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Amy Skinner on Freeloading, II

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She works with owner/operator Jim Thomas as a trainer at Bar T Horsemanship where she rides and teaches English and Western. She also maintains Essence Horsemanship. Skinner […]

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Equine Affaire Art Sends the (Wrong) Message

We’re big fans of the Equine Affaire. We’ve attended the annual version in Massachusetts (there’s one in Ohio, too) for years and have even had a booth there. So it was with a big “Oh, no!” that we saw the organization’s logo art for this […]

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Historic Host Hotel Opens Rooms to Summit

This just in! The historic Strater Hotel, host to the Best Horse Practices Summit, has made available a limited number of rooms for attendees of the Best Horse Practices Summit. We’re thrilled to offer this option for attendees during what is a very busy fall […]

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Bring Your Spouse to the Summit!

Are you passionate about riding and horses, but your partner isn’t? Steering committee members have fielded requests for “May I bring a non-horse-y spouse?” and have answered the call. Beginning this week and for a limited time, those registering for the Best Horse Practices Summit […]

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Board limits BHP Summit attendance to 200

As the Best Horse Practices Summit approaches, the conference’s board of directors has voted to limit attendance to 200 registrants. This recent move will ensure that participants enjoy an intimate, resonant experience from the academic and arena presenters. The Summit takes place at the historic […]

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Patagonia to outfit BHP Summit presenters

Patagonia, the clothing company characteristically associated with surfers and rock climbers, has chosen the Summit as a vehicle for introducing its fall WorkWear line. It’ll be outfitting BHPS presenters with its new Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Barn Coats and colorful Western Snap shirts. Stay tuned […]

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Whoa Podcast Features Summit

We had a great time talking with John Harrer, the host of Whoa Podcast, a popular podcast about horses and horsemanship. Maddy Butcher was joined by Dr. Steve Peters in talking about the upcoming Best Horse Practices Summit, the development of Evidence-Based Horsemanship, and the […]

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Are Cool Baths a Good Thing for Your Hot Horse?

It’s hot and you’ve just returned from a sweat-inducing ride. Do you hose down your horse? Believe it or not, almost no research has been done on how to help horses lower their core temperature when we ride them in extremely hot weather. That lack […]

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Who’s the Freeloader in Your Horse-Rider Partnership?

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She works with owner/operator Jim Thomas as a trainer at Bar T Horsemanship where she rides and teaches English and Western. She also maintains Essence Horsemanship. Skinner […]

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