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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Tasty ingredients, Better Colt Starting Recipe

The Road to the Horse has become one of the most popular horse training events in the world. It offers spectators flashy performances along with shopping experiences in the horse-rich community of Lexington, Kentucky. But what does it offer the horse? More and more horsemen […]

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Dr. Rachel Flaherty opens solo practice

Dr. Rachel Flaherty, for years a popular vet with Maine Equine Associates, has moved on to a solo practice. Flaherty, a 37-year old graduate of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, has opened Back Cove Equine Veterinary Care. At MEA, Flaherty worked alongside Dr. […]

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Save Your Ass or how ’bout a Mammoth Donkey?

Let’s give a nod of thanks and appreciation to all those animal rescues, toiling daily, even hourly, to make lives better for animals who’ve been tossed in the trash by others. As a new Long Ear owner, I’d like to give a special shout-out to […]

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Farm Fit meets Gym Fit

We’re active. Most of us horsemen and women get plenty of exercise just taking care of our barnful. Hay tossing, water lugging, and riding add up to being Farm Fit. Some may be Gym Fit, too, toning and sweating in a more formal setting. Read […]

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