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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Warwick Schiller’s Awesome Adventure: Life

Warwick Schiller introduced himself to me at an event in Paso Robles, California, seven years ago. He came across as smart, friendly, humble, and deeply invested in learning. Those combined qualities are not something you see in every horseman, so I took notice. Since then, […]

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Amy Skinner questions the 30-day start

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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Amy Skinner returns to Maine

Amy Skinner, a Best Horse Practices Summit arena presenter this October, will visit Maine for a weekend of private and semi-private lessons on June 2-4. The accomplished horsewoman teaches classical dressage and horsemanship for all disciplines. Her schedule for the June weekend is filling up […]

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Martin Black: Equine Dentists versus Vets

Horseman Martin Black grew up on the Ace Black family ranch in Bruneau, Idaho, and was influenced by his father, grandfather Albert and uncle Paul Black. After school he worked on ranches in Idaho, Nevada, and California, working with top horsemen and bridlemen, Charlie and […]

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Don’t Waste Small Moments

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. Skinner has studied at the Royal Andalusian […]

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Dr. Gerd Heuschmann added to Summit roster

Dust never settles on a good idea. Since the Best Horse Practices Summit wrapped up last fall, we’ve been hard at work, crafting the next innovative, annual, equine conference. Save the Date – October 7-9, 2018 in Durango, Colorado. This just in! Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, […]

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Upside Down Horses Are My Good Fortune

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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