About Maddy Butcher
BestHorsePractices.com website owner, Maddy Butcher:
- Born and raised in Maine. Grew up riding the woods and fields of Harpswell Neck and beyond.
- Graduated from Brown University with a BA in Biology (1988). Completed Independent Studies in Biology and English.
- Worked for nearly two decades as a free-lance reporter for The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications covering sports, travel, business, front page, and investigative work. Read Boston Globe articles. Read Wall St. Journal article.
- Grant Recipient, Center for Investigative Journalism (2001).
- Founded 24 Carrot Horse Care, horse-sitting business, serving Cumberland County, Maine. (2005-2011)
- Founded NickerNews, a horse community website (2008).
- Founded BestHorsePractices (2012)
- Author, A Rider’s Reader: Exploring Horse Sense, Science & Sentiment (2012)
- Founded Cayuse Crest Communications, 2014
- Licensed as a Wilderness First Responder
- Certified in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue