Outdoor Retailer Highlights

Recently, we traveled to Denver to visit with folks at the Outdoor Retailer. Held at the Colorado Convention Center, the event attracts some 6,000 vendors and over 30,000 attendees. Yikes! Think Mall-on-Christmas-Eve frenzy. The OR, as it is widely known, gives us a chance to […]

Read more

Patagonia WorkWear

Editor’s Note: We welcome guest reviewer, Curtis Moore. Moore grew up around horses and spent high-school summers at a pack station outside Bishop, California. During college, he worked on a ranch and adopted a sorrel mustang, Rooster, who’s now a solid all-around ranch horse. When […]

Read more

Stretching Comfort Zone with Kimes’ Jolene Jean

Here’s something I realized when preparing to review Kimes Ranch Jolene jeans, one of 15 styles available from the young, Made in America, Arizona-based company. I brought high expectations to this assignment. Before even receiving the jeans – made from 99 percent cotton and one […]

Read more

Beat the Heat. Lose the Top

Interested in heat and horses? Read more here. As high temperature records fall around the globe, riders are looking for ways to keep themselves and their horses cool. One great idea? Lose the top. Title Nine, the California-based online retailer, makes it easy: A fit […]

Read more

Summertime: Tanks Rule

I live in Colorado, ride Western, and often help ranchers with cattle. Purists here say that even in the heat, long sleeves must be worn. I am not a purist. Some might call me a Redneck Rider. Redneck Riders are passionate about many things. Heeling […]

Read more

Sweaters are back, thanks to Cotopaxi

No one wears sweaters any more. Why? They don’t breathe. They don’t stand up to hard work. They’re not fashionable. Sweaters are for dowdy, office types stuck in the 1950’s. Outside of a formal work interview or a fancy lunch, I haven’t worn one in […]

Read more

Delightful Days at Circle Z

Many of us are more than ready for spring. Waiting out the weather is fine, by why not escape instead? Our newest partner is the Circle Z Ranch, in Patagonia, Arizona. Here, owner Diana Nash maps out what your delicious, delightful week will entail: Circle […]

Read more

News, Updates, Money, and Coffee

We’ve been working hard on developments for the Best Horse Practices Summit. In particular, we’re excited at the prospect of a new website, to be designed by TJ Zark of the brand and design company, Hello Zark. By March, the website will be live and […]

Read more

Kuhl’s Hip Hoody

We continue our reviews of Kuhl gear from the outdoor clothing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah: This week, we check out the Firekrakr Hoody: Ah, to have it all: to be thin, warm, and good-looking. Of course, I’m not talking about people. I’m […]

Read more

Stretch That Dog makes us better dog owners

Dr. Petra Sullwold, a Best Horse Practices Summit sponsor and owner of six equines, dedicates her days to serving horses, dogs, and humans with her chiropractic services. She has worked on me as well as my mule, Jolene. We are better off for her attentive, […]

Read more