Solving Arena Boredom

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

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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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On the Fence: What Horses and Riders Gotta Have

Listen to Episode 5 This episode is episode 5 (sorry about the error on the audio, in which we identified it as episode 4) and an On the Fence segment – a show in which Jec and I discuss something that’s been on our collective […]

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Katrin Silva: 10 Red Flags

Editor’s Note: 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 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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6 Signs: Toxic Trainer Test

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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Rehab Continues, a Podcast Follow-Up

A few months back, Cathi Champion emailed us a Listener Question for our podcast. Listen and read more here. It concerned the long-term rehabilitation of her quarter horse mare. Jec had some great suggestions. We recently checked in with Cathi, a Best Horse Practices Summit […]

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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 13: Motivation, Communication, Progress

Listen to Episode 13: Motivation, Communication, Progress Go to main podcast page In our first episode of 2021, Jec and Maddy meet for the recurring segment, On the Fence, to talk about elements of horsemanship and horse work that folks often dismiss or ignore: motivation, […]

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The Most Dangerous Horse, Part II

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

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The Most Dangerous Horse, Part I

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

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