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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 230: Where to Next? Horse Destination Hawaii!

Today’s podcast episode takes us the island paradise of Hawaii. While it might not be the first destination you might think of, when you think of horse riding, it is definitely a favourite winter holiday destination and horse riding is a popular activity there. So whether it is trail riding, beach riding, ranch riding orContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 230: Where to Next? Horse Destination Hawaii!”

Horse Podcast Ep 216: Hoof Protection for Trail Horses

In today’s episode Ute talks with Nina Sepp, bare-hoof trimmer and hoof technician from Germany. Nina tells us how to keep the hooves of our horses healthy and sound and what kind of alternatives are there to iron horse shoes which are better and more efficient for trail horses. Because at the end of theContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 216: Hoof Protection for Trail Horses”

Horse Podcast Ep 210: Travelling during the Corona Pandemic

In today’s podcast episode I am talking with two Equestrian Adventuresses their recent travelling experiences and how Corona has affected them personally. We talk about how their mode of travelling and choice of destination has or has not been changed, what precautions they have taken and what they personally can advise other travellers.

Horse Podcast Ep 202: The Making of a Trail Horse

People often say “It’s just a trail horse!” which implies that a trail horse is a horse which can only walk straight and nothing else. It could not be further from the truth. A good trail horse is light and responsive and a good trail horse is confident and trusts in its rider. But aboveContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 202: The Making of a Trail Horse”

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 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 179: Riding Bitless on World Bitless Horse Day!

4th September is Bitless Horse Day! And in honour of it, we decided to talk in today’s episode all about how to ride bitless, the pros and cons of bitless riding and why it might not be suitable for everyone. If you have always wanted to try out how to ride bitless, listen to today’sContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 179: Riding Bitless on World Bitless Horse Day!”

Horse Podcast Ep 171: Leather vs Biothane

In today’s podcast episode I am talking basics. Every horse owner and rider know his or her tack, be it saddles, bridles, breastplates or martingales. Traditionally they all are made from leather but a couple of years ago, a new material made its appearance: Biothane. Its an artificial material but it has greatly changed theContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 171: Leather vs Biothane”