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Horse Podcast Ep 104: An Unlikely Endurance Horse – Competing her Tennessee Walker in the Tevis Cup

In today’s episode, Ute talks with Susan Garlinghouse, DVM and Endurance Rider. Susan is on the AERC (American Endurance Riders Conference) board and lives in Tevis Country. She has competed in Endurance competitions all her life. After riding Arabians and Arabian crosses, she fell in love with a big, portly Tennessee Walking Horse called John Henry. John Henry was a trail turned Endurance horse and he was the most comfortable horse she ever rode. When her owner offered him to her for sale, she did not waste a minute and brought him home. Since then, she has trained him and ridden him in many Endurance competitions including the Tevis Cup. Both of them won three of his five Tevis Buckles together. Susan tells us all about training your non-Arabian endurance horse, why gaited horses are different and why she wants to stick with them for the rest of her riding career. So if you are interested in Endurance riding, this is going to be your episode!

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Horse Podcast Ep 103: Travel Hell To Travel Well

Today’s episode is all about staying healthy while you set out on your adventures.  Travelling can be very stressful on your mind and body, in todays podcast Heather is sharing some insights and tips on avoiding Travel Hell and staying Travel well.  From the time to get on the airplane until you return home, there a few things you can do to keep yourself well. Balancing jet lag, getting better sleep in new places, eating smart, getting some exercise will all lead to staying well.

“When you have your health, anything is possible… If you don’t have your health, nothing matters.” (Augusten Burroughs)

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Horse Podcast Ep 102: Changing of Coat & Transition to Spring With Your Horse

On today’s episode Ute talks with Daniela Vadehra, endurance rider, horse breeder and nutritionist about how you can get your horses into spring, helping them with the changing of coat and transitioning them from paddock and hay to pasture and grass. We also talk about what things we should keep in mind come spring, what kind of check-list it is worth having and how we can manage our horses when they get a little excitable once the sun is out and the temperatures rise, so you can start your training or hit the trail smoothly.

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Horse Podcast Ep 101: The EQA Book Club: Your Next Favourite Book

The February episode of the EQA Book Club. If you love books, this is the perfect place for you. Once a month, Heather, Ute and sometimes Krystal, will talk about their favourite horsey book. Today Heather and Ute talk about the third book in the Equestrian Adventuresses Book Series Leg Up. Like all the other book, it includes six true to life short stories written by women from all around the world, about their horsey adventures . The stories take you to Chile, India, England, South Africa and Mongolia.

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Ten Horse Movies You’ve Never Watched

If you’ve got maddening wanderlust during this global pandemic, why not travel the world on horseback by film? We’ve gathered together ten epic horse movies and film series available on Amazon Prime! These will have you scheming your next real-life equestrian adventure as soon as you press play. More of a bookworm? Check out our ten-book roundup of great horse books for adults. Are you finally ready to embark on your adventure? Be sure to join our awesome Facebook group. There you’ll get inspired and informed by like-minded women equestrian adventuresses around the world.

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Horse Podcast Ep 100: We’re Having A Party! Let’s Celebrate 100 Episodes

It’s party time, we have an amazing accomplishment to celebrate, we have reached 100 podcast episodes. Today Heather, Ute and Krystal are sharing some highlights of the last 100 episodes. They talk about how far they have come in two short years and share some funny bloopers they have had along the way.  The podcast team reviews some pretty great stats about the group and all the great topics they have covered.   They are all looking forward to the next 100 episodes where they can showcase more countries in the destination series, discuss more horsey topics and meet new guests and adventuresses to make sure to keep you entertained and provide you all with the information you need to go out on your next equestrian adventure.

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Horse Podcast Ep 99: Horse Riding, Skiing And Eating Cheese!

Skijordue = Skijoring + Fonduing

What started out as an afternoon with friends has turned into an event you don’t want to miss out on: Skijordue. Who doesn’t like to eat cheese, gallop on a horse while pulling a skier or snowboarder. Today Heather is speaking with Sam Mitchell from Millarville Alberta, CEO of Skijor Canada.  They are discussing this amazing event she started as a way to bring the cowboy culture together with the ski community all while enjoying some cheese fondue and maybe a few beers. Skijoring may have started in Scandinavia  but today has conquered the world. So dig out your fur, fringe, colour, spandex, sun glasses and a cowboy hat, so you will fit in with your skijoring style.

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Horse Podcast Ep 98: From The Far North to Down Under – Importing Icelandic Horses to Australia

On today’s episode Ute talks with Amy Haldane, stud manager at her family’s farm and breeder of Icelandic Horses in Australia. Her family was the first to import Icelandic Horses from Denmark and later from Iceland to Australia. And they have thrived! Today there are around sixty horses at her farm and she has foals every year. Amy has also founded the Icelandic Horse Association of Australia in order to firmly establish the breed in their new home Down Under.

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Horse Podcast Ep 97: Adventuring With Your Own Horse

On today’s episode, Ute talks with Edda Tischer, Trail Rider and Equestrian Adventuress from Germany. In September 2020 Edda rode together with her friend from her home in Saxonia-Anhalt to the theme park Pullman City in the Harz Mountains. They covered around 100 km in seven days to reach their destination. Edda tells about how she prepared the ride and talks a little bit about how she planed her route, different gear suitable for multiple day rides and what she loves about trail riding.

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Horse Podcast Ep 96: Which Western Saddle Is Right For You?

In today’s episode Heather is back at the Tack shop learning about western saddles.  They discuss the different types, different uses and why some are so heavy.  We find out the best way to try out a saddle, things to look for when riding in it the first time and some advice on fitting the saddle. The talk about used saddles and how to see if the tree is broken. Advice is shared on the best way to clean your saddle and keep it in the best condition. Please continue to send in your topic ideas and questions for future shows.

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