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Heels Down Magazine presents the Heels Down Happy Hour podcast. There's a whole lot of stuff happening in the horse world, and someone's got to keep you up to date. Who’s winning what? What weird rules are you probably going to violate at your next horse show? What does your favorite rider really think about white breeches? Don’t worry, that's what we're here for. Grab a drink. Welcome to Happy Hour.
 
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This week we’re talking to a top notch farrier on what it takes to care for top level horse hooves, barefoot or shod. We’ll also hear from our Heels Down Spark Award photography and writing winners and in case you were wondering no, you shouldn’t ingest your horse’s dewormer. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 90: Host: Justine Griffin,…
 
The countdown to Tokyo 2020 is on. This week, we’re talking to a horse gal who took it upon herself to make our sport more environmentally conscious. Also, the jury is in: turnout actually reduces the risk of injury, science says. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 89: Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Heels Down Maga…
 
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long take another look at deworming protocols, and discuss the latest research regarding drug resistance. Topics include parasites, drug resistance from over-deworming, and the looming drug crisis the entire equine industry is facing.By Dr. Erica Lacher and Justin Long
 
After a year of ups and downs, the long delayed Olympic Games will be here before you know it! Doug Payne stops by to give us an American team update. But not everybody has been able to ride through the pandemic. This week, we’re also talking about head butting. Guests and Links Episode 88: Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Heels…
 
Managing a career, your family, friends and horses all at the same time is a serious balancing act. Two of our guests tonight do all of that, and launched their own businesses. This week, we’re sipping on some tequila and will be discussing - you guessed it - underwear again. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 87: Host: Justine Griffin,…
 
Ever had a tough ride and just didn’t want to get back on? We feel ya. This week, we’re talking about how to combat those feelings of fear and insecurity. We’re also excited to celebrate creativity in the horse world with the Heels Down Spark Awards and would you do yoga with mini horses? Heck yes. Thanks for tuning in... Guests and Links Episode 8…
 
Don’t we all envy those riders who rock the perfect #ROOTD every day? We’re talking to one dressage fashionista on how she pulls it off. Braiding is the worst but we’re talking to the ultimate pro this week on how to make it better. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 85: Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Heels Down Ma…
 
There’s been a lot of discussion about the hunters lately - are they really the most friendly discipline for the average rider? Or what needs to happen from it to be more inclusive? This week, we’re sipping cocktails with America’s leading polo player and we’ve got 99 problems but boarding ain’t one. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 8…
 
Imagine giving up your stable corporate job for one in horses. It’s something a lot of us dream about, but our guest Brittney Chambers actually did it. This week, we’re talking about WTH is happening with Kentucky in 2021 and the most creative ways we’ve tried to save money because… horses. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 82: Host: J…
 
With the WEC-USEF drama still fresh in our minds, why can’t we find a way to make horse shows more affordable? This week, we’re talking about the wonky, zig-zag path it’ll take for equestrians to get to the Olympics while sipping on mimosas. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 81: Link for sight impaired – Click Here Host: Justine Griffi…
 
We’re in the homestretch - the end of the year is almost here. This week, we’re sharing some yuletide laughs and Jessica Phoenix returns to talk about her Plan B for the winter competition season. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 80: Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Heels Down Magazine Host: Jessica Payne, Internat…
 
Somehow, we’ve survived this very bizarre and stressful year. To celebrate, we’re sharing all our favorite gift ideas for holiday season. Also this week, we’re sharing our top no stirrup exercises to get those legs burnin’. Guests and Links Episode 79: Link for sight impaired – Click Here Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Heels D…
 
Everything sucks, so we’re talking to two top equestrians who inspire us with their amazing comeback stories. This week, we’re sharing our favorite outerwear options for the colder seasons and we answer this long puzzling question: why do horses eat sand? Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 78: Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journa…
 
Fall is here, if you can believe. This week, we’re sharing our favorite must-haves for the looming winter coat season and Brianna Noble joins us to talk about the power of horsemanship. Guests and Links Episode 77: Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Heels Down Magazine Host: Jessica Payne, International Event Rider for Hampf Eques…
 
Ever wonder why breeches never fit the same? Sigh. This week we’re talking to an equestrian fashion designer and body positivity advocate on why horses are great for everybody, no matter your waist size. And would you ever list your farm on Airbnb? Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 76: Link for sight impaired – Click Here Host: Justine…
 
We could all use a kick in the butt every now and again, when it comes time to tackle a deep clean. This week, we’re talking to a super groom on finding the motivation to tidy up the barn. We’ll also share our favorite rest and recovery techniques for after horse shows. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 75: Link for sight impaired – Cl…
 
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long interview Dr. John Peloso, a board-certified equine surgeon and co-founder of the Equine Medical Center of Ocala, on the subject of broken bones. Topics include how breaks occur, what types of breaks can be repaired, what makes a horse a good candidate for surgery, and what the recovery process …
 
Not everybody has the privilege of riding at a big training barn. This week, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of riding at home and showing alone. Show jumpers are taking a page out of the eventing safety playbook and did you know Idris Alba has a horse allergy? Guests and Links Episode 74: Link for sight impaired – Click Here Host: Justine Griffin,…
 
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long take a deep dive into the complex world of Cushings, or PPID. Learn what makes PPID different from the Cushings that humans and dogs get, as well as early warning signs, treatment options, and, most importantly, how to reduce the chances that your horse will end up with it.…
 
We get it, horse people can confuse the heck out of non-horse people. This week, we share our favorite muggle stories and get a 101 lesson on biomechanics from one our favorite Olympic dressage riders, Jacqui Brooks. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 73: Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Heels Down Magazine Host: Jes…
 
Everybody could use a good reason to laugh in 2020. This week, we’re talking to one of our favorite comedic writers in the horse world, what horse show is cancelled now and where, and what’s the etiquette on riding horses for other people. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 72: Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Heels …
 
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long talk about sweat. Do you know how much sweat your horse can lose, or how to determine that? Learn what sweating means for your horse, and how to help them do it well. And on the other end of the spectrum are the non-sweaters. Learn what the inability to sweat looks like in case it happens to you…
 
If you know, you know: There’s something about loving horses that makes us all just a little bit crazy. This week, we’re talking to New York Times journalist and author, Sarah Maslin Nir about her new book, how girthing affects breathing and the new Tokyo 2021 schedule. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 71: Host: Justine Griffin, Award…
 
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