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Horse Podcast Ep 207: Working with Horses

Today I am talking with Sandra Schmid about doing farm work with horses. Ever since my carriage driving course this summer, I am hooked. I love the idea of ploughing with horses or bringing in timber with them. Sandra is doing all this and much more with the Irish Cobs Henry and Flora on herContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 207: Working with Horses”

Horse Podcast Ep 206: Mounted Games – Not Just for Kids

Mounted games for those of us that are still kids at heart. Mounted games are a branch of equestrian sport in which fast games are played by people of all ages on ponies up to the height of 15 hands (60 inches or 152 cm). Participating in the Mounted Games requires a high degree ofContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 206: Mounted Games – Not Just for Kids”

Horse Podcast Ep 205: Fjord Horses – Small But Mighty

Small but mighty, the Fjord horse is one of the world’s oldest and purest breeds. Dated back to the Viking era the Fjord horses have been selectively bred for at least 2000 years. The fjord horses are strongly built. measuring between 13-14 hands, and fall into the 900 -1200 pound range. These mild-tempered horses areContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 205: Fjord Horses – Small But Mighty”

Horse Podcast Ep 204: Endurance Riding in Australia

Today I am talking with Anna Erickson about Endurance riding in Australia. Anna has recently participated in the prestigious Tom Quilty Gold Cup, a 100 miles endurance race and the unofficial national endurance championship of the country. She tells us all about her experience and why this historic race is special. We also talk aboutContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 204: Endurance Riding in Australia”

Horse Podcast Ep 203: Wild Horses – Canadian Edition

Have you ever wondered where the wild horses actually came from? Today’s podcast takes us on a journey into the mysterious world of wild horses. In today’s episode, we look at the Canadian brand and the areas they live in. This will start a series where we look at Wild horses from all around theContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 203: Wild Horses – Canadian Edition”

Horse Podcast Ep 202: The Making of a Trail Horse

People often say “It’s just a trail horse!” which implies that a trail horse is a horse which can only walk straight and nothing else. It could not be further from the truth. A good trail horse is light and responsive and a good trail horse is confident and trusts in its rider. But aboveContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 202: The Making of a Trail Horse”

Horse Podcast Ep 201: Riding Boots – Essential Gear

What kind of riding boots do you wear? If you are an English rider are there a pair of tall boots in your closet? perhaps a short pair of paddock boots. Now a western rider probably has a couple of pairs, one for riding and one for going to town. Do you prefer the classicContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 201: Riding Boots – Essential Gear”

Horse Podcast Ep 200: An Endurance Riding Tale for Young Adults & Young at Heart

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 Claire Eckard about her book Gallant – The Call of the Trail, a story of a youngContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 200: An Endurance Riding Tale for Young Adults & Young at Heart”

Horse Podcast Ep 199: Tales from the Life of a Horse Breeder

In today’s podcast episode I am talking about my recent experiences as a horse breeder. We have always had some foals here and there, breeding our own safari horses. But never more than two or maximum three in the same year. This year we got five, so there is plenty of work. Night watches, midwifeContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 199: Tales from the Life of a Horse Breeder”

Horse Podcast Ep 198: Tales from the Trail

In today’s podcast episode I am talking about the activity most of as have missed the most during the last months: Trail riding! Riding horses in foreign countries, through deserts, mountains or plains. Discovering new cultures and making new friends. Who has not missed all this? Together with my guest Susan Wirth, we are swappingContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 198: Tales from the Trail”