Join Up with History Colorado as we look at the history and present day conditions for wild horses in the American West and Colorado, in particular. This program will feature presentations by Dr. Leisl Carr-Childers, Assistant Professor in the History department in the College of Liberal Arts and member of the Public Lands History Center at Colorado State University, and Dr. Andrea Mott Glessner of Western Wyoming Community College.
About "Join Up!"
In contemporary horsemanship, “join up” describes a relationship between horse and human built on trust and partnership rather than hierarchy of one species over another. In this spirit, over the course of several months scholars, veterinary practitioners, ranchers, equestrians, and many others will join up with History Colorado for presentations and conversations that will examine different aspects of horse culture throughout history and the West for the ultimate purpose of planning an exhibition at the History Colorado Center for 2021.
Join Up! is generously supported by the Dea Family Foundation, Cathy Carpenter Dea and Peter Dea.
Photo credit: Wild horse mares at Little Book Cliffs, Colorado, on May 30, 2019 by Dr. Leisl Carr-Childers