Horses Want Fewer Gifts, Better Care

Check out our Annual Gift Guide for Horse Owners Editor’s Note: Dr. Sheryl King is professor emeritus of Southern Illinois University, a Fellow of the Equine Science Society, a Best Horse Practices Summit board member, and lifelong horsewoman. In this guest column, she writes about […]

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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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Greed in Full View. Shameful Saddlebred Stuff

Emily Thomas Luciano is an accomplished rider as well as our talented marketing director. Read more. In this guest column, she discusses her observations at a host of showing events around the southeastern U.S.  Thanks, Emily! She writes: Over the past year, I’ve traveled to […]

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Mustang update and links

A lot has happened in the days since the Advisory Board to the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program dropped the nuclear option and recommended the potential euthanasia of tens of thousands of animals in holding facilities. Read our op-ed here. There was a collective […]

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What we owe them

Ultimately, it’s about suffering. That was the impetus (Call it negative reinforcement!) behind the recent article on Horse Ownership. At NickerNews and BestHorsePractices, we recognize that with the privilege of ownership comes the responsibility to keep our charges safe and sound and to prevent or […]

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