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A 1st for Equine Therapy
Marsha Craig recounts her amazing adventures with Lily, the miniature therapy horse. Part One of three.
Putting Science in its Place
Chasing horses and answers in this big equine world.
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Ain't Life Grand?
Dear Horses and Summer:
Thanks for the memories and good times!
Click to view new video.
Wheat, corn, vines, barbed wire and more.
Our first documented trail adventures in Iowa!
They Got Us Figured Out
We consider horses, humans, and the new Horsemen's Re-Union.
Death by Horse
Anthony Shadid survived multiple warzones and won two Pulitzer Prizes. In the end, horses were his downfall.
New Video gives us a quick glance of horses in severe weather.
Guest columnist goes feral hog hunting with South Carolina's Marsh Tacky breed.
Not a Sunday Drive
White-knuckling a 1,200 mile drive with four thousand pounds of precious cargo.
Equine Disaster Insurance
That's what course in Large Animal Rescue provides.
(Plus, it's wicked fun!)
The Right Stuff
Twenty men start 40 colts at inaugural Horsemen's Re-Union
Yum. Friend Dough
What do Fried Dough, Horse Blankets, and Colorado State University have to do with one another??
Good & Bad Learning
Makes little difference to your horse!
for next installment of EBH series.
What is EBH?
The concept, the book, and what it means to horsemanship.
Part II of the Sneak Preview Series
Sneak Preview to EBH
New series acquaints horse folk with Evidence-Based Horsemanship, the book due out April 1.
We Love Our Horse Friends
Giving THANKS to our dear horse friends...
Murray's Mustang, Part III
Follow John Murray and his journey with BLM Mustang, Nitro.
Who's Your Bully?
become real obvious!
Watch new video, too!
War Horse A Must See
Why War Horse is even better if you're a horse person.
John Murray begins his journey with a BLM mustang.
Read Part One of this incredible series.
Frazzled away from Farm
Cluelessness and Withdrawal Symptoms -- Don't we all feel this way?
Thanksgiving Video Wish
Leave the stress behind.
Let the good times roll (or trot)!
Gift Giving, 2011
We got ideas.
You got ideas.
Donkeys Stand Tall
Shorties short story can brighten your day
Click to read
Randy Rieman, horseman, poet, master poet reciter.
about this impressive Montana man.
Rescued and Ready
Hardluck to Happy...
Thanks to the state and the MSSPA
Horse Power Pototoes!
Maine club harvests spuds with Turn-of-the-Century equipment.
(And we're not talking Y2K)
Trail Junk, er, Antiquities
History in the weeds.
Trail riding in Maine.
Working Mini Miracles, part II
Guest columnist writes of her therapy work with miniature horse
"Horse Walks into a Bar..."
Watch our Public Service Announcement for Designated Driving!
And read more about its production.
Cows get schooled
Emergency Training and Curious Transport all in one big day!
1st Annual BESTUVS!
Vote for your favorite products, people, places!
Take the quick survey and we'll send you a free bumpersticker!
Horse Treat Recipe!
Fun & Easy recipe for Baker's Horse Treats, courtesy of Riding To The Top therapeutic riding center.
Evolution and Your Horse
Considering where they came from and why it matters.
Part III of exciting horse brain discussion.
Inside a Horse Brain
Betcha never saw this at a horse clinic!
to read about Dr. Stephen Peters' presentation.
Ready for the Next One?
When the power goes out and the tree falls across the way, will you have your act together?
and get prepared!
MacGyver only has so many bras (see photo)
Custom Saddle Review
Guest columnist Julie Kenney reviews her new saddle from Granite Buckaroo.
Get a Behind-the-Scenes look at our 'Call a Friend' Designated Driver commercial production.
We return to Memory Lane in Andover, Maine for a midweek escape.
Trouper, the Mustang, Part III
Read the final, inspiring installment of Trouper story!
Julie Kenney catches cow fever at beginner clinics!
for guest column.
Wild Mustang, part II
Guest columnist continues her amazing story of connection with wild mustang.
