For just our fourth episode on the increasingly popular Best Horse Practices podcast with Jec Ballou, the interviewer turns the microphone on producer Maddy Butcher.
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Says Butcher, about Episode 4:
“As in Episode 1, in which we describe a bit of our motivation behind developing the podcast, we figured this was a chance for listeners to peek behind the curtain, so to speak, to learn more about what inspires and informs us.
“On the surface, it might seem like Jec and I are worlds apart. Sure, in some ways we are. Dressage versus trail riding. Refined – that would be Jec – versus Redneck, that would be me. But as you will hear, we’re actually operating on roughly the same wavelength.”
In this short conversation, they get into some riding ideas that are pretty fun and interesting. They realized mid-stride in recording that rather than post a marathon, three hour conversation (this is what happens when horse people get together, right?), they’d circle back for another chat sometime down the road.
Here are some references for listeners:
You can read articles featuring comments from Ross Knox here.
Read more about the ‘cons of comfort’ with comments from Randy Rieman here.
Check out Jec Ballou’s books here.
Check out Maddy Butcher’s books here.
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