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Horse Podcast Ep 255: Horse Country Ukraine

Horse Riding is a popular sport in the Ukraine, at least it was before the war. I had planned today’s interview weeks before the Russian attack and I had wanted to talk about how it is like to own and ride horses in this huge Eastern European country. The Ukraine is a perfect horse ridingContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 255: Horse Country Ukraine”

Horse Podcast Ep 253: Rescuing Horses in Mallorca

Mallorca is one of Europe’s top holiday destinations. The island is situated in the Mediterranean Sea and offers lovely beaches, lots of sunshine and pristine waters. Horses are only the toping of the cake. And yet Lizzie Graham has found them. Having lived in Mallorca for the last twenty years, she now works with rescueContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 253: Rescuing Horses in Mallorca”

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 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 234: Caucasus – Riding on the Roof of Europe

Did you know that Europe’s highest mountain range is situated in the far East of the continent, where it borders Asia? Today we are travelling virtually to the Caucasus, a wild region of rugged and intense beauty, great for horse riding. I am talking with Eva Grossmann who has been travelling to different Asian countriesContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 234: Caucasus – Riding on the Roof of Europe”

Horse Podcast Ep 222: Riding & Filming in Sicily

And we are continuing with our mini series about Sicily, a prime horse riding and tourist destination. Today I am talking with Christina Heß from the blog Herzenspferd who recently rode and filmed a travel documentary in Sicily. 18 days she rode through different regions of the island and documented her rides, the landscape, theContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 222: Riding & Filming in Sicily”

Horse Podcast Ep 214: Alpine Adventures – From Engadin to Lake Garda

Riding in the Alpes is a dream of most long distance riders and I am talking today with an Equestrian Adventuress who has done plenty of riding there and tells me about her most recent ride from the Engadin to Lake Garda. Together with two friends she rode 770km in 5 weeks, crossing some impressiveContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 214: Alpine Adventures – From Engadin to Lake Garda”

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”

Horse Podcast Ep 193: Adventuring – Pre Trip Advice

Adventuring in a pandemic is what I’m calling it. This adventuress is heading out on an equestrian adventure in two weeks. Today’s podcast is all about what you need to do pre-trip.  I discuss covid, insurance, PCR tests, packing, and even tipping.  Have you ordered any foreign currency? What about your cell phone do youContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 193: Adventuring – Pre Trip Advice”

Horse Podcast Ep 190: Budenny Horses – The Last Gold of Russia

Another episode of our Horse Breeds around the World Series. Today we talk about a Russian Horse Breed, the Budenny Horse. Bred as a Cavalry mount in the Southern Russian steppes near the Don River, the breed has found friends in many countries who value its versatility and athleticism. I talk with Karina Rapp theContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 190: Budenny Horses – The Last Gold of Russia”