Crissi McDonald on Time and Timing

Editor’s Note: This week, we hear from Crissi McDonald. The Colorado horsewoman has worked with thousands of horses and riders for the past 20 years, She teaches lessons, performs Masterson Method® equine bodywork and teaches clinics with her husband, Mark Rashid, throughout the United States. Read more […]

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John Moore Moves On

This week, we heard from John Moore, a Colorado horseman who spends months teaching in Sweden. He wrote this note to fans, followers, friends: I’ve been counting the years since I first began touring overseas to make the bulk of my living, and it adds […]

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Amy Skinner: Advice I Cannot Accept

Advice on best trainer practices heard over the years from my colleagues: Control your online content. Censor what you say. Don’t ever, ever come across like you don’t know something. I tried this for a while, and felt insincere and cheap. As my students ran […]

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Nicker Review: Toad&Co Cold Spring Pullover

We hear from Katrin Silva, horsewoman and ultrarunner extraordinaire. She reviews the Cold Spring Pullover from Toad&Co: After running 20 miles in cold and windy conditions, I normally throw on an old, grey sweatshirt and yoga pants. I thought nothing could beat changing out of […]

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Watch the Ears, Spend less time between them

Editor’s Note: We hear this week from Nancy Lowery of Calgary, Alberta. Lowery has been blogging about her Leadership Learning through Horsemanship Experiences for more than a decade. A recent interview series by Lowery explored what Calgary leaders have learned through their relationships with horses. “I […]

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Science of Learning Presentation is FREE

Sharon Madere will visit Dolores, Colorado, to offer a free presentation on “The Science of Learning and How it Applies to Horses.” Madere, a certified behavioral consultant, is well known for her positive, practical, science-based approach to resolving behavioral problems for horse owners, on the […]

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John Saint Ryan Clinic in Dolores

John Saint Ryan, a talented California horseman, will visit to give a weekend clinic in Dolores, Colorado, August 25 and 26. Saint Ryan has worked with Tom Dorrance and classical masters. He also studies work from the International Society of Equitation Science. At this rare […]

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Canadians: Think Horse, Not Hockey

A group of enthusiastic riders and owners are helping to give the Canadians, a small and relatively little-known horse breed, more exposure. This handsome breed will be featured at The Canadian Horse Expo, October 13, 2018 at the Harwinton Fairground in Harwinton, Connecticut. Margo Killoran […]

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Amy Skinner Prioritizes Partnerships

New Hampshire rider and Best Horse Practices Summit attendee Jane Edmunds attended Amy Skinner’s four-day stint in Maine and sent us this report. Thanks, Jane! By Jane Edmunds When Amy Skinner came to Norridgewock, Maine, for four days of intense lessons, students brought mustangs, Morgans, […]

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Death, Life, and Time with Horses

By Maddy Butcher My ex-husband – father to my three sons, an Irishman to whom I was married for 12 years – died this spring. He was estranged from us for over a decade. Read follow-up to this essay here The boys – now men […]

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