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Outdoor Retailer Highlights

Recently, we traveled to Denver to visit with folks at the Outdoor Retailer. Held at the Colorado Convention Center, the event attracts some 6,000 vendors and over 30,000 attendees. Yikes! Think Mall-on-Christmas-Eve frenzy. The OR, as it is widely known, gives us a chance to […]

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Science of Learning Presentation is FREE

Sharon Madere will visit Dolores, Colorado, to offer a free presentation on “The Science of Learning and How it Applies to Horses.” Madere, a certified behavioral consultant, is well known for her positive, practical, science-based approach to resolving behavioral problems for horse owners, on the […]

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Patagonia WorkWear

Editor’s Note: We welcome guest reviewer, Curtis Moore. Moore grew up around horses and spent high-school summers at a pack station outside Bishop, California. During college, he worked on a ranch and adopted a sorrel mustang, Rooster, who’s now a solid all-around ranch horse. When […]

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John Saint Ryan Clinic in Dolores

John Saint Ryan, a talented California horseman, will visit to give a weekend clinic in Dolores, Colorado, August 25 and 26. Saint Ryan has worked with Tom Dorrance and classical masters. He also studies work from the International Society of Equitation Science. At this rare […]

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Canadians: Think Horse, Not Hockey

A group of enthusiastic riders and owners are helping to give the Canadians, a small and relatively little-known horse breed, more exposure. This handsome breed will be featured at The Canadian Horse Expo, October 13, 2018 at the Harwinton Fairground in Harwinton, Connecticut. Margo Killoran […]

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Stretching Comfort Zone with Kimes’ Jolene Jean

Here’s something I realized when preparing to review Kimes Ranch Jolene jeans, one of 15 styles available from the young, Made in America, Arizona-based company. I brought high expectations to this assignment. Before even receiving the jeans – made from 99 percent cotton and one […]

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Beat the Heat. Lose the Top

Interested in heat and horses? Read more here. As high temperature records fall around the globe, riders are looking for ways to keep themselves and their horses cool. One great idea? Lose the top. Title Nine, the California-based online retailer, makes it easy: A fit […]

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Amy Skinner Prioritizes Partnerships

New Hampshire rider and Best Horse Practices Summit attendee Jane Edmunds attended Amy Skinner’s four-day stint in Maine and sent us this report. Thanks, Jane! By Jane Edmunds When Amy Skinner came to Norridgewock, Maine, for four days of intense lessons, students brought mustangs, Morgans, […]

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Divide Ain’t Wide: Common Roots

Editor’s Note: 2018 Best Horse Practices Summit presenter 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 guest columnist […]

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Death, Life, and Time with Horses

By Maddy Butcher My ex-husband – father to my three sons, an Irishman to whom I was married for 12 years – died this spring. He was estranged from us for over a decade. The boys – now men in their 20’s and scattered across […]

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