Who loves to go on an equestrian adventures? Pick me, pick me! Today in EQA # 293 is all about planning an equestrian adventures. From the initial research to the riding style and, what to pack we cover it all in the episode. Heather shares some insider tips on what questions to ask yourself about budgets, time of year to ride, and who do you want to share this equestrian adventures with. Make sure to listen.
PSSM or polysaccharide storage myopathy is a muscle disease in horses which has become more and more common among different horse breeds im recent years. As there is no cure, we need to manage feeding and stabling routine of affected horses lifelong. I am talking with equine nutritionist Daniela Vadehra from Austria today about what PSSM is all about and what we can do when our horse is diagnosed with it.
Costa Rica is calling! There is something for everyone from the beach to the mountains, from the jungle to the volcanos. Costa Rica is a great place to enjoy the sun and surf and many horse-riding adventures await you. Located in Central America, Costa Rica is home to the Arenal Volcanos, beautiful rainforest, and black sand beaches. There are lots of horseback adventures that combine beaches, forests, mountains, and rivers for a truly unique experience. Make sure Costa Rica is on your next riding destination list.
Horses play an important role in almost all cultures around the world, ancient as well as modern. In mythology they are usually depicted as powerful animals, associated with the gods or the spirit realm. Shamans often used them to travel to the otherworld and they serve as symbols of power, faith or the divine. In northern mythology horses have been associated with the gods and their names and deeds recorded in the Eddas. The most famous horse is of course Odin’s eight-legged Sleipnir, the best of the horses but there are many more.
Horses are powerful animals but there is a limit to how much weight they can carry on their backs. Despite extensive studies, this is still a heated debate and different arguments are put forth. Fact is, horses were not meant to carry people on their backs so we need to prepare and train them for this task. Burdening them with excessive weight for a long time can lead to damage of their tendons, bones and joints. What is too much weight and how can we help our horses carry us? These are some of the topics discussed in today’s podcast episode.
Merry Christmas to all the adventuresses out there. Today we celebrate all the Christmas traditions and celebrations, from all over the world. From Santa Claus to St Nicolas and reindeer and dolphins we chat about it all. In today’s EQA # 287 Ute and Heather share some stories of what they do unique for their horses at Christmas time. So whether you say Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad, or Joyeux Noel, they both want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year and look forward to many more adventures together.
The third part of our mini Winter Riding series! Today Heather and Ute talk about how to keep yourself and your horse fit for riding in the cold season. Heather is based in Canada and is well acquainted with freezing temperatures and plenty of snow and even Ute has experiences riding in wintery Europe where it can get cold, wet and dark. Together they share some super useful tips and talk about their favourite pieces of equipment for riding into the cold season.
The second part of our mini Winter Riding series! Today Heather and Ute talk about what to wear when heading outside in the cold season. Heather is based in Canada and is well acquainted with freezing temperatures and plenty of snow and even Ute has experiences riding in wintery Europe where it can get cold, wet and dark. Together they share some super useful tips and talk about their favourite pieces of equipment for riding into the cold season.
Who is ready for a winter riding adventure? Are you an adventuress who likes to hit the trails in the winter, with or without a saddle? If so this is the podcast for you. Join Ute and Heather as there share some fantastic places to take on a winter ride. From Ice hotels to sleigh rides, they cover many different winter riding adventures. Move over fat tire bikes, horses are out on those trails now while the adventurers enjoy some winter riding adventures.
Who doesn’t love a tour of a tack shop? Things have changed over the years with Tack Shop, no longer just saddles and brushes. You can find just about everything from kitchen utensils to manure forks lol. Join Heather and fellow adventuresses, Kari to tour the local tack shop in today’s episode. They cover everything from winter blankets to home decor. Heather gives some great suggestions for stocking stuffers and Kari shares an inside scoop on travel items that can offer double duty. You won’t want to miss this.