The guides of Adventures Out West?currently celebrating its 40th year of tours?have created scenic jaunts through Colorado and Arizona that deposit participants directly into the most beautiful parts of the local geography. Whether taking a segway tour or a jeep tour with knowledgeable guides, soaring over snowcapped mountains from the basket of a hot-air balloon or ziplining over lush forested cliffs, patrons get a chance to interact firsthand with all of nature's local sights, sounds, and whoopee-cushion gags.
If it's a sunny summer day, and you hear hoofbeats coming through the ponderosa pines near Mormon Lake, don't be alarmed. They're probably coming from the riders of High Mountain Trail Rides, out on their daily mosey through the forest. Led by a family of expert handlers and guides, the ranch has become a destination for seasoned and beginner riders alike. On the backs of well-trained, friendly horses, groups make their way through the natural trails that crisscross the wilds of Arizona. These adventures don't stop when the summer ends, either; High Mountain Trail Rides maintains a winter headquarters at the historic Pioneer Village Museum in North Phoenix.
Initially created to rescue mares and foals that were discarded by the drug industry, Dreamchaser Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation now works to save horses and other farm animals from starvation, abuse, abandonment, and slaughter. Volunteers work to gentle and train the horses, many of which come to the ranch wild, until they're comfortable enough to join the herd. On average, a rescued horse spends roughly one year at the ranch. The ultimate goal is to place every animal into a loving, permanent home through the ranch’s adoption program. The organization also works to educate the public about the inhumane treatment of animals and provides enrichment programs for local foster children.
Arizona Pet Vet is a network of 17 animal hospitals peppered throughout the Valley area. The veterinarians use modern treatments and therapies to care for animal companions, treating each pet like an important member of its owner's family. The company doles out tips for bringing home a new pet on its website and exhibits evidence of the animal kingdom's capacity for cuteness on its Facebook page.
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