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New BHP Summit Logo Shines

Thanks to the input of the steering committee and scores of fans who commented here and on social media, the Best Horse Practices Summit now has a new logo. It was picked by readers and then fine-tuned (per reader suggestions) by talented designer, T.J. Zark […]

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Transportation at the BHP Summit

Durango, Colorado, home of the Best Horse Practices Summit, October 8-10, is a beautiful mountain town of about 20,000 residents. The airport, the Durango-LaPlata County Airport, is located about 15 miles from downtown. Check out its website here. The LaPlata Fairground Pavilion, site of the […]

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Help us nail the Summit brand

We’ve been working with the talented T.J. Zark of Hello Zark, a brand and design firm, to develop a great brand for the Best Horse Practices Summit. Zark, also a talented artist and a gal who grew up on a Nebraska ranch, has developed many […]

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Gerd Heuschmann: A good cowboy IS a classical rider

We hear this week from Andrea Haller of Wellborn Quarter Horses. She will host Dr. Gerd Heuschmann following his appearance at the Best Horse Practices Summit. She submitted a multi-part feature to help us learn more about Heuschmann. Haller writes: What does good riding have […]

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Temple Grandin Supports the BHP Summit

Dr. Temple Grandin, a pioneer in animal welfare and in the reform of livestock handling, likes what she sees at the inaugural Best Horse Practices Summit, October 8-10, in Durango, Colorado. Grandin, author of numerous books, subject of an award-winning movie, and recent inductee to […]

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Calling all BHPS Volunteers!

Interested in volunteering to help at the Best Horse Practices Summit? If you’ve been keeping up to date with developments, you know the Summit has many moving parts. There are academic and arena presentations featuring horsemen and women from around the world. Attendees will come […]

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Eclectic Horseman Sponsors the Summit

This week, the Best Horse Practices Summit board of directors and steering committee excitedly welcomed Eclectic Horseman Communications, Inc., the renowned brand offering a wealth of education opportunites in the form of a popular magazine and DVD subscriptions, to our growing family of sponsors. It’s […]

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Register now for a chance to win 5 Star Saddle Pad!

Dear Horse Friends, I would like to suggest a fun, enjoyable To-Do list: Visit the Colorado’s beautiful mountains in October. Hear presentations from world-renowned horse presenters, enjoy great hotel fare, and mingle with good company. Be inspired and come home an improved horse owner and […]

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Riders: Mean What You Say!

Editor’s Note: We welcome Juliana Zunde of Hillsborough, North Carolina as a BestHorsePractices guest columnist. Zunde was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1981. She has managed large horse facilities, competed at high levels, and taught extensively, especially to hunter/jumper enthusiasts. […]

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Think Riding is Hard? Try Teaching It

In a recent BestHorsePractices post, we wrote about Why Riding is the Hardest Thing in the World to Do. It discussed the challenges of thinking, balancing, and connecting with your equine partner. We then heard from several clinicians who talked about the challenges of nurturing […]

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