Kurgo gives us reason to smile during Mud Season

Mud, mud, glorious mud Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood So follow me follow, down to the hollow And there let me wallow in glorious mud — Flanders and Swann Mud Season’s around the corner. How will your back seat look? Is it […]

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United in Love and Equine Dedication

Question: How many horse owners does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Name any number. The light bulb won’t get changed because they’re too busy talking about horses, minis, donkeys, and mules. Say this about our crazy community: we are passionate, enthusiastic, devoted, […]

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Toughest Winter Warrior wins Muck Boots

It may be a Worst Ever Winter, but for Muck Boot wearers, it’s a bit less painful: “At least my feet stay warm and dry,” they say. Who among you has it worst? In this record-breaking season, we’re rewarding one lucky, tough reader with a […]

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Welcome HayBalancer & Adventurista Designs!

2015 has brought positive changes to Cayuse Crest Communications, our family of sites that includes NickerNews, BestHorsePractices and UtahOutsider. We’re growing in readership and advertisers are jumping aboard. Please welcome Adventurista Designs and Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer. We met Adventurista Designs founder Meghan Holler at […]

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Welcome Third Coast and South Mountain!

We welcome two new advertisers into the NickerNews and BestHorsePractices fold: South Mountain Equine Veterinary Services and Third Coast Equine Services of Maine. Dr. Janelle Tirrelle, of Augusta, Maine, has opened Third Coast Equine after working at Maine Equine Associates for several years. She has […]

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Generations ago, Smith knew ‘Nature’s Best’

Tom Smith knew what happened off the track was crucial to victories on the track. Diet and horse keeping practices were key to the champion he developed out of the fussy, difficult Seabiscuit. Read about Seabiscuit: An American Legend and other favorite horse books. ​Nervous […]

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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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