See Ya, Salazar

Mustang advocates are cheering the upcoming departure of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. During his term, he made news for threatening reporters and horses alike. Specifically, he’s made life miserable for tens of thousands of mustangs as he sticks to expensive, inhumane policies enforced […]

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Herd Dog Tips and Tipping Point

The development of our Ride Along Dog reached a tipping point recently. At seven months, Kip has matured physically and mentally. Weighing 40 pounds, she’s all speed and agility. On the last few pasture walks, her herding nature has blossomed in full form. She’s done […]

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Final appearance ’til EBH Seminar

This weekend, Dr. Steve Peters and Martin Black will make their final presentations before their May seminar for Evidence-Based Horsemanship. The pair will be speaking at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Tonight, they’ll present at the Great Basin College. Friday, they’ll be […]

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Help for Hayburners

Come winter, horse owners can get in a jam – with no viable pasture, too little hay, and not enough money to buy more. Finding a new home for your beloved horse, for whatever reason, isn’t an option. If you’re struggling, there’s help. It’s often […]

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Horse Shot Dead

I woke up to this report in the local papers: Just a few miles from my home, Ryan Grafft, 31, was driving around in his truck Sunday afternoon, shooting at things with his rifle. He came upon four horses and decided to shoot them. He […]

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Win Redmond’s Daily Red

For a chance to win: “Like” Us on Facebook. Already follow NickerNews?  “Share” this post with facebook friends for a chance to win. My horses like salt. Redmond Rock sells mined Utah salt. It’s sea salt left by oceans long ago. So it’s natural and […]

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Winter Ride, I

Call me a grouch. A wet blanket. There were times I had a more upbeat attitude about winter, this month is not one of them. Make that a frozen, wet blanket. The shorter, colder days cut down on saddle time. If we do ride in […]

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New Horseman, Old Soul

My friend, Rick, was born and raised in Harpswell, Maine. He started lobstering at the age of 10, when he’d ride down to his skiff with bait bags hanging off the handlebars. After graduating from Mt. Ararat a few years ahead of me, he worked […]

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Evidence-Based Horsemanship Seminar Opens

Pretty excited about the Evidence-Based Horsemanship seminar May 4-6. It’ll give students a great opportunity to be immersed in the topic and absorb what is, in my mind, the most helpful, most beneficial work being offered right now in the horse world. Dr. Steve Peters […]

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Carol waves goodbye to MEA

A big thanks to Dr. Dave Jefferson for his assistance with my deworming article on BestHorsePractices. Dr. Jefferson and Maine Equine Associates have been around for several decades. MEA is the oldest continuing equine practice in the state. Just recently, they said goodbye to one […]

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