Horse Shooting Video Truly Viral

In the latest episode of pointless, partisan violence and vitriol, a New Mexico man bought a horse at an auction, took him outside, shot him dead, and posted his recorded actions on YouTube. Tim Sappington said he wanted to enrage all the animal rights activists […]

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Why the Mess over Horse Meat Matters

The growing Horse Meat debacle in Europe has elicited a number of responses from us Americans. Sure glad we don’t slaughter horses here. Sure glad we don’t even eat horse meat. It’s easy to dismiss the mess as their problem. But if you dig deeper, […]

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Treatment as Tattoo

I was talking with Chris Lombard the other day about horsemanship. The dictionary calls it the ‘skill of riding horses.’ But we know it as the relationship with the horse and the skills around that relationship. “It’s not only how to handle horses,” said Lombard. […]

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Winter Ride

How much do you ride in the winter? Does it get harder to stay warm and embrace the season as you get older? I found myself surfing the Internet for rechargeable heated gloves the other day. Two hundred bucks didn’t seem so much… Read a […]

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Hi. I’m Calling about Your Horse.

Most writers are readers. While writing is their occupation, reading is one of their passions. I’m no exception. When contests surface, I get excited at the prospect of entering but also of reading all the other submissions. Such is the case with National Public Radio’s […]

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They loved our horse videos

Phew. That’s my relief at making tomorrow’s deadline and submitting two videos to the Equestrian Social Media Award headquarters in Manchester, England. (Ok, I did not hand-deliver them but used DropBox.) The videos, revealed during their Awards Week later this month, are required for all […]

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See Ya, Salazar

Mustang advocates are cheering the upcoming departure of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. During his term, he made news for threatening reporters and horses alike. Specifically, he’s made life miserable for tens of thousands of mustangs as he sticks to expensive, inhumane policies enforced […]

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Herd Dog Tips and Tipping Point

The development of our Ride Along Dog reached a tipping point recently. At seven months, Kip has matured physically and mentally. Weighing 40 pounds, she’s all speed and agility. On the last few pasture walks, her herding nature has blossomed in full form. She’s done […]

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Final appearance ’til EBH Seminar

This weekend, Dr. Steve Peters and Martin Black will make their final presentations before their May seminar for Evidence-Based Horsemanship. The pair will be speaking at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Tonight, they’ll present at the Great Basin College. Friday, they’ll be […]

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Help for Hayburners

Come winter, horse owners can get in a jam – with no viable pasture, too little hay, and not enough money to buy more. Finding a new home for your beloved horse, for whatever reason, isn’t an option. If you’re struggling, there’s help. It’s often […]

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