Memorial Day may be for horses, too

Barbara King is a member of a small group of articulate scientists discussing and contributing exciting research on non-human emotions. It’s a fascinating field and one that has, over the generations, weathered challenges of anthropomorphizing and, on the other end of the spectrum, outright dismissal. […]

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Hi. I’m Calling about Your Horse.

Most writers are readers. While writing is their occupation, reading is one of their passions. I’m no exception. When contests surface, I get excited at the prospect of entering but also of reading all the other submissions. Such is the case with National Public Radio’s […]

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They loved our horse videos

Phew. That’s my relief at making tomorrow’s deadline and submitting two videos to the Equestrian Social Media Award headquarters in Manchester, England. (Ok, I did not hand-deliver them but used DropBox.) The videos, revealed during their Awards Week later this month, are required for all […]

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See Ya, Salazar

Mustang advocates are cheering the upcoming departure of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. During his term, he made news for threatening reporters and horses alike. Specifically, he’s made life miserable for tens of thousands of mustangs as he sticks to expensive, inhumane policies enforced […]

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Win Redmond’s Daily Red

For a chance to win: “Like” Us on Facebook. Already follow NickerNews?  “Share” this post with facebook friends for a chance to win. My horses like salt. Redmond Rock sells mined Utah salt. It’s sea salt left by oceans long ago. So it’s natural and […]

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Evidence-Based Horsemanship Seminar Opens

Pretty excited about the Evidence-Based Horsemanship seminar May 4-6. It’ll give students a great opportunity to be immersed in the topic and absorb what is, in my mind, the most helpful, most beneficial work being offered right now in the horse world. Dr. Steve Peters […]

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Warwick Schiller makes the right thing easy

Warwick Schiller flew under my radar at first. The Australian transplant (he calls California home now) watched the horsemen of the Horsemen’s Re-Union with me last April. We talked about what they were doing and who was doing well. He’s friendly, knowledgeable, and outgoing. It […]

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Chincoteague Ponies just peachy

The Fire Chief of tiny Chincoteague, Virginia (population 4,347) may not be a horseman, but he had an idea that the Chincoteague ponies would take care of themselves if given the chance. The manager of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge thought so, too. So instead […]

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I Wanna Go

A friend turned me onto a Los Angeles Times story about Mary Breckenridge. At 64, she crosses the High Sierra with two mules and a saddle horse. She’s done it for years and has some incredible insight about being alone in nature and relating only […]

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