Dorrances added to the Remuda Reader lineup

This week, scores of Remuda Readers read about Bill and Tom Dorrance, thanks to an extensive interview with Bill’s son, Steve Dorrance and his wife, Leslie. Many consider the brothers the forefathers of what many now call Natural Horsemanship. I call it the only horsemanship […]

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ISES: Iffy Science from Ivory Towers

The International Society of Equitation Science considers itself a do-good organization. Its mission statement includes improving horse welfare. Indeed, the group has used science to successfully lobby against hyperflexion and nose band tightness, and for that, it should be applauded. But some ISES member research […]

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An Evidence-Based Entrepreneur: Meet Monique and Hay Pillow

NickerNews’ & BestHorsePractices’ Emily Thomas Luciano spoke with our new partner, Hay Pillow’s Monique Warren, from her California-based operations. What inspired you to develop this product?  MW: Hay Pillow™ Inc. was born when I had attempted several variations of homemade slow feeders over a 2 […]

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Tell Us Your Ah-Helmet Moment

Tell us about your ah-helmet moment! Great news, readers! We’re teaming up with another top-notch company to bring you a series of spectacular giveaways. We’re kicking off a six-month giveaway series with Troxel this week with the hope that our readers will keep their noggins […]

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Introducing the ‘Not Too Old to Learn Challenge’!

We’ve been celebrating the NickerNews and BestHorsePractices community with guest columns and photo albums dedicated to our readers and their equines. Inspiring stuff. And as often happens in the dark, quiet months of winter, I got to thinking: Let’s do something with these inspirations. Let’s […]

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Life-long Learning, Part II

Read Part I I just finished reading The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. The story takes place in South Carolina nearly 200 years ago, when the acquisition of knowledge for women and slaves was risky business. Books and educational resources were coveted treasures […]

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Alberta conference low on bling, high on benefits

Of all the expositions and conferences out there, the Alberta Horse Owners and Breeders Conference stands hands above all. It’s a serious affair, run by the Horse Industry Association of Alberta to strengthen their community  “through advocacy, education and research,” according to its mission. The […]

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Survey says…”Yes!”

A BIG thanks to all those completing our recent NickerNews & BestHorsePractices survey. We received excellent participation and input. Here are some tidbits: Who reads our newsletters and visits our sites? — Most have been reading the newsletter for 2-4 years. — Most are women, […]

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Exploring Evidence-Based Horsemanship DVD is here

Over the course of several months, Dr. Steve Peters and Martin Black worked with Emily Kitching, president of Eclectic Horseman Communications, to develop an insightful debut DVD. The new release serves as a welcome compliment to the book, Evidence-Based Horsemanship, which was published two years […]

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Masterful videos by Masterson

For more than a decade, Jim Masterson has been doing good works for horses in the way of massage, tension release, and interactive body work. He’s traveled with the US Endurance team to Malaysia, Germany, and Chile and treated the team’s equine athletes. He’s presented […]

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