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Donnette Hicks

Donnette Hicks
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Donnette Hicks is a horsewoman who bridges her ranch background with nearly two decades of dressage experience. She teaches and works with horses through the Grand Prix level enjoys exchanging ideas with horsemen across the world. As a freelance journalist, she blends her education with poetry, photography and film. Donnette and her husband Jim own Sage Creek Equestrian in Heber City, Utah. For more information go to sagecreekequestrian.com

Q & A With Dwight Hill

Photos by Marry Williams Hyde  The 2018 Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering has a fantastic line up of talented Top Hand Ropers. There will be both...

Handy Little Cowboy

photography by Sandy Black It was a cold breezy September day in Bruneau, Idaho when I walked up to the corrals at the Ace Black...

Q & A With Jim Hicks

Questions that are often asked by those who are searching to improve their horsemanship. # 1 What should I consider when choosing a coach or clinician? The first...

Signs Of Readiness: Lesson Success For Kids And Horses

Parents often ask me at what age their children will be ready for riding lessons. In short, my answer is, “there’s no perfect age: I watch for...

Children’s Riding Instructors Are Priceless

Safe, knowledgeable, and fun riding instructors for children are priceless!  Finding the perfect teacher for your child can sometimes be a challenge.  In order...

Understanding How Children Learn

When introducing children to horses it is important to leave them feeling safe, confident and excited for more.  However, understanding how children process information...

Paralysis To Paralympian Hopeful

Utah horsewoman, Lara Oles, not only subscribes to the Eclectic Horseman magazine, she is a pretty eclectic rider herself.  One weekend you may find her at...

Impact of the Horse, Two Worlds One Event

What is it about the Impact of The Horse, which brings men and women together from up to seven separate states? Most would reply, "it's the spirit in...
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