Practice versus Play: 5 Elements

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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She Yelled so I Could Hear Her

Editor’s Note: We hear this week from Nancy Lowery of Calgary, Alberta. Lowery has been blogging about her Leadership Learning through Horsemanship Experiences for more than a decade. A recent interview series by Lowery explored what Calgary leaders have learned through their relationships with horses. Watch […]

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Katrin Silva on Inter-Being

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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Ode to Khoura

Julie Kenney is a Best Horse Practices Summit board member and runs Blackberry Farm in Harpswell, Maine. She writes of her horse Khoura in this thoughtful, heartfelt poem:   Your chestnut coat shines Under the bright morning sun Beside me, your excitement is palpable At […]

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The Perilous Beginner Journey

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

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Ego and Failure to Make Progress

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

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Saying Goodbye

This week, we hear from Kelly Heiser, a horsewoman in Alberta, Canada. She was among the first to register for the inaugural Best Horse Practices Summit and traveled 1,500 miles to attend the Summit with friend, Jackie Davis. Read a Summit article by Kelly here. […]

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Resistance Can Be Beautiful

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

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Amy Skinner’s Weeklong Intensive Class reviewed

Nicole Churilla is a Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee member. She trains and teaches horsemanship and riding in Ohio. Nicole recently attended a weeklong, intensive class offered by Amy Skinner in Rougemont, North Carolina. Watch trailer for Amy’s BHPS 2018 presentation with Katrin Silva. […]

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To Advance, Change the Conversation

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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