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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Stanley and Adventure Medical join Summit Sponsors

We’re thrilled to have two new sponsors join our excellent roster of Charter Sponsors of the Best Horse Practices Summit. The conference, which is drawing attendees from 22 states (including Hawaii) and three Canadian provinces (including Nova Scotia), welcomes Stanley and Adventure Medical Kits. Stanley […]

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Green Goo joins Charter Sponsors

This week, we welcome Green Goo, a family of natural products from Sierra Sage Herbs, as a new Charter Sponsor. The women-owned, B Corporation will be contributing some excellent offerings to our Best Horse Practices swag bags. Read more about the company here.  Writes Betty […]

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Amy Skinner returns to Maine

Amy Skinner of Essence Horsemanship and Bar T Ranch will visit Maine for a weekend of private and semi-private lessons October 21-22. The accomplished horsewoman teaches English and Western. Her schedule for the October weekend is booked solid, but you can still audit. The event takes place at Goldenwinds Farm […]

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