give up horses so lily is looking for her next loving home! Has been training and working over jumps for the past year. She would be a great horse for a knowledgeable beginner or even a step up horse for a confident youth rider. She has been to schooling shows and competed at lower levels. Has also done trails and some work with obstacle courses. Located in Desert Hills. Please message for videos and price

Photos from Silver Stables CO's post 09/19/2019

Champion:
Introducing Champion, Westfalen registered yearling warmblood, sired by Coronet D’Honneur. This guy is amazing and has potential to do anything your heart desires! He currently measures at just under 15.2 hands with room to grow. He has a beautiful floating trot and lovely canter. He has had a lot of exposure already and has been to the lake and ponied on the trail. Trailers, ties, lunges and is good for the farrier. If you are looking for your next competition horse this gelding has everything going for him and will make you a Champion. Please message for pricing and videos

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