The Lonely Rehab Rollercoaster

Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee member Marika Saarinen is a horse enthusiast and human to two mares. She loves classical dressage, cross country, and trail riding near her Washington home. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy and consults for health care companies along […]

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Squirts Concerns

Editor’s Note: This week, swe hear from Debbie Hight. She is a BHPS board member, horse owner, and occasional guest columnist for Cayuse Communications. She writes from her home in Maine, where she is caring for dogs and horses, especially her lovely Morgan mare, Roxy, […]

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Cayuse Corona Community: Week 36

Editor’s Note: As the pandemic continues, we’ve been thinking about our community of horse owners and riders. How best to come together and share during this time? The Cayuse Corona Community is one way. Here we see folks making lemonade from lemons and we learn […]

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I Never Missed a Feeding

Editor’s Note: As the pandemic continues into the 10th month, we’ve been thinking about our community of horse owners and riders. How best to come together and share during this time? The Cayuse Corona Community is one way. Here we see folks making lemonade from […]

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Win Redmond Rock on a Rope

There may be no better time to sink your face into your horse’s mane. After all, your horses will not give you COVID19. And, of course, we don’t need to be told how therapeutic our horses can be. (But just to reiterate: a growing body […]

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Welcome Ranger Ready – Goodbye ticks

We’re excited to welcome Ranger Ready to our growing family of advertisers. Use the code “equine10” and receive 10 percent off your order. Ranger Ready is fittingly based in Connecticut, where tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease are a constant concern among outdoor enthusiasts. It partners […]

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Sugar Pills and Nonsense

Permit me a few peeves: 1. It’s that time of year. Like clockwork, scheduled with the turning of the leaves, I received two catalogs highlighting horse blankets this week. There were Easy Motion blankets, High Neck blankets, heavy-duty blankets, fleece-y blankets. red, blue, plaid, and […]

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Fly Considerations

Horse owners’ opinions and attitudes towards flies are as numbered as the variety of products available to deter, conquer, kill, trap, or otherwise mitigate these summer pests. It’s yet another area in which folks can be downright dogmatic about what works and what doesn’t. There […]

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Lady Bits and Riding Special Section

Ladies! In the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring articles and reviews dedicated specifically to our lady bits and riding. We’ll talk about comfort and discomfort in the saddle. We’ll highlight concerns, strategies, and solutions. No topic is out of the question if it’s a concern […]

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Horse-related Spring To-Do’s

In some parts of our horsey world, spring has sprung. Trail riding season is coming and it pays to formulate a spring To Do list and tackle it before the season is upon us. Here are some preliminary suggestions:      1. Consider flies before […]

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