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Horse Podcast Ep 200: An Endurance Riding Tale for Young Adults & Young at Heart

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 Claire Eckard about her book Gallant – The Call of the Trail, a story of a youngContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 200: An Endurance Riding Tale for Young Adults & Young at Heart”

Horse Podcast Ep 199: Tales from the Life of a Horse Breeder

In today’s podcast episode I am talking about my recent experiences as a horse breeder. We have always had some foals here and there, breeding our own safari horses. But never more than two or maximum three in the same year. This year we got five, so there is plenty of work. Night watches, midwifeContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 199: Tales from the Life of a Horse Breeder”

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 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”