From Stressful 2021 Comes Growth, Joy, Happiness

Editor’s Note: Julie Kenney is an avid horsewoman, former Best Horse Practices Summit board member, and runs Blackberry Farm in Harpswell, Maine. She shares this reflection on moving forward, resisting trending calls around the New Year. Julie writes: New Year’s resolutions abound.  Social media postings […]

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Fires Bring Action to CO Horse Communities

Editor’s Note: Randy Winter is an experienced endurance rider, an active horse community member, a Best Horse Practices Summit sponsor, and creator of Rein Safe. He sent this report from his home in Boulder, Colorado, which the Middle Fork and Marshall fires narrowly missed. Those […]

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Education: One of Three Rider Essentials

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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An Amateur Trainer

Editor’s Note: Julie Kenney is an avid horsewoman, former Best Horse Practices Summit board member, and runs Blackberry Farm in Harpswell, Maine. She shares this multi-part reflection of work with three horses. Julie writes: I am an amateur trainer. I hesitate to even put that […]

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Amateur Training: Hank

Editor’s Note: Julie Kenney is an avid horsewoman, former Best Horse Practices Summit board member, and runs Blackberry Farm in Harpswell, Maine. She shares this multi-part reflection of work with three horses. Julie writes: Hank’s story began when he arrived here over a year ago, […]

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Amateur Training: Eli

Editor’s Note: Julie Kenney is an avid horsewoman, former Best Horse Practices Summit board member, and runs Blackberry Farm in Harpswell, Maine. She shares this multi-part reflection of work with three horses. Julie writes:  Eli’s story really started 11 years ago when he first came […]

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Amateur Training: Joe

Editor’s Note: Julie Kenney is an avid horsewoman, former Best Horse Practices Summit board member, and runs Blackberry Farm in Harpswell, Maine. She shares this multi-part reflection of work with three horses. Julie writes: Joe came to me at a time of upheaval in my […]

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Cayuse Collaborative Clinics

Over the last few months, four of us (Maddy Butcher, Amy Skinner, Jec Ballou, and Katrin Silva) have been working hard to put forward a new clinic paradigm. Are you seeking an alternative to the guru-following model that dominates the horse industry? We offer Cayuse […]

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This is Therapy Empathy

Editor’s Note: Julie Kenney is an avid horsewoman, former Best Horse Practices Summit board member, and runs Blackberry Farm in Harpswell, Maine. Julie writes: My mind meanders during times of deep relaxation.  At a recent massage therapy session, it floated like a kite tethered to […]

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Katrin Silva: Feel for All of Us

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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