The conference your horse wants you to attend.

Join us, October 7 – 9, 2018, in Durango, Colorado

— Join us October 7-9, 2018, in Durango, Colorado —

Can you hear your horse asking: ‘What’s in it for me?’

Have you ever felt uneasy when coming away from a horse expo? We did, too. So we created a conference of substance, with meat on its bones, with offerings that have direct, positive impact on our horse-human partnerships.

The Best Horse Practices Summit, a Colorado 501 (c)(3) non-profit, brings together the best of equine research and sound horsemanship. View and download 2018 flyer.

Our mission is to improve the horse-human connection by providing eye-opening and inspiring academic and arena presentations in a beautiful mountain setting.

Become a Sponsor! Check out our Sponsor sheet.

– 2018 Presenters –

  • Dr. Temple Grandin
    Dr. Temple Grandin
  • Dr. Rebecca Gimenez
    Dr. Rebecca Gimenez
  • Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
    Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
  • Dr. Steve Peters
    Dr. Steve Peters
  • Dr. Sheryl King
    Dr. Sheryl King
  • West Taylor
    West Taylor
  • Katrin Silva
    Katrin Silva

The 2018 BHP Summit benefits horse professionals, recreational riders, working cowboys, and barn managers. Riders of all disciplines gain knowledge to improve their practices and gain better results. You will leave with new insights and greater skills for work with your horses.

Check out the 2018 Presenter Roster.

Check out the extra Stepping Up day

Register April 1st! Space limited to first 200 attendees.

See what people are saying

  • The best equine conference or clinic I’ve ever attended.

    Paul Sherland Trainer from Texas
  • The whole thing was amazing.

    Warwick Schiller International Trainer
  • A great turnout, especially for the first year. All the presenters were top notch and it was really well organized. Usually the first year of an event is more of a learning experience…but the Best Horse Practices Summit was successful out of the gate.

    Martin Black Renowned Horseman
  • High-quality presenters, it felt intimate, loved the fact that you got to mingle with the presenters, relaxed and fun atmosphere. Well researched information. I enjoyed the Summit more than some of the big scale expos.


    Dr. Petra Sullwold Equine Chiropractor

Days until start of Early Bird Registration

  • 00 days
  • 00 hours
  • 00 minutes
  • 00 seconds

The Best Horse Practices Summit brings together the best of equine research and sound horsemanship. 
Our 2017 presentations will soon be available in full online. We’re extremely grateful to our many sponsors, without whom, these productions would not have been possible.

Full Summit video presentations will soon be available at no charge to all 2017 Summit attendees.

For all other viewers, full Summit presentations will be available individually for 9.99 each OR as a 10-presentation package for $79. Details coming soon.


Academic Presentations

Hear powerful, multi-media presentations on forage-based nutrition, neuroscience, technical large animal emergency rescue, and biomechanics.


Arena Presentations

Learn how to watch for brain chemistry indicators in horse actions and reactions.

Learn how relaxation, straightness, and lightness represent in the same horses, whether performing dressage or Western disciplines.


Additional Events

We will take a field trip to view the wild horse herd in Disappointment Valley. Other exciting new workshops focus on women in the horse world.

The BestHorsePractices Summit, Inc., a Colorado 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, fills the need for a common sense, research-supported conference to improve horse-human connections. The Summit strengthens links between equine research and horsemanship circles by highlighting the practical and academic strategies that make horses’ lives better.


Start typing and press Enter to search