Unbridled movie tackles tough topic

Guest column by NickerNews marketing director, Emily Thomas Luciano: What horseperson doesn’t love an inspiring movie that involves horses? And if the stories are true? Even better! Equine Assisted Therapy and Equine Facilitated Learning have grown exponentially over the past decade. Now, with increasing amounts […]

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Skida hats so very rider-friendly

Just in time for winter, NickerNews has a new friend. Say hello to Skida, the Vermont headwear and accessories company. What Darn Tough has done for the drab, itchy sock industry, Skida is doing for the drab, itchy hat world. The colorful, hip hats fit […]

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Bailey

I grew up riding in 4H where helmets were required. I stopped wearing them when I started barrel racing where cowboy hats or ball caps were the fashion and were the cool thing to wear. Just recently I declared my major in Psychology and I […]

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Ramblers Way suits this rambler’s way

The parcel from Ramblers Way arrived with perfect timing. I was packing for a 20-day, 6,000 mile, truck-camping trip to Maine and back. I might see a washer and dryer at the midway point, but nice-looking, packable, stink-resistant tops would be key. They’d have to […]

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Winter Warrior Sampler

The Muck Boot Winter Warrior Contest is over. Thanks to all who participated! Check out the slideshow here. Some of my personal favorite images and comments came from Barbara, Debbie and Doris. Three tough gals, for sure. All will be receiving small consolation gifts from […]

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Bryan Neubert on the mend

Bryan Neubert, one of the few people who worked with the men many consider to be the founders of natural horsemanship: Ray Hunt, Bill and Tom Dorrance, is coming to Maine later this year. Click here for events. To hear him tell it, Neubert just lucked […]

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Another gift idea for 2015

Maine’s Kim Stone spent several summers working at the Alvord Ranch in eastern Oregon and learning from Idaho horseman Martin Black. Read more here. Now she’s brought her horses and talents back to her home state where she raises a young equine addition (at right) […]

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DIY Cement Donut

The problem: A gate fixture that gets muscled around by six curious equines. On a daily basis, this gate becomes hard to open and hard to readjust when horses mess with it. The fixture is actually a post embedded in a cement-filled tire. It weighs […]

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Peters on weighty matters

Dr. Steve Peters, the neuropsychologist whose collaboration with horseman Martin Black produced Evidence-Based Horsemanship, joined the call for better horsemanship through better personal health with his recent Personal Statement, posted on the Evidence-Based Horsemanship facebook page. It echoed recent BestHorsePractices posts, which explained research and […]

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NickerNews at the OR

At NickerNews and BestHorsePractices nearly all our posts come from getting outside and spending time with horses. This week, however, we spent entirely indoors and horseless. Small sacrifice for what will be gained for our readership! Specifically we were at the Salt Palace Convention Center […]

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