What to Wear in a Storm

In the little canyon where I live, eighteen inches of snow fell this weekend. As often happens with us horse owners, the storm doubled my work time, mostly in the form of shoveling. Snowy winters mean everything takes longer; tossing hay to the horses is […]

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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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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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Our Annual Gift Buying Guide

Oh, the joys of the holiday season and gift-giving! At Cayuse Communications, we aim to ease gift-buying challenges by focusing on high quality items that optimize your horse work and riding experiences. In other words, we dig what might make your lives with horses better. […]

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Nicker Reviews for the Holidays!

Just in time for holiday gift buying season, we’re putting together a fantastic range of reviews from a host of horse and outdoors-y gals. In addition, we have our Annual Gift Buying Guide, with ideas tiny and tremendous. Check it out here. Julie Kenney, Katrin […]

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A Rain Jacket for Sunny Days

Since I left for college and the big city, this Maine girl has wanted to be a queen. Specifically, Queen Elizabeth II. More specifically, I just wanted her perpetual country lifestyle, the part that includes dogs, horses, and a Barbour coat. That’s the classic, waxed […]

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Can a Nightie Improve Your Sleep and Your Life with Horses?

For many of us riders, menopause involves a decade-long routine of challenging temperature regulation. Whether we’re in the saddle or at rest, it’s disruptive to our composure. It’s disruptive to our rides (Think dropping reins, unzipping sweatshirt, tucking it in saddle bag, all whilst maintaining […]

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Outdoor Retailer Highlights

Recently, we traveled to Denver to visit with folks at the Outdoor Retailer. Held at the Colorado Convention Center, the event attracts some 6,000 vendors and over 30,000 attendees. Yikes! Think Mall-on-Christmas-Eve frenzy. The OR, as it is widely known, gives us a chance to […]

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Patagonia WorkWear

Editor’s Note: We welcome guest reviewer, Curtis Moore. Moore grew up around horses and spent high-school summers at a pack station outside Bishop, California. During college, he worked on a ranch and adopted a sorrel mustang, Rooster, who’s now a solid all-around ranch horse. When […]

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Stretching Comfort Zone with Kimes’ Jolene Jean

Here’s something I realized when preparing to review Kimes Ranch Jolene jeans, one of 15 styles available from the young, Made in America, Arizona-based company. I brought high expectations to this assignment. Before even receiving the jeans – made from 99 percent cotton and one […]

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