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Published: 2/27/2016
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WiseAssWallace, the beloved BLM burro of the NickerNews herd explains why you'll want to set NickerNews & BestHorsePractices as your home pages, your go-to sources for all equine questions and answers.

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WiseAssWallace from Maddy Butcher on Vimeo.

Here's his narrative:

Hello! My name is WiseAssWallace and I’d like to provide you with some truths about today’s equine world. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter.

There are lots of questionable, trend-oriented equine websites created to sell product first, educate horse owners and riders second (if that).

Poor readers get caught up in the flash and the spin. They struggle to invest thoughtfully in real knowledge and in the real important relationship with us horses, donkeys and mules. How these people train, who they follow, what they feed, what trailer they purchase is dictated by trends and so called ‘expert’ testimonials. It’s not based on common sense or research or what’s best for us.

NickerNews and BestHorsePractices are different. They put us four-leggeds first. These sites are smart, lively, “no bling, no bullsh*t” horse magazines with zero tolerance for hokey solutions, bad science, and the almighty need for the selly-sell.


For too long, women especially have been spun a yarn full of the warm and fuzzies. Horse ownership and riding is not rainbows, ribbons, and “my horse loves me.” That kind of stuff is modern day make-believe. Seriously, it does us and our humans a great disservice.

People, we’re not playing house!
We deserve better!

Life with us can be complicated, challenging and full of learning. It demands an intellectual diet of meat, roughage, and whole grains, not fluffernutters and cotton candy.

If you’re frustrated with the status quo, c’mon over to NickerNews and BestHorsePractices.
  • You will be inspired and educated.
  • You’ll find a community of like-minded, discerning horse owners and riders. Like you, they have grown weary of the shtick.
At NickerNews and BestHorsePractices, you’ll find thoughtful, researched material that allows you to get closer to us, as riders, partners, and owners. Believe me, WiseAssWallace, these sites are making life better for equines, one human at a time.

Thank you and good night!

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Editor's Note:

NickerNews and BestHorsePractices wish to thank the outstanding audio services of Tom Yoder, program director at KSJD radio in Cortez, Colorado.

Thanks, Tom!

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3/3/2016 Julie Kenney
I think Wallace is going to make an outstanding spokes-donkey!! By the way, I love fluffernutters, but I think only those from Maine know what those are :)
3/3/2016 Maddy
Thanks, Julie! And, for the record, we love fluffernutters, too. Just not the kind that's "food for thought."
3/3/2016 Vince Mahany
Maddy, Monsoor Wallace is my kinda guy, I am trying to convince my dearest Damsel of the paddock that we need a ...well sorta, a Wallace as a companion for our Erkil. Hope that all is well with you. How is my beloved Miss Brooke doing? Love you Kid and thanks
9/6/2016 SATISH
I think Wallace is going to make an outstanding spokes-donkey!

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