Episode 4: Anna Blake and Calming Signals

Listen to Episode 4 In this episode, Jec interviews Anna Blake, a Colorado horsewoman with a popular blog and several volumes of her life with horses, in prose and poetry. The two focus on calming signals. More on that in a sec, after I mention […]

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On the Fence: Adult Learning

Listen to Episode 3 In this episode, we talk about adult learning. It’s a topic suggested by Natalie in Montana and we got help bouncing it around from Liz and Chris in California. Natalie is working on a ranch and taking riding lessons. She sees […]

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Episode 30: Running, Riding, Core Fitness

Listen to Episode 30: Running, Riding, Core Fitness This episode is dedicated to a listener question from Julie in New Mexico. Her question has to do with cross training. A lot of us like to do other activities aside from riding – yoga, swimming, or, […]

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Bitless Options with Ben Longwell

Listen to Episode 28 In this episode, we respond to a listener question about bitless options. Ellie writes from Zimbabwe. Pretty nifty, huh? She says: my question is about ‘bitless’ bridles, side pulls, or the bosals or any other type of ‘bitless’ bridle that you […]

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Episode 26: Coaches’ Corner with Lynn Acton

Listen to Episode 26: Considering Treats In this episode, Jec visits with Lynn Acton for a Coaches’ Corner discussion around treats. I am really pleased that they are taking this topic. Like you, I have an opinion around treating that has been reinforced by experience […]

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Single Tasking

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 20 years and is a regular guest columnist […]

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Episode 21: Karen Rohlf

Listen to Episode 21 with Karen Rohlf. One of the things Jec and I are working on, here on the podcast, in writing, on social media, at at the Cayuse Collaborative Clinics, is humanship. We think that in order to be best for your horses, […]

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Episode 18: Coaches’ Corner with Amy Skinner

Listen to Episode 18 As you have probably heard, our show is an enlightened space for riders and horse owners of all disciplines to learn best practices and to discover ways to better connect with their horses. Plus, we like to feel safe and have […]

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Episode 17: Positive Reinforcement

Listen to Episode 17 For this episode, I take the mic from Jec and visit with Kimberly Loveless and Kerry O’Brien, horsewomen I admire for their ongoing journey of learning and making progress with their horses. In addition, they have both been generous supporters of […]

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Vet Your Vet!

Editor’s Note: To benefit our equines, tasks are often performed by specialized individuals: farriers, equine dentists, and veterinarians. For those who can afford more, there are nutritionists, saddle fitters, trainers, chiropractors, and body workers. There are acupuncturists, equine scientists and researchers. How is the horse […]

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