Updates & uplifting tales
The newest addition to the Harmony Equine Center (and another on the way!)
On Saturday, we welcomed the newest addition to the Dumb Friends League family—a foal named Chloe who was born at our Harmony Equine Center! Mom and baby are doing well and are under the loving care of our equine center staff. Chloe is a fun, playful filly with lots of personality and will eventually be available for adoption when she is old enough.
Chloe’s mother, Chanel, was pregnant when she arrived at the Harmony Equine Center back in March. She was part of a case we received from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Chanel was one of two pregnant mares at our facility—the other is expected to give birth any day.
The Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center is a private rehabilitation and adoption facility for horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have been removed from owners’ care by law enforcement authorities. It is one of only a handful in the nation.
On Saturday, May 16, the public is invited to the fourth annual Harmony Equine Center Open House to see how the Dumb Friends League is helping Colorado’s formerly abused and neglected horses. The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include tours of the facility, games and activities for kids, refreshments from local food truck vendors, training demonstrations and more. Visitors will also have the chance to 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.
Guests can also learn about volunteer opportunities, ongoing training events and youth camps taking place throughout the summer at the Harmony Equine Center.
To learn more about the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center, see horses available for adoption and learn how to help equines in need, visit ddfl.org/equine or call (303) 751-5772.