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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Rehab Continues, a Podcast Follow-Up

A few months back, Cathi Champion emailed us a Listener Question for our podcast. Listen and read more here. It concerned the long-term rehabilitation of her quarter horse mare. Jec had some great suggestions. We recently checked in with Cathi, a Best Horse Practices Summit […]

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Episode 13: Motivation, Communication, Progress

Listen to Episode 13: Motivation, Communication, Progress Go to main podcast page In our first episode of 2021, Jec and Maddy meet for the recurring segment, On the Fence, to talk about elements of horsemanship and horse work that folks often dismiss or ignore: motivation, […]

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The Most Dangerous Horse, Part II

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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The Most Dangerous Horse, Part I

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 12: Trouble Mounting?

In this episode, Jec Ballou invites Amy Skinner to the regular segment, the Coaches’ Corner, to help answer a question from listener Nina in Maine. Listen to Episode 12 Main Podcast page Nina has a lovely, older mare named Casey. It’s often a battle just […]

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