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Position and Potatoes

Editor’s Note: Mckenzie Kammes is the founder of MK Horsemanship. Her mission is to help horse owners to better understand what horsemanship is like, mentally and physically, from the horse’s perspective. This work carries over to building a successful partnership. You can find her in […]

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Squirts Concerns

Editor’s Note: This week, swe hear from Debbie Hight. She is a BHPS board member, horse owner, and occasional guest columnist for Cayuse Communications. She writes from her home in Maine, where she is caring for dogs and horses, especially her lovely Morgan mare, Roxy, […]

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The Language of Training

Editor’s Note: Kari Weil is University Professor of Letters, College of the Environment and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University.  She is the author of Precarious Partners: Horses and their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France (University of Chicago Press, 2020), Thinking Animals:  Why Animal […]

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Celebrating instead of Complaining

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She presented an arena demonstration with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. The author of The Middle Road and To Catch […]

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Riding Time Reviews

As the days lengthen and the weather warms, we are more and more drawn to the trails and arenas. With our horses, we’re getting fitter and ready for fun times ahead! Good gear and products often help us enjoy riding season. We’re sharing this wide […]

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Joy and Revelation in this Riding Experience

Editor’s Note: Trish Lemke is the founder of Joy Rides. She leads horse riding excursions around the world and is a certified Martha Beck life coach. Lemke lives in Durango, Colorado, with her family and horses. Check out her 2022-23 trips here. There’s just one […]

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Katrin Silva: To Feel, Do Less & Be More

Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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Hello Spring! Hello Hokas!

Kelley Robertson is a dedicated runner and outdoorswoman. Originally from South Carolina, the high school teacher now lives in Grand Junction, Colorado. With her husband, Dillon, she spent over two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in a remote village in Panama. In training for […]

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Two Keys to a Soft Mouth

Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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The Psychology of an Exciting Moment

Note from Maddy Butcher: A few years ago, on a beautiful, sunny day, my friend, Raechel and I headed out for an end-of-summer, celebratory ride. We each took two horses and two dogs. Oh, and a donkey. We rode about 8 miles, climbing some 2,000 […]

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