Amy Skinner: A Bit about Bias

John Saint Ryan Clinic in Dolores

John Saint Ryan, a talented California horseman, will visit to give a weekend clinic in Dolores, Colorado, August 25 and 26. Saint Ryan has worked with Tom Dorrance and classical masters. He also studies work from the International Society of Equitation Science. At this rare Colorado clinic, he welcomes horses of all breeds and riders of all disciplines. “Let’s be […] Continue Reading

Canadians: Think Horse, Not Hockey

A group of enthusiastic riders and owners are helping to give the Canadians, a small and relatively little-known horse breed, more exposure. This handsome breed will be featured at The Canadian Horse Expo, October 13, 2018 at the Harwinton Fairground in Harwinton, Connecticut. Margo Killoran of Three Fold Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts, writes: Canadians have a very rich history and […] Continue Reading

Amy Skinner Prioritizes Partnerships

New Hampshire rider and Best Horse Practices Summit attendee Jane Edmunds attended Amy Skinner’s four-day stint in Maine and sent us this report. Thanks, Jane! By Jane Edmunds When Amy Skinner came to Norridgewock, Maine, for four days of intense lessons, students brought mustangs, Morgans, off-the-track Thoroughbreds, and even a steer. What a learning experience! Skinner returned to Maine for […] Continue Reading

Divide Ain’t Wide: Common Roots

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 for Cayuse Communications. She lives in New Mexico where she works with dressage and Western […] Continue Reading

Death, Life, and Time with Horses

By Maddy Butcher My ex-husband – father to my three sons, an Irishman to whom I was married for 12 years – died this spring. He was estranged from us for over a decade. The boys – now men in their 20’s and scattered across the country – came hurriedly to a Massachusetts hospital to say their goodbyes. After a […] Continue Reading

Summertime: Tanks Rule

Patagonia’s Mindflow Tank I live in Colorado, ride Western, and often help ranchers with cattle. Purists here say that even in the heat, long sleeves must be worn. I am not a purist. Some might call me a Redneck Rider. Redneck Riders are passionate about many things. Heeling to convention ain’t one of them. We love our horses, dogs, and […] Continue Reading

A Visit with Kimes Ranch Jeans

We’ve been fans of Kimes Ranch, the rider-friendly, made-in-America jeans company for years. Recently, we chatted with Kimes Ranch Marketing Director Lindsay Perraton to learn more about the company’s recent growth and successes. We’ll review a pair of their Jolene style soon. Cayuse Communications [CC]: Can you give us some ballpark figures for how Kimes Ranch has flourished since its […] Continue Reading

Welcome Peggy Gurnett

We welcome Peggy Gurnett Horsemanship to the Cayuse Communications family of advertising partners! Peggy lives and works in Boulder County, Colorado, where she has been helping horse owners and riders for years. She has been featured in Western Horseman and on ESPN. She’s ridden around the country and helping humans connect with horses is her passion. Gurnett writes: The horse […] Continue Reading

DIY Dry Lot

It starts with a big pile of lumber With guidance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (an agency of the Department of Agriculture charged with helping farmers and ranchers to optimize pasture health, among other missions), I’m building a dry lot. A dry lot is a space in which horses can move freely, eat hay, drink water, and lick salt […] Continue Reading

Amy Skinner: A Bit about Bias

Amy Skinner Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. Read her most recent article on the questionable nature of the 30-day start. She will present an arena demonstration with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. This week, we asked Skinner to relate some […] Continue Reading