Category: Hoof Beats Blog

Winter at the Ride Site

All the rain that hit the Bay Area this winter has really made the grass grow!  The horses are all getting fat and happy, and just look at how green the ride site is!  It looks a lot different now than it does during the summer.  The grass is growing

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National Day of the Horse

Happy Day of the Horse!  There are always many opportunities to show our appreciation for horses, and there is another one coming up soon!  In 2004, Congress established December 13 as National Day of the Horse in order to recognize everything that horses have contributed to the country.  This is

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Gifts for Horse Lovers

The holidays will be here before you know it, so now is a good time to be thinking about what presents to buy.  Everyone knows someone who loves horses more than anything.  Here are a few gift ideas for the average horse lover that are a little more specific than,

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Why We are Thankful for Horses

 Ever since horses were domesticated six thousand years ago, they have worked side by side with people, from fighting in the cavalry, to working on farms.  Horses were the primary source of transportation up until they were replaced by cars.  Without their contributions to daily life, the world would look

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The Oldenburg

We have lots of different breeds of horses here at Roughing It.  Some of our horses are pure breeds and others are a mix of two. This past summer, we welcomed Legion, an Oldenburg mare to join us at camp. This is a breed that has been around for centuries

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2014 Grand National Rodeo

Howdy horse lovers! Don’t miss out on one of the biggest Horse Shows and Rodeos in the Bay Area! This year the Grand National Rodeo is happening at the Cow Palace in San Francisco!

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Golden Gate Fields – Family Fun Day For All

Did you know many of our Roughing It horses are actually retired race horses?! We love all our horses and enjoy keeping campers educated about them too! Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley California is a great place to go to enjoy some local horse races and get to learn more

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Horses are Headed Home!

   Well cowboys and cowgirls, summer has come to a close, which means all 31 of our wonderful horses have gone back to their home near Yosemite. While it is sad to see them go we look forward to another summer with them in 2015!

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Hey Parents!

Thanks for choosing to send your camper to Horse Day Camp here at Roughing It! We are two days in and already having a ton of fun and growing as riders.

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Ride Staff 2014 Getting Ready for Camp!

Howdy campers! Are you ready to ride some horses? We sure are! The horses are getting ready and the staff is being trained. See you all soon for some horse fun! Learn more about our horse program at http://roughingit.com/horse/. 

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Livermore Rodeo June 14th & 15th

Howdy cowgirls and cowboys! If you and your herd of friends are looking for a fun time this weekend check out the Livermore Rodeo happening June 14th and 15th! There are a lot of fun activities happening at the rodeo from a fun parade to team roping and much more!

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