Amy Skinner Returns to Maine

Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Amy Skinner will visit Maine for a weekend of private and semi-private lessons next month. Hosted by BHPS board member, Debbie Hight, she’ll be at Goldenwinds Farm at 412 River Road Norridgewock, on May 17-19. Lesson times are filling rapidly! […]

A Jacket for Wind, Snow, Sleet, Rain

This week, we hear from Best Horse Practices Summit board member, Julie Kenney. Julie lives and rides on the Maine coast in Harpswell, where she manages Blackberry Farm. Check out our Spring Reviews page. Kenney writes: Over the past several weeks, I’ve had a chance […]

Learn from your Sensitive Horse

This week, we hear from Best Horse Practices Summit board member, Julie Kenney. Julie lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine where she manages Blackberry Farm. Kenney writes: Anyone have a sensitive horse? You know, the one that won’t tolerate roughness or loud voices or unjustified […]

Spring Reviews

Just in time for spring riding season, we’re putting together an interesting and varied collection of reviews from and for horse and outdoors-y gals. In the coming weeks, Katrin Silva, Julie Kenney and Maddy Butcher will review quality gear from Toad & Co., LL Bean, […]

Problem Solved: Case Equestrian Knife

This week we hear from incoming Best Horse Practices Summit board member and trade show manager, Julie Kenney. Julie lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine, where she maintains Blackberry Farm. She reviews the Equestrian Knife from Case, a storied knife-making company founded by four brothers […]

Nicker Review: LL Bean Down Sweater Vest

We hear from Julie Kenney with this review of LL Bean’s Ultralight 850 Down Sweater Vest Check out our NickerReview page Check out our Holiday Gift Guide Kenney writes: Vests come in many different materials and weights to help keep our core warm and allow […]

Not Your Average Long Johns

We hear from Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee member, Julie Kenney. Julie lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine. She reviewed LL Bean’s heavyweight baselayer pants for us. Return to our Nicker Reviews main page. Kenney writes: Long Johns That’s what we always called them […]

Nicker Reviews for the Holidays!

Just in time for holiday gift buying season, we’re putting together a fantastic range of reviews from a host of horse and outdoors-y gals. In addition, we have our Annual Gift Buying Guide, with ideas tiny and tremendous. Check it out here. Julie Kenney, Katrin […]

10 Minutes Well Spent

This week, we hear from Julie Kenney, an incoming member of the Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee. She lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine. Read her Focus on Fitness articles here.  By Julie Kenney Recently, I read an Eclectic Horseman article titled “The Ten-Minute […]

Amy Skinner Review

Debbie Hight, a Best Horse Practices Summit board member, longtime Mainer, and frequent NickerNews guest columnist, reports from a recent Amy Skinner horsemanship weekend in Norridgewock, Maine. Photos generously provided by Julie Kenney. By Debbie Hight Amy Skinner has written: If what the horse truly […]