Elko on My Mind

Report from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada: Maddy Butcher writes: We know horses grow and learn if their lives have a decent balance of comfort and discomfort. Without change and a little bit of uncertainty, there is no release and relief. There […]

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Amy Skinner heads to Australia

Horsewoman and Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Amy Skinner is off to Melbourne, Australia this year. The increasingly popular trainer has opened up spaces for a two-day clinic, September 19-20. All disciplines are welcome. Head here to register. The clinic will be divided into morning […]

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Get in Touch with Horse Anatomy

Sponsored post: Horse enthusiasts, horse trainers, artists, vet techs, veterinarians, riding instructors, breeders, and horse massage therapists are all invited to a six-day workshop on equine anatomy, beginning March 21. Forty hours of Continuing Education Credits available. Learn more and register here. Save $250 when […]

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The 36th NCPG: Join Me in Elko!

This month, the Western Folklife Center announced its lineup for the 36th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 27-February 1, 2020. It’s going to be a fun one! Every year, Western Folklife focuses on a theme within the ranching community. Years past have often centered […]

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Not Your Every Day Riding Lesson

Riders in the Four Corners area take note! Ginny Chase Elder and Lynda Berger will host a course on the “Holy Grail of Horsemanship: Feel and the Classical Seat on June 29 in Dolores. Class limited to six students. Rider’s fee is $150. For details […]

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Amy Skinner Returns to Maine

Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Amy Skinner will visit Maine for a weekend of private and semi-private lessons next month. Hosted by BHPS board member, Debbie Hight, she’ll be at Goldenwinds Farm at 412 River Road Norridgewock, on May 17-19. Lesson times are filling rapidly! […]

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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 it 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 […]

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You Should Be in Elko

It’s Day One of my annual attendance of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. So excited! Before the multitude of concerts, dances, and poetry recitations, the Gathering hosts several educational workshops, intimate one-, two-, or three-day classes led by experts. You can learn […]

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Canadians: Think Horse, Not Hockey

A group of enthusiastic riders and owners are helping to give the Canadians, a small and relatively little-known horse breed, more exposure. This handsome breed will be featured at The Canadian Horse Expo, October 13, 2018 at the Harwinton Fairground in Harwinton, Connecticut. Margo Killoran […]

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