Ariat’s Midtown English boot dazzles

We invited clinician and guest columnist Amy Skinner to review a pair of Ariat English boots. She writes: Most of my riding career, if I’m in a dressage saddle, then I’m in tall black boots.  It’s tradition. The high black cavalier boot dates back hundreds of years to military ranks and the army age of the […]

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Ariat’s Desert Holly Boots Liven Any Outfit

This month, we will review four pairs of boots from Ariat, Justin, and Nocona. First up, our marketing director, Emily Thomas Luciano, reviews a dressy pair of Ariats: I’ll be the first to admit that I have a lot of boots: Boots to wear in the rain Boots to ride in Tried and true daily […]

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Ariat’s Monaco Zip Paddock Boot for GrownUps Only

Call me a child. My first instinct when receiving a new pair of boots is to run out in the mud, scuff ‘em up, and break ‘em in. Not so with my new Ariat Monaco Zip Paddock boots. Far Too Lovely. The black boots with fashionable square toe may make an adult out of me […]

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The Ariat Vaquera: Hello, Gorgeous!

We asked our marketing director, Emily Luciano, to review the new Vaquera boot from Ariat. Luciano is  an accomplished horsewoman. She’s competed in several Extreme Mustang Makeovers and has trained for years with her dad, Jim Thomas, a national clinician. The Vaqueras have a 13 inch shaft, a square toe, a roper heel, and extensive […]

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Olathe Boot Review

If cowboy boots were beverages, a pair of Olathe boots, hand-crafted of premier leather in Mercedes, Texas, would be a smooth glass of single malt scotch. Or, for coffee drinkers, a silky double espresso brévé served in fine china. Read more about the Texas company here. These boots are decidedly not convenience store bevvies. They […]

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Gift Buying Ideas for your Horses and Horse Friends

At NickerNews and BestHorsePractices, we feel exceedingly fortunate to have a herd of outstanding advertising partners. Together, we think you could accomplish ALL your holiday gift buying for the horses and horse friends in your life: For your horse: Lucerne Forage is a great way to add calories and convenience to your horse feed during […]

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Fall Riding Favorites

Autumn is the optimal season for riding. Kids are back in school. Bugs are nearly gone. Foliage is beautiful and falling (which makes visibility better). Riders and horses are likely in the best shape of the year. It’s also a great time to remind readers of some of our favorite items for the trail. In […]

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Good Gear Matters on Pack Trip

We welcome our very own marketing director, Emily Thomas Luciano, as a guest columnist this week. Here’s the second installment from a Montana horse pack trip: Read Part I To make it in the back country, one needs more than good horses and good food. I know this because when we headed out on Tuesday […]

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Amy Skinner reviews the hard working Betty jean from Kimes Ranch

Amy Skinner is a frequent guest columnist and the owner and operator of Essence Horsemanship in Boyne City, Michigan. Here, she reviewed the Betty jeans from the Kimes Ranch Jean Company: Amy writes: I ride a lot and I go through a lot of jeans.  I never spend a lot of money on jeans since […]

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New Kimes Jean Habit Well Worth It

Some say humans are nothing more than their habits. That’s especially true when we try to make healthy diet and exercise changes. Nearly everyone I interviewed for our Focus on Fitness articles said success came only after many failures and near misses. Once habits get paved into your brain, it’s incredibly hard to bushwhack new […]

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