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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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Dr. Peters on BHP Podcast

In our third episode, we welcome Dr. Steve Peters, a retired neuropsychologist and co-author of Evidence-Based Horsemanship, for some great insights into how learning brain science can improve our horse work. Maddy Butcher consulted Peters for the first chapter of her book, Horse Head: Brain […]

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Jim Masterson on BHP Podcast

In this debut episode, Jec Ballou interviews Jim Masterson, founder of the Masterson Method. Learn more about how body work can invigorate your horse’s performance and well-being. Also in this episode, an Exercise of the Week from Jec. Listen here. Or find us on Apple […]

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Podcast in Development

It’s about time… During the pandemic, Maddy Butcher and Jec Ballou have been working on a podcast for horse owners and riders. Look for the first episodes in the next few months and stay tuned for details. Here are a few as they work through […]

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The Making of Good Teachers and Students

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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Chris Lombard on a Career of Horsemanship

Editor’s Note: Chris Lombard is an accomplished horseman in Maine, a special guest at the 2019 Best Horse Practices Summit, and the author of two books: Land of the Horses and Horses in Our Stars. Find out more here. The master in the art of […]

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