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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Summer Horse Work Calls for Long Sleeves

Why review long-sleeved shirts in mid-June? Even when it’s hot, there are myriad occasions when long sleeve shirts are best for horse work: Working with hay (your daily tosses or putting up 200 bales of first cut) Riding through brush (what fun, adventurous trail ride […]

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Maine Reader’s Critique and Review

One of the most rewarding elements of publishing NickerNews and BestHorsePractices is getting to know our readers. I’m extremely fortunate to know reader Debbie Hight, a Mainer who has developed into a dear friend. Hight often emails her comments on articles, letting us know what […]

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Welcome Ramblers Way and Introducing Trails to Town contest

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Ramblers Way Farm, the clothing company founded by Maine’s Tom Chappell and featuring wonderful, American-made, wool garments. Beginning next month, NickerNews & BestHorsePractices will be giving away one lightweight, luxuriously soft top each month. It’s the Trails […]

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A Feel Good, Feel Better Workshop

When you around Nina Fuller, you can’t help but smile, laugh, think, and share. The renowned photographer from Hollis, Maine, is warm, welcoming, and just a bit wacky. Her home, Lily Brook Farm, in Hollis, Maine, is an extension of Fuller, full of flowers, animals, […]

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Incorrigibles beware: We Care

During 2010 and 2011, many of us worked long hours to help serve up some justice to the many animals killed and mistreated by Brett and Alexis Ingraham. Read more about the Ingrahams here. The Ingrahams were found guilty of animal cruelty. But did they […]

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Carlisle clients from next door and around the world

“If you want to make a million bucks working with horses, start with five million.” That’s what cynics say to neophytes hoping to make a living with horses. But it is possible if you work hard, stay relevant, and find a niche. That’s what Sarah […]

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Ramblers Way suits this rambler’s way

The parcel from Ramblers Way arrived with perfect timing. I was packing for a 20-day, 6,000 mile, truck-camping trip to Maine and back. I might see a washer and dryer at the midway point, but nice-looking, packable, stink-resistant tops would be key. They’d have to […]

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Ramblers Way, talking with Tom

We met Tom Chappell and his new company, Ramblers Way, at the Outdoor Retailer earlier this year. Most of us know Chappell (pronounced “chapel”) from Tom’s of Maine, the hugely successful, natural toothpaste and personal care product company bought by Colgate-Palmolive in 2006. So, what’s […]

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