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Horse Podcast Ep 275: Rodeo – The Best of Them All

How many rodeos have you been to? Have you attended any of the big eight in the world? Did you know that rodeo is the official state sport in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Texas? The province of Alberta is also looking to pass legislation that will make Rodeo their official sport. In today’s EQA #Continue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 275: Rodeo – The Best of Them All”

Horse Podcast Ep 274: Horse Destination Austria

Austria is a small country in the heart of Europe associated with high mountains, cow bells and Apple Strudel. Despite its size, it is a super destination for travellers and horse riders with an amazing variety of landscapes, several indigenous horse breeds and an glorious culture and history. Ride through the fascinating Alpine landscape ofContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 274: Horse Destination Austria”

Horse Podcast Ep 273: Fall Riding

Don’t you just love the sound of the leaves during the fall riding season? The trees are turning beautiful autumn shades, with oranges, reds, and yellow leaves. I enjoy fall riding as the temperatures are a little cooler and it feels like the last escape before winter.  Fall riding also brings the wrap-up of lotsContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 273: Fall Riding”

Horse Podcast Ep 272: Working with Horses Around the World

Who has not dreamed about working with horses around the world? Cantering an Arabian horse through the desert or guiding a trail ride through the African bush? Sanne has done it all and writes a blog about her experiences. Today she talks with Ute about how to find jobs and opportunities to ride and workContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 272: Working with Horses Around the World”

Horse Podcast Ep 271: Breaking In New Boots!

Have you wondered the best way to break in new boots?  There are 3 main factors that go into stretching and softening the leather, gentle pressure, heat, and moisture. all vital to breaking in some new boots. The heat of summer can sometimes speed up this process. Most importantly starting with the correct size isContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 271: Breaking In New Boots!”

Horse Podcast Ep 270: Pony Hiking for Refugees

Sue Manning had a very special adventure. This summer she hiked the Cairngorms with her pony Kirsty as pack horse, covering 200 miles in about a month. And not only did she have fun travelling this way, she also did it for a good cause, collecting money for the Red Cross Campaign “Miles for RefugeesContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 270: Pony Hiking for Refugees”

Horse Podcast Ep 269: Mongol Derby – Who Will Finish

Mongol Derby, the who what when where, and why of the world’s longest horse.  The course the Mongol Derby follows recreates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan in 1224 through the Mongolian Steppe. This year 46 riders from all over the world will participate in this challenging race starting on August 10. ThisContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 269: Mongol Derby – Who Will Finish”

Horse Podcast Ep 268: Crossing Germany on Horseback

What an epic adventure! Maren Brümmer crossed Germany from North to South, riding from the Baltic Sea for more than 1000 km in one month all the way to the Alpes with her home-bred Trakehner mare Auri. In today’s podcast episode she talks about her passion trail riding and how she came up with theContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 268: Crossing Germany on Horseback”

Horse Podcast Ep 267: Normandy – A Taste of France

You say Bonjour when you visit Normandy! Shortly after you will be saying ooh la la tres bien. Horses have played an essential role in Normandy’s history, traditions, and folklore. Some of the best racehorse breeding comes from Normandy, along with over 2000 sport stud farms. This area is famous for its schools, which offerContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 267: Normandy – A Taste of France”

Horse Podcast Ep 266: Taking Care of Your Horse’s Skin During Summer

Summer time is insect time and a lot of horses have problems with allergies, horse flies or midges. In today’s episode Ute talks with Daniela Vadehra, endurance rider, horse breeder and nutritionist about common skin problems we encounter with our horses during summer such as sweat itch, sun burn, mud fever or skin allergies andContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 266: Taking Care of Your Horse’s Skin During Summer”