Amy Skinner

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Episode 18: Trailer Loading & Gender Gyrations

Listen to Episode 18 We debut Gender Gyrations, a conversation around gender bias in our horse communities. With comments from listeners and Mustang Maddy, who posted recently: “five signs you’re in a toxic relationship with a clinician” It received thousands of likes and hundreds of comments. […]

Episode 13: Motivation, Communication, Progress

Listen to Episode 13: Motivation, Communication, Progress Go to main podcast page In our first episode of 2021, Jec and Maddy meet for the recurring segment, On the Fence, to talk about elements of horsemanship and horse work that folks often dismiss or ignore: motivation, […]

The Most Dangerous Horse, Part II

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

The Most Dangerous Horse, Part I

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

Episode 12: Trouble Mounting?

In this episode, Jec Ballou invites Amy Skinner to the regular segment, the Coaches’ Corner, to help answer a question from listener Nina in Maine. Listen to Episode 12 Main Podcast page Nina has a lovely, older mare named Casey. It’s often a battle just […]

What A Young Horse Needs

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

Contact: A Gift not the Goal

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She has presented twice at the Best Horse Practices Summit and is the author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of your Horsemanship. She rides […]

Best Horse Practices Podcast with Jec Ballou

Find us on Apple podcasts Welcome! From now until the end of February, we are running a special Patagonia WorkWear giveaway for those who subscribe to our newsletter or comment on any podcast blog post. Thanks for listening as we embark on Season 1! Submit […]

The Making of Good Teachers and Students

Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years and is a regular guest columnist for […]