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Solving Arena Boredom

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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Episode 8: Rider Fear

Listen to Episode 8: Rider Fear Maybe it’s more common among women. Maybe it’s just more openly talked about among women. Maybe what we do, ride an animal that’s about 10 times our weight is a good, cold fact to consider. According to folks out […]

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Episode 7: Larry Whitesell

Listen to Episode 7. In this episode, Jec interviews Larry Whitesell of Baxter, Tennessee, east of Nashville. Larry is renowned in the gaited horse world. What distinguishes him is his interest and pursuit of classical methods. He’s well-traveled down the dressage road and a well […]

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Episode 6: Cross Training

Listen to Episode 6 Season 2, Episode Six is a Coaches’ Corner with Amy Skinner in North Carolina. Here, Jec and Amy visit about cross training. It ties into our last episode in which we discussed what horses and riders need to know. It comes […]

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On the Fence: What Horses and Riders Gotta Have

Listen to Episode 5 This episode is episode 5 (sorry about the error on the audio, in which we identified it as episode 4) and an On the Fence segment – a show in which Jec and I discuss something that’s been on our collective […]

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Dr. Rebecca Husted – Equine Emergencies

Listen to Episode 4 Head to Main Podcast Page In this episode, Jec talks with Dr. Rebecca Husted, president of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, and a past Best Horse Practices Summit presenter. I’m a big fan. As you’ll discover, Rebecca is a straight talker […]

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To Pull a Nail or Not?

Recently, Dr. Brian Burks, a veterinarian at Fox Run Equine Center in California posted a warning about puncture wounds to the hooves on Fox Run’s Facebook page. In short, he said horse owners should not attempt to remove the offending object. Check out his point […]

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Episode 3, Dr. Martin Nielsen

Listen to Episode 3 Jec talks with Dr. Martin Nielsen, a parasitologist at the University of Kentucky and one of our super-fantastic presenters at the Best Horse Practices Summit in Lexington, Kentucky, Nielsen’s backyard, in October. Martin has a host of popular YouTube videos that […]

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Episode 2, Robin Foster

Listen to Episode 2, Season 2 In this episode, Jec talks with Robin Foster, a certified applied animal behaviorist and a professor at the University of Puget Sound in Washington State. Next week, Jec interviews BHPS presenter Martin Nielsen. Foster cites an interesting study on grooming […]

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Season 2, Episode 1

Listen to Episode 1 with Ben Longwell. Even though we haven’t really taken a break, we’re calling this Season 2. That makes this episode, episode 1 of Season 2. Thanks for carrying us through to another season! Jec takes a short break. In the meantime, […]

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