Episode 27: Alayne Blickle and Sustainable Solutions

Listen to Episode 27 In this episode, Jec visits with Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water. Alayne is a former Best Horse Practices Summit presenter based in Idaho. Here, she talks about many strategies we can use to address best practices around horse management. […]

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Episode 26: Coaches’ Corner with Lynn Acton

Listen to Episode 26: Considering Treats In this episode, Jec visits with Lynn Acton for a Coaches’ Corner discussion around treats. I am really pleased that they are taking this topic. Like you, I have an opinion around treating that has been reinforced by experience […]

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Why Horses Now?

Editor’s Note: Maddy Butcher presented with Connie Crawford and Kari Weil at Brown University’s Re-Examining Conservation. The symposium’s equine-related presentation was title “Horse Sense.” Maddy Butcher writes: The horse, as a species, can be so mystical and mythic and magical. It’s easy to get lost […]

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Episode 19: Dr. Doug Thal

Listen to Episode 19 For this episode, Jec interviews Dr. Doug Thal of Thal Equine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I first started talking with Doug a year or more ago. He came highly recommended by Katrin Silva as someone personable and knowledgeable on all […]

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Episode 3, Dr. Martin Nielsen

Listen to Episode 3 Jec talks with Dr. Martin Nielsen, a parasitologist at the University of Kentucky and one of our super-fantastic presenters at the Best Horse Practices Summit in Lexington, Kentucky, Nielsen’s backyard, in October. Martin has a host of popular YouTube videos that […]

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10 Signs of Good Training Progress, Part II

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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10 Signs of Good Training Progress

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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Episode 9: Patrick King

In just a few months, we’ve produced nine episodes of our new podcast, Best Horse Practices with Jec Ballou. Over 4,000 listeners have downloaded our show and three sponsors have come aboard. We thank our wonderful listeners and are humbled by our enthusiastic sponsors: Horse […]

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The Making of Good Teachers and Students

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 twenty years and is a regular guest columnist for […]

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