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Holiday Giving & Getting, Part I

As NickerNews and BestHorsePractices have grown, we’ve acquired some lovely perks for our readers. To date, we’ve sent out nearly $1,000-worth of freebies including Redmond Equine products, Darn Tough socks, Liberty Bottles, Eco Lips lip balm and Kershaw and Gerber knives. Remuda Readers get extra […]

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A Little Bundle of Burro

Cute burro faces and persuasive auctioneers make for a dangerous combination. Together, they have a way of convincing you that bringing home a 450-pound burro isn’t much different than bringing home a bunny. If you add to that scenario a cocky belief that handling this […]

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Perfect Barn Coat Found

Some years back, I got quite a scare. Within 24 hours, my horse went from fine to perilously sick. Dr. Charlie Brown from Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic answered the midnight call. She initiated the intensive care that helped save the big thoroughbred gelding. Read more about […]

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Holistic Healing Events in Maine

Serendipity Farm in Raymond and Ever After Mustang in Biddeford will each host a day of holistic healing next month – Serendipity Farm on December 6th and Ever After Mustang on 7th. Lisa Kent will treat and demonstrate in this two-day event for equines, people, […]

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Montana gal crafts what we crave

Here’s the thing about jewelry and women like us (smart, lively, and outdoors-y): We appreciate style, but will choose no-fuss over fashion. We enjoy earrings and necklaces, but not if they get in the way or cost too much. We especially like products and companies […]

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Survey feedback most excellent

A BIG thanks to all those completing our recent NickerNews & BestHorsePractices survey. We received excellent participation and input. Here are some tidbits: Who reads our newsletters and visits our sites? — Most have been reading the newsletter for 2-4 years. — Most are women, […]

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Sleek Leek is Solid Gold

Three safety items you’ve got to have if you’re working with horses, out on the trail, or both: Knife. Phone. Belt. Read about those essentials here. This summer at the Outdoor Retailer, we met several knife company representatives and brought them one tiny complaint: Can’t […]

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Saddlemaker, Silversmith, Cyclist?

The world has its Sticks in the Mud. Discovery and personal growth? They might occasionally embrace a longer haircut or different flavor of ice cream. And then there are NickerNews favs, people pushing their individual envelopes, open-minded learnaholics who crave new experiences. Jeremiah Watt, a […]

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Mule Notes

Our recent NickerNews and BestHorsePractices survey brought to light some readers anxious for more mule news! Research and practice-specific posts will come, but here are a few anecdotal tidbits: Jolene is the December cover girl for the Save Your Ass Long Eared Rescue 2015 Calendar. […]

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5 Star Shines

Ben Masters, the team leader of Unbranded, told me not a single horse suffered from sores or rubs during their incredible six-month, 3,000 mile journey. He credited 5 Star Equine Products, the company that outfitted the crew with pads and cinches, with this success. Add […]

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