Road trip with riding on my mind

Last week, we headed north from Utah to Bozeman, Montana, to visit with Unbranded’s creative team and to see bits of the film. The team is busy with last minute details before submitting it to major film festivals. The trip allowed for some quick detours […]

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Talented and upbeat only begins to describe Mary Miller Jordan

Talking with Mary Miller Jordan, you can’t help getting inspired. A premier competitor at next month’s American Horsewoman’s Challenge, she perfectly oozes energy and positivity. I reached her at her Kelly, North Carolina farm, where she was juggling horse work, chores, and minding her four-year […]

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Ol’ Timers weigh in on mules

The other day, I was chatting with friend, Elijah Moore, about my progress with Jolene, the new mule. He’s spent more time with horses than mules, but still had some amusing, insightful words: “Mules are unique because they think. Mules are to horses as goats […]

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NickerNews at the OR

At NickerNews and BestHorsePractices nearly all our posts come from getting outside and spending time with horses. This week, however, we spent entirely indoors and horseless. Small sacrifice for what will be gained for our readership! Specifically we were at the Salt Palace Convention Center […]

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Braids by Britt makes it personal

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That’s how we stay positive and motivated through adversity. Brittany Fantarella has that winning attitude. A barrel racing accident recently landed her in the hospital with a frightening array of injuries, including broken ribs. Thankfully, she avoided surgery, […]

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Welcome Elm City Trailer!

We welcome Bobby Fantarella and his company, Elm City Trailer to the NickerNews and BestHorsePractices family! For years, Bobby was that friendly, knowledgeable guy I’d visit with at the Equine Affaire. I still have my awesome trailer (a four-horse, gooseneck by Featherlite) purchased from Bobby […]

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The scoop on winning Kicking Horse and more

How to win: You can automatically be registered for giveaways by joining the growing list of paid subscribers. For just $10 per year, (the cost of a few cups of coffee) you’ll get every newsletter, a MudLOVE wrist band, an Eco Lips lip balm, and […]

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Introducing The Clothes Horse

It’s not common knowledge, but aside from being an accomplished neuropsychologist and horse book author, Dr. Steve Peters is a heckuva clothes horse. He’s mighty particular about his riding outfits. Everything has to be Just So. In the morning, he doesn’t so much as get […]

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Kicking Horse Coffee, perking up DIY

  I stumbled across Kicking Horse Coffee in a Utah supermarket. The name and flashy tin caught my eye and had me buying what would be my first of many whole bean purchases. If nothing else, I could put the container to good use. But […]

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Mule progress goes up and over

Smiling through gritted teeth, I’m making some progress with the mule. Like a lot of paths of progress, it has its bumps, hazards, and hairpin turns. Most recently, Jolene gave me a lesson in pressure. As I learned months ago, pressure with the new mule […]

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