From farm to fashion: Meet Cheri Sanguinetti

Excuse the stereotypes for this one, please: Lots of girls grow up wanting to design clothes. Like boys and their dreams of becoming professional athletes, most of those girls end up doing something more humble and ordinary. Of those who do enter the fashion industry, […]

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No Goose-a in the Kusa!

The Perfect Barn Coat just found its perfect layer, now making it a four-season jacket to love and adore. The perfect layer? The new, ultra thin Kusa jacket from Cotopaxi. The reversible Kusa weighs just 15 ounces and has an attractive quilted stitching pattern on […]

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Check out the Horseman’s Calendar

The horse world just got a little less confusing and overwhelming thanks to a new website developed by Jim Thomas, his daughter, Emily Luciano, and Steve Bell of Eclectic Horseman. The Horseman’s Calendar, a new online listing service which went live last week, was the […]

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Trail Necessities for Free

Signing up for our free newsletter will not only give you entertaining and enlightening content, it’ll help get you out the door with some fabulous items for your saddle bag or backpack. This week, sign up for a chance to win: SunRidge Power Chews. Little […]

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SPOT to the rescue! (And for serious fun)

The move to Colorado means a few things change: I’m in unfamiliar territory. I’m mostly alone while exploring on foot and horseback. Just in time, the folks at SPOT have sent their Gen3 device with satellite service for messaging and tracking. This summer, SPOT is […]

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A New Go-To Jacket

  As cold days come to Colorado and Utah, I’ve got a new Go-To jacket. It’s the Alpha Air from LL Bean. As comfortable as your favorite high school hoodie and as warm as a ski jacket, it’s better than either because it stretches and […]

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We found awesome barn snacks

Here’s the thing with being outside and active: you get hungry. And the more you tune into your body, the pickier you become about what goes down the gullet. If you listen, your body will tell you what works and what doesn’t. And, if research […]

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Outdoor Retailer is for us riders, too

Attending the Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City is a bit like heading to the mall on Christmas Eve: be prepared for nuttiness and overstimulation. Attend it in cowboy boots and jeans and you’ll spend a good amount of time convincing folks that horse riders […]

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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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Game of Thrones gets horses right

I’ve been sucked into HBO’s Game of Thrones medieval fantasy drama like so many millions of others. It started with an audio book over a long cross-country trip with my son, who helped me learn about the many layers of intrigue, from character development to […]

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