United in Love and Equine Dedication

Question: How many horse owners does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Name any number. The light bulb won’t get changed because they’re too busy talking about horses, minis, donkeys, and mules. Say this about our crazy community: we are passionate, enthusiastic, devoted, […]

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Toughest Winter Warrior wins Muck Boots

It may be a Worst Ever Winter, but for Muck Boot wearers, it’s a bit less painful: “At least my feet stay warm and dry,” they say. Who among you has it worst? In this record-breaking season, we’re rewarding one lucky, tough reader with a […]

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Welcome HayBalancer & Adventurista Designs!

2015 has brought positive changes to Cayuse Crest Communications, our family of sites that includes NickerNews, BestHorsePractices and UtahOutsider. We’re growing in readership and advertisers are jumping aboard. Please welcome Adventurista Designs and Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer. We met Adventurista Designs founder Meghan Holler at […]

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Welcome Third Coast and South Mountain!

We welcome two new advertisers into the NickerNews and BestHorsePractices fold: South Mountain Equine Veterinary Services and Third Coast Equine Services of Maine. Dr. Janelle Tirrelle, of Augusta, Maine, has opened Third Coast Equine after working at Maine Equine Associates for several years. She has […]

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Welcome Lucerne Farms!

We’re excited to welcome Lucerne Farms to our growing family of advertisers. The Maine company, based in Easton and Fort Fairfield, fits our values and mindset to a T: a small company with a high quality product that’s great for owners and their equines. It’s […]

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A Little Bundle of Burro

Cute burro faces and persuasive auctioneers make for a dangerous combination. Together, they have a way of convincing you that bringing home a 450-pound burro isn’t much different than bringing home a bunny. If you add to that scenario a cocky belief that handling this […]

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A Healthier, Happier Horse with your Hands On

For more than a decade, Jim Masterson has been doing good works for horses in the way of massage, tension release, and interactive body work. I met Jim at the Equine Affaire and we shared shuttle rides to and from the hotel. What an interesting […]

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Welcome Peeko!

We welcome sweet Peeko to the NickerNews family. She may not be great at writing or marketing, but she’s certainly livening up the place. Peeko came from the wonderful folks at Ruff Patch Rescue, a foster-home centered rescue organization in Riverton, Utah. Led by Stacy […]

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Road trip with riding on my mind

Last week, we headed north from Utah to Bozeman, Montana, to visit with Unbranded’s creative team and to see bits of the film. The team is busy with last minute details before submitting it to major film festivals. The trip allowed for some quick detours […]

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Talented and upbeat only begins to describe Mary Miller Jordan

Talking with Mary Miller Jordan, you can’t help getting inspired. A premier competitor at next month’s American Horsewoman’s Challenge, she perfectly oozes energy and positivity. I reached her at her Kelly, North Carolina farm, where she was juggling horse work, chores, and minding her four-year […]

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