Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen
"Preserving our back country and wilderness resources for horsemen and women commensurate with our heritage."
We are a local chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of America, bcha.org, formed in the 1970s, and Back Country Horsemen of Colorado, www.bchcolorado.org, both grass roots organizations formed to preserve and protect our country's heritage.
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If you have a love of horses and mules, if you love and appreciate the solitude a ride in the back country brings you, if you love to give back to your public lands in this little piece of heaven here in our Four Corners area, you have come to the right place.
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen, organized in the mid 1990s, is a chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of America, a nonprofit organization, with the following Mission Statement:
- To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America's back country and wilderness;
-To work to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use;
-To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource;
-To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the back country resource by horsemen and the
general public commensurate with our heritage;
-To foster and encourage individuals to join and participate in their local, State and National Back Country Horsemen organizations.