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Best Horse Practices Summit

October 8, 2017 - October 10, 2017

$325 – $350

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.

Presenters: Warwick Schiller, Jim Thomas, Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, Dr. Sheryl King, Dr. Steve Peters, Martin Black, Wendy Williams, Dr. Bob Bowker, Randy Rieman, Bryan Neubert


A conference on best horse practices and equine research, bringing together educators, researchers, horse owners, as well as working, professional, and recreational riders for presentations on best practices related to care, handling, management, training, and riding.

2.5 day format. A welcome get-together and check-in on first evening, followed by two academic presenters in the AM, two horsemanship presenters in PM and repeating that pattern on the second day.


Durango, Colorado.

Beautiful, southwestern Colorado offers myriad opportunities for trail riding (guided or independent), attending/visiting horse-related events, shops, and ranches, enjoying the annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering (which will be on October 5-8, 2017), nearby national parks, and wild horse and burro populations.


October 8-10, 2017.


October 8, 2017
October 10, 2017
$325 – $350
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