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Horse Podcast Ep 66: Camels, Snake Charmers & Dancing Horses – The Pushkar Fair of India

On today’s episode, Ute talks about the Pushkar Mela, a religious festival, a large horse, camel & cattle market and a traditional Indian get-together and fair. All the images your mind conjures up when you hear the word India, come to life once a year in November, when this large & colourful festival takes place.Continue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 66: Camels, Snake Charmers & Dancing Horses – The Pushkar Fair of India”

Leopards, Camels and the Marwari Horse: Riding in India with Horse India

We managed to track down a true equestrian adventuress. Caroline Moorey, from the UK, speaks to us about what it’s like to ride horses in India. Learn about the incredible charity that helps bring snaffle bits to the horses in need. And find out how you can travel on a horse riding holiday in India.Continue reading “Leopards, Camels and the Marwari Horse: Riding in India with Horse India”

How To Ride Horses In India

Today we’re going to be talking about why India needs to be on your bucket list of places to ride horses, if it’s not already. India is the land of Marwari horses, palaces and fortresses. We’re going to talk about the best horse riding in India, top travel tips, places to see and of courseContinue reading “How To Ride Horses In India”

Horse Podcast Ep 52: Horse Traditions of India

Did you know that in India horses are considered divine? And that all horses descend from a winged horse with seven heads which emerged out of the ocean? All that is mythology of course, but even still, horses and horse traditions are crazy enough with the curly eared Marwaris and getting your horses blessed byContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 52: Horse Traditions of India”

Horse Podcast Ep 49: How to Live & Work With Horses Abroad – Getting your Employment Visa for India

On today’s episode Ute talks with Kate O’Brian who has a dream of living and working in India for a year. When she met her friend Dushyant on a plane and he told her about his plan to open a riding club in India, she immediately jumped on board and supported him, scuttling between IndiaContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 49: How to Live & Work With Horses Abroad – Getting your Employment Visa for India”

Horse Podcast Ep 31: Against the Odds – A Young Woman’s Struggle with her Fate

In today’s episode Ute talks to Dawn-Marie, a young British woman who suffers from ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well as a heart disease. Instead of giving up and resigning herself to her fate of living a life in the shadow of her illnesses, she decided not to give upContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 31: Against the Odds – A Young Woman’s Struggle with her Fate”

Horse Podcast Ep 28: National Geographic Top Ten Horse Riding Holiday Destinations

In today’s episode Heather and Ute talk about the Top Ten Horse Riding Holiday Destinations as compiled by the National Geographic Magazine. Each destination has its pros and cons and there are so many different things to consider – budget, terrain, horses or riding experience. A great way to get some travel ideas and doContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 28: National Geographic Top Ten Horse Riding Holiday Destinations”

Horse Podcast Ep 27: Riding Police Horses in India – A German Woman living & riding in Gujerat

In today’s episode Ute talks with Semra Yücel, a German woman living in Gujerat/India, being married to an Indian police officer. Horses have always been her passion, but she finally learned horse riding in India on an Indian police horse and now has purchased her first own horse. Semra tells us more about Indian policeContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 27: Riding Police Horses in India – A German Woman living & riding in Gujerat”

EQA Podcast Ep 22 Photographing Horses in Turkmenistan

In today’s episode Ute talks with Yvonne Koall, an equine photographer, videographer and travel blogger from Germany. Yvonne has dared to quit her job and become a freelance photographer, doing what she loves. So find out more about the challenges this decision has brought with it and about its rewards. Yvonne also talks about herContinue reading “EQA Podcast Ep 22 Photographing Horses in Turkmenistan”

EQA Podcast Ep 21 You can’t learn Horse Riding from Books

In today’s episode Heather and Ute are getting to know each other. They discuss Heather’s recent road trip to British Columbia, the view from Ute’s kitchen window, how you cannot learn horse riding from books and how the feel for horses is the most important ingredient in becoming a good rider.