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Episode 24: Matt De Young

Listen to Episode 24 with Matt De Young In this episode, Jec interviews Matt DeYoung, executive director of Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship. He’s a mountain biker. I know. What is Matt doing on our podcast? Much has been said about mountain bike and horse […]

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6 Signs: Toxic Trainer Test

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She will present an arena demonstration with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. She rides and teaches dressage and Western. Skinner […]

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Episode 23: Susan Kauffmann

Listen to Episode 23 Kauffmann is the co-author with Christina Cline of The Essential Hoof Book: The Complete Modern Guide to Horse Feet – Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment. Trust me – despite the mouthful of a title, this is a wonderfully […]

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Episode 22: Alexis Kanda-Olmstead

Listen to Episode 22 In what may be our finale on the topic of Gender Gyrations, we visit with Alexis Kanda-Olmstead of Dartmouth College. She’s an expert on gender bias and has some helpful insight and recommendations for horse owners and riders. Watch her TED […]

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Stockmanship Journal Available Now

Whit Hibbard, a fourth generation Montana rancher and a man with a doctorate in Human Sciences, is the publisher of the Stockmanship Journal. Read more about Whit and his work here. Recently, he published Volume 7 and has made it available to all, for free. […]

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Episode 21: Scott Monroe

In our 21st episode, Jec Ballou interviews acclaimed horseman Scott Monroe. Listen to Episode 21. Scott has competed internationally in Combined Driving, which parallels three-day eventing in its collection of disciplines, involving arena and cross country work, timed and judged events. The sport can be […]

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Episode 20: Becky Hart

  Listen to Episode 20 This week, Jec has an interesting and enlightening conversation with legendary endurance rider, Becky Hart. Hart has competed at an international level for longer than some of our listeners have been on this planet. One of her highlights, she says, […]

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Episode 19: On The Fence

Listen to Episode 19 We’ve got an On the Fence segment for Episode 19, that’s where Jec and I meet and interview each other. Weirdly, it’s been one of the most popular features of the podcast. So thanks, y’all! Here, we continue Gender Gyrations, a […]

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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. […]

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Episode 17: Gayle Ecker

Listen to Episode 17. Head to Main Podcast Page. In Episode 17, Jec interviews Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph (pronounced ‘gwelf’) at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Ecker is at the forefront of offering evidence-based, research-supported online courses for students of the […]

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