Cayuse Corona Community, Week 9

A note from the Editor: Here at Cayuse Communications, we’ve been thinking about our community of horse owners and riders. How best to come together and share during this time? We’ve reached out to friends to see how they are making lemonade from lemons and […]

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Rural Oregon Artisans Survive and Thrive

Editor’s Note: Jessica Hedges is the wife of a cowboy, mother to two buckaroos in training, and a day-working cowboy every chance she gets. Through her business, Branded in Ink, Jess helps cowboy gear makers and western lifestyle brands fulfill their photography, graphic/website design, copywriting, […]

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Sayings to Soothe, Inspire, Question

It could be that the pandemic is putting a strain on you emotionally, financially, and otherwise. It could be that you’re carrying stress around like a fanny pack. But, wait, fanny packs aren’t cool! Shed it like any other 80’s mistake. Here are some written […]

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The Vulnerability Paradox

Editor’s Note: 2018 & 2019 Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years and is a regular […]

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When Slow is Worse

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular Cayuse columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She presented with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. Skinner rides and teaches dressage and Western. Skinner has studied at the […]

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The Road to Lightness is through Clarity

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She will present with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. Skinner rides and teaches dressage and Western. Skinner has studied at […]

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Amy Skinner: Post-delivery Discovery

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She will present with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. Skinner rides and teaches dressage and Western. Skinner has studied at […]

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Looking Beyond the Pasture

A funny thing happened this week. I got an email from Adrian Renton, a doctor and musician based in London. He asked for permission to use my image of Jolene (at right), featured in Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights. It would help illustrate […]

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Dorrance Protégé Joe Morris, Part III

Editor’s Note: I met Joe Morris on a visit to the Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California for the Rancher-to-Rancher field day. Joe and his wife, Julie, run Morris Grass Fed, a holistically managed cattle operation. He’s also a founding member of Rancher 2 Rancher. Read […]

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Horse Haiku

Last week, this radio program had a summer haiku contest and the entries make for fun reading. Haiku are a simple form of poetry dating back to at least the 17th century in Japan (and, yes, the plural of haiku is haiku): Three lines of […]

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