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Horse Podcast Ep 113: The EQA Book Club: Your Next Favourite Book

The March 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 Ute has invited Carly Kade, author of three novels to join her, chatting about her book In the Reins, a horse romance for adults. They also talk about how to become a writer, establish a writing routine and how and why to go the independent publishing route.

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Horse Podcast Ep 112: You Can Lead a Horse to Water…

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink! Today’s episode is all about keeping your horse fed and watered while out on the trail. Heather stops by a local feed store to talk about what you can take with you while out of the trail to make sure your horse is well looked after. There are lots of simple tricks you can use to ensure that you keep your horse hydrated while out on the trail. We have all heard the saying “you can lead a horse to water” but why don’t they want to drink? How much should they drink? How can I make them drink? We share some tips on how to make away water taste like home water. Some simple planning will make your t5rail riding trip even better. So when you find yourself saying “you can lead a horse to water” now you know how to make them drink! Don’t forget to share the podcast so your friends won’t miss out.  

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Horse Podcast Ep 111: Long Distance Riding Passion – Crossing Europe on Horseback

In today’s episode, Ute talks with Cathleen Leonard, Equestrian Adventuress and long distance rider from England. Cathleen has traveled across Great Britain and Ireland with her two rescue draft horses, her Warmblood cross and her dog. She tells us all about her difficult beginnings, how she nearly gave up on long distance riding and how she finally succeeded in realizing her dream of doing an epic ride from Scotland to Cornwall. Today Cathleen is an experienced long-distance rider and has written and published two books about her journeys.

However, her biggest adventure is yet to come: Crossing Europe from West to East on Horseback, riding from Portugal to Romania with horses horses, her dog, her partner and a little, one-eyed mule. Currently marooned in Portugal due to the Corona lockdown, she is not deterred and has done a ride cross Portugal in autumn and winter and now hopes to set out towards Romania this spring.

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Horse Podcast Ep 110: Horse Adventures in Ireland!

Today’s episode is about all the horse adventures in Ireland you can have while visiting. We would also like to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with all our Irish friends and family. Heather speaks with Susan Oakes, one of our Irish Adventuresses about horse adventures in Ireland. Your first adventure could be a Fox Hunt where you can experience a live or a drag hunt? Imagine galloping on a beautiful Connemara horse over fences, ditches and walls. Wouldn’t that be great. A horse adventure in Ireland would not be complete without an amazing beach gallop. Did you know Ireland has dedicated some of the beaches for galloping and why not do it on one of their magnificent Irish Cobs. And no horse adventure in Ireland would be complete without a trip to the pub, for a pint of Guinness, a Hot Whiskey and a bowl of Irish stew.

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Horse Riding Across Mongolia: Two New Extreme Mongolia Endurance Adventures in 2022

I’d like you to meet my heroes –Baagii and Saraa of Horse Trek Mongolia. Somehow, inexplicably, in 2022 I will be leading what looks to be the longest horse riding charity expedition in history across Mongolia with them. And, together with endurance legend, Heidi Telstad, I will be hosting a brand new extreme endurance adventure. The like of which Mongolia has never seen!

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Horse Podcast Ep 109: I’ve Found My Next Unicorn – The Story of Buying the Perfect Horse

Today’s episodes continues where Heather left off in the search for her next Unicorn. She shares with the listeners the trials and tribulations of buying a new Horse. Heather talks about actually trying out a new horse, what she was looking for and how the first ride went. We hear about the pro and cons list and actually making the offer. If you are in the market for a new horse we hope you will gain some insight from Heathers journey of buying the perfect horse. Please share with your friends this exciting story.

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Horse Podcast Ep 108: Emotional Coaching with Horses in India

On today’s episode Ute talks with Charlotte Kingsman Chaudhary, a British woman married to an India and living near Delhi. Together with her husband, Charlotte has built up a Horsemanship Center in Gurgaon where they train horses and riders in a more natural approach to horses and horse riding. Charlotte is also a personal coach helping people to master their emotions and get better in their communication or in anger management. Her speciality: She does emotional coaching with horses! So, have a listen as we talk about how horses can bring out our emotion and subsequently help us with our body language. Moreover we talk a lot about horses and horse culture in India and how it is to live and work in this country. And in the end, both of us have a great idea which might turn into reality one day!

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Horse Podcast Ep 107: The Arabian Horse, Oldest Breed In The World

Today’s episode is all about the oldest horse breed in the world: the Arabian Horse. The first breed to be domesticated and the foundation breed in most modern horse breeds. The primary purpose of breeding the Arabians was to train them to be war horses which were capable of long travels and and quick attacks on opponents camps. Arabians are the leader in the endurance racing field however they are also dominate in most equine sports. We also learn how the Arabian skeletal structure is different from other breeds. Arabian horses have been the center of attention for equine lovers for many years. These extremely humble yet hot blooded horses have an great temperament which makes them ideal for both domestication and competition.

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Horse Podcast Ep 106: Polo & Ponies – Shooting Films About the Horse Cultures of North-East India

On today’s episode Ute talks with Roopa Barua, an Indian filmmaker who made two documentaries about Women’s polo in Manipur and pony races in Assam, two states in India’s North East. Roopa herself is not a horsewoman, however has subsequently found herself drawn to horses and has enjoyed herself tremendously shooting horses and their people. We discuss her debut documentary “Riders of the Mist” which tells the story of a famous bareback pony race in her hometown in Assam and another documentary “Daughters of the Polo God” which is about girls playing polo in the Indian state of Assam which is considered the birthplace of modern polo.

Both documentaries have won international prizes and have captured two horse cultures which are hardly known even in India. Roopa tells, how she had the idea for her documentaries, how she got fascinated by horses and how she got involved with the Manipur polo girls. Enjoy this rare insight in two truly amazing horse cultures of India’s elusive North-East!

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Horse Podcast Ep 105: Stirrups – The Biggest Invention After the Saddle & the Chariot

One of the most underrated equestrian equipment, is possibly the stirrup. We don’t think about them until or unless we have a problem with our legs, our balance or riding for a long period of time. Today the variety of types of stirrups including high-tech ones, is mind-boggling. You can get them in different shapes, sizes, materials and for different purposes. So in our latest episode, Heather and Ute are discussing the different types of stirrups, a bit of stirrup history and how to get more comfortable in the saddle.

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