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Hal Walter and Blue Rodeo, Part II

Editor’s Note: Hal Walter is a runner, author, running coach, and long-time pack burro competitive racer, having won Fairplay’s World Championship Pack Burro race seven times. Walter wrote Full Tilt Boogie: a journey into autism, fatherhood, and an epic test of man and beast. Check […]

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Elko on My Mind

Report from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada: Maddy Butcher writes: We know horses grow and learn if their lives have a decent balance of comfort and discomfort. Without change and a little bit of uncertainty, there is no release and relief. There […]

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The Paradox of Training “Easy” Horses

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 twenty years and is a regular guest columnist for […]

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Hal Walter and Blue Rodeo, Part I

Editor’s Note: Hal Walter is a runner, author, running coach, and long-time pack burro competitive racer, having won Fairplay’s World Championship Pack Burro race seven times. Walter wrote Full Tilt Boogie: a journey into autism, fatherhood, and an epic test of man and beast. Check […]

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Survey Results

We congratulate survey participants from Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Washington as they were randomly selected as winners of Patagonia WorkWear. Congrats! Individually, we’ve sent them a women’s Barn Coat, Farrier Shirt, and Tin Shed hat. In the process, we learned a lot about our scores of […]

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Amy Skinner heads to Australia

Horsewoman and Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Amy Skinner is off to Melbourne, Australia this year. The increasingly popular trainer has opened up spaces for a two-day clinic, September 19-20. All disciplines are welcome. Head here to register. The clinic will be divided into morning […]

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Get in Touch with Horse Anatomy

Sponsored post: Horse enthusiasts, horse trainers, artists, vet techs, veterinarians, riding instructors, breeders, and horse massage therapists are all invited to a six-day workshop on equine anatomy, beginning March 21. Forty hours of Continuing Education Credits available. Learn more and register here. Save $250 when […]

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NOLS Horse Packing

Editor’s Note: Whitney Johnson is a former teacher and outdoor educator currently pursuing a Master’s in social work. She lives in Leadville, Colorado, with her three dogs and is still pining for a horse of her own. In this guest column, Whitney writes about her […]

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The Long Road Back, post TBI

Editor’s Note: Jessica Hedges is the wife of a cowboy, mother to two buckaroos in training, and a day-working cowboy every chance she gets. Through her business, Branded in Ink, Jess helps cowboy gear makers and western lifestyle brands fulfill their photography, graphic/website design, copywriting, […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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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