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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Freebies Galore

This year is shaking out nicely for NickerNews and BestHorsePractices. And we’re happy to pass on our success to readers in the form of freebies. (Congrats to Robin, who won the free Masterson Method DVD and handbook, a $70 value!) For a limited time, you […]

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Welcome Masterson Method

We’re thrilled to welcome Jim Masterson and the Masterson Method to our advertising family. A few years back, Jim held down the fort at an adjoining booth at the Equine Affaire. We shared some anecdotes and laughs during breaks in customer traffic and shuttles to […]

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Helen Peppe’s ‘Pigs Can’t Swim’ Inspires

It’s a wonder she made it out of childhood in one piece. And with a brilliant attitude to boot. Those were my first thoughts, coming with a nervous chuckle, after reading Helen Peppe’s Pigs Can’t Swim: A Memoir. There are scenes of frigid winter trudges, […]

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GERL gets things done

One of the great rewards of running NickerNews and BestHorsePractices is rubbing elbows with good people and good organizations. The Georgie Equine Rescue League, Ltd. is one of them. Boy, do they get things done! They distribute an excellent quarterly newsletter with updates on rescues, […]

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