Dressage for the Rest of Us is Here!

After months of writing, editing, proof reading, and photo selections, Katrin Silva‘s “Dressage for the Rest of Us” is here! The slim, well-written volume is an easy-to-read guide on how to help any horse become a happier, more responsive riding partner. It is the second […]

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Congratulations to Amy Skinner

This just in: Amy Skinner and her husband, Travis, welcomed a healthy, baby girl to the world. Meet Josie Temple Skinner, born August 2. Yeehaw! Skinner wanted to honor Dr. Temple Grandin and recognize the influence Grandin has had on her horsemanship and teaching, thus […]

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Stretching Myself to Reach Horse AND Rider

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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Muddy Creek Long Coat Review

Amy Skinner, a Best Horse Practices Summit presenter and owner of Amy Skinner Horsemanship, reviewed the Muddy Creek Long Coat. Check out our Spring Review Lineup here. Skinner writes: Here in North Carolina, it seems to rain more often than not. I moved down here […]

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New Books Coming Soon!

Along with the recent publication of Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights, two additional books will soon be published under the emerging Cayuse Communications label. Talented riders and instructors, Katrin Silva and Amy Skinner, will debut their books in the coming months. It’s an […]

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Amy Skinner Returns to Maine

Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Amy Skinner will visit Maine for a weekend of private and semi-private lessons next month. Hosted by BHPS board member, Debbie Hight, she’ll be at Goldenwinds Farm at 412 River Road Norridgewock, on May 17-19. Lesson times are filling rapidly! […]

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Amy Skinner: A Bit about Bias

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. Read her most recent article on the questionable nature of the 30-day start. She will present an arena demonstration with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at […]

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Amy Skinner Review

Debbie Hight, a Best Horse Practices Summit board member, longtime Mainer, and frequent NickerNews guest columnist, reports from a recent Amy Skinner horsemanship weekend in Norridgewock, Maine. Photos generously provided by Julie Kenney. By Debbie Hight Amy Skinner has written: If what the horse truly […]

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Wool: The Cool Summer Option

Editor’s Note: We hear from guest columnist Amy Skinner who reviews a top by Ramblers Way Farm. Ramblers Way, founded by Tom Chappell (of Tom’s of Maine), and run by family members, creates and sells clothing designed and made in America and sourced responsibly through […]

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CR Ranchwear: Dressed up in a Flash

Amy Skinner is a talented horsewoman and frequent guest columnist. Here, she reviews an exclusive CR Ranchwear shirt. Read more about these Texas-made shirts here. Read Maddy Butcher’s review here. By Amy Skinner I had to go to a function recently where folks were dressing […]

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