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Best Horse Practices Podcast

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The podcast is an enlightened place for riders and horse owners of all disciplines to learn best practices and discover ways to connect better and make progress with their horses. We interview people who are actively engaged in improving the lives of horses and their owners through best practices, be it directly through riding or through products, research, education, policy, or facility management.

Latest Episodes

Episode 9: Patrick King

Do you do work out of the saddle? In this scintillating conversation, clinician Patrick King and Jec discuss elements of in-hand or ground work. One (in-hand) is more specific to English disciplines. The other (ground work) is better known for Western riders. Whether you are novice or experienced, we think you will get a ton of insight from their chat.

28 min4 d ago
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Episode 9: Patrick King

Episode 8: Katrin Silva

Jec Ballou interviews Best Horse Practices Summit colleague Katrin Silva for a Coaches' Corner talk about "riding on the forehand." Riders often have misconceptions about what this means and how their horses should look and feel. Silva and Ballou clarify things in this fun and enlightening conversation.

24 min2 w ago
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Episode 8: Katrin Silva

Best Horse Practices, Episode 7

In our 7th episode, Jec interviews saddle fitting expert Kristen Vlietstra. The California-based saddler works with horses and riders of all disciplines. In this conversation, the two discuss simple ways to assess good saddle fit and some common concerns among riders. We also welcome Horse & Rider books as a new segment sponsor.

29 minOCT 29
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Best Horse Practices, Episode 7

Episode 6: Rider Fitness

In our sixth episode, Jec Ballou interviews Michael Lingenfelter, a personal trainer who specializes in working with horse riders, especially, he says, older dressage riders. Mobility, Stability, and Strength are the most important elements of riding fitness, Jec and Michael agree.

24 minOCT 20
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Episode 6: Rider Fitness

Episode 5: Coaches' Corner with Amy Skinner

In this episode, Jec establishes a recurring feature called the Coaches' Corner in which she interviews fellow trainers and teachers to talk about elements of their work. Here, she interviews Amy Skinner from Rougemont, North Carolina. Amy has studied with scores of well-known horsemen and women. She has presented at the Best Horse Practices Summit twice and has a wonderful book out: To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of Your Horsemanship.

30 minSEP 17
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Episode 5: Coaches' Corner with Amy Skinner

Episode 4: Jec Ballou and Maddy Butcher

In this half-hour conversation, Jec and Maddy talk about their backgrounds and philosophies as well as what went into their books, 55 Corrective Exercises and Horse Head, respectively.

37 minSEP 9
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Episode 4: Jec Ballou and Maddy Butcher

Episode 3: Dr. Steve Peters

In our third episode, we welcome Dr. Steve Peters, a retired neuropsychologist and co-author of Evidence-Based Horsemanship, for some great insights into how learning brain science can improve our horse work. Maddy Butcher consulted Peters for the first chapter of her book, Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights and she reads a passage on the meaning of comfort in neuroscience terms.

34 minAUG 26
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Episode 3: Dr. Steve Peters

Episode 2: Warwick Schiller

Jec Ballou and Warwick Schiller discuss the popular Australian's evolution as a clinician and trainer and how Warwick is open to all sorts of influences which will benefit his horsemanship. Also included, another Exercise of the Week with Jec.

31 minAUG 20
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Episode 2: Warwick Schiller

Episode 1: Jim Masterson of the Masterson Method

In this debut episode, Jec Ballou interviews Jim Masterson, founder of the Masterson Method. Learn more about how body work can invigorate your horse's performance and well-being. Also in this episode, an Exercise of the Week.

30 minAUG 13
Comments
Episode 1: Jim Masterson of the Masterson Method
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Latest Episodes

Episode 9: Patrick King

Do you do work out of the saddle? In this scintillating conversation, clinician Patrick King and Jec discuss elements of in-hand or ground work. One (in-hand) is more specific to English disciplines. The other (ground work) is better known for Western riders. Whether you are novice or experienced, we think you will get a ton of insight from their chat.

28 min4 d ago
Comments
Episode 9: Patrick King

Episode 8: Katrin Silva

Jec Ballou interviews Best Horse Practices Summit colleague Katrin Silva for a Coaches' Corner talk about "riding on the forehand." Riders often have misconceptions about what this means and how their horses should look and feel. Silva and Ballou clarify things in this fun and enlightening conversation.

24 min2 w ago
Comments
Episode 8: Katrin Silva

Best Horse Practices, Episode 7

In our 7th episode, Jec interviews saddle fitting expert Kristen Vlietstra. The California-based saddler works with horses and riders of all disciplines. In this conversation, the two discuss simple ways to assess good saddle fit and some common concerns among riders. We also welcome Horse & Rider books as a new segment sponsor.

29 minOCT 29
Comments
Best Horse Practices, Episode 7

Episode 6: Rider Fitness

In our sixth episode, Jec Ballou interviews Michael Lingenfelter, a personal trainer who specializes in working with horse riders, especially, he says, older dressage riders. Mobility, Stability, and Strength are the most important elements of riding fitness, Jec and Michael agree.

24 minOCT 20
Comments
Episode 6: Rider Fitness

Episode 5: Coaches' Corner with Amy Skinner

In this episode, Jec establishes a recurring feature called the Coaches' Corner in which she interviews fellow trainers and teachers to talk about elements of their work. Here, she interviews Amy Skinner from Rougemont, North Carolina. Amy has studied with scores of well-known horsemen and women. She has presented at the Best Horse Practices Summit twice and has a wonderful book out: To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of Your Horsemanship.

30 minSEP 17
Comments
Episode 5: Coaches' Corner with Amy Skinner

Episode 4: Jec Ballou and Maddy Butcher

In this half-hour conversation, Jec and Maddy talk about their backgrounds and philosophies as well as what went into their books, 55 Corrective Exercises and Horse Head, respectively.

37 minSEP 9
Comments
Episode 4: Jec Ballou and Maddy Butcher

Episode 3: Dr. Steve Peters

In our third episode, we welcome Dr. Steve Peters, a retired neuropsychologist and co-author of Evidence-Based Horsemanship, for some great insights into how learning brain science can improve our horse work. Maddy Butcher consulted Peters for the first chapter of her book, Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights and she reads a passage on the meaning of comfort in neuroscience terms.

34 minAUG 26
Comments
Episode 3: Dr. Steve Peters

Episode 2: Warwick Schiller

Jec Ballou and Warwick Schiller discuss the popular Australian's evolution as a clinician and trainer and how Warwick is open to all sorts of influences which will benefit his horsemanship. Also included, another Exercise of the Week with Jec.

31 minAUG 20
Comments
Episode 2: Warwick Schiller

Episode 1: Jim Masterson of the Masterson Method

In this debut episode, Jec Ballou interviews Jim Masterson, founder of the Masterson Method. Learn more about how body work can invigorate your horse's performance and well-being. Also in this episode, an Exercise of the Week.

30 minAUG 13
Comments
Episode 1: Jim Masterson of the Masterson Method
the END
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