Progress Report

Lest you assume the Summit staff is resting on its laurels and heading into winter hibernation, we can assure you such is not the case! We’ve been busy producing videos of this year’s [...]

Maine Summit Feedback

Aside from the really positive results of our annual, post-Summit survey, we received many lovely comments directly from attendees and others. Thanks to all who sent us emails and messages! Here [...]

2019 Summit Reflections

Scholarship recipient Sharon Parker generously sent us her reflections of her Summit experience: By Sharon Parker When a stone of truth is thrown into the pond of ignorance or misunderstanding, [...]

Opening Remarks of the 2019 Summit

Executive Director Maddy Butcher opened the 3rd annual Best Horse Practices Summit to an enthusiastic crowd, early Saturday morning, October 19, at the Pineland Farms conference center. [...]

Maine Represents!

Since we held our first volunteer meeting in Maine many months ago, the Summit has experienced a steady stream of in-state interest. We’re thrilled that horse owners, riders, and [...]

Summit Nurtures the Right Mindset

This week, we share reflections from Josh McElroy, one of our many vital volunteers at the 2018 Summit. McElroy introduced Dr. Steve Peters at the Strater Theater and looked after one of Katrin [...]

Her Very Own Stress Colic

Editor’s Note: This week, we heard from Kelly Heiser, a horsewoman in Alberta, Canada. She was among the first to register way back in March and traveled 1,500 miles to attend the Summit [...]

Compton Cowboys are Special Guests

BHPS Director Maddy Butcher writes: Thanks to Patagonia Workwear’s generosity and Summit scholarships, two members of the Compton Cowboys, a Los Angeles group, will join fellow attendees next [...]

Summit Map

The Best Horse Practices Summit family – consisting of presenters, attendees, and special guests, hails from 22 states and Canada. Join us! From now until August 15, you’ll receive a [...]

Meet the People behind the Summit

The Best Horse Practices Summit is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization run by an executive director and many volunteers. It is served by a small, talented Board of Directors and steering [...]