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Cotopaxi Picks

Cotopaxi is another Do Good goods company that we’ve been admiring ever since they established themselves in a humble Salt Lake City office park in 20xx. Since then, the company has made a splash with their bold (yet highly functional) designs and creative use of […]

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Dorrance Protégé Joe Morris, Part II

Editor’s Note: I met Joe Morris on a visit to the Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California for the Rancher-to-Rancher field day. Joe and his wife, Julie, run Morris Grass Fed, a holistically managed cattle operation. He’s also a founding member of Rancher 2 Rancher. Read […]

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Tough Time for the Pates

We loved visiting with Curt Pate at last year’s Best Horse Practices Summit. He introduced his friend, Dr. Temple Grandin, and helped emcee the arena presentations with West Taylor, Amy Skinner, and Katrin Silva. What a wonderful gentleman. So it is with great sadness and […]

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Fly Considerations

Horse owners’ opinions and attitudes towards flies are as numbered as the variety of products available to deter, conquer, kill, trap, or otherwise mitigate these summer pests. It’s yet another area in which folks can be downright dogmatic about what works and what doesn’t. There […]

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Chris Lombard’s “The Horses in our Stars”

There are lots of horsemen and women who talk about how life and horsemanship require the same approach. That is, there are great parallels between our strategies and attitudes to living life and working with horses. For example, if you prioritize a mindset of compassion, […]

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Amy Skinner: Are you a Leader or Partner?

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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Dorrance Protégé Joe Morris, Part I

Editor’s Note: I met Joe Morris on a visit to the Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California for the Rancher-to-Rancher field day. Joe and his wife, Julie, run Morris Grass Fed, a holistically managed cattle operation. He’s also a founding member of Rancher 2 Rancher. Read […]

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Horse Haiku

Last week, this radio program had a summer haiku contest and the entries make for fun reading. Haiku are a simple form of poetry dating back to at least the 17th century in Japan (and, yes, the plural of haiku is haiku): Three lines of […]

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Silva: Finding the Feedback Sweet Spot

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 twenty years and is a regular guest columnist for […]

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Representing Horse Owners at the OR

Last week, we traveled to the Outdoor Retailer at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. It’s the outdoor industry’s largest event for buyers, media, and others to gather, place orders, and show off new products. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for the outdoor recreational community […]

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