Horse riding at Capitol

Capitol is my favourite mountain in the area. It has a knife edge ridge which some people hike (not me!) and a beautiful lake at the base. There are two trails that meet up about 4 miles in. It is seven miles to the lake. The header picture on this blog is taken at the meeting point. We rode out on one trail and back on the other on Sunday. The picture is taken at the trailhead and Capitol is the mountain right behind my head! The wildflowers are stunning and so are the waterfalls as there is still so much snow melting. We had two fun river crossings!

About Bronwyn

Hi. I moved to the Aspen area from Australia in 1997 and have a daughter born right here in Aspen in 2000. I teach skiing (for the past eighteen seasons) and am a Real Estate Advisor with Engel & Völkers Roaring Fork.. I love to ski, snowboard, horse-ride, raft, and hike with our dog Sheila. This valley offers so much and one day I may also take up golf or fishing!
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2 Responses to Horse riding at Capitol

  1. The reason for that is because lead ropes don’t lead horses or control horses. You’re in trouble right from the start if you expect a little bitty rope or even a rope with some kind of chain at the business end, to control a horse. You have to lead a communication system that clearly tells the horse you are the lead mare he can trust and that clearly tells him the speed, the direction, and the shape you want the horse to move.

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