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Katie and Christa know how dull mucking out or long schooling sessions alone can be. Join them every other Friday as they take a lighthearted look at all things equestrian and share the chaos of juggling home, work, children and horses. This is not your typical horsey podcast!
 
Horsebrain is a podcasting community for equestrians, where you will hear interesting interviews with professionals within the Sport Horse industry. This ranges from Riders and Trainers to Management and beyond, so come and join us to listen to some amazing people. Find out more on our website at www.horsebrain.com.
 
If you are tired of riding the endless circle, or you're struggling to find inspiration for your riding each week, this is the podcast for you. The Daily Strides Podcast is for equestrians wanting to learn more, stay inspired, and continue to move the conversation between horse and rider forward. Each episode provides step by step guided instruction on different aspects of riding, groundwork, and lunging your horse or pony. All episodes have a full blog post published at https://StridesForSu ...
 
The half halt is a communication aid between you and your horse. It is your way of bringing your horses attention back to you, in order for you to then give directions about what you want him to do.Unfortunately what often ends up happening many riders is that they are so busy babbling to their horse - via the seat, legs, reins and fingers - that when they ride a half halt, their horse has completely tuned out. He is no longer part of the conversation at all.Simply put, the half halt is all ...
 
If you love horses and you love equestrian sport, Free Rein Podcast is essential listening. Each month equestrian journalist and (very) amateur eventer Charlotte Ricca interviews all your favourite riders. Her contact book reads like a who's who in equestrian sport, so she decided to put it to good use. This podcast brings you closer to your equestrian heroes and poses the questions other don't dare ask.
 
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Do you know that, contrary to popular belief, lunging is not ‘running in circles’? That, when done right, lunging is one of the most beneficial, easy to use, and low barrier to entry tools you can work with your horse to improve your riding. True and good quality lunging improves both horse and rider; and can be used by all horses and riders, regar…
 
In this special episode Katie and Christa are joined by Nicola from equestrian fitness. They chat about the importance of rider fitness and get tips on overcoming the inevitable injuries. Christa shares the perils of ballet and Nicola reminds us all to treat ourselves like we would treat our horses. The episode concludes with the best way to spend …
 
Self carriage is something a lot of riders have on their ‘goals’ list for their horse. As though it is something that can be achieved once and ‘ticked off'. Done and dusted. If only… I believe that self carriage is a sign of development and growth in both horse and rider. A start in the sharing of responsibilities that lead to the desired outcome. …
 
It is one of the most frustrating experiences as a rider when you notice that you’ve stopped improving. Progress has stalled! You’re doing ‘all the things’ but, seemingly, to no avail whatsoever. This is a commonplace that all riders can find themselves in at some point or another. And the good news is that there are things you can begin doing toda…
 
It can feel bumpy, right? A little more space than what you’re used to feeling. And, if there are two or more poles, well, it can all get a little unbalanced! For you and your horse. I preach all the time about the benefits of groundpoles when used correctly. And, one of those benefits comes from riders learning what to do when navigating them. Gro…
 
Have you ever ridden in an open space, a large open space? A space with no boundaries, or fences, or hedges, or any natural 'this is the end of this space' obstacles. It takes a lot more focus to ride accurate shapes and straight lines. We tend to 'wander'... So many of us forget how beneficial an artificial aid the boundary our arena rail creates.…
 
In this episode Katie is joined by new co host Christa from Blackhill eventing. They chat about Christa's horses. This includes a story of how she came across two of her horses. This story would make no sense to anyone other than a horsey person who of course it will make perfect sense to. Horsey social media has been a bit tense over the last fort…
 
You know that feeling when you try something new and you get it right. Maybe your trainer or instructor is with you. Or maybe you just prepared. But, for whatever reason, you got it right. You feel like a better rider. Good feeling, hey? Until the next time you try… Maybe on your own. A couple of days later. Aaaannnnndddd nothing! Whatever it was t…
 
Timing... It's an important element of great conversations. You can give all the correct responses, but if the timing is off - they are not as meaningful. And this affects the connection and flow. Horse riding is the same. After all, horse riding is just a word we use to describe the conversation between the rider and the horse. As a rider, it take…
 
