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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Ode to the Sweetest Mare

A note from Cayuse Communications owner, Maddy Butcher:   Years ago, a Montana public safety agency produced a Designated Driver video, featuring a trusted steed at liberty, picking up his cowboy from a bar. Because one-upping is fun, I set about making a better horse-as-sober-friend […]

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Position and Potatoes

Editor’s Note: Mckenzie Kammes is the founder of MK Horsemanship. Her mission is to help horse owners to better understand what horsemanship is like, mentally and physically, from the horse’s perspective. This work carries over to building a successful partnership. You can find her in […]

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Celebrating instead of Complaining

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She presented an arena demonstration with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. The author of The Middle Road and To Catch […]

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Katrin Silva: To Feel, Do Less & Be More

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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Two Keys to a Soft Mouth

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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