Too Heavy to Ride?
NickerNews reader comes forward to write of her struggles, research, and final outcome.
Bumperstickers are here!
"NICKER MORE, BUCK LESS"
bumperstickers are now available from Our Store!
Build a Bucket List!
New feature lets you build and share your goals and dreams!
Check out new video and win a bumpersticker!
Point of View
What does Horse Slaughter REALLY mean to you?
Ethical and humane treatment isn't just a term for PETA
West Bath rider competes in IHSA Nationals
Collegian Mary McClintock travels to Lexington, KY, for national event
Dog and Pony Show
The Big Day arrives for Molly Stark and Morris at the "America's Favorite Trail Horse" event.
Girlfriends Good for your Health!
As if we didn't know.
to confirm any doubts.
Farm Fit or Gym Fit?
I can hay all day...
Just don't ask me to run a mile!
Beach Riding Video!
We got there before it closed.
Check out our fun visit to Popham Beach!
Spring Tune-Up for your Horse Space
Walk the fence line. Fix the gate, Flush out the scary spots!
Read more for tips on keeping your horses safe at home.
Find Us on Facebook!
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and stay up to date on all our posts!
Your beloved horses, mules, and donkeys are featured in this fantastic slideshow.
First Annual BESTUVS
Helping the Rider
Taking a Wilderness 1st Responder course to help riders when things go awry on the trail.
Sixty-three percent of you are heading to the Equine Affaire.
Vote! (below right)
about the equine extravaganza.
Peppermint, the pony, writes her first guest column.
Emergency Safety Net!
Do you have one?
for a scary, teaching moment.
Horse Summit addresses cruelty and neglect
Guest columnist Michelle Hirshberg attends New England Horse Summit.
to read about her weekend.
Harsh Life for Horses
Julie Kenney reports from her mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
for guest column.
What's in Your Bucket?
A fellow rider's untimely passing inspires our guest columnist to Just Do It!
When a Farm Call is Not Enough
We visit New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center
Weight & Warmth Strategies
Dr. Rachel Flaherty has some excellent pointers for keeping your horses healthy and happy this winter.
Skipping through the Storm
Check out another fun NickerNews video!
Wild Winter Ride
It's not just another evening of barn chores, writes guest columnist Liz Czak.
Mud and Fresh Horses. Must be Spring!
Transitions to the riding season can be as hard as sitting to an uppity trot.
for more reflections!
What to Do?!
Are you an indoor cat? Or do you resist the urge to hibernate 'til April?
for winter ideas and send us yours!
Know Your Rights!
Got riders passing through?
Or, are you that rider?
to read more about Landowner Liability.
One Blizzard, To Go
It was fun.
Ok, it was work.
Check out NickerNews
of this winter's first big storm.
Harry Lewis leads Maine Equine Super Showdeo effort, to debut at Topsham Fairgrounds this summer.
Hate 'em, Love 'em...Mostly hate 'em
One horse owner contemplates her horse blanket challenges.
No Winter Doldrums Here
Pony Keeps Things Lively.
for latest blog posts
Just in case you missed it...See the newest adventures of Silly Sally!
Composting Large Animals
Not a pleasant job, but...
to read state guidelines for not burying your dead equine.
Crazy Like You
"And We're Walking..."
to read about the Equine Affaire Experience.
Producer Teagan Wright helps NickerNews with quirky horsemanship video.
to read about the man and view the video!
Sherrye Johnson Trafton Wins VH&R title!
our blog to read the latest posts!
Maine Vet in Kabul
Dr. Susan Chadima reports from another trip to Afghanistan.
Artist creates sketch for our slogan
Andrew Greenstone illustrates whimsical NickerNews slogan.
to read more!
Spooky True Story
My horse almost died. Read about the near-miss and lessons learned.
Alexis Ingraham pleads no contest.
Will They Do Time?
What punishment fits the crime of horse neglect and abuse in the state of Maine? We consider the Ingraham case.
Midway between long, summer days and cold, dark ones.
to read more and post your own moments!
