Riding without Recipes

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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The Road to Lightness is through Clarity

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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3 Tips for Avoiding the Imperative Trap

Editor’s Note: 2018 & 2019 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 […]

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Kyla Strange: Intent is Simple, Not Easy

Editor’s Note: Kyla Strange is a talented Canadian horsewoman with followings in British Columbia and New Brunswick. She’ll be a Special Guest at the Best Horse Practices Summit in Maine in October. Join us at the Summit! Strange has started colts, competed, and been featured […]

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You’re With Me. I’m With You

Editor’s Note: 2018 & 2019 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 […]

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Kyla Strange: Balance

Editor’s Note: Kyla Strange is a talented Canadian horsewoman with followings in British Columbia and New Brunswick. She’ll be a Special Guest at the Best Horse Practices Summit in Maine in October. Join us at the Summit! Strange has started colts, competed, and been featured […]

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Kyla Strange: The Journey, not the Destination

From the Editor: Kyla Strange is a talented Canadian horsewoman with followings in British Columbia and New Brunswick and will be a Special Guest at the Best Horse Practices Summit in Maine in October. Strange has started colts, competed, and been featured in Eclectic Horseman. […]

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Dressage for the Rest of Us is Here!

After months of writing, editing, proof reading, and photo selections, Katrin Silva‘s “Dressage for the Rest of Us” is here! The slim, well-written volume is an easy-to-read guide on how to help any horse become a happier, more responsive riding partner. It is the second […]

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Congratulations to Amy Skinner

This just in: Amy Skinner and her husband, Travis, welcomed a healthy, baby girl to the world. Meet Josie Temple Skinner, born August 2. Yeehaw! Skinner wanted to honor Dr. Temple Grandin and recognize the influence Grandin has had on her horsemanship and teaching, thus […]

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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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