In today’s episode Ute talks with Daniela Vadehra, endurance rider, horse breeder and nutritionist about hay. One of the most basic and universal horse feeds, it is fed to horses almost all over the world and most horse owners don’t think much about it. This is wrong as hay is the basis of horse nutrition and by feeding the right quality and type, we can make a big difference to the health and well-being of our horses. Daniela answers a lot of questions about how much and what kind of hay we should feed to which horse and how we can see at one glance if the quality of the hay is good or not.
Wild Horses, the American Mustang are a must-see for any horse-loving adventuresses. Travel with us today all around the USA while we search out the best places to see Wild Horses. From the Wild Horses that roam the badlands of North Dakota to the Chincoteague ponies of Assateague Island, we cover them all. We also learn about one of the most famous Wild horses in America. This stallion has called the Sand Wash Basin of Colorado home for the past 30 years. This legendary wild horse, living in the wilderness has made home a true warrior. This is an episode you won’t want to miss.
It’s Fun Fact Friday, with lots of did you know… Horesy fun facts. Fun things like which sex has more teeth, who has more muscles in their ears humans or horses? Did you know that wild and feral horses are different? In today’s episode, we cover off the most expensive horse sold and the most popular horse breed out there. Don’t miss this fun-filled show on horsey fun fact.
And we are continuing with our mini series about Sicily, a prime horse riding and tourist destination. Today I am talking with Christina Heß from the blog Herzenspferd who recently rode and filmed a travel documentary in Sicily. 18 days she rode through different regions of the island and documented her rides, the landscape, the region, the people and their culture. Additionally she presented Sicily’s unique horse culture and its three indigenous horse breeds.
Sicily is Italy’s southernmost province and it is a well known destination for horse riders and active travellersdue to its incredibly diverse countryside, its cultural wealth and its natural beauty.After talking about Northern Italy in episode 217, we are leaving the mainland today and heading to this beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. As part of a mini series I am talking about traveling to Sicily in general today and in the next episodes I am talking with Christina who has recently ridden in Sicily and filmed a documentary about the rides and the country’s horse culture.
How many fun facts on horses do you know? What was the fastest sprint? How many horse breeds are there, what is the average lifespan. These are just a few fun facts that we learn about during this podcast. Horses have been our transportation, worked our fields, help us break records, and comfort us when we are sad. So many great things to learn about these special equine companions.
Barrel racing is a rodeo or gymkhana sport where you and your horse complete a cloverleaf pattern as fast as you can. Both Men and women compete in this sport, however, most rodeos only allow the ladies. Barrel racing is a race as the fastest time wins but there are lots of skills required to be a champion. Flying lead changes and balance are just a few of the athletic abilities required to compete in this sport. Proper preparation for both horse and rider is required to make Barrel racing fun and safe.
Every cold season the same question pops up: To rug or not to rug? In many stables riders rug their horses because everyone does it, without ever questioning if their horse really requires a blanket or not. We still believe that when we feel cold, so does our horse. Today I want to talk about the pros and cons of rugging, which horses need blankets and which can do without and the science behind it.
Italy, home to pasta, pizza, wine, and some pretty amazing horseback riding opportunities. In today’s podcast, we are looking at riding in the northern part of Italy. Many riding opportunities are available in the heart of Chianti in the Tuscany region. For those looking for a multi-day ride or just a lesson, there is something for everyone. Many riding facilities offer lessons for all riding levels from beginner onwards. A don’t forget about the food and wine you will enjoy while riding in the beautiful Italian countryside.
In today’s episode Ute talks with Nina Sepp, bare-hoof trimmer and hoof technician from Germany. Nina tells us how to keep the hooves of our horses healthy and sound and what kind of alternatives are there to iron horse shoes which are better and more efficient for trail horses.Because at the end of the day, a horse is only as good as its hooves!