Spotlight on Baja Vaqueros

This year’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will shine the spotlight on the vaqueros of Baja California, folks who still adhere to the ranching and horsemanship ways used for hundreds of years on the rugged Mexican peninsula. They use horses and mules for their work with […]

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NickerNews at the OR

At NickerNews and BestHorsePractices nearly all our posts come from getting outside and spending time with horses. This week, however, we spent entirely indoors and horseless. Small sacrifice for what will be gained for our readership! Specifically we were at the Salt Palace Convention Center […]

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Great sharing features for rides and riders

As summer wraps up, the time is ripe for celebrating the season’s great rides, checking off some from the To Do list and make plans for bigger and better ones. Redmond Equine has a great way to share and get inspired with their new FaveRide […]

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Introducing the American Horsewoman’s Challenge

For centuries, horsewomen have worked in the shadows. Even when their talents equal or surpass their male counterparts, it can be a struggle to receive the attention they so rightly deserve. But one event is looking to let them shine. The inaugural American’s Horsewoman’s Challenge […]

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Finally, a trainer’s event with rescued horses

For years, I’ve been reporting on colt-starting events and saying to myself: Amazing stuff, but rescued horses are way more challenging than these untouched two-year olds. They’ve got baggage by the bucketful, troubled pasts, bad habits, and even horsey PTSD sometimes. Why not work with […]

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Please and Thanks for your vote!

Over the years, NickerNews and BestHorsePractices have attracted an incredibly vibrant community of like-minded readers. You are curious, life-long learners with a passion for doing what’s best by your horse. You are positive and enthusiastic. You motivate me. Thanks to you, both sites have advanced […]

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Tasty ingredients, Better Colt Starting Recipe

The Road to the Horse has become one of the most popular horse training events in the world. It offers spectators flashy performances along with shopping experiences in the horse-rich community of Lexington, Kentucky. But what does it offer the horse? More and more horsemen […]

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RTT instructor among nation’s best

Congratulations to Kate Davis McKelvy of Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center in Windham, Maine. The long-time instructor has been named Region 1 Instructor of the Year by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International). She’s been a certified instructor for 13 years and […]

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Riding To The Top hosts Triple B event

Therapeutic riding centers come and go. Staff changes, funding issues, and public enthusiasm all tend to wax and wane over the years for these high-overhead facilities and organizations. Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center in Windham is the shining exception. Since its debut 20 […]

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