In feature subjects I pursue, I am attracted to the unexpected or untold story. What is the daily life of an equine surgeon like? What happens to draft horses too old or too injured to work? And, how far will a horse owner go to solve the puzzle of her beloved companion’s threatening and mysterious health condition? Read a selection of my work below and sign-up for NICKER NOTES for publication announcements and information about upcoming equine literature classes.
February 2022 | Sidelines Magazine
Bill is a USEF “S” dressage judge, a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist, and an esteemed member of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program faculty. He was also recently certified as one of only eight USDF instructors at the FEI level.
Winter 2019 | Equus Magazine
2020 AMERICAN HORSE PUBLICATION AWARD WINNER
First Place: Horse Care Single Article, circulation over 20,000
Third Place: Publishing Division
A diagnosis of headshaking can be a life sentence of pain to a horse and end any career for a rider. British and American researchers have been exploring different ways of “resetting” the trigeminal nerve through electrical stimulation. Learn more in my article on new treatments for headshaking in the Winter Equus Magazine. If your horse is a head shaker, the article will change your perspective!
May/June 2019 | Untacked
A broodmare too old to produce. A failed racehorse prospect. A chronically lame workhorse. Each year, thousands of horses like these are sold at public auctions in the United States, exported to Canada or Mexico, and slaughtered for human consumption.