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Horse Podcast Ep 197: Living & Riding in Kyrgyzstan

Today we virtually visit a very special country in Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan. Situated at the crossroads of the Silk Road and squeezed between ancient empires, it boasts of a fascinating horse culture. Helene from France has made Kyrgyzstan her home and has lived there for more than 20 years, owning around 50 horses. She helpedContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 197: Living & Riding in Kyrgyzstan”

Horse Podcast Ep 196: Adventuresses-Catching Up

Hello Adventuresses, Heather and Ute took over the podcast to share with you a catch-up episode on all the fun things they have going on. Being an adventuress has many hats! For example, Ute has been acting as a midwife these past few weeks, while her mares have been in foaling season. A new littleContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 196: Adventuresses-Catching Up”

Horse Podcast Ep 195: Tipping – Do you know the Etiquette?

Tipping, how much, how often, should you… Today’s podcast is all about tipping and the etiquette around it. This has to be the number one question that always comes up in discussion involving horse adventures.   Anytime you receive a service tipping comes into play, whether it is your hairdresser, the guy that fills your car,Continue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 195: Tipping – Do you know the Etiquette?”

Horse Podcast Ep 194: Fall Hunts – the Original Fox Hunting Tradition

The Fall Hunts or Fox-Hunts, a tradition dating back almost 500 years. The British were the originals to start the tradition of Fox hunting of riding horseback while hounds chased down the foxes who were killing the livestock.  Now in current times, the annual Fox Hunts have changed from actually hunting a fox to moreContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 194: Fall Hunts – the Original Fox Hunting Tradition”

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 192: Understanding Horse Color Genetics

In today’s episode, I am talking with Noelle Leston about an interesting topic, horse colors and their genetics. Every horse owner and breeder should have a basic knowledge of genetics in order to understand how different traits, not only color, is passed from one horse to its offsprings. But it also makes a fascinating topicContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 192: Understanding Horse Color Genetics”

Horse Podcast Ep 191: Horse Vision – Through the Horses Eyes

Horse Vision, the myths debunked.  Horses have the largest eye of any land mammal, but that doesn’t mean they have the best eyesight. Today’s podcast EQA # 191 takes us on a journey into how horse vision really works. How they can almost see 360 degrees and how a slight turn of their head theyContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 191: Horse Vision – Through the Horses Eyes”

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”

Horse Podcast Ep 189: World Tourism Day – Travelling after 1,5 Years of Corona

27th September is celebrated as World Tourism Day in order to commemorate the role tourism plays in the modern world. Covid-19 severely affected tourism around the world with countries closing their borders to a ban on all non-essential travel. Now after 1,5 years it time to look into matters. Where can we travel now, whichContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 189: World Tourism Day – Travelling after 1,5 Years of Corona”

Horse Podcast Ep 188: Volunteering – Tips to Getting in Free!

Volunteering – Tips on Getting in Free! Have you ever wondered how to volunteer at those large horse events?   Or what about working abroad at a horse facility? Today’s EQA podcast is sharing insider secrets on just that.  Probably the most important thing to remember is no volunteering job is too small if it getsContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 188: Volunteering – Tips to Getting in Free!”