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A Triple Warm Sweatshirt

For horse owners, range of motion needs don’t stop when it gets cold. We are still tossing hay, hauling water, and mucking manure – all movements that demand strength, stretch, and up/down/sideways action. We also need any outer garment to be made of tough, rip-resistant […]

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NickerViews: West Taylor

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 West Taylor. Taylor was a popular arena presenter at the 2018 Best Horse Practices Summit. A Utah resident, he runs […]

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NickerViews: Dr. Rebecca Husted

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 Dr. Rebecca Gimenez Husted. Husted was a popular presenter at the 2018 Best Horse Practices Summit. A Georgia resident, she […]

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Problem Solved: Case Equestrian Knife

This week we hear from incoming Best Horse Practices Summit board member and trade show manager, Julie Kenney. Julie lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine, where she maintains Blackberry Farm. She reviews the Equestrian Knife from Case, a storied knife-making company founded by four brothers […]

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Elko Favorites

When you come to your senses and put a winter Elko pilgrimage on your Must Do list, here are some favorite bits to pique your interest. Read more about the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering here.  Favorite Alternative Event to the NCPG: If the NCPG is […]

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Why Elko and the NCPG?

Northern Nevada may be beautiful, but is not lush. In the winter, it is windy and cold. One might even call it “unwelcoming.” So the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, hosted by the Western Folklife Center and held annually for the last 35 years, stands in […]

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Cowboys: Don’t Rush to Judge

Editor’s Note: Nicole Grady, together with her partner, Justin Reichert, put on the Outside Circle Show, a raucous, celebratory, two-day show of musically gifted, working cowboys at the Star Hotel in Elko. She wrote this opinion piece after getting some guff for the show’s shirt designs (in […]

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Teacher asks: Can I Become Reduntant?

Editor’s Note: 2018 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 […]

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Tim McGaffic on Training and the Clicker

In response to our article on Clicker Training, we hear from Tim McGaffic, a Colorado trainer. McGaffic was introduced to Ray Hunt during the 1980s while working with difficult horses. The experience changed his thinking about how to handle horses and set him on a […]

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Learning to Learn, Not to Follow

In the horse world, as in others, there is a desire for people to group in to “camps” and follow someone whose teaching they like. There is nothing wrong with this until it becomes blind following. People get excited about the ideas of some teacher […]

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