In this episode Katie is joined by Adele from set fire to the rein. They talk about the return of competition and why Boris may not actually be an eventer. Adele has some exciting news to share so they discuss mixing pregnancy with horse plans. The final wanker of the week is missing from this episode because Katie is a huge wanker and had an echo …
 
As people with notoriously terrible eating habits who've definitely never been known to have chocolate for breakfast, Dominos pizza for lunch and then ice cream for dinner while drinking nothing but coffee... we decided it was high time we spoke to an expert about some common nutrition myths and some tools to use to make sure you're actually gettin…
 
Landing on the correct diagonal can be hit and miss for many riders. Let’s face it, there’s a chance you’ll get it right 50% of the time! And while most riders are pretty well versed on their diagonals in the trot… It’s ‘feeling’ the diagonal that causes confusion. Trotting has a two-time beat. The 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2 that you experience and feel w…
 
In this episode Katie is joined by Christa Dillon from Blackhill eventing. They discuss (and convince each other to spend yet more money on) tack. They then turn to the slightly more controversial topic, of how much can you turn a blind eye to your children doing if you can get a horse lunged. The episode finishes with them discussing starting youn…
 
In another listener requested episode, the wonderful Lindsay Gall, Brand Manager at Likit, talks us through how they make likits! From choosing flavours to the production process and what products they're coming out with next. As one of the Podcast's very first supporters this has been something we've wanted to do for SO LONG so thank you everyone …
 
It can often sound like a jackhammer... Rrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Instead of the 1,2,3...1,2,3...1,2,3... that the canter should produce when you listen for the rhythm. And once either a horse or a rider has become 'used' to a different way, it can be a real challenge to get things back on track. Or on beat, as the case is when the rhythm is lost in the cant…
 
Is your favourite daydream galloping along a beach, pristine white sand, your friends around you, bow and arrow in hand, thick armour as you head into battle? No? Where did I lose you? Well if even SOME of that is true, how about listening to real life (ish) Amazon, Amy Obiajulu, talk about her experience being a stunt double in the brilliant film,…
 
What has changed for you in your riding? If you are not intentionally making a small (or the odd large) tweak here and there, I’m willing to guess that your answer is ‘Not a whole lot’… Albert Einstein said it and there’s a reason it is repeated by people who try to help others. “Insanity; doing the same thing over and over and expecting a differen…
 
This was literally meant to be one of our first episodes EVER and then it got postponed one week, and then two, and then two years happened with Rosanna always coming in "next time" and now. FINALLY. It only took two years and three lockdowns! We have an episode with the amazing carriage driver and sports psychologist, Rosanna Walters-Symons…
 
Have you been feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to finding exercises to ride with your horse in the arena? Have you found yourself creating more and more complex grids, and then struggling to make them work for you and your horse? If so, here is a simple exercise you can use this month to help minimize the overwhelm and get you in the sadd…
 
Is every 30-minute ride starting to look and feel the same for you? Even the ones that you painstakingly chose exercises to work on? Annoying, isn’t it? Especially because actually ‘moving forward' in your riding is the reason you are riding! If this is the case, firstly, take heart that you’re not alone! Remaining focused throughout the day to day…
 
How many days will you ride this week? What will you do on each of those days? Are all of these things moving you and your horse closer to your goals? Big questions… And ones that I think not enough riders are taking responsibility for in their riding. This is part 2 of a 3 part series to help you really become intentional about your riding plan. E…
 
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… Or so the saying goes. I tend to believe this is true. Especially when it comes to riders and their horses. Yes, ‘working’ is important. But, if you are only riding to ride… Well, maybe that is what is actually holding you back in your riding? I think that in order to really get the most from your riding …
 
What am I doing the minute lockdown's over? Pub? Dinner? Party? Nope, I'm going carriage driving. We love having people on the podcast who care about what they do and Sarah Dance is no different. Her passion and enthusiasm are catching and we LOVED talking about every aspect of the sport(s) that we could fit in. Want a go? Get in line…
 
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