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We sit down with Western Folklife’s Kristin Windbigler

At the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, we were thrilled to sit down with Kristin Windbigler, executive director of Western Folklife, the organization that runs the Gathering. She took the helm less than a year ago after serving on its board of directors and working for TED as […]

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News, Updates, Money, and Coffee

We’ve been working hard on developments for the Best Horse Practices Summit. In particular, we’re excited at the prospect of a new website, to be designed by TJ Zark of the brand and design company, Hello Zark. By March, the website will be live and […]

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Question Realness, in others and in yourself

Editor’s Note: We hear this week from Nancy Lowery of Calgary, Alberta. Lowery has been blogging about her Leadership Learning through Horsemanship Experiences for more than a decade. A recent interview series began as “One Foot in the Arena” to explore what Calgary leaders have learned […]

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Kuhl’s Hip Hoody

We continue our reviews of Kuhl gear from the outdoor clothing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah: This week, we check out the Firekrakr Hoody: Ah, to have it all: to be thin, warm, and good-looking. Of course, I’m not talking about people. I’m […]

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Stretch That Dog makes us better dog owners

Dr. Petra Sullwold, a Best Horse Practices Summit sponsor and owner of six equines, dedicates her days to serving horses, dogs, and humans with her chiropractic services. She has worked on me as well as my mule, Jolene. We are better off for her attentive, […]

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Winter Blues? Go Purple

Daily dresser dilemma for us winter horsewomen: Pick items of clothing that are warm, work hard, go with most anything, are easily cared for, and look great when you’re finished with the horses and need to head to town. Sweatshirts are sloppy. Jean jackets and […]

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Jeanette’s Journey, VI: Death Valley

Editor’s Note:  In the sixth installment of a multi-part series, we hear from Jeanette Hayhurst, a long-time and avid horsewoman from Barstow, California. Like many of us, she has continued to connect with horses, even when her age and physical limitations kept her from doing […]

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Twine Recycling Scores Big

We have an impressive update on twine recycling efforts by the Four Corners Back Country Horsemen, first posted here. Christopher Smyth reports: Late last year, the Four Corners Back Country Horsemen along with the Mesa Verde BCH chapter transported their first load of baling twine […]

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NCPG: Add it to your bucket list

This week, we continued our road trip with several days in Elko, Nevada. For more than three decades, the northern Nevada town has been home to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, a week-long festival of western ranching culture. It’s my favorite mid-winter event. Hands down. […]

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Outdoor VIPs: Horse Owners and Riders

Unlike most every other week of the year, this one has been on the road: from southwestern Colorado to Denver and then west to Elko, Nevada. If the trek were a constellation, it’d be the Winter Triangle. Why go? At the Outdoor Retailer in Denver, […]

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