2019 Presentation Excitement

While the snow falls and the horses enjoy of winter break, we’ve been busy putting together the ingredients for another enthralling Best Horse Practices Summit. Here’s our initial lineup of [...]

Summit Schedule is Up!

The Best Horse Practices Summit Schedule, October 7-9, 2018 in Durango, Colorado At the historic Strater Hotel and nearby LaPlata County Fairgrounds Register here Subject to minor changes. Trade [...]

Where Do You Get Your Information?

Editor’s Note: Dr. Sheryl King is professor emeritus of Southern Illinois University and one of the most popular presenters at the inaugural Summit. This year, she will present on [...]

Summit Minds Are Like Parachutes

A note from BHPS Director Maddy Butcher: From a neurological point of view, sticking to your guns and doing what you’ve always done is the easiest thing to do. Our horse-keeping and riding habits [...]

Dr. Rebecca Gimenez: Barn Fire Issues & Mitigation

Editor’s Note:  Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Dr. Rebecca Gimenez trains veterinarians, firefighters, animal welfare officers, and horse owners in tackling incidents found in large [...]

Our Divide Ain’t That Wide

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 [...]

West Taylor Lends a Heroes & Horses Hand

We’ll be happy to see West Taylor talk about his science-based work at the Best Horse Practices Summit in October. In the meantime, here’s this update from the Utah horseman as he returns to [...]

Stockman Curt Pate is a Summit Special Guest

Stockman Curt Pate will join the short list of Special Guests at the Summit in October. Pate has worked with Dr. Temple Grandin and will introduce her as she opens the Durango conference with her [...]

More 2017 Presentations Now Available

How many of us horse owners have ever had the opportunity to look under the hood and see a honest-to-God horse brain dissection? I’m guessing not many. But that occasion arrived for scores [...]

“Stepping Up” is Right on Time

We think the timing of our special Best Horse Practices Summit Stepping Up sessions couldn’t be better. 2018 is a year when science and society are ripe for parsing out the gender issues in [...]

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