The Cleanest Line
Maddy Butcher

Maddy Butcher

Maddy Butcher is a freelance journalist who’s written for The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and High Country News. She directs the Best Horse Practices Summit. Photo: Paul Fleming III


Maddy Butcher ponies two horses and rides another in southwestern Colorado. Photo: Beau Gaughran

Beasts of Being

Mar 15, 2018 March 15, 2018

Some 5,500 years ago in Kazakhstan, there was light bulb moment when man looked at Equus caballus and thought, “Hey, I can ride that thing.” Since then, we’ve fought wars and built worlds on horses’ backs. Fast forward to the beginning of the 20th century; Americans have 20 million horses. Read More