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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 amContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 246: Ukraine: From Horse Tour Operator to Relief Worker”

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 helpContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 245: Exercise – Getting Riding Fit”

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 andContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 241: Travel Tips for Your Next Horse Riding Holiday”

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

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 makingContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 242: Saddles – Which Kind Do You Have?”

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 ofContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 241: Saddle Pads for Trail Riders”

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 coverContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 240: Unique Horse Colors- Pt 2”

Horse Podcast Ep 239: Preparing a Ride in the Mountains

Riding in the Alpes is a dream of most long distance riders and I am talking today with an Equestrian Adventuress who has done two rides there with friends and is currently planning her first very own trail ride into the mountains. We chat about her previous experiences, lessons learnt and how she is goingContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 239: Preparing a Ride in the Mountains”

Horse Podcast Ep 238: Horse Coat Colors – Rare and Unique

We know that horse coat colors are broken down into 4-5 base colors, brown, black, grey, white, and sometimes chestnut.  However, it is the DNA or genetics that really determines what color the hair /coat actually is. In today’s EQA # 238  we learn about some rare and unique horse coat colors. From the scienceContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 238: Horse Coat Colors – Rare and Unique”

Horse Podcast Ep 237: Big and Tall Horses

Big and Tall Horses from all over the world are the topic of today’s podcast. History has shown us that the big breeds of the past and of the present were created to not only help us in the fields but make some great riding companions. We look to Guinness’s book of records to findContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 237: Big and Tall Horses”