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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 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 259: New Zealand – Riding in Middle Earth

Ever since the screening of the Lord of the Rings movies by Peter Jackson, New Zealand’s South Island is on the map of travellers from all over the world. Horses offer an amazing way to discover the amazing mountain landscapes of what people associate with Middle Earth. In today’s podcast episode I am talking withContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 259: New Zealand – Riding in Middle Earth”

Horse Podcast Ep 258: Trail Riding Portugal

Portugal is the dream for any horse rider, rolling hills and clear rivers, oak forest, rocks and tiny villages built from rough stones. Ute spent two weeks exploring continental Europe’s westernmost country and of course she went trail riding. Riding through Portugal together with long rider Cathleen Leonard, who has recently made Portugal her homeContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 258: Trail Riding Portugal”

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”