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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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NY Times’ David Philipps on Wild Horses, Part II

Editor’s Note: Read Part I Read 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: […]

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We talk with NY Times’ David Philipps on Wild Horses, Part I

Editor’s Note: 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 is rife with politics, intransigence, and polarizing factions, Philipps manages the near-impossible: an intriguing through-narrative with fair […]

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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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Help Pick Our Next Summit Lanyard

First, the Best Horse Practices Summit lanyards became a challenge. Then, the Summit lanyards became a talking point. Now, lanyards are becoming a collector’s item. The folks at Knotty Girlz have stepped up as a new Patron Sponsor of our 2018 event. As part of […]

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Why Horses Don’t Get Frostbite

Editor’s Note: Horses are dramatically different mammals than humans, and, yet, we continue to treat them as if they had the same physiological conditions and needs. In this post, Best Horse Practices Summit board member and Southern Illinois University professor emeritus Dr. Sheryl King helps […]

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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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Licking and Chewing: The Process Illuminated

Say what you will about Facebook. Occasionally, a productive conversation on the social media platform can illuminate and educate. That’s what happened when Cayuse Communications contributor Amy Skinner posted this video of a horse in training. She asked several professionals, including Warwick Schiller and Dr. […]

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Donkeys: “We don’t need no stinkin’ blankets!”

In winter, equines are generally best off if you provide them with plenty of hay and the option of shelter. More specifically, Best Horse Practices views blanketing as not only unnecessary but potentially harmful in most horse-keeping situations. Read more about that here. What, then, […]

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Save the Date! Early Details for the Summit

On October 7-9, 2018, the Summit returns to Durango’s Strater Hotel for another exciting series of academic and arena presentations. Dr. Temple Grandin, known worldwide for her expertise in livestock handling as well as autism issues, will deliver the Summit keynote address. Dr. Rebecca Gimenez, […]

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