The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the granddaddy of gatherings, continues to evolve in its 33rd rendition, taking place in Elko, Nevada, January 30-February 4, 2017. For the first time, the event will highlight an evening with The Moth, a New York City-based organization and a […]Read more
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Highlights of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a whirlwind entertainment experience with talented performers singing, reciting, even gyrating. This year’s installment was no exception, with scores of standing-room-only, sold out performances and the state’s only non-mechanized parade (itself a wonderful display of horses and horsemanship.) Next […]Read more
Martin Black’s only New England clinics
Kim Stone has cowboyed and worked with Martin Black for years in Oregon and Idaho. She now runs Shinantu, a small and busy farm in Brunswick, Maine. She submitted this guest blog post to tell readers more about Black’s offerings next month: Stone writes: Martin […]Read more
It’s not yet June and already our horse calendars are filling up. From Maine to Colorado and Canada, there’s a lot happening in our world. Here’s just a taste: The U.S. Equestrian Federation and the U.S. Para-Equestrian Federation announced five Centers of Excellence this month. […]Read more
Hope to see you there!
If you’re in the Four Corners area, make sure to come visit our booth at the Four States Agricultural Expo in Cortez, Colorado, March 17-19. We’ll be at booth 32, right next to the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering booth, at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Sign […]Read more
Save these dates!
If you live in southwest Colorado, this fall will bring you two outstanding educational opportunities. If you do not live in southwest Colorado, let those two outstanding educational opportunities be your best excuse to visit the region, where we like to say “The West Still […]Read more
Equine Affaire Highlights
We had a great time at the Equine Affaire in West Springfield, Massachusetts earlier this month. With over 100,000 attendees, you see and hear a lot, including news from a brilliant, 92-year old trail rider! We note here some Best of the Equine Affaire and […]Read more
Welcome new subscribers!
Welcome to NickerNews and BestHorsePractices! If you’re still trying to get a handle on who we are and what we do, let me help: For starters, I’m Maddy Butcher, a former newspaper reporter and founder of NickerNews and BestHorsePractices. These two websites are online horse […]Read more
Equine Affaire prize lineup
We’ll be giving away fabulous Darn Tough socks (made right in Vermont and guaranteed for life), Adventure Medical Kits and Zootility tools to ALL Remuda Reader subscribers at the Equine Affaire (while supplies last). We’ll be at the Better Living Center. Not going? (scroll down) […]Read more
Get Smart. Get Tan!
It’s going to be cold and dark in a few months. These delightful, crisp, and sunny riding days will be a murky memory as you bundle into seven layers to toss hay and rub frosty noses with your equines. Why not give your mind and […]Read more