Considering Humanship

Maddy Butcher is the author of Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights, and the founder of Cayuse Communications and the Best Horse Practices Summit. Maddy Butcher writes: Dear Readers: You know I can be pretty transparent when it comes to personal opportunities for growth, […]

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Growth Found in New Behavior

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. Visit […]

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Hal Walter and Blue Rodeo, Part II

Editor’s Note: Hal Walter is a runner, author, running coach, and long-time pack burro competitive racer, having won Fairplay’s World Championship Pack Burro race seven times. Walter wrote Full Tilt Boogie: a journey into autism, fatherhood, and an epic test of man and beast. Check […]

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The Paradox of Training “Easy” Horses

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 twenty years and is a regular guest columnist for […]

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Hal Walter and Blue Rodeo, Part I

Editor’s Note: Hal Walter is a runner, author, running coach, and long-time pack burro competitive racer, having won Fairplay’s World Championship Pack Burro race seven times. Walter wrote Full Tilt Boogie: a journey into autism, fatherhood, and an epic test of man and beast. Check […]

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NOLS Horse Packing

Editor’s Note: Whitney Johnson is a former teacher and outdoor educator currently pursuing a Master’s in social work. She lives in Leadville, Colorado, with her three dogs and is still pining for a horse of her own. In this guest column, Whitney writes about her […]

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The Long Road Back, post TBI

Editor’s Note: Jessica Hedges is the wife of a cowboy, mother to two buckaroos in training, and a day-working cowboy every chance she gets. Through her business, Branded in Ink, Jess helps cowboy gear makers and western lifestyle brands fulfill their photography, graphic/website design, copywriting, […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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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Creating Your Own Contention-Free Zone

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

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Horsewoman. What Does It Mean?

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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