Meet Western Sky Saddlery

We spoke recently with the fine folks at Western Sky Saddlery. Terry and Elaine Welland have been running their impressive saddle shop from Carstairs, Alberta, Canada since 1995. In this interview, they explain their beginnings, their reputation for fine customer service, and how folks save […]

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More Than a Tee

Check out our Spring Review lineup with items from LL Bean, Patagonia, Toad & Co. and Muddy Creek. We like to review Patagonia products for multiple reasons. Some are about how we choose to spend money and others are much more brass tacks: The company […]

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A Triple Warm Sweatshirt

For horse owners, range of motion needs don’t stop when it gets cold. We are still tossing hay, hauling water, and mucking manure – all movements that demand strength, stretch, and up/down/sideways action. We also need any outer garment to be made of tough, rip-resistant […]

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Problem Solved: Case Equestrian Knife

This week we hear from incoming Best Horse Practices Summit board member and trade show manager, Julie Kenney. Julie lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine, where she maintains Blackberry Farm. She reviews the Equestrian Knife from Case, a storied knife-making company founded by four brothers […]

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Getting Out with the Right Gear

I reached a turning point about 10 years ago. After the good times of fort building and snowball fights and then introducing my sons to fort building and snowball fights, I’d come to disdain the coldest season. I’d complain through most of it and spend […]

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What to Wear in a Storm

In the little canyon where I live, eighteen inches of snow fell this weekend. As often happens with us horse owners, the storm doubled my work time, mostly in the form of shoveling. Snowy winters mean everything takes longer; tossing hay to the horses is […]

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Not Your Average Long Johns

We hear from Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee member, Julie Kenney. Julie lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine. She reviewed LL Bean’s heavyweight baselayer pants for us. Return to our Nicker Reviews main page. Kenney writes: Long Johns That’s what we always called them […]

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Nicker Review: Toad&Co Cold Spring Pullover

We hear from Katrin Silva, horsewoman and ultrarunner extraordinaire. She reviews the Cold Spring Pullover from Toad&Co: After running 20 miles in cold and windy conditions, I normally throw on an old, grey sweatshirt and yoga pants. I thought nothing could beat changing out of […]

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Our Annual Gift Buying Guide

Oh, the joys of the holiday season and gift-giving! At Cayuse Communications, we aim to ease gift-buying challenges by focusing on high quality items that optimize your horse work and riding experiences. In other words, we dig what might make your lives with horses better. […]

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Nicker Reviews for the Holidays!

Just in time for holiday gift buying season, we’re putting together a fantastic range of reviews from a host of horse and outdoors-y gals. In addition, we have our Annual Gift Buying Guide, with ideas tiny and tremendous. Check it out here. Julie Kenney, Katrin […]

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