Tips for Ranch Women

Here in southwestern Colorado, the Southwest Cowbelles organize and distribute a popular (and complimentary!) calendar every year. It features wonderful archived photos of ranching in the early 1900’s as agriculture was just starting to expand in the region. This feature, written by Cowbelle Julie Carter, […]

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Amy Skinner on Fear

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She will present an arena demonstration with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. She rides and teaches dressage and Western. Skinner […]

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New Books Coming Soon!

Along with the recent publication of Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights, two additional books will soon be published under the emerging Cayuse Communications label. Talented riders and instructors, Katrin Silva and Amy Skinner, will debut their books in the coming months. It’s an […]

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Meet Western Sky Saddlery

We spoke recently with the fine folks at Western Sky Saddlery. Terry and Elaine Welland have been running their impressive saddle shop from Carstairs, Alberta, Canada since 1995. In this interview, they explain their beginnings, their reputation for fine customer service, and how folks save […]

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Amy Skinner Returns to Maine

Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Amy Skinner will visit Maine for a weekend of private and semi-private lessons next month. Hosted by BHPS board member, Debbie Hight, she’ll be at Goldenwinds Farm at 412 River Road Norridgewock, on May 17-19. Lesson times are filling rapidly! […]

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Katrin Silva: Why Show?

Editor’s Note: 2018 & 2019 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 twenty years and is a regular […]

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Poem to Open New Book

Maddy Butcher writes: My friend, Kent Reeves, has generously shared his poem, The Dink, to open my upcoming book, Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights. The book, with input from Dr. Steve Peters on the neuroscience topics, is due out this spring. It also […]

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Dealing With Anxiety

This week, we hear from Trish Lemke, an experienced rider and owner of Joy Rides. She offers a wide array of horse excursions around the world, individual coaching, and retreats. Find out more here. When people come around the barn, I often hear the words,: […]

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Want to be better? Consider this Wagon Wheel

We appreciated a recent On Pasture post, which used a flat tire metaphor to explain how one weak spot in our personal world can impact our entire livelihood and our life with horses. Things we’re worst at and fail to address ultimately hold us back. […]

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NickerViews: West Taylor

NickerViews is a series of interviews with horse folks in the Cayuse Communications family. These interviews consist of 14 set questions. Our next  interviewee is West Taylor. Taylor was a popular arena presenter at the 2018 Best Horse Practices Summit. A Utah resident, he runs […]

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