Divide Ain’t Wide: Considering Saddles

Editor’s Note: 2018 Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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Skinner: Are Trainers Invested in the Process?

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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How Dressage-Based Riding Helps Your Horse, Part II

Editor’s Note: 2018 Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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How Dressage-Based Riding Helps Your Horse, Part I

Editor’s Note: 2018 Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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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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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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Dr. Sheryl King: Demand Evidence, Question Traditions

Editor’s Note: We hear this week from Dr. Sheryl King, a returning presenter at the Best Horse Practices Summit. King is professor emeritus of Southern Illinois University and one of the most popular presenters at the inaugural Summit, will present on forage-based nutrition: King writes: “The […]

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Trailer Safety Must-Do’s

It’s a rite of spring, Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Dr. Rebecca Gimenez would rather not endure: Horse Trailer Nightmare Season. Every year, scores of unwitting horse owners lead their horses to injury and death. How? They neglect what should be another rite of spring: […]

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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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