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Open House and Adoption Day at The Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center
Horse lovers of all ages are invited to the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center on Saturday, May 16, for its fourth annual open house and adoption day.
The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harmony Equine Center, located at 5540 E. Highway 86, just west of Franktown. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the facility, games and activities for kids, and refreshments from local food truck vendors, as well as meet horses available for adoption.
Professional horse trainer Brent Winston will offer trainings and demonstrations throughout the day, including how to trailer-load a horse, how to prepare your horse for riding season, horse ownership 101 and how the Harmony Equine Center trains formerly abused and neglected horses so they are ready for adoption. In addition, guests will be able to watch horses complete an obstacle course that the center uses for training and enrichment.
“We want the public to come and see what we are doing, not only to help the horses in our care, but to spread the word that there is a real need for a facility like this in Colorado,” said Garret Leonard, director of the Harmony Equine Center. “We also want to share our training knowledge with the public to help improve the lives of all horses.”
Guests can also learn about volunteer opportunities, ongoing training events and youth camps taking place throughout the summer at the Harmony Equine Center.