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Skinner: Are Trainers Invested in the Process?

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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How Dressage-Based Riding Helps Your Horse, Part II

Editor’s Note: 2018 Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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How Dressage-Based Riding Helps Your Horse, Part I

Editor’s Note: 2018 Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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More on Wildfire Prep

We got a great response from our articles by Maddy Butcher and Dr. Rebecca Gimenez on wildfire preparation and hazards. Here are some helpful additions sent from enthusiastic readers, Willis Lamm and Monique Warren. From Lamm: In close to 45 years of dealing with these […]

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Wildfire Preparations & Need-to-Know’s

In the western U.S., many owners rarely have their horses confined to a barn. But when wildfire approaches, it’s no less important to be prepared and follow safe measures getting out of harm’s way. Read more about Barn Fire issues.  When my neighborhood participated in […]

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Anatomy of a Brace

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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Interview with Mark Rashid &Crissi McDonald, II

I met with Mark Rashid and Crissi McDonald in Mancos, Colorado, for a wide-ranging conversation on horsemanship and life work. This is Part Two of our interview in which we talk about his blending of Aikido, a martial art, with horsemanship. The couple offers Aikido […]

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Interview with Mark Rashid & Crissi McDonald, I

I met with Mark Rashid and Crissi McDonald in Mancos, Colorado, for a wide-ranging conversation on horsemanship and life work. This is the Part One of our interview. Read Part II When we started chatting, I asked about the use of tools – like spurs […]

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WiseAssWallace: My Take on Consistency & Mindfulness

WiseAssWallace is a beloved guest columnist for Cayuse Communications. From his pasture in southwestern Colorado, he’s on a quest to improve horse-human connections and make lives better for his fellow equines. In this installment, WiseAssWallace discusses the topics of consistency, mindfulness, and knowledge. He says, […]

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WiseAssWallace: We are NOT Humans

WiseAssWallace is a beloved guest columnist for Cayuse Communications. From his pasture in southwestern Colorado, he’s on a quest to improve horse-human connections and make lives better for his fellow equines. In this installment, WiseAssWallace discusses the naughty ways in which humans, through their behavior, […]

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