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The Perfect Student is Here!

Horsewoman Amy Skinner knows that learning tends to be directly proportional to how engaged and motivated her students are. She shared her tongue-in-cheek list for optimizing learning here: Perfect Student Qualities: Dedicated and hard working Willing to stay open-minded and humble enough to take direction. […]

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Maine Rider Impressed with Tuff Rider Boots from Adams

Editor’s Note: We welcome guest reviewer Debbie Hight! Hight is on the Best Horse Practices Summit Steering Committee and recently hosted horsewoman Amy Skinner for a weekend of learning. In this post, Hight offers her review of Tuff Rider boots from Adams Horse & Pet […]

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Rain Chaps Let You Stay Out Longer

Last fall, I was invited to help gather cattle off the National Forest. It was two excellent days of long hours and many miles in the saddle over rugged terrain with fit horses and good company. On the second day, it rained. It did not […]

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Summer Horse Work Calls for Long Sleeves

Why review long-sleeved shirts in mid-June? Even when it’s hot, there are myriad occasions when long sleeve shirts are best for horse work: Working with hay (your daily tosses or putting up 200 bales of first cut) Riding through brush (what fun, adventurous trail ride […]

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Another Rider Friendly Sports Bra from Title Nine

Riding Season is in full gear as we continue our Lady Bits & Riding features. Are you on the big-chested side? Do you struggle to stay comfortable and cool on these summer days? Guest columnist Emily Luciano reviewed the Trade Up Shock Absorber sports bra. […]

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Olathe Boot Review

If cowboy boots were beverages, a pair of Olathe boots, hand-crafted of premier leather in Mercedes, Texas, would be a smooth glass of single malt scotch. Or, for coffee drinkers, a silky double espresso brévé served in fine china. Read more about the Texas company […]

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Saddle Bag Must-Haves

For some of us, arena work is a bit like running on a treadmill. Hello Tedium! Trails are what we prefer. We get out for an hour, an afternoon, or the entire day to capture the expected and unexpected joys of trail riding. But what […]

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Finally, great Apps for Riders

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist 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. Read her article on Contact here. Based in New […]

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Seven Sins of Horsemanship

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist 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. Read her article on Contact here. Silva has competed […]

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Giving Thanks to Horsey Moms

Mother’s Day is Sunday and I’m guessing many of us have our moms to thank for nurturing the horse love. I know I do. My mother, Sally Butcher, can also thank her mom. That’s how it sometimes lovingly goes. Elden Olsen, a reader from Utah […]

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