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Have You Ordered Flies Yet?

Some years ago, I was heartbroken to discover a baby bird, stuck and dying, in the sticky fly strip I’d tacked to the barn ceiling. I vowed never to use them again. For another year, I suffered through fly-filled seasons. Then I discovered Spalding Fly […]

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“Stepping Up” is Right on Time

We think the timing of our special Best Horse Practices Summit Stepping Up sessions couldn’t be better. 2018 is a year when science and society are ripe for parsing out the gender issues in our horse community. Earlier this month, Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, who will lead […]

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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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Renaissance Man in the Making

Editor’s Note: Fred Holcomb is a horseman, BHPS steering committee member, and farrier. He completed equine research at a Wyoming ranch and Davidson College, has mentored with experts in Washington, and is readying his entry into veterinary school In this guest column, he reflects on […]

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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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Good and Bad Dentistry Impact Hooves. Yes, hooves.

The horse’s mouth has in it about 40 teeth (mares often have fewer). There are incisors, premolars, molars, and sometimes canine and wolf teeth. It’s a mysterious place for most horse owners. Vets suggest protocol for floating (the process of rasping teeth with hand and […]

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BHPS Videos Up and Coming Soon

The video team of Soulfolle Creative has been hard at work, converting all our fabulous 2017 Best Horse Practices Summit presentations into trailers and full video presentations. Since October, they have dedicated hundreds of hours to the pain-staking work. Check out our 2018 Summit plans […]

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NY Times’ David Philipps on Wild Horses, Part III

New York Times reporter, David Philipps, is the author of Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustangs. Taking on a topic that’s rife with politics, intransigence, and polarizing factions, Philipps manages the near-impossible: an intriguing through-narrative with fair and compelling chapters. […]

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New Summit Offering: Stepping Up

The Best Horse Practices Summit is charged with giving attendees tools to improve their horsemanship. This year, our presenters will undoubtedly send you home with new ideas and skills to advance your horse work. But what about your state of mind? How’s your confidence when […]

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BHP 2018 Summit Presenters Introduced

The Best Horse Practices Summit will feature an outstanding roster of presenters in October, in Durango. Collectively, they will offer an intense, multi-dimensional set of tools to improve your understanding of your horse and horsemanship. Please note: More offerings and electives will be announced in the […]

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