Calendar Highlights

It’s not yet June and already our horse calendars are filling up. From Maine to Colorado and Canada, there’s a lot happening in our world. Here’s just a taste: The U.S. Equestrian Federation and the U.S. Para-Equestrian Federation announced five Centers of Excellence this month. […]

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Hope to see you there!

If you’re in the Four Corners area, make sure to come visit our booth at the Four States Agricultural Expo in Cortez, Colorado, March 17-19. We’ll be at booth 32, right next to the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering booth, at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Sign […]

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Save these dates!

If you live in southwest Colorado, this fall will bring you two outstanding educational opportunities. If you do not live in southwest Colorado, let those two outstanding educational opportunities be your best excuse to visit the region, where we like to say “The West Still […]

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Equine Affaire Highlights

We had a great time at the Equine Affaire in West Springfield, Massachusetts earlier this month. With over 100,000 attendees, you see and hear a lot, including news from a brilliant, 92-year old trail rider! We note here some Best of the Equine Affaire and […]

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Welcome new subscribers!

Welcome to NickerNews and BestHorsePractices! If you’re still trying to get a handle on who we are and what we do, let me help: For starters, I’m Maddy Butcher, a former newspaper reporter and founder of NickerNews and BestHorsePractices. These two websites are online horse […]

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Equine Affaire prize lineup

We’ll be giving away fabulous Darn Tough socks (made right in Vermont and guaranteed for life), Adventure Medical Kits and Zootility tools to ALL Remuda Reader subscribers at the Equine Affaire (while supplies last).  We’ll be at the Better Living Center. Not going? (scroll down) […]

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Get Smart. Get Tan!

It’s going to be cold and dark in a few months. These delightful, crisp, and sunny riding days will be a murky memory as you bundle into seven layers to toss hay and rub frosty noses with your equines. Why not give your mind and […]

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Durango Gathering Does Authentic

Over the course of four b-e-a-utiful October days in southwest Colorado, the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering entertained several thousand visitors with myriad offerings. There were poetry readings, music, and art showcased around town, during the day and at nightly, sold out performances at the historic […]

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Check out the Horseman’s Calendar

The horse world just got a little less confusing and overwhelming thanks to a new website developed by Jim Thomas, his daughter, Emily Luciano, and Steve Bell of Eclectic Horseman. The Horseman’s Calendar, a new online listing service which went live last week, was the […]

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Visit Nelson and Skinner at the Equine Affaire

Our game plan is coming together for the Equine Affaire, the horse extravaganza that’s less than two months away. (November 12-15 in West Springfield, MA) We’re thrilled to announce that horsewomen Amy Skinner and Raechel Nelson will be at the NickerNews and BestHorsePractices booth in […]

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