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Horse Podcast Ep 249: How Old Is Your Horse?

Do you know how to tell how old your horse is? For some horse owners, the registration or passport will show when your horse was born. Not all of us will have access to these documents. In today’s EQA  # 249 we discuss some ways to tell the age of a horse.  Starting with their teeth, the Galvayne’s groove is a great dental feature that appears around the age of 10. From there is move down the tooth until it is completely disappeared by age 30.  We also learn about average life spans and those breeds that have an extra-long life expectancy.

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Horse Podcast Ep 248: Traveling Mongolia by Horse Cart

If you love books, this is the perfect place for you. Once a month, Heather, Ute, and sometimes Krystal, will talk about their favorite horsey book. In today’s episode of the EQA Book Club, Ute is talking with Ruth Cox about her book Exodus, a classic traveler story about her incredible journey through Mongolia with a bunch of hippies, two horses and a cart.

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Horse Podcast Ep 247: Bucket List – Adventures Await!

A bucket list is defined as a list of things to do before you die.  I prefer to look at them as a wish or goal list of things I want to accomplish.  A while back a survey was done in our Facebook group on adventuresses’ top bucket list destinations. They discuss everywhere from the south pacific all the way to the artic circle.  Whether you want to gallop on a beach, ride in the mountains, compete in a hunt to ride a specific breed we cover them all. Is riding during the cherry blossom festival in Japan on your list or how about riding in the land of Ice and fire in Iceland. In today’s EQA #247  join Heather as she reviews the results and shares some of her top bucket list destinations.

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Horse Podcast Ep 246: Ukraine: From Horse Tour Operator to Relief Worker

The Ukraine still tops the news and the war is on-going, soon to enter its fourth week. Millions of people are fleeing the bombings and they bring their animals too if they can. Horses sometimes cannot be taken along as roads and bridges are destroyed and fodder is almost unavailable. In today’s episode I am talking to Pawel Jasinski from Poland who normally operates horse trails in different countries including the Ukraine. Poland shares a long border with Ukraine and is the prime spot to get relief aid into the war-torn country as well as welcoming refugees.

Pawel speaks Ukrainian and has a lot of friends there, bringing groups of riders several times a year. When the war started he decided to do something to help the Ukrainian people. He started a fundraiser and personally drives convoys of aid to the border where it is received by his Ukrainian horse riding partner who makes sure it will be distributed to those in need. In today’s episode he tells us about the Ukraine and his views on the war.

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Horse Podcast Ep 245: Exercise – Getting Riding Fit

What is your exercise level? Are you ready to hit the trails once the snow is all melted? Even though Horse riding is a full-body workout, you want to make sure that your muscles are ready for that full-body workout. Exercise or exercising your muscles will help you feel confident in the saddle and help with your strength, balance, and stamina. Core stability should be one of your top priorities when it comes to pre-riding exercises. In today’s EQA# 245 join Heather as she shares some great exercises that you can do from home using your own body weight and very little space.

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Horse Podcast Ep 241: Travel Tips for Your Next Horse Riding Holiday

Holidays are the best time of the year and you want to make sure that you enjoy every single minute of them! As the world is slowly opening up, we are back looking for amazing horse riding opportunities around the world. Today Heather and Ute talk about some important points to consider while choosing and booking your next horse riding adventure.

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Horse Podcast Ep 243: Horse Trailer Safety – What You Need to know if Disaster Strikes!

When it comes to horse trailer safety do you know what to do if disaster strikes? Join Heather as she speaks with Mandy Abraham on this very important topic. They discuss a spring check-up list that ensures your rig is in good repair.  Tips on what to pack in your trailer safety kit, completing a circle check prior to departure, driving and stopping speeds, and what to do if you get a flat or are in an accident. Being prepared is the # 1 message in this EQA # 243 episode on Horse Trailer Safety.

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Horse Podcast Ep 242: Saddles – Which Kind Do You Have?

The saddle is an essential piece of equipment for all equestrians.  They come in all shapes, sizes, designs, and even colors.  They provide comfort while out riding,  help maintain position and balance for both the horse and rider. The saddle was an invention that helped distribute the weight more evenly over the horse’s back making it more comfortable for both the horse and rider.  In EQA # 242 join Heather as she walks about 11 different styles and types of saddles. From English general-purpose or all-purpose to the roping and ranch western saddles she covers them all.

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Horse Podcast Ep 241: Saddle Pads for Trail Riders

Saddle pads for trail riders make sure that the ride is comfortable for you and your horse. They don’t make an ill-fitting saddle any better, but they can help in reducing friction between the saddle and the horse’s hair and absorb and distribute any pressure from the weight of saddle and rider. The choice of different styles, materials and designs is overwhelming, so today Heather and Ute talk about the pros & cons of each and about their personal preferences.

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Horse Podcast Ep 240: Unique Horse Colors- Pt 2

How many unique horse colors do you think there are. In part 2 of Unique horse colors, Heather discusses color patterns, rare horse colors,  and what genes cause horses to be completely white. We learn about pigment cells and how genetic mechanisms work.  From the Chocolate flaxen color to the leopard spotting color we cover them all. EQA #240  talks about the most desirable color the bay, to the most successful color of racehorse the chestnut.  We hope you enjoy this episode on unique horse colors.

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