Episode 20: Stories & Poetry, II

Listen to Episode 20. We offer these shows for free. If you think it’s worthy of a small contribution, we sure would appreciate it. This is episode 20 of season 3 and we have the second and final installment of Summit storytelling! These stories were […]

Episode 19: Stories & Poetry

Listen to Episode 19. We offer this podcast for free. If you find it worthy of your support. Please contribute here. This is Episode 19 of Season 3 and it’s another special detour of sorts, this time to the storytelling that was featured on Saturday […]

Episode 15: BHPS Discussion Session

Listen to Episode 15. This is Episode 15 of Season Three. A special episode! You listeners might know that I direct the Best Horse Practices Summit, an annual conference with academic and arena presentations. This year, it was held in Kentucky and we had many […]

Ride with Heart. Take your Mind and Body with You.

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 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

On the Fence: Adult Learning

Listen to Episode 3 In this episode, we talk about adult learning. It’s a topic suggested by Natalie in Montana and we got help bouncing it around from Liz and Chris in California. Natalie is working on a ranch and taking riding lessons. She sees […]

Working Equitation: Ali Kermeen

Listen to Episode 2 here. In this is episode, Jec chats with Ali Kermeen about working equitation. It’s a relatively new discipline that’s open to riders of all disciplines and Ali has a new book about it. Find her Working Equitation book here. If you’re […]

Season 3 Premiere

Listen to Episode 1, Season 3 Welcome to Season 3! Our show is a space for riders and horse owners of all disciplines to learn best practices and to discover ways to better connect with their horses. Plus, we like to feel safe and have […]

Episode 30: Running, Riding, Core Fitness

Listen to Episode 30: Running, Riding, Core Fitness This episode is dedicated to a listener question from Julie in New Mexico. Her question has to do with cross training. A lot of us like to do other activities aside from riding – yoga, swimming, or, […]

Episode 27: Alayne Blickle and Sustainable Solutions

Listen to Episode 27 In this episode, Jec visits with Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water. Alayne is a former Best Horse Practices Summit presenter based in Idaho. Here, she talks about many strategies we can use to address best practices around horse management. […]

Episode 25: Sex, Power, and Best Practices?

Listen to Episode 25 Best practices. Most of the time, we are talking about the very tangible, practical matters of care and riding and management and handling. All that stuff is endlessly important and we are very keen on getting that information out on the […]