Save these dates!

If you live in southwest Colorado, this fall will bring you two outstanding educational opportunities. If you do not live in southwest Colorado, let those two outstanding educational opportunities be your best excuse to visit the region, where we like to say “The West Still […]

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Get Smart. Get Tan!

It’s going to be cold and dark in a few months. These delightful, crisp, and sunny riding days will be a murky memory as you bundle into seven layers to toss hay and rub frosty noses with your equines. Why not give your mind and […]

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Durango Gathering Does Authentic

Over the course of four b-e-a-utiful October days in southwest Colorado, the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering entertained several thousand visitors with myriad offerings. There were poetry readings, music, and art showcased around town, during the day and at nightly, sold out performances at the historic […]

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Visit Nelson and Skinner at the Equine Affaire

Our game plan is coming together for the Equine Affaire, the horse extravaganza that’s less than two months away. (November 12-15 in West Springfield, MA) We’re thrilled to announce that horsewomen Amy Skinner and Raechel Nelson will be at the NickerNews and BestHorsePractices booth in […]

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Unbranded Newsflash

Ever since the Unbranded team of four Texans and their cavvy of mustangs wrapped up an incredible 3,000-mile journey nearly two years ago, fans have been chomping at the bit to see how the crew’s 500 hours of footage got whittled down to less than […]

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Welcome Ramblers Way and Introducing Trails to Town contest

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Ramblers Way Farm, the clothing company founded by Maine’s Tom Chappell and featuring wonderful, American-made, wool garments. Beginning next month, NickerNews & BestHorsePractices will be giving away one lightweight, luxuriously soft top each month. It’s the Trails […]

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Getting Tossed, Taking Stock

On first read, I thought Libby Lyman’s comment about “gauging appropriate pressure for each individual horse” was a no brainer. See her Ask the Expert post here. “Doesn’t everyone know that?”  I thought. But getting a bloody lip whilst coming off my mule has a […]

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Snubs and hobbles can help a nervous horse

Scatterbrained horsemanship like mine has a way of leaving holes in training. That’s ok, I tell myself. Exposed holes get filled and the return to fundamentals makes for an improved horse, an improved rider, and, most importantly, an improved relationship. Read about filling Holes in […]

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Unbranded gets standing ovation

Unbranded, the new documentary film about the epic, 3,000-mile journey of four Texas A & M University grads and their cavvy of extraordinary mustangs, is receiving rave reviews at the Canadian film festival, Hot Docs. Read review. Kudos! But did you know? NickerNews was the […]

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Zarzyski’s Wild Rides

I had the excellent opportunity to interview poet and former bronc rider Paul Zarzyski last month. As a young man, Zarzyski headed west from his Wisconsin roots and landed in Montana where he started riding bucking horses and attended the University of Montana. Some 40 […]

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