february, 2021

25feb6:00 pm7:30 pmJoin Up! Equine Traditions in Colorado's African American Communities


Event Details

In commemoration and amplification of Black History Month, our “Join Up!” series will explore human-horse connections in Colorado’s African American communities from the Territorial era to present day. With presentations from the Black American West Museum and Heritage Center and the Nizhoni Equestrian Camp at Lincoln Hills Cares, community members will share stories and knowledge on Zoom participants from horse communities across Colorado and the American West.

How have horses shaped the history of Colorado and the West? We seek to answer this and other questions about the relationship between equines and humans in our state with our initiative, Join Up! Exploring equine culture in Colorado. In natural 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 for a series of presentations, conversation, and practical engagements that will examine different aspects of horse culture throughout history and the West for the ultimate purpose of grounding it all in 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.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm