Justin’s Bay Apache Boots

This month, we asked Dr. Steve Peters, co-author of Evidence-Based Horsemanship, to review a pair of Made in America Justin Boots. He chose the Bay Apache, a classic Western boot. Dr. Peters writes: My images of cowboys developed over five decades ago with John Wayne, the Marlboro man, and Clint Eastwood. They wore and used […]

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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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Tall, Smart, and Attractive: Nocona Boot Review

Back in 1925, Enid Justin, daughter of Justin Boot Company founder, Herman Joseph Justin, did not want to leave home. One of seven children, Enid had moved around plenty in her young life and was happy in her small hometown of Nocona, Texas, near the Red River and the Oklahoma border. Nocona was a common […]

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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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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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Meet Jolene

My friend, Bill, started talking about this certain mule a few months ago. He knows I’m fond and curious of mules. Read more mule posts. Read about mules and Your Ass Rescue. Bill’s brother had recently purchased one at an Iowa auction. It wasn’t working out; the mule was often frightened and took off during […]

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