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Chris Lombard’s “The Horses in our Stars”

There are lots of horsemen and women who talk about how life and horsemanship require the same approach. That is, there are great parallels between our strategies and attitudes to living life and working with horses. For example, if you prioritize a mindset of compassion, […]

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Amy Skinner: Are you a Leader or Partner?

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

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Dorrance Protégé Joe Morris, Part I

Editor’s Note: I met Joe Morris on a visit to the Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California for the Rancher-to-Rancher field day. Joe and his wife, Julie, run Morris Grass Fed, a holistically managed cattle operation. He’s also a founding member of Rancher 2 Rancher. Read […]

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Horse Haiku

Last week, this radio program had a summer haiku contest and the entries make for fun reading. Haiku are a simple form of poetry dating back to at least the 17th century in Japan (and, yes, the plural of haiku is haiku): Three lines of […]

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Silva: Finding the Feedback Sweet Spot

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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Representing Horse Owners at the OR

Last week, we traveled to the Outdoor Retailer at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. It’s the outdoor industry’s largest event for buyers, media, and others to gather, place orders, and show off new products. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for the outdoor recreational community […]

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Title Nine Has Tanks

Come summer, I welcome the chance to live in tank tops. On sweltering days, they’re cool and allow for freedom of movement. They can be sexy or conservative, function-focused or frilly. Title Nine rules the day with their expansive collection of tanks. I’ve found several […]

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NickerViews: Katrin Silva

NickerViews is a series of interviews with horse folks in the Cayuse Communications family. These interviews consist of 14 set questions. Our next  interviewee is Katrin Silva, an arena presenter at the Best Horse Practices Summit. A New Mexico resident, she is a busy trainer […]

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Pest Control of the Winged Variety

This week, we hear from 2019 Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Alayne Blickle. Alayne travels internationally to promote her work around Clean Water for Horses. At the Summit, she will present on an array of concerns surrounding horse property management. Here, she writes about how birds help […]

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Not Your Every Day Riding Lesson

Riders in the Four Corners area take note! Ginny Chase Elder and Lynda Berger will host a course on the “Holy Grail of Horsemanship: Feel and the Classical Seat on June 29 in Dolores. Class limited to six students. Rider’s fee is $150. For details […]

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