Grab Your Kleenex
Guest columnist writes about Andy and Buck, a fantastic horse & rider duo and Special Olympic champions!
Click here to read more.
Win Cool, Free Stuff!
Enter our Summer Contest!
to read more about how you can help keep the site alive and keep advertisers at bay!
Every site deserves a good rant...
When more is less. When better is letting it be.
The crazed state of horse care in the 21st century.
A French Perspective
Different. But the Same.
Our French friends reflect on their American horse experience.
CLICK to read more.
Cowboys of the East, Part II
He'd probably toss me off his boat if I'd called him a Lobster Whisperer, but still...
to read more about the parallels of horsemen and lobstermen.
Horse Rescue Course is a Hit!
Standing room only at recent Large Animal Rescue course, offered at CERT Jamboree.
for article and WCSH television coverage.
Links page has it!
The Coyote Project, the Roadkill project, and a kick-ass goat business.
Read about them all on the links page.
What happens at the field...
I was dead sober.
But those turkey heads sure looked like rosey golf balls floating along the tops of the tall grass.
Click here to read more.
Four friends from France frolic in the ferns.
for story and VIDEO. (No silly alliteration, I promise!)
Cowboys of the East
What's lobstering got to do with cowboying?
to find out!
Take a stab at this fun form of poetry!
to see our Horse-related Haikus.
Eleven horses left in Durham, then surrendered to Maine.
It's Haying Season and the weather is fine!
to read more.
After a lengthy investigation, Brett Ingraham has been arrested for criminal animal cruelty.
to read more.
Jump on a CART!
CART teams are becoming an essential part of response to animal emergencies.
to read more and get involved!
We finally take our first dip of the summer in the delicious waters of Casco Bay.
, but don't hate me!
Gotta Love Barn Time
We pause between wheelbarrow loads to give thanks.
to read more!
Remembering A Fine, Fun Horseman
Horses were pivotal in my grandfather's military service
to read more.
We're Not Horses and We're OK
What the heck are dogs and chickens doing in a NickerNews video?
All the gaits and more!
Click here to view.
Horse folks collaborate to move Durham horses to safer, more permanent homes!
Meet horseman Elijah Moore
Elijah Moore knows a few things about horses.
to read more about this transplanted Utah cowboy.
Camping across America, continued
Guest columnist Mara Miles recounts her travels with husband, horses, and dogs.
to read about the Cumberland Plateau and more!
Dreams are Worth Dreaming...
Ok, no rattlesnake encounters yet, but sandstorm, yes!
Read more about Kim Stone's exciting summer of learning by
Save Your Ass Rescue
Call it a long-eared love affair.
This group saves, trains, and adopts out donkeys and mules. Read more about SYA and their equine charges
by clicking here.
Pony is a Verb, Season Two
We work on our team dynamics. We practice crossing scary places.
It's the Journey, not the Destination that counts here!
Read more and watch video by clicking here.
EBH in New England reality
'Nature is Best'
What do you think?
Read more about the models.
Parelli or Wall? I'll take Wall
Weighing in on horsemen of the Horsemen's Re-Union.
Head West Horsewoman!
Kim Stone recounts her trials and evolution in Parts Three and Four of Dreams are Worth Dreaming!
Click here to check out her clinic
Click here for Part Three.
Click here for Part Four.
Young Mainers Away!
Teenage horsewomen head West for educations and adventures.
Read more about them
Pony tries Patience
Clever pony...are there any other kinds of ponies?
We learn slowly at this blog post.
Three Minute Fiction
Contest by National Public Radio inspires us to create 600 words of horsey fiction.
for a few minutes of fun reading.
Boots, Bras, and Levity
A little humor to liven up your day!
for a tour of the NickerNews closet.
Creative Herd Management
A curious equine swap benefits all parties.
Check out the story and NEW video by clicking here!
Love and Money
Guest columnist Sonia Theobalds writes about money, horses, and Long-Suffering-Horse-Husbands in this piece.
Click here to read more!
