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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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Horse Podcast Ep 95: How To Travel With Only A Carry On Suitcase!

Today’s episode is filled with tips and tricks to make packing for an adventure easier. Heather is speaking with Roxanna Ferguson Travel expert who shares with us advice on packing efficiently, what you should keep at your seat and what to tuck away on overhead compartment. We also discuss the best way to handle laundry and your toiletry items while away. Roxanna tells us what her must pack items are and a few suggestions on money, language and getting around. Please continue to submit your questions and topic suggestion for future episodes.

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Horse Podcast Ep 94: Mountains & Moors – The Fell Pony of Cumbria

Today is the first episode of our new Horse Breeds around the World Series. We start with a famous British Pony breed, the Fell Pony of North England. Its home is in the Lake District and it takes its name from the word fell which is another term for hill or mountain. The Fell pony is a hardy breed, well suited for a life outside in the often harsh and wet weather of the mountains of Cumbria. Ute talks with Libby Robinson, Fell Pony Breeder and founder of the Fell Pony Heritage Trust. Libby tells us all about the origin of the Fell Pony, its uses and how the Fell Pony is a conservation grazer and has shaped the landscape of its home on the fells. But the future of the pony is not very bright with declining numbers and farmers giving up the tradition of pony keeping. Libby tries to create awareness of the role of the Fell Pony in the region and hopes that more young people can connect and help in saving it.

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Horse Podcast Ep 93: Art With Heart

On today’s episode Heather speaks with Leanne Peniuk, local equine photographer from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Leanne is the photographer and partnering collaborator on the book Rescue me, Volume 1 Humans Saving Horses.  This book began with an idea, many stories to share, the hard ones that not everyone want to hear. Leanne has used her Heart to create some amazing Art in this coffee table style book of photos and stories of these beautiful horses. The photos and stories share the journey of the horses that have been seized or surrendered to the BC SPCA. Some coming from pretty terrible circumstances, who have overcome adversity and have been given a second chance. The profits from this book are being donated to aid in the care and rehabilitation of seized horses. Don’t forget to continue to submit your topic ideas and questions for future episodes.

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