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Best Horse Practices Podcast

Apr 6, 2021

In what is likely to be our finale on the topic of Gender Gyrations, we visit with Alexis Kanda-Olmstead of Dartmouth College. She's an expert on gender bias and has some helpful insight and recommendations for horse owners and riders. 

Believe it or not, our community is full of gender bias. Some harmless. Some...

Mar 31, 2021

In our 21st episode, Jec Ballou interviews acclaimed horseman Scott Monroe. 

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 exciting and dangerous as listeners...

Mar 24, 2021

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, was at the World Equestrian Games in Sweden in 1990. She and her horse,...

Mar 11, 2021

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 series around the topic of gender in the horse community. We’re interested in...

Feb 26, 2021

We debut Gender Gyrations, a conversation around gender bias in our horse communities. With comments from listeners and Mustang Maddy, who posted about it recently. 

Also, a great discussion around trailering and trailer loading and unloading with Jec and horsewoman Amy Skinner, after a listener writes in about this...