Hollie Hirst stretches back, arching below the razor edge of the mountain wind. The Boulder woman fills her lungs, one rich breath, and then rests onto the strangest yoga mat she's ever used. It's warm and muscular and covered in bristling needles of short white and brown hair.
And its name is Dusty.
Dusty is a horse boarded at the Star Peak Stables in Golden, one of the area locations where instructor Kerry Borcherding regularly holds Yoga with Horses workshops.