Goodbye, Old Friend

Along with the many blessings of horse ownership comes the responsibility of deciding to end a horse’s life. The weight and the lightness come cobbled together. Sometimes, of course, the ending is chosen for us, by an injury or illness. Often enough, though, us horse […]

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Nicker Review: LL Bean Down Sweater Vest

We hear from Julie Kenney with this review of LL Bean’s Ultralight 850 Down Sweater Vest Check out our NickerReview page Check out our Holiday Gift Guide Kenney writes: Vests come in many different materials and weights to help keep our core warm and allow […]

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Not Your Average Long Johns

We hear from Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee member, Julie Kenney. Julie lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine. She reviewed LL Bean’s heavyweight baselayer pants for us. Return to our Nicker Reviews main page. Kenney writes: Long Johns That’s what we always called them […]

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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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Confronting My Anthropomorphic Tendencies

This week, Debbie Hight from Norridgewock, Maine, contributes to our conversation about humans, horses, and horse management. Hight is a Best Horse Practices Summit board member. She rides English and Western with her mare, Roxy. Hight writes: Anthropomorphism is a new word in my vocabulary […]

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10 Minutes Well Spent

This week, we hear from Julie Kenney, an incoming member of the Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee. She lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine. Read her Focus on Fitness articles here.  By Julie Kenney Recently, I read an Eclectic Horseman article titled “The Ten-Minute […]

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Amy Skinner Review

Debbie Hight, a Best Horse Practices Summit board member, longtime Mainer, and frequent NickerNews guest columnist, reports from a recent Amy Skinner horsemanship weekend in Norridgewock, Maine. Photos generously provided by Julie Kenney. By Debbie Hight Amy Skinner has written: If what the horse truly […]

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New Horse Professionals Expo in Maine

Well-known horse trainer Chris Lombard is working with the non-profit Healing Through Horses to direct the inaugural Horse Professional Demonstration Expo at their facility in New Gloucester, Maine. It will take place all day, September 30. Visit their facebook page here.  Visit their website here.  […]

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Maine Rider Impressed with Tuff Rider Boots from Adams

Editor’s Note: We welcome guest reviewer Debbie Hight! Hight is on the Best Horse Practices Summit Steering Committee and recently hosted horsewoman Amy Skinner for a weekend of learning. In this post, Hight offers her review of Tuff Rider boots from Adams Horse & Pet […]

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