Baselayer Glamping

Don’t get me wrong. I love camping of all sorts. But truck camping, one form of glamping, is what I’m doing lately. In a truck camper, you can: Sleep on a real mattress Overnight at highway rest stops with a locked door Carry and cook […]

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Leaders or Bullies? You be the judge

Last month, I camped with horses on Bureau of Land Management land. I wanted to experiment with something Mark Rashid mentioned at his recent clinic. To paraphrase, he said that wild horse herd leaders are true leaders, defending the herd and leading it to food […]

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Congrats and Partner Welcomes!

Congratulations to Kelly from North Carolina! She’s the winner of our Custom Leggings contest, sponsored by Fringe Western Wear and Leather Work, a Canadian business owned by Kathy Threlfall. And while we’re giving props to our friends north of the border, check out One Degree […]

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Fall Riding Favorites

Autumn is the optimal season for riding. Kids are back in school. Bugs are nearly gone. Foliage is beautiful and falling (which makes visibility better). Riders and horses are likely in the best shape of the year. It’s also a great time to remind readers […]

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Best Barn Slip-Ons

I’m old enough to remember the old LL Bean store in Freeport. I loved how its wooden floors creaked when you walked through the racks and how it smelled of leather, wool, and wood. Later on in high school, my friends and I all wore […]

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Darn Tough is horse-gal friendly

When I was a kid, wool socks were those thick, bulky things you wore in the winter. You wore them skiing. You wore them to and from pond skating. You wore them underneath your thick, bulky boots while shoveling snow. All so yesterday. All so […]

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A Rider’s Reader now in Maria’s Bookshop

A Rider’s Reader: Exploring Horse Sense, Science & Sentiment is now available at Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado! Maria’s book buyer, Jeanne Costello, happily took on the well-reviewed paperback this month. “We love being able to showcase the published authors in our midst,” said Costello. […]

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Good Gear Matters on Pack Trip

We welcome our very own marketing director, Emily Thomas Luciano, as a guest columnist this week. Here’s the second installment from a Montana horse pack trip: Read Part I To make it in the back country, one needs more than good horses and good food. […]

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New Kimes Jean Habit Well Worth It

Some say humans are nothing more than their habits. That’s especially true when we try to make healthy diet and exercise changes. Nearly everyone I interviewed for our Focus on Fitness articles said success came only after many failures and near misses. Once habits get […]

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