The Black Velvet Lid

We received scores of comments from the Helmet article written by Dr. Steve Peters. Here’s one from Barb Thuerk: Maddy, I read with interest the article on helmets.  I come from the hunter/jumper world and the only time we wore our helmets was for jumping.  And we […]

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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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Generations ago, Smith knew ‘Nature’s Best’

Tom Smith knew what happened off the track was crucial to victories on the track. Diet and horse keeping practices were key to the champion he developed out of the fussy, difficult Seabiscuit. Read about Seabiscuit: An American Legend and other favorite horse books. ​Nervous […]

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To Wear or Not to Wear, that’s the Helmet Question

Culture and vanity vie against common sense and science in plenty of our personal decisions. Take tanning: This year, the World Health Organization added tanning booths to the list of the most dangerous forms of cancer-causing radiation. People get skin cancer and die from frequenting […]

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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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Water, water, nowhere

As summer winds down, I’m giving thanks to a spectacular season; one that gave me a crash course in riding and hiking essentials here in Utah. Watch new video Sure, there’s the need for carrying a cell phone, a good knife, and for wearing sunscreen. […]

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Peters on weighty matters

Dr. Steve Peters, the neuropsychologist whose collaboration with horseman Martin Black produced Evidence-Based Horsemanship, joined the call for better horsemanship through better personal health with his recent Personal Statement, posted on the Evidence-Based Horsemanship facebook page. It echoed recent BestHorsePractices posts, which explained research and […]

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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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Redmond’s For Real

On the surface, you might be tempted to say, “Salt is Salt is Salt.” It’s such a humble, ho-hum commodity. But we live in a world of consumerism and we have choices galore. There are inexpensive, synthetic blocks. There are pricey, Himalayan blocks from 7,500 […]

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Welcome Masterson Method

We’re thrilled to welcome Jim Masterson and the Masterson Method to our advertising family. A few years back, Jim held down the fort at an adjoining booth at the Equine Affaire. We shared some anecdotes and laughs during breaks in customer traffic and shuttles to […]

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