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Tips for Ranch Women

Here in southwestern Colorado, the Southwest Cowbelles organize and distribute a popular (and complimentary!) calendar every year. It features wonderful archived photos of ranching in the early 1900’s as agriculture was just starting to expand in the region. This feature, written by Cowbelle Julie Carter, […]

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Muddy Creek Long Coat Review

Amy Skinner, a Best Horse Practices Summit presenter and owner of Amy Skinner Horsemanship, reviewed the Muddy Creek Long Coat. Check out our Spring Review Lineup here. Skinner writes: Here in North Carolina, it seems to rain more often than not. I moved down here […]

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Amy Skinner on Fear

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She will present an arena demonstration with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. She rides and teaches dressage and Western. Skinner […]

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New Books Coming Soon!

Along with the recent publication of Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights, two additional books will soon be published under the emerging Cayuse Communications label. Talented riders and instructors, Katrin Silva and Amy Skinner, will debut their books in the coming months. It’s an […]

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Meet Western Sky Saddlery

We spoke recently with the fine folks at Western Sky Saddlery. Terry and Elaine Welland have been running their impressive saddle shop from Carstairs, Alberta, Canada since 1995. In this interview, they explain their beginnings, their reputation for fine customer service, and how folks save […]

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Horse Trailer Safety & To Do’s

Spring means getting the cobwebs out of training AND trailering. Elm City Trailer’s Bobby Fantarella has these suggestions for making sure the riding season is full of good, SAFE times. Some of these tips are D-I-Y. Others need a mechanic. Fantarella writes: Most manufacturers recommend […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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Katrin Silva: Why Show?

Editor’s Note: 2018 & 2019 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 twenty years and is a regular […]

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More Than a Tee

Check out our Spring Review lineup with items from LL Bean, Patagonia, Toad & Co. and Muddy Creek. We like to review Patagonia products for multiple reasons. Some are about how we choose to spend money and others are much more brass tacks: The company […]

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