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Horse Podcast Ep 180: Horse Drugs – Caffeine to Cocaine

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between horse drugs in the feed store to what your vet is prescribing? Today’s podcast takes an in-depth look into the world of horse drugs. Heather is joined by Tricia Dowling DVM from the Western College of Veterinary medicine in Saskatoon Canada. Here they discuss everything fromContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 180: Horse Drugs – Caffeine to Cocaine”

Horse Podcast Ep 179: Riding Bitless on World Bitless Horse Day!

4th September is Bitless Horse Day! And in honour of it, we decided to talk in today’s episode all about how to ride bitless, the pros and cons of bitless riding and why it might not be suitable for everyone. If you have always wanted to try out how to ride bitless, listen to today’sContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 179: Riding Bitless on World Bitless Horse Day!”

Horse Podcast Ep 178: Riding The Backcountry – Adventuresses Style

Riding in the backcountry adventuresses style is what today’s podcast is all about. Horse riding in a national park, who could ask for anything better. This adventuress head into the backcountry with her husband for an adventure of a lifetime. Join Heather as she tells her story of riding in the backcountry of beautiful BanffContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 178: Riding The Backcountry – Adventuresses Style”

Horse Podcast Ep 177: Living and Racing Horses as an Expat

In today’s episode, I am talking with Jessica Black, Equestrian Adventuress and blogger who lived abroad for 16 years in different countries before returning to her native country, the USA. Abroad, she not only rode horses wherever she went but went into horse racing, became a jockey and horse trainer in Spain and pursued herContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 177: Living and Racing Horses as an Expat”

Horse Podcast Ep 176: Bareback Riding- Convenience or Lazy?

Why do you ride bareback?  Is it so you can really feel your horse move or do you do it because you are too lazy to put the saddle on? That is the question we are asking in the podcast. Bareback horse riding came first. Long before the invention of the saddle, man was ridingContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 176: Bareback Riding- Convenience or Lazy?”

Horse Podcast Ep 175: Jane Austen and Horses – Discussing Fan Fiction

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 Sallianne Hines about her book Her Summer at Pemberley, a sequel to the Jane Austen novel PrideContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 175: Jane Austen and Horses – Discussing Fan Fiction”

Horse Podcast Ep 174: Gymnastics on Horseback – Vaulting your Next Adventure

Gymnastic on horseback, Equestrian Vaulting whatever you call it, is growing in popularity. Vaulting is an FEI disciple that has been spreading across the USA and Canada catching up with its European counterparts.  Today’s episode takes us through vaulting, from the very beginning to the master of the show. we learn about equipment, what horsesContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 174: Gymnastics on Horseback – Vaulting your Next Adventure”

Horse Podcast Ep 173: Riding with your Spouse – Do you Dare?

Riding with your spouse,  are you up for the challenge? Riding with your spouse can be a great time if everyone is on the same page, however that doesn’t always work out.  Today’s episode talks all about the advantages and perhaps the disadvantages of riding with a spouse. Give and take is a common phraseContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 173: Riding with your Spouse – Do you Dare?”

Horse Podcast Ep 172: Exchanging My Saddle for a Harness

Today I am talking about my personal experiences learning how to carriage drive, fulfilling one of my long-standing equestrian dreams! I will tell you why I wanted to learn how to drive and how I went about to do it. And then of course I will let you know how it feels not to sitContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 172: Exchanging My Saddle for a Harness”

Horse Podcast Ep 171: Leather vs Biothane

In today’s podcast episode I am talking basics. Every horse owner and rider know his or her tack, be it saddles, bridles, breastplates or martingales. Traditionally they all are made from leather but a couple of years ago, a new material made its appearance: Biothane. Its an artificial material but it has greatly changed theContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 171: Leather vs Biothane”