Horsmanship business offers training locally
Erika Roberts and Kitty Kohles have launched HBH, Heart Based Horsemanship.
HBH teaches foundational skills that promote harmony between horse and rider for all disciplines and all levels. This
foundation includes classic equitation, soft and willing collection, true neck reining and lateral movement.
Students put practice to purpose through cow working, safe and willing trailer loading, gate working from horseback
and more. Students will learn proper saddling and saddle fit, tension-free bridling and overcoming challenging
All training emphasizes the development of feel, timing and balance. Roberts and Kohles are available for individual
or group horseback riding lessons for adults, teens and children; round pen clinics; cow working clinics; trail
riding clinics; backcountry pack trips; horse training; and colt starting.
HBH operates out of two locations near Durango, one just south of Oxford and another at Wilderness Trails Ranch, just
north of Vallecito Lake. Visit www.durangohorsemanship.com for more
New business offers weekend vet services
Riverview Animal Hospital Emergency & Critical Care announces its opening at 670 South Camino del Rio.
The business provides 24-hour emergency veterinary services Friday through Monday. Its commitment is to provide
knowledgeable full-service care to sick and injured animals on the weekend when one's regular veterinarians are not
The business is open from 5:30 p.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m. Monday and all holidays. The clinic provides urgent care
exams, emergency exams, 24-hour care, oxygen critical care, surgery, in-house lab work, radiology, pain management, ultrasound, endoscopy and blood transfusions.
Riverview Animal Hospital also announces the addition of Dr. Shannon Mazur as the directing veterinarian of the
emergency and critical care service.
Mazur received her bachelor of science degree from Fort Lewis College and attended veterinary school at Colorado
State University where she graduated with honors in 2009. She practiced at a small animal clinic in Cheyenne, Wyo., before moving back to Durango.
The location will be managed by Dr. Stacee Santi. Call 247-8545 or visit "http://www.riverview%20animal.com.">www.riverview animal.com.