Summit Sponsor is all about Multi-Faceted Wellness

Underneath a calm and present exterior is an hyperactive Dr. Petra Sullwold. Aside from maintaining her busy schedule of horse and human adjustments, Sullwold, an enthusiastic Best Horse Practices Summit sponsor, is hosting clinician Mark Rashid, and developing educational DVD’s like Stretch That Dog which […]

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Warwick Schiller’s Awesome Adventure: Life

Warwick Schiller introduced himself to me at an event in Paso Robles, California, seven years ago. He came across as smart, friendly, humble, and deeply invested in learning. Those combined qualities are not something you see in every horseman, so I took notice. Since then, […]

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Amy Skinner questions the 30-day start

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

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Restarting Gabe means Rediscovering Feel

Editor’s Note: We hear this week from Nancy Lowery of Calgary, Alberta. Lowery has been blogging about her Leadership Learning through Horsemanship Experiences for more than a decade. A recent interview series by Lowery explored what Calgary leaders have learned through their relationships with horses.   […]

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Dr. Sheryl King: Demand Evidence, Question Traditions

Editor’s Note: We hear this week from Dr. Sheryl King, a returning presenter at the Best Horse Practices Summit. King is professor emeritus of Southern Illinois University and one of the most popular presenters at the inaugural Summit, will present on forage-based nutrition: King writes: “The […]

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Trailer Safety Must-Do’s

It’s a rite of spring, Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Dr. Rebecca Gimenez would rather not endure: Horse Trailer Nightmare Season. Every year, scores of unwitting horse owners lead their horses to injury and death. How? They neglect what should be another rite of spring: […]

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Have You Ordered Flies Yet?

Some years ago, I was heartbroken to discover a baby bird, stuck and dying, in the sticky fly strip I’d tacked to the barn ceiling. I vowed never to use them again. For another year, I suffered through fly-filled seasons. Then I discovered Spalding Fly […]

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“Stepping Up” is Right on Time

We think the timing of our special Best Horse Practices Summit Stepping Up sessions couldn’t be better. 2018 is a year when science and society are ripe for parsing out the gender issues in our horse community. Earlier this month, Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, who will lead […]

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Amy Skinner returns to Maine

Amy Skinner, a Best Horse Practices Summit arena presenter this October, will visit Maine for a weekend of private and semi-private lessons on June 2-4. The accomplished horsewoman teaches classical dressage and horsemanship for all disciplines. Her schedule for the June weekend is filling up […]

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Renaissance Man in the Making

Editor’s Note: Fred Holcomb is a horseman, BHPS steering committee member, and farrier. He completed equine research at a Wyoming ranch and Davidson College, has mentored with experts in Washington, and is readying his entry into veterinary school In this guest column, he reflects on […]

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