A Horse’s No Win Situation

That was the tough, take-away message from Dr. Rebecca Gimenez when asked about how to protect your horses in the event of a tornado. Close them in barns and you run the risk of harming them when the barn collapses. You may also stress them […]

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Lean, Steady, Agile is what your horse wants of you

What?? You failed to read the “Method for estimating maximum permissible load weight for Japanese native horses using accelerometer-based gait analysis” abstract on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website?? (It’s on our NickerNews Links page) You’re forgiven. In fact, one of the BestHorsePractices goals […]

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Equine Grief

Barbara King is a member of a small group of articulate scientists discussing and contributing exciting research on non-human emotions. It’s a fascinating field and one that has, over the generations, weathered challenges of anthropomorphizing and, on the other end of the spectrum, outright dismissal. […]

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Weighty Matters

Together with the horse, we’re Olympians. Together, we’re scholarship athletes. We’re a legendary duo, crossing continents, scaling mountains, swimming rivers, and outsprinting nearly every other species on the planet. But somewhere along the line it became OK to partner-up with our horses as overweight, out-of-shape […]

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Nature is Best Balm

      It’s one thing most of us riders have with us all the time. We’re as likely to have it as a cell phone, money, or pocket knife. Lip balm. You know I’m not into product pushing. But I started thinking about lip […]

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