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Best Horse Practices Podcast

May 18, 2023

This is Episode 28 of Season 3 and in it, Jec interviews Amy Skinner for another Coaches’ Corner. This interview concerns the use of round pens and I found it very insightful. Like many of you, I have used round pens for working my horses. It was especially a go-to place years ago. I feel like I knew less and had images of several roundpen-using clinicians in my head. So I was, like, yeah, of course, I’m headed to the round pen to do some fundamental ground work. Like ya do.

Turns out, like so many things, what you do in a round pen and even IF you use a round pen, needs much more consideration.

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We have a new sponsor in Chill Angel! Chill Angel is a Colorado-based company that makes luscious, super-fine merino wool sleepwear and loungewear. Jec’s trying out the Essential Tank and says it’s super comfortable, “like I’m wearing a soft, little cloud.” More on Chill Angel in upcoming shows.

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That’s it. Another episode in the can and out of the barn. Thanks for listening, y’all!