Tim McGaffic on Training and the Clicker

In response to our article on Clicker Training, we hear from Tim McGaffic, a Colorado trainer. McGaffic was introduced to Ray Hunt during the 1980s while working with difficult horses. The experience changed his thinking about how to handle horses and set him on a […]

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You Should Be in Elko

It’s Day One of my annual attendance of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. So excited! Before the multitude of concerts, dances, and poetry recitations, the Gathering hosts several educational workshops, intimate one-, two-, or three-day classes led by experts. You can learn […]

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Getting Out with the Right Gear

I reached a turning point about 10 years ago. After the good times of fort building and snowball fights and then introducing my sons to fort building and snowball fights, I’d come to disdain the coldest season. I’d complain through most of it and spend […]

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Nicker Review: Patagonia Silent Down Jacket

Amy Skinner lends a hand with this review of Patagonia’s Silent Down Jacket, made of stretchy recycled polyester shell and 100 percent recycled down. Check out our NickerReview page Check out our Holiday Gift Guide Skinner writes: Winter in North Carolina is supposed to be […]

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Nicker Review: LL Bean Down Sweater Vest

We hear from Julie Kenney with this review of LL Bean’s Ultralight 850 Down Sweater Vest Check out our NickerReview page Check out our Holiday Gift Guide Kenney writes: Vests come in many different materials and weights to help keep our core warm and allow […]

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What to Wear in a Storm

In the little canyon where I live, eighteen inches of snow fell this weekend. As often happens with us horse owners, the storm doubled my work time, mostly in the form of shoveling. Snowy winters mean everything takes longer; tossing hay to the horses is […]

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Not Your Average Long Johns

We hear from Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee member, Julie Kenney. Julie lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine. She reviewed LL Bean’s heavyweight baselayer pants for us. Return to our Nicker Reviews main page. Kenney writes: Long Johns That’s what we always called them […]

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Nicker Review: Toad&Co Cold Spring Pullover

We hear from Katrin Silva, horsewoman and ultrarunner extraordinaire. She reviews the Cold Spring Pullover from Toad&Co: After running 20 miles in cold and windy conditions, I normally throw on an old, grey sweatshirt and yoga pants. I thought nothing could beat changing out of […]

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Our Annual Gift Buying Guide

Oh, the joys of the holiday season and gift-giving! At Cayuse Communications, we aim to ease gift-buying challenges by focusing on high quality items that optimize your horse work and riding experiences. In other words, we dig what might make your lives with horses better. […]

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Nicker Reviews for the Holidays!

Just in time for holiday gift buying season, we’re putting together a fantastic range of reviews from a host of horse and outdoors-y gals. In addition, we have our Annual Gift Buying Guide, with ideas tiny and tremendous. Check it out here. Julie Kenney, Katrin […]

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