Mustang Mules?

I have a thing for mules. Their looks and behavior have long intrigued me. They set themselves apart from horses in many ways. Some say: Mules think. Horses don’t. At the Horsemen’s Re-Union, I got to talking with a California woman about mustangs and she […]

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Clydesdales Saved

Hats off to the many individuals and organizations involved in the successful move of five Clydesdales from their Maine farm to Connecticut after their owner died unexpectedly. Michelle Melaragno (an instructor for Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue) and the Maine State Society for the Protection […]

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Fringe Benefit

Like a window-shopper getting drawn into a favorite store, I couldn’t help myself when it came to Fringe, Kathleen Threlfall’s western wear and leather business. Read more about her here. Her handsome work and prized references from experts convinced me that lone pair of hand-me-down […]

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A Horse’s No Win Situation

That was the tough, take-away message from Dr. Rebecca Gimenez when asked about how to protect your horses in the event of a tornado. Close them in barns and you run the risk of harming them when the barn collapses. You may also stress them […]

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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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