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Help for Hayburners

Come winter, horse owners can get in a jam – with no viable pasture, too little hay, and not enough money to buy more. Finding a new home for your beloved horse, for whatever reason, isn’t an option. If you’re struggling, there’s help. It’s often […]

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Horse Shot Dead

I woke up to this report in the local papers: Just a few miles from my home, Ryan Grafft, 31, was driving around in his truck Sunday afternoon, shooting at things with his rifle. He came upon four horses and decided to shoot them. He […]

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Win Redmond’s Daily Red

For a chance to win: “Like” Us on Facebook. Already follow NickerNews?  “Share” this post with facebook friends for a chance to win. My horses like salt. Redmond Rock sells mined Utah salt. It’s sea salt left by oceans long ago. So it’s natural and […]

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Winter Ride, II

The second ride in two days was with Shea and Jodi. Shea’s such a lovely, quiet horse, so ponying the new girl is a Win-Win: It’s good for Jodi to see new things and good for me to practice that extra juggle. Jodi has some […]

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Winter Ride, I

Call me a grouch. A wet blanket. There were times I had a more upbeat attitude about winter, this month is not one of them. Make that a frozen, wet blanket. The shorter, colder days cut down on saddle time. If we do ride in […]

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New Horseman, Old Soul

My friend, Rick, was born and raised in Harpswell, Maine. He started lobstering at the age of 10, when he’d ride down to his skiff with bait bags hanging off the handlebars. After graduating from Mt. Ararat a few years ahead of me, he worked […]

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Evidence-Based Horsemanship Seminar Opens

Pretty excited about the Evidence-Based Horsemanship seminar May 4-6. It’ll give students a great opportunity to be immersed in the topic and absorb what is, in my mind, the most helpful, most beneficial work being offered right now in the horse world. Dr. Steve Peters […]

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Carol waves goodbye to MEA

A big thanks to Dr. Dave Jefferson for his assistance with my deworming article on BestHorsePractices. Dr. Jefferson and Maine Equine Associates have been around for several decades. MEA is the oldest continuing equine practice in the state. Just recently, they said goodbye to one […]

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Burros busts a move

John Murray wrote compelling about adopting and training his mustang, Nitro. John writes: These once wild equines show some of their natural behavior.    Nitro, the mustang, is from Nevada.  Sparky, the burro, is from the southern California desert.  They were adopted from Bureau of Land […]

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Horses of a Different Color

I sure wish I knew something about coat pigmentation in horses. As it relates to their physiology? Or maybe their genes? It’s puzzling the heck out of me as I watch one horse go from light to dark while the other horse goes from dark […]

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