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 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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Episode 16: Dr. Sara Tanza

Listen to Episode 16. In our latest episode, Jec interviews Dr. Sara Tanza, who founded Pelvic Potential, a physical therapy clinic in Santa Cruz, California. She visits with Jec about the challenges around pelvic strength and mobility. It’s all tied to our ability to connect […]

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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 15: Dr. Lacher talks supplements

  Listen to Episode 15 Go to Main Podcast page Dr. Erica Lacher of Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic in northern Florida likes to research any supplement that her clients are giving their horses or thinking of giving their horses. Turns out, she says, almost none […]

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Episode 14: Mike Mumford

  Listen to Episode 14: Mike Mumford Go to Main Podcast page In this episode, Jec interviews Englishman-turned-Utahn Mike Mumford. Mike has had an exciting horsemanship journey, starting in the British Army and then to the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 where he competed in […]

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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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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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Special Giveaway for Frontline Workers

Patagonia WorkWear and the Cayuse Communications‘ podcast, Best Horse Practices with Jec Ballou, are teaming up to offer frontline workers a great chance to win a FREE WorkWear item of their choice. Contest runs from December 16, 2020, to January 16, 2021. Check out men’s […]

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