The Race Is On
Who wins the classic dual between Horse & Rider versus Runner?
Read more about the race here.
Mexico to Canada
Another exciting installment -
NickerNews talks with Unbranded, the 3,000 mile adventure of four cowboys and BLM mustangs.
Read Part Three
It's not OK
Three-part report on Oklahoma tornado victims & heroic rescue response.
Read Part I
Interview with artist Dahlov Ipcar
Of girlhood and horses...
Check out our Sister Site
reviews science with the Real World in mind.
Recent blog posts
Tune Up Time
Ignoring regular maintenance can be risky for you
your precious cargo.
Read more here.
Best Blog Finalist
has named NickerNews one of their Best Blog finalists!
by scrolling to #17 and clicking on NickerNews.
Many heartfelt thanks!
One woman's Cabin Fever appeal for escape.
Read about it here.
Happy Wishes on Horseback
Happy Holiday Wishes from Our Barn to Yours!
Watch short video wish!
Your Bestuvs Choices!
We've all got opinions.
Read about this year's best muckrakes, DVD's, clinicians, gloves, horse vacation spots, and more!
Give. Read. Horse.
Add a few literary ideas to your shopping list
Read-worthy book suggestions
Add your favorites!
Field Emergency, Part I
He's bleeding out before her eyes.
-- Does she lose her s&%*t?
-- Can she save him?
Read Part I
You're The Best!
Or, a healthy, horse-y journey in self-delusion.
Paying it Forward
From Camelot to Vacationland!
The 1st installment of Sonia Theobald's mini rescue and therapy work.
Playing the Herd Card
Two girls get out.
for latest blog post.
Footloose & Buck Free!
Terry McClare puts us through our paces at her Footloose Farm in Brownfield, Maine.
Click here to read more.
Keepin' the Weight on!
Tips for maintaining your horse's weight during the winter, especially considering this summer's poor hay quality.
Dr. Rachel Flaherty of Maine Equine Associates lends her expertise.
Click here to read article.
Ken Salazar's Grand Plan
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar wants to send mustangs to greener pastures in the East and Midwest... He wants to give them Special Designation and create an eco-tourism destination around mustang roaming ranges. Oh, you just gotta read this plan.
Got a minute? Read our Wovel!
A wovel is a web-based, audience-plotted novel. Follow the exploits of Jean and Lily as they ride along. Then vote on how you'd like the story to proceed. Cool, huh?
Click here to read Chapter 3.
My friend Peppermint Patty wasn't quite ready to come with me. She's what one might call a go-y girl.
Check out this fun video by clicking here.
Barn Gal Pals
Guest columnist Sonia Theobalds shares the fun.
Click here to read about her times with a troop of horse friends.
Sunny Side Up!
The tragedy in Waldoboro has a bright side as one NickerNews reader shows off one who survived the wretched scene - her wonderful, newly adopted, 10-year old paint mare.
Check her out at Your Horse pages by clicking here.
(Remember to click the option to view newest horses FIRST.)
Warm and fuzzy Christmas story
Dontcha just love Christmas?
positively overflowing with warm spirit, good will, and all that fun stuff!
Click here for a peak from Scrooge's window!
Think this photo has NOTHING to do with Barn Time? Think again! Check out a holiday-stress blog entry by
Combatting not the War on Drugs but the War on Winter Blues,
click here to read more
about NickerNews strategies and add your own!
First Snow Skitties
Check out this fun, frolicky video celebrating the first snow of the year. Another happy-go-lucky NickerNews production.
Click here to check it out!
Final Versatile Horse & Rider Report!
Read the third and final installment by guest columnist Sherrye Johnson-Trafton writes about her training and experience at the Equine Affaire's Versatile Horse Competition.
Lookin' good, sista!
Read more at our blog
click here go to her article
Are you a Charlie or a Charlotte...
Who cares about supplements, blanketing, and grooming?
Read this fun essay about the gamut of acceptable horse care and horsemanship.
Join in the fun and add your own examples.
"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." - Winston Churchill
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