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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Episode 11: Stacie Boswell & Heart Rate Variability

Listen to Episode 11. Head to main podcast page. In our 11th episode, Jec Ballou visits with Dr. Stacie Boswell, author of the new book: The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need, published by Horse & Rider Books. Use the coupon code “BESTHORSE” for a […]

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Episode 10: Experts & Open-Mindedness

  Listen to Episode 10 Head to main podcast page. A note from podcast producer, Maddy Butcher: Here we are celebrating the 10th episode of our new podcast. Hooray for us and THANK YOU for listening! By all metrics, the new venture has been a […]

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Episode 8: Katrin Silva

Listen to Episode 8 In our 8th episode, we welcome Lucerne Farms as our charter title sponsor. Lucerne Farms is a successful, small company in northern Maine. On hundreds of acres in Aroostock County – the biggest county east of the Mississippi – Lucerne produces […]

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Episode 7: Saddle Fit

In our 7th episode, Jec interviews saddle fitting expert Kristen Vlietstra. The California-based saddler works with horses and riders of all disciplines. In this conversation, the two discuss simple ways to assess good saddle fit and some common concerns. Listen here. Here is Kristen’s blog […]

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Episode 6: Rider Fitness with Michael Lingenfelter

In just our sixth episode, Jec interviews Michael Lingenfelter, a personal trainer who works with scores of riders, especially older dressage riders. Listen to Episode 6. Here are important links that you might enjoy and find helpful: Michael’s page on Facebook and his website. Our […]

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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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