You must have a Certificate of Health inspection for each horse. Talk to your veterinarian about getting a health check for your horse. Be sure to bring the certificate with you.
Horses must have a Coggins Blood Test within one year of entering Colorado. The test must be negative. Be sure to bring documentation.
Hay, straw and mulch must be certified as “weed free.” Only the following products are allowed on National Forests in Colorado: cubed and palletized hay, steamed grain, treated/steamed mulch from tree fibers. For information, call the Colorado Department of Agriculture at 1-303-239-4149; or for a list of regulations and vendors, go to www.ag.state.co.us/dpi
Highline or picket your stock. If you use a Highline, please use tree-saver straps to avoid damaging trees.
Move horses often to keep them from trampling vegetation or overgrazing an area.
Keep stock 200 feet or more from lakes, streams, wetlands and trails. Restrictions on horse travel in wilderness areas are often greater then in other areas. Be sure to read notices at trailheads. Many wilderness areas carry maximum group size limits, which regulate the number of livestock and people that are allowed to travel together.Follow and Share with Jetsettersblog.