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After the BHP Summit Storm

A note from BHPS Director Maddy Butcher: It’s been 23 days since the first Best Horse Practices Summit wrapped up with a boisterous Farewell Reception in Durango’s historic Strater Hotel. Attendees, presenters, board members, and volunteers have all been able to let their hair down […]

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Summit Testimonials

We heard high praise from many quarters for the inaugural Best Horse Practices Summit. Here are just a few: It’s been an intense, mind-boggling couple of days at the Best Horse Practices Summit. I learned so much about horse brains, horse behavior, and horse-human connections. […]

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Summit Farewell Notes: the Lanyard Story

Remarks delivered by director Maddy Butcher at the Summit Farewell Reception: The story of the Summit lanyards can go a long way in illustrating the range of details and the room for errors when putting together a conference. Especially a first-year conference on a limited […]

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Opening Remarks at the Best Horse Practices Summit

Best Horse Practices Summit director Maddy Butcher offered these remarks as she opened the inaugural conference on earlier this month in Durango, Colorado: The whole idea for this conference bubbled up about two years ago after I attended a horse expo in New England. I […]

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Wild Fed Joins Summit Charter Sponsors

This week, we welcome a new sponsor to our fantastic roster of Best Horse Practices Summit Charter Sponsors. Wild Fed, a horse feed company founded by Dr. Samantha Johnson, a naturopathic physician, will be featured at the Best Horse Practices Summit. Johnson started the company […]

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Last Minute Summit Notes

We will be excited to visit with Best Horse Practices Summit attendees as they travel from near and far to join us at this inaugural conference! A few important notes: It’s mid-fall in southwestern Colorado. That means temperatures may be in the 60’s, but will […]

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Death of Natural Horsemanship

Natural horsemanship is dead. Long live natural horsemanship. Natural horsemanship is a trending phrase that got attached to a style of work and a way of connecting with horses that Bill and Tom Dorrance offered up a few generations ago. It involved working with the […]

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Call it the ‘Silver Lining’ Summit

A note from Best Horse Practices Summit Director, Maddy Butcher: Some two years ago, I returned home from a big horse expo in the Northeast. It had been fun to visit with thousands of horse owners and great to share what I do as a […]

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Best Horse Practices Summit, No Meals Registration

The Best Horse Practices Summit board today voted to offer single day, no meal options. This offers yet more options for local horse owners and riders to enjoy the incredible offerings of this inaugural equine conference. Now, you can enjoy our amazing roster of presenters […]

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THE Conference with Substance and Principles

As you read about the presenters at the Best Horse Practices Summit, especially the ones delivering academic presentations, you’ll notice a common thread: they’re all going against the industry grain. They will not tell you that spending more money will help your horse. They will […]

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