Horsing Around - All about horses, of course. Horse podcast - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)
Summary: Horsing Around is all about horses, of course. We cover everything from how to get started in horses to how to best take care of your equine companion. You'll learn all about nutrition, hoof care, training, veterinary issues and behavior. We cover breed topics, riding and alternative therapies. Even communicating with horses that have gone to the Great Beyond is among our list of subjects. Our podcasts include guests in every field of the horse world. Trainers,veterinarians, farriers, breed experts and animal communicators give you the low-down on everything equine... on Pet Life Radio.
Horses are amazingly spiritual animals that have a lot to teach us if only we can learn to listen. In this episode, Audrey talks to author and artist Liz Mitten Ryan and energy healer Victoria Havercroft about Gateway Ranch, a special place in British Columbia where people go to find themselves through horses.
This week we’re speaking with trainer Missy Wryn of WHolistic Horsemanship again about the five fundamentals that translate on your saddle for a safer ride.
Before you can safely ride your horse, you need to establish rules on the ground. This week, Audrey talks to trainer and clinician Missy Wryn of WHolistic Horsemanship in Estacada, Oregon, about the Three Foundations for a Safer Horse.
For many riders, fear is their constant companion when in the saddle. This week, Audrey talks to Colorado trainer and clinician Franklin Levinson about the causes of rider fear and how to cope with it.
Horses have been ridden in bits for hundreds of years, but a recent trend in bitless riding is questioning this age-old method of controlling a horse. This week, Audrey talks to bitless bridle expert Claudia Chavis about the difference between riding with a bit and without one.
Gaining your horse's confidence is the single most important aspect of horsemanship, whether you show your horse or just poke around on the trail. Gifted horse trainer and clinician Franklin Levinson talks to Audrey about how to build confidence in your horse to develop a stronger, more fulfilling bond.
Recent hurricanes in the Gulf have driven home the point that horse owners need to prepare for disaster to ensure their horses are safe. Audrey talks to Becky McConnico, DVM, equine branch director for the Louisiana State Animal Response Team and associate professor of veterinary medicine at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Find out what has happened to horses in the path of recent hurricanes, and learn how to protect your horse in the event of a disaster.
Known as America’s most respected horse trainer, Charles Wilhelm is the creator of Ultimate Foundation Training, equine training techniques that combine the best of traditional, classical and natural horsemanship into a methodology that is applicable to every riding discipline. Wilhelm's extensive background includes dressage, working cow horse, reining, western pleasure and trail. Wilhelm believes that "it's never, ever, the horse's fault," and his training methods reflect that belief.
Colic is one of the most common and insidious ailments affecting horses today. Horse owners need to recognize the early signs of this condition and know how to prevent it. Audrey visits with veterinarian Anthony Blikslager, a professor of equine surgery and gastroenterology at North Carolina State University, to get the scoop on colic.
In July, the Bureau of Land Management announced it was considering euthanizing thousands of wild horses being kept in holding pens throughout the West. Not surprisingly, horse lovers are up in arms about this development. Audrey talks to Chris Heyde, deputy director, Government and Legal Affairs, of the Animal Welfare Institute, about the situation and what horse lovers can do to help.
The Spanish Mustang is the horse behind many of America's most popular breeds of today. A hardy and versatile horse, this rare breed is making a comeback. Audrey talks to Spanish Mustang breeder Susan Catt about the incredible horse with an amazing past and an even brighter future.
Audrey talks to horse owner Stephanie Vrabel, who took her only horse, an Appaloosa gelding named Wyakin Too, to the World Championship Appaloosa Show last year. Stephanie and "Flash" got to the big time without a lot of money, through perseverance and creativity. Learn from their experience!
The slowing economy and mortgage meltdown have led to an increase in abandoned and neglected horses. This week, Audrey talks to Gina Perrin, founder of Heavenly Horse Haven, an equine rescue in Anza, California. Gina describes how the housing situation has led to an increase in horses and other animals needing immediate assistance, and what horse lovers can do to help.
Our guest this week is trainer Ray Ariss, who brought a wild mustang named Hail Yeah from feral to phenomenal in only 100 days. A competitor in the 2007 Extreme Mustang Makeover, Ray saw Hail Yeah go for $50,000 in the post-event auction, making him the highest priced mustang in U.S. history. Ray talks to Audrey about his experience training Hail Yeah, detailing the importance of trust in getting a horse to do anything you ask him to.
Audrey talks to Marianne Du Toit, author of "Crying With Cockroaches", who in 1995, single-handedly planned and embarked on a three month cycling tour of Europe. In 2002 The TATA Challenge (www.tatachallenge.com) was conceived. It was an epic journey, which involved Marianne walking and trotting with only two horses for company (she was a novice rider) from Argentina to New York over a 21 month period.