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Holiday Review: LL Bean Boots Rediscovered

These 8-inch LL Bean boots are part of our assortment of annual Holiday Reviews. Check out more items here. Our guest columnist, Julie Kenney, writes: When I was a kid, getting a new pair of Bean boots for Christmas was anticipated and desired.  This fall, […]

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The Vulnerability Paradox

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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When Slow is Worse

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

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Holiday Reviews

We have a team of reviewers – Natalie Lord, Katrin Silva, Amy Skinner, Julie Kenney, and Maddy Butcher, putting these products to the test. We think these items from Patagonia, Title Nine, LL Bean, Toad&Co., Jungmaven, and Buff offer a fabulous array of options for […]

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Sugar Pills and Nonsense

Permit me a few peeves: 1. It’s that time of year. Like clockwork, scheduled with the turning of the leaves, I received two catalogs highlighting horse blankets this week. There were Easy Motion blankets, High Neck blankets, heavy-duty blankets, fleece-y blankets. red, blue, plaid, and […]

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Riding without Recipes

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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Mesa Verde Horses Update

This week, we hear from the good folks at the Colorado branch of the National Mustang Association. The group has been intensely dedicated to helping the wild horses at Mesa Verde National Park. Writes the NMACO: For several years, we have lobbied Mesa Verde National […]

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The Road to Lightness is through Clarity

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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3 Tips for Avoiding the Imperative Trap

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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Kyla Strange: Intent is Simple, Not Easy

Editor’s Note: Kyla Strange is a talented Canadian horsewoman with followings in British Columbia and New Brunswick. She’ll be a Special Guest at the Best Horse Practices Summit in Maine in October. Join us at the Summit! Strange has started colts, competed, and been featured […]

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