Episode 14: On the Fence

Listen to Episode 14 This episode is an On the Fence segment, a time for Jec and me to talk about what’s up lately. And lately it has been all about the Best Horse Practices Summit. This is the conference I direct and where Jec […]

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Episode 13: Lynn Acton & Investigative Behavior

Listen to Episode 13 As I talk into the mic from my Colorado home office, we’re about a week away from the kickoff of the Best Horse Practices Summit in Lexington, Kentucky.  It’s exciting and the days are chock full of tending to details: airport […]

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Episode 12: West Taylor

Listen to Episode 12: West Taylor For this episode, Maddy talks with West Taylor. West runs Wild West Mustang Ranch in central Utah and has been a Best Horse Practices Summit presenter twice. He has scores of videos on his site as well as on […]

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From Colic Nightmares to Health and Happiness

Editor’s Note: After our airing of Episode 10 and Dr. Tucker’s No Grain Challenge, we heard from listener Karen McPeak. She is a Midwestern native now living in the South. She has been involved with horses since her parents gave her a pony for Christmas […]

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Episode 11: Virtual Lessons

Listen to Episode 11 with Patrick King For this episode, Jec invites Patrick King, the renown clinician and trainer with a very active online presence, but who travels widely, too. They talk about the pros and cons of virtual lessons. It’s pretty cool because Jec […]

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Episode 10: Dr. Geoff Tucker’s No Grain Challenge

Listen to Episode 10: Dr. Geoff Tucker For this episode, Jec invites Dr. Geoff Tucker of The Horse’s Advocate to chat about equine nutrition. It’s probably our most science-oriented episode yet and it might be challenging for some. I think you will hear that Dr. […]

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Episode 9: Daniel Dauphin

Listen to Episode 9 For this episode, I’m taking the reins, like ya do, from my colleague Jec, to talk with Daniel Dauphin. Dauphin is a Louisiana horseman who lives about halfway between Houston and New Orleans. He has an engaging website that caught my […]

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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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