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Silva Seeks Sustainable Work Ethic

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 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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Grandin Speaks at Hesperus Event

A steak-tasting discussion and stockmanship conversation? What’s not to like? Several dozen ranchers headed to Spring Hollow Ranch and Equestrian Park in Hesperus, CO, for a National Cattlemen’s Beef Association event on Stockmanship and Stewardship. Curt Pate and Dr. Temple Grandin were among the presenters. […]

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Jec Ballou: Why We Stop for Kids

Editor’s Note: Jec Ballou is an accomplished trainer, teacher, presenter at the Best Horse Practices Summit, and half of the duo producing the Best Horse Practices podcast. In this guest column, she writes here from her base in Santa Cruz, California, on the topic of […]

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Thumbs Up for Yoga for Riders

I like a book that feels good in my hands. If a book is manageable, well-sized, and easy to hold, chances are good that I’ll return to it time after time (assuming I like its contents, of course). Whether read from beginning to end or […]

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Dylan Biggs Provides Perspective. From 1915

Editor’s Note: I haven’t met Dylan Biggs, but the owner of TK Ranch in Alberta, Canada, caught my attention when, some months ago, I heard him talking about stock dog training here.  I following his ranch news on his Instagram feed. Occasionally, Dylan shares excerpts […]

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Saying Goodbye to Neglected Horses

Editor’s Note: Most of us don’t see the quiet actions of horse rescue organizations. But incredible and incredibly good work goes on every day, year-round. Recently, the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, New England’s largest such organization, took in 20 horses that […]

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Summer Goals and Adventures

Summer is for tackling projects and dedicating time to making progress with ourselves and our horses. (Okay, winter is good for that, also.) As you may have heard on the Best Horse Practices podcast, we’re curious to hear how your summer is going, what you’re […]

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Maine Woman Neglects Horses. MSSPA Saves Them

Editor’s Note: Most of us don’t see the quiet actions of horse rescue organizations. But incredible and incredibly good work goes on every day, year-round. Recently, the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, New England’s largest such organization, took in 20 horses that […]

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Katrin Silva: Words Matter

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 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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Leslie Dorrance

From Maddy Butcher: It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Leslie Dorrance’s passing. She died of ovarian cancer on July 22, 2021. She was 64. Leslie was married for nearly 40 years to Steve Dorrance. Steve is the son of […]

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