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Episode 9: Patrick King

In just a few months, we’ve produced nine episodes of our new podcast, Best Horse Practices with Jec Ballou. Over 4,000 listeners have downloaded our show and three sponsors have come aboard. We thank our wonderful listeners and are humbled by our enthusiastic sponsors: Horse […]

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Episode 8: Katrin Silva

Listen to Episode 8 In our 8th episode, we welcome Lucerne Farms as our charter title sponsor. Lucerne Farms is a successful, small company in northern Maine. On hundreds of acres in Aroostock County – the biggest county east of the Mississippi – Lucerne produces […]

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Episode 7: Saddle Fit

In our 7th episode, Jec interviews saddle fitting expert Kristen Vlietstra. The California-based saddler works with horses and riders of all disciplines. In this conversation, the two discuss simple ways to assess good saddle fit and some common concerns. Listen here. Here is Kristen’s blog […]

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Episode 6: Rider Fitness with Michael Lingenfelter

In just our sixth episode, Jec interviews Michael Lingenfelter, a personal trainer who works with scores of riders, especially older dressage riders. Listen to Episode 6. Here are important links that you might enjoy and find helpful: Michael’s page on Facebook and his website. Our […]

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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 […]

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Understanding Groundwork

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 […]

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Episode 5: Coaches’ Corner with Amy Skinner

Listen to Episode 5 In this episode, Jec establishes a recurring feature called the Coaches’ Corner in which she interviews fellow trainers and teachers to talk about elements of their work. Here, she interviews Amy Skinner from Rougemont, North Carolina. Amy has studied with scores […]

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Ballou and Butcher on Episode 4

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. LISTEN HERE Don’t forget: During the month of September, you can enter to win a Patagonia WorkWear item by simply […]

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Patagonia WorkWear Giveaway

We’re thrilled to have Patagonia WorkWear support the Best Horse Practices podcast. Just three podcasts in, WorkWear is offering two fantastic giveaways to listeners during the month of September. Listeners will get their choice of a men’s or women’s style. Choose a Men’s Iron Forge […]

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Warwick Schiller on BHP Podcast

In just our second episode, Jec Ballou interviews Warwick Schiller. She and Warwick discuss the popular Australian’s evolution as a clinician and trainer and how Warwick is open to all sorts of influences which will benefit his horsemanship. Also included, another Exercise of the Week […]

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