Learning to Speak and Hear New Language

Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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Sally King Butcher, Remembered, Part I

Editor’s Note: This obituary, written by Maddy Butcher, was published in the Portland Press Herald. Read a Celebration of Life for Sally here. Sally King Butcher died October 15, 2022. She was born June 22, 1935, to Louise Baldwin King and Woods King. She was […]

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Sally King Butcher, Remembered, Part II

Editor’s Note: Maddy Butcher delivered this bit to those who came to Sally Butcher’s Celebration of Life, held in Brunswick, Maine, October 15, 2022: Read Sally’s obituary here. Mom would have loved this gathering, although she would have had her reservations. She loved parties and […]

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Support Mesa Verde Mustangs

This fall, the National Mustang Association, Colorado partnered with Mesa Verde National Park in creating a new model for wild horse gathering practices. After habituating the horses to visiting a trap area with food and water, the group successfully captured 19 horses and moved them […]

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One of a Kind Ballcaps

Meet Jessica Munn, a talented horsewoman who enjoys cowboying, trimming and shoeing hooves, camping in the mountains, playing guitar like no one’s business, and creating one-of-a-kind leather pieces. This holiday season, she’s making ballcaps and beanies with beautiful, unique tooling. Buy one of the following […]

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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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Choosing Deliberate Joy

Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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With Horses and Riders, Mirrors Abound

Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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Unlikely Lessons: Ultra Running and Horsemanship

Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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What Feminism Looks Like in the Rural West

Editor’s Note: Maddy Butcher wrote this piece for the Washington Post. But if you get blocked by the pay wall or would like to read the unedited version, here ya go: A few days before giving birth to her second daughter, my friend headed out […]

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