The Way to a Horsewoman’s Heart is through her Feet

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to a horse owner’s heart is through his or her feet. Comfortable feet are key to our days spent riding, mucking, tossing hay and otherwise caring for our equines. (What’s your boots-to-bras […]

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Holiday Giving & Getting, Part I

As NickerNews and BestHorsePractices have grown, we’ve acquired some lovely perks for our readers. To date, we’ve sent out nearly $1,000-worth of freebies including Redmond Equine products, Darn Tough socks, Liberty Bottles, Eco Lips lip balm and Kershaw and Gerber knives. Remuda Readers get extra […]

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Perfect Barn Coat Found

Some years back, I got quite a scare. Within 24 hours, my horse went from fine to perilously sick. Dr. Charlie Brown from Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic answered the midnight call. She initiated the intensive care that helped save the big thoroughbred gelding. Read more about […]

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Montana gal crafts what we crave

Here’s the thing about jewelry and women like us (smart, lively, and outdoors-y): We appreciate style, but will choose no-fuss over fashion. We enjoy earrings and necklaces, but not if they get in the way or cost too much. We especially like products and companies […]

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Survey feedback most excellent

A BIG thanks to all those completing our recent NickerNews & BestHorsePractices survey. We received excellent participation and input. Here are some tidbits: Who reads our newsletters and visits our sites? — Most have been reading the newsletter for 2-4 years. — Most are women, […]

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Sleek Leek is Solid Gold

Three safety items you’ve got to have if you’re working with horses, out on the trail, or both: Knife. Phone. Belt. Read about those essentials here. This summer at the Outdoor Retailer, we met several knife company representatives and brought them one tiny complaint: Can’t […]

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Saddlemaker, Silversmith, Cyclist?

The world has its Sticks in the Mud. Discovery and personal growth? They might occasionally embrace a longer haircut or different flavor of ice cream. And then there are NickerNews favs, people pushing their individual envelopes, open-minded learnaholics who crave new experiences. Jeremiah Watt, a […]

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5 Star Shines

Ben Masters, the team leader of Unbranded, told me not a single horse suffered from sores or rubs during their incredible six-month, 3,000 mile journey. He credited 5 Star Equine Products, the company that outfitted the crew with pads and cinches, with this success. Add […]

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A Healthier, Happier Horse with your Hands On

For more than a decade, Jim Masterson has been doing good works for horses in the way of massage, tension release, and interactive body work. I met Jim at the Equine Affaire and we shared shuttle rides to and from the hotel. What an interesting […]

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A Darn Tough Convert

We hear from Barbara, a Remuda Reader from Maine, on her impressions of a free pair of Darn Tough socks: I thought I was very lucky when notified that I’d won a Remuda Reader drawing for free products. However, I felt like I had really […]

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