Amy Skinner Review

Debbie Hight, a Best Horse Practices Summit board member, longtime Mainer, and frequent NickerNews guest columnist, reports from a recent Amy Skinner horsemanship weekend in Norridgewock, Maine. Photos generously provided by Julie Kenney. By Debbie Hight Amy Skinner has written: If what the horse truly […]

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Jeanette’s Journey Part II, test drive for Danny

Editor’s Note:  In the second installment of a multi-part series, we hear from Jeanette Hayhurst, a long-time and avid horsewoman from Barstow, California. Like many of us, she has continued to connect with horses, even when her age and physical limitations kept her from doing […]

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Silva’s Three Sacred Cows of Horsemanship

Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years. Silva has competed successfully through fourth level dressage on quarter horses, Morgans, Arabians, Hanoverians, and […]

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Spoiler Alert: Amy Skinner on pitfalls for horse enablers

The horses we get in training at Bar T Horsemanship undergo considerable changes in their lives while they’re with us.  They leave their normal routine to stay in a strange place with new horses and people.  Not only is their environment different, but their treatment […]

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Jeanette’s Journey Part I – from Riding to Mini Driving

Editor’s Note: In the first installment of a multi-part series, we hear from Jeanette Hayhurst, a long-time and avid horsewoman from Barstow, California. Like many of us, she has continued to connect with horses, even when her age and physical limitations kept her from doing […]

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Wool: The Cool Summer Option

Editor’s Note: We hear from guest columnist Amy Skinner who reviews a top by Ramblers Way Farm. Ramblers Way, founded by Tom Chappell (of Tom’s of Maine), and run by family members, creates and sells clothing designed and made in America and sourced responsibly through […]

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Hauling Ass: My first pack burro race

Editor’s Note: This week, we hear from Katrin Silva, an accomplished horsewoman as well as an impressive endurance runner. She writes about the burro races at the Leadville Boom Days celebration in the mountains of Colorado. Colorado’s State Sport? Pack burro racing, of course! By […]

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Finally, great Apps for Riders

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years. Read her article on Contact here. Based in New […]

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Seven Sins of Horsemanship

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years. Read her article on Contact here. Silva has competed […]

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Giving Thanks to Horsey Moms

Mother’s Day is Sunday and I’m guessing many of us have our moms to thank for nurturing the horse love. I know I do. My mother, Sally Butcher, can also thank her mom. That’s how it sometimes lovingly goes. Elden Olsen, a reader from Utah […]

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