Leslie Dorrance

From Maddy Butcher: It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Leslie Dorrance’s passing. She died of ovarian cancer on July 22, 2021. She was 64. Leslie was married for nearly 40 years to Steve Dorrance. Steve is the son of […]

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Horse Shows Can Be Different

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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Don’t Speak Too Soon

Editor’s Note: Craig Freshley is a  professional meeting facilitator, speaker, trainer, and author based in Brunswick, Maine. He runs Good Group Decisions, writes weekly blog posts, and sends out a weekly newsletter. Craig Freshley writes: Don’t speak too soon, for the wheel’s still in spin […]

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A Joy Ride in Ireland and Beyond

Editor’s Note: Trish Lemke is the founder of Joy Rides. She leads horse riding excursions around the world and is a certified Martha Beck life coach. Lemke lives in Durango, Colorado, with her family and horses. Check out her 2022 trips below. ALSO, and speaking […]

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The End

Editor’s Note: Cathi Champion is a Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee member and a horse gal living near Seattle, Washington. She recently shared this post on her blog, which we think is just about the best essay ever on loss and grief and the […]

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A Mood, a Hat, and Gratitude

Editor’s Note: Ideally, as publisher of a weekly newsletter and a family of websites, I’d be an extrovert and a lover laptop time. Truth be told, though, my relationship with the Internet is a tad sad. I’m mostly disengaged with platforms like Facebook because, at […]

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What’s Your Story?

Editor’s Note: Trish Lemke is the founder of Joy Rides. She leads horse riding excursions around the world and is a certified Martha Beck life coach. Lemke lives in Durango, Colorado, with her family and horses. Her 2021 trips are full, but you can check […]

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She Yelled so I Could Hear Her

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. Watch […]

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Katrin Silva on Inter-Being

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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Ode to Khoura

Julie Kenney is a Best Horse Practices Summit board member and runs Blackberry Farm in Harpswell, Maine. She writes of her horse Khoura in this thoughtful, heartfelt poem:   Your chestnut coat shines Under the bright morning sun Beside me, your excitement is palpable At […]

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