Martin Black’s only New England clinics

Kim Stone has cowboyed and worked with Martin Black for years in Oregon and Idaho. She now runs Shinantu, a small and busy farm in Brunswick, Maine. She submitted this  guest blog post to tell readers more about Black’s offerings next month: Stone writes: Martin […]

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Solo rider tackles the PCT

We talked with Gillian Larson, who blogs here about her travels on the Pacific Crest Trail. The 24-year old and her two horses, Shyla and Takoda, are cranking out 25-mile days at high elevation. That’s about what the Unbranded team was doing, but Larson is […]

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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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