How many rodeos have you been to? Have you attended any of the big eight in the world? Did you know that rodeo is the official state sport in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Texas? The province of Alberta is also looking to pass legislation that will make Rodeo their official sport. In today’s EQA # 275 we are talking about the top rodeo in the world, from the USA and Canada all the way to France. These aren’t your small-town rodeos either these are major productions with not only rodeo events but full-scale stock shows, wild west shows, concerts much more. We learn it all from the attendees to the hundreds of volunteers that make these events happen. From January to December there are lots of rodeos to attend.
Austria is a small country in the heart of Europe associated with high mountains, cow bells and Apple Strudel. Despite its size, it is a super destination for travellers and horse riders with an amazing variety of landscapes, several indigenous horse breeds and an glorious culture and history. Ride through the fascinating Alpine landscape of Central or Western Austria or the sweeping Pannonia steppe situated in the east and stretching into Hungary, visit some of Europe’s most beautiful cities or enjoy Austria’s amazing culture, music or cuisine. Austria has something to offer for everyone!
Don’t you just love the sound of the leaves during the fall riding season? The trees are turning beautiful autumn shades, with oranges, reds, and yellow leaves. I enjoy fall riding as the temperatures are a little cooler and it feels like the last escape before winter. Fall riding also brings the wrap-up of lots of different riding opportunities, such as hunts, clinics, and the show season. The fall is the best time to start planning your next year’s adventure. Join us in EQA # 273 as we discuss Fall riding ideas and the things you should take care of before fall ends.
Who has not dreamed about working with horses around the world? Cantering an Arabian horse through the desert or guiding a trail ride through the African bush? Sanne has done it all and writes a blog about her experiences. Today she talks with Ute about how to find jobs and opportunities to ride and work with horses abroad and how you can earn money while travelling.
Have you wondered the best way to break in new boots? There are 3 main factors that go into stretching and softening the leather, gentle pressure, heat, and moisture. all vital to breaking in some new boots. The heat of summer can sometimes speed up this process. Most importantly starting with the correct size is key, boots that properly fit are an essential piece of your gear. Sizes can vary by brand so it is best to try them on first before buying. In today’s EQA #271 Heather shares some great advice and tips for breaking in new boots.
Sue Manning had a very special adventure. This summer she hiked the Cairngorms with her pony Kirsty as pack horse, covering 200 miles in about a month. And not only did she have fun travelling this way, she also did it for a good cause, collecting money for the Red Cross Campaign “Miles for Refugees 2022”. In today’s podcast episode she talks about all her adventures, her highs and lows and why she decided to hike with her pony.
Mongol Derby, the who what when where, and why of the world’s longest horse. The course the Mongol Derby follows recreates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan in 1224 through the Mongolian Steppe. This year 46 riders from all over the world will participate in this challenging race starting on August 10. This equestrian endurance race covers 1000 km or 621 miles over 10 days, some of these riders will ride over 25 different horses. This is not an easy ride as usually only half the rider actually finishes the ride, it is considered quite an accomplishment to actually finish.
What an epic adventure! Maren Brümmer crossed Germany from North to South, riding from the Baltic Sea for more than 1000 km in one month all the way to the Alpes with her home-bred Trakehner mare Auri. In today’s podcast episode she talks about her passion trail riding and how she came up with the idea of crossing Germany on horseback alone.
You say Bonjour when you visit Normandy! Shortly after you will be saying ooh la la tres bien. Horses have played an essential role in Normandy’s history, traditions, and folklore. Some of the best racehorse breeding comes from Normandy, along with over 2000 sport stud farms. This area is famous for its schools, which offer farrier training, saddle and harnesses making, to veterinarian horse health. From galloping on beaches or riding through the forest bridleways, Normandy offers fantastic riding opportunities. Then there is the Gastronomy, with cheese, fruit, bread, seafood the list goes on.
Summer time is insect time and a lot of horses have problems with allergies, horse flies or midges. In today’s episode Ute talks with Daniela Vadehra, endurance rider, horse breeder and nutritionist about common skin problems we encounter with our horses during summersuch as sweat itch, sun burn, mud fever or skin allergiesand what we can do to help our horses getting through the hot season in shape.