Micro-steps with Rewards Work Best for Dogs and Horses

The weather is warming. Snow is disappearing. And like riding season, herd dog training season is back! My dogs and I are fortunate to resume our training with Ann Chernoff Allan, a remarkable local trainer. Read more here. Last year, we trained faithfully for six […]

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  • The Winding Road of Life with Horses

    Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years and is a regular BestHorsePractices columnist. She will offer two arena presentations with […]

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  • Sweaters are back, thanks to Cotopaxi

    No one wears sweaters any more. Why? They don’t breathe. They don’t stand up to hard work. They’re not fashionable. Sweaters are for dowdy, office types stuck in the 1950’s. Outside of a formal work interview or a fancy lunch, I haven’t worn one in […]

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