Episode 7: Larry Whitesell

Listen to Episode 7. In this episode, Jec interviews Larry Whitesell of Baxter, Tennessee, east of Nashville. Larry is renowned in the gaited horse world. What distinguishes him is his interest and pursuit of classical methods. He’s well-traveled down the dressage road and a well […]

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Episode 23: Susan Kauffmann

Listen to Episode 23 Kauffmann is the co-author with Christina Cline of The Essential Hoof Book: The Complete Modern Guide to Horse Feet – Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment. Trust me – despite the mouthful of a title, this is a wonderfully […]

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Stockmanship Journal Available Now

Whit Hibbard, a fourth generation Montana rancher and a man with a doctorate in Human Sciences, is the publisher of the Stockmanship Journal. Read more about Whit and his work here. Recently, he published Volume 7 and has made it available to all, for free. […]

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Episode 14: Mike Mumford

  Listen to Episode 14: Mike Mumford Go to Main Podcast page In this episode, Jec interviews Englishman-turned-Utahn Mike Mumford. Mike has had an exciting horsemanship journey, starting in the British Army and then to the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 where he competed in […]

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Episode 7: Saddle Fit

In our 7th episode, Jec interviews saddle fitting expert Kristen Vlietstra. The California-based saddler works with horses and riders of all disciplines. In this conversation, the two discuss simple ways to assess good saddle fit and some common concerns. Listen here. Here is Kristen’s blog […]

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More Crummy Cribbing Research

Once again, Kentucky Equine Research is guilty of misleading the horse-owning public with another “research” article, thinly veiled as a supplement sales pitch. Yes, those quotation marks are intentional. Moreover, we might suggest KER rebrand itself as KERDS, Kentucky Equine Research Dedicated to Sales. Earlier […]

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When Science Goes Sideways

If science were a horse, it would be an abused and neglected one. This horse would be taken advantage of and used as a vehicle to get humans where they want to go. It would be promoted as a Super Horse, treated like a Vaudeville […]

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Learning Schools and How to Avoid Tribalism

Cayuse Communications has published many articles on horses’ learning processes. We’ve featured pieces on optimal learning and long-term potentiation, the role of attention, dopamine/reward cycles, and negative reinforcement. Our article on the cons of clicker training drew a lot of attention from the training method’s fans and detractors […]

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Will Evidence-Based go the way of Natural Horsemanship?

When does a term outlive its usefulness? Decades ago, “natural horsemanship” started out as a term to describe what was, for the most part, a more gentle, thoughtful, from-the-horse’s-perspective type of work. The phrase was used prominently by Pat Parelli and it soon became shorthand […]

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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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