The Equine Behavioral Science Institute – Understanding Horses and Making a Difference

As you know, our mission at Equestrian Adventuresses is “to empower women around the world to pursue their passion for adventure with horses.” This works in two ways: On one hand, we are delivering you, fellow adventuresses, inspiring stories of women who live their dream. On the other hand, we give those women a channel to spread their knowledge and information. This time, we are talking to Valentina who is the founder of a research institute for equine behavior. Her goal is to bridge the gap between scientific research and everyday horse management. By understanding horses and their language, she believes you can make a big difference. We are proud to present to you: Valentina Kupresan, founder of the “Equine Behavioral Science Institute.”

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EQA Podcast Ep 12 Australia & USA

In this episode we talk to Jodie Morton about her long distance horseback riding adventures 1,000 kilometers across Australia and another 1,000 kilometers across the USA! She shares her expert advice for riding the Bicentennial Trail in Australia as well as the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in the USA. Her stories and horse travel tales are sure to leave you thirsting for some adventures of your own so listen up!

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Take the Bison by the Horns: Bison Roundup on Antelope Island, Utah

This time fellow Adventuress Adrienne takes us on a very special equestrian adventure: the yearly bison roundup on Antelope Island, Utah. The stunning landscape at the Great Salt Lake is the setting for thrilling action trying to drive a herd of almost 800 bison in their winter pens. Adrienne shares her a unique inside experience as part of the team of nearly 300 riders and horses facing the impressive and almost fearless bison.

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The Healing Power of Horses: From Wheelchair to Riding Horses Again in Poland

California-born Kasia went to Poland to find the horse that would take her to Grand Prix jumping. However, her world almost ended when she was diagnosed with Lupus SLE and Fibromyalgia and she was told she would never ride again. This is the story of how her horses gave her the strength and courage to fight back, how she discovered natural horsemanship and started competing bridle-less. Through the healing power of horses, she went from living in a wheelchair to riding again. She now lives in Poland, where she is working on setting up a horsemanship center where people can learn to connect with horses through painting as well as to learn how to ride without a bridle.

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Meet the Woman Who is Running a Horse Sanctuary in India

Born in a family of wildlife conservationists spanning across India and Africa, Zoha started a horse sanctuary in her family’s wildlife resort in southern India. She is involved firsthand in the rescue and rehabilitation of equines who then get to spend the rest of their lives in the sanctuary while she continues her quest to resolve man-animal conflicts around forests.

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Modern Cowgirl – Horse Riding in Colorado

Adrienne takes us with her on a journey in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Within the beautiful setting of this mountain range she had the opportunity to ride horses on trails with tourists as well as roam the wilderness only with a group of pack horses to deliver needed material to trail crews, geological surveyors and wildfire prevention teams. Dive into an amazing story about horse riding in Colorado.

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2020 Endurance Race on Criollo Horses in Brazil – Compete with Gauchos!

Riding into the sunrise on a Criollo Horse in Brazil
The first ride of the day usually starts very early so the riders can enjoy some beautiful sunrises.

Imagine if you had the chance to race on horseback in the Naadam against the locals in Mongolia?

The “Marcha de Resistência” is one of the LONGEST endurance competitions in the world. It takes place every year for competitors in Brazil and a few other South American nations. The event takes place over 15 days during the winter and covers 750 kilometers. Gauchos race their highly trained Criollo horses in order to secure breeding rights for the horses which proved extraordinary endurance and stamina. 

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Horse Riding in Egypt and Reigniting an Old Flame

One adventuress shares how after 12 years out of the saddle she found her passion for horses once again… in Egypt of all places! She signed herself and her husband up for a horse riding holiday in Egypt and started taking riding lessons to prepare for the upcoming horseback adventure. Follow along on their journey to the land of pyramids and pharaohs as they explore the ancient culture from between the horse’s ears.

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A Lion’s Roar to the Rhythm of Hoof Beats: Volunteering at a Horse Safari in Zimbabwe

Janine Zuerker lives in Germany and grew up with horses, riding and horse vaulting. However, since a kid she had always longed to work in the African bush with horses and wildlife. It took her a long time of research to find the perfect place, but once she found it, everything was settled quite quickly. She could take unpaid leave from her work and stepped into the plane towards Africa. She faces the unknown horse adventure that was waiting for her as volunteer for a horse safari in Zimbabwe in a private game reserve.

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EQA Podcast Ep 11 Scotland

Karen went on an amazing adventure with her deaf dog and her troublesome horse across 13 islands completely unsupported. She shares how her crazy rescue horse was downright dangerous and it was actually suggested by a vet to have her put down. When Karen came up with the idea at this last attempt to win her horse over. We talk about her book “The Deaf, The Daft and The Ditsy” and how Karen raised 6,500 GBP for charity all thanks to her story about traveling with her horse.

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