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Horse Podcast Ep 131: Mother’s Day – Celebrating our Matriarch!

Mother’s day, the day we celebrate those amazing women with who we have had many adventures. In today’s episode, we get a chance to meet the Matriarch of our podcast team. Heather chats with her mom as well and Krystal’s mom and Ute share a special interview with her mom. They share a few horsey adventures that they have taken over the years, a ranch in Buenos Aires, The mountains of Bhutan, and the pyramids in Egypt just to name a few. We want to celebrate Mother’s day with all of our adventuresses, whether you are a mother to your own children, a stepmom, or a mom to a four-legged fur baby today is all about you. Happy Mother’s day!

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Horse Podcast Ep 130: Trails Skills: Ponying Horses

Today I am talking about a valuable skill for trail riders: Ponying Horses. This basically means, leading a horse while riding another. It is a skillset which comes in handy while training young horses, leading a packhorse, riding with a young child or a beginner or bringing home the horse of an injured rider. In short, every trail rider should know how to pony a horse and every horse should get used to being ponied or having another horse being ponied alongside him. Beside it is a fun way of going out on trail with not one but two horses and it really increases your horsemanship.

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Horse Podcast Ep 129: Missouri Fox Trotter – The Horse of the Ozark Mountains

Another episode of our Horse Breeds around the World Series. Today we talk about a lesser-known American breed of horses which is iconic for the state of Missouri and which was breed to ride and settle the Ozark Mountains. The settlers wanted to have a comfortable, sure footed riding horse which could be also used to pull a wagon or plough a field. But the speciality of the breed really is their comfortable gait called Foxtrot. To know more about the Missouri Fox Trotter, I am talking to Linda Vishino, horse breeder from Missouri about her favourite breed.

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Horse Podcast Ep 128: California – Hollywood Hills, Beaches, and National Parks

California, home to movie stars, beautiful beaches, miles of trail riding in the mountains, and did I mention: 700,000 horses. Have you ever wanted to ride a horse under the Hollywood sign, or look at the ocean while riding in the Redwood Forest? Then California is a destination you must visit! Today’s episode takes us from the Hollywood sign to the wine country of Napa Valley, down to the beach, and through some of California most beautiful National Parks.  The different ride options can take you from short day rides to multiple day trail rides with your own horse or a trail riding company. 700,000 horses in California are waiting for you to come and have a ride. Don’t forget to share with your friends so they won’t miss out.

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Horse Podcast Ep 127: Living & Riding in Mongolia

On today’s episode Ute talks with Julie Veloo, Equestrian Adventuress from Canada who made Mongolia her home more than ten years ago. Together with her husband, Julie runs the Veloo Foundation, operating two kindergartens for underprivileged children in Ulan Bator. Julie learned to ride at the age of fifty only after she came to Mongolia in what she calls an 35 00 Acres-Open-Arena on Mongolia horses. Today she has ridden more than 37 000 km all across Mongolia. She organises the annual Gobi Gallop endurance ride as a charity event for her foundation and she is planning the longest charity horse trek in history criss-crossing Mongolia in 2022.

Having lived in Mongolia for so many years, Julie shares her insights into Mongolian society and culture with us and talks about its people and horses which will make you want to pack your bags and book the next flight to Mongolia!

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Horse Podcast Ep 126: Kentucky Derby – When are We Going?

When you hear Kentucky Derby, three things come to mind, Racehorses, mint juleps, and big hats.  The “Run for the Roses”  aka the Kentucky Derby,  is known as the greatest two minutes in sports. The first Saturday of May is when this 144-year tradition takes place, at Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky, In 2021 it falls on May 1st. The race of 20 thoroughbreds takes them around a track of 1 1/4 miles or 10 furlongs with a typical crown of 155, 000 watching. Today’s episode takes us behind the stalls on history, the jockeys, and three amazing racehorses. Attending the Kentucky Derby is on my bucket list, so let’s hear all about tradition, how you qualify and what the prize is. Don’t forget to share with your friends so they don’t miss out.

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Horse Podcast Ep 125: Equine Vaccines – What You Need to Know!

It’s that time of year again when we need to look at Equine vaccines.  Today’s episode will help guide you through equine vaccines and help you plan the best protection for your horse. Horses can contract infectious diseases in two ways: from other horses, and their environment.

The number one way to do this is through an effective equine vaccine program. Equine vaccines are essential to keep your horse healthy—and in some cases, alive—for the long run. Your veterinarian is an important resource when developing an equine vaccination protocol that is right for your horse.

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Horse Podcast Ep 124: Horse Nomads – How to Publish Books While Traveling on Horseback

If you love books, this is the perfect place for you. Once a month, Heather, Ute, and sometimes Krystal, will talk about their favorite horsey book. In the April episode of the EQA Book Club, Heather and Ute interview Krystal about the upcoming launch of Book Five of the EQA Book Series. She will give you an exclusive sneak-peak of the different stories but also talk about what is the technical process behind self-publishing books on Amazon & Co. So if you have always wanted to self-publish your book, this is your chance to learn all about it!

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Horse Podcast Ep 123: Horse Trailer Disasters Waiting to Happen

Are you committing one of those horse trailer safety sins? Heather speaks with Mandy Abraham Equi Health Canada about trailer safety. We learn what to look for in weight distribution, tying in the trailer, should you feed in the trailer, and most importantly backing up the rig. Horse trailers come in all shapes and sizes, making sure your truck is compatible should be your #1 priority.  We work our way around the units checking everything before we think about loading our horse.  Join us to learn some great tips from Mandy who teaches a regular Horse trailer safety course. Please share with your friends so they won’t miss out.

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Horse Podcast Ep 122: Saddlebags – What to Pack for a Day Ride

Saddlebags, what to pack? If you have been wondering what you need for a day’s ride, you are at the right place.  Today’s episode is all about Saddlebags and what to pack in them. Saddlebags come in many styles, for both English and Western-style saddles.  The first style is a smaller one that attaches over the horn of a western saddle or attached to the small rings at the front of an English saddle.  The second is the larger style that sits at the back saddle. Both are very functional styles of saddlebags, depending on what you are looking to travel with. Listen while I share some tips on what to pack in each style of saddlebag for both you and your horse. Please share with your friends so they won’t miss out.

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