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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

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The Importance of a New Veterinarian
The Importance of a New Veterinarian How important is a newly graduated veterinarian to an established practice?I worked as a animal care technician in the 1970s and was lucky to see a few new grads added to the practices I worked at. They always brought a new energy to the practice, not to mention new styles and techniques. The established doctors gave them the experience of working outside an academic environment in exchange for the latest in veterinary practice. It is a great deal for both sides. The Golden Triangle of people important to your horse’s welfare are your veterinarian, farrier, and trainer. It’s essential you choose each one of these with care and consideration. I look for an experienced and knowledgeable veterinarian. I also wanted someone who offers more than one line of treatment when available. Last, I want a vet who understands the age and value of our horses and how we use‌ them, and adjust treatment options to fit our specific needs. Veterinary knowledge and diagnostic technology are advancing in leaps and bounds. Staying current with that knowledge not only helps your horse live a healthier life, but helps you when deciding on your horse’s care. The three-man practice at Bakersfield Large Animal Hospital is a well-rounded team of professionals. They are plain-spoken, easy to understand, and stay current on the latest innovations in veterinary medicine. Dr. Tolley, Dr. Gonzalez, and Dr. Ordonez possess all the outstanding qualities I believe make for a good veterinarian. [caption id="attachment_3418" align="alignleft" width="296"] Old Bakersfield Vet Hospital Sign[/caption] Links Heard on the Show https://www.bakersfieldlargeanimal.com/   Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #204 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel John Harrer & Horses
22:22 08/09/2022
New Bakersfield College Rodeo Team Formed
New Bakersfield College Rodeo Team Formed You'd think as big as an agricultural, beef-producing county as Kern is, there would be rodeos all the time. And, in reality, there are. We've got the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association producing bull riding, youth, and PRCA rodeos. There's the Glenville Rodeo and the Sheriff's Posse Rodeo. We have a Bakersfield Youth Rodeo Club. But, with all that, there was no community college rodeo. That is until adjunct professor, Andrea Prise, formed the Bakersfield college Rodeo Team. If you've listened much to the podcast, you already know I am one of the least knowledgeable people when it comes to rodeo. But, I wanted to learn more, and I've attended many classes at Bakersfield College over the years (a story for another time). I tracked down Andrea and the Bakersfield College Rodeo Team President, Chloe Griffiths for a chat. We met in a study room at BC and had a great time talking rodeo. Andrea and Chloe told me that support for the rodeo team was impressive. She's getting help from a local stock contractor, Tinoco Bulls, and the Funny Farm. She's also gotten a good response outside the ag industry with a local plumbing contractor, HPS Plumbing, providing the team with jackets to make them feel like real professionals. Andrea talked about how valuable it can be for youth riders to compete at the college level. Not only can they hone their skills and get valuable experience, but they get an education too. Chloe is a perfect example. She was going to move away to find a college to rodeo at until she learned about the Bakersfield College Rodeo Team. Links Heard on the Show Contact Coach Andrea Prise Connect with BC Rodeo on Facebook Check out BC Rodeo on Instagram   Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #203 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel John Harrer & Horses  
29:56 07/26/2022
Gabrielle Diakon and Equestrian Yoga
Gabrielle Diakon and Equestrian Yoga We last visited with Gabrielle Diakon, Gabby, nearly two years ago amid quarantine and COVID. Gabby is still doing yoga for equestrians and working with horses. Now, she is podcasting. Gabrielle Diakon's Rolling My Third Eye Podcast is available on all podcast platforms. Her show focuses on equestrian mindfulness and deals with fear, anxiety, and many other issues competitive horse riders deal with. But, Gabby has also widened the show to include mediation, yoga, and connection outside of the equestrian world. Her philosophies help people deal with the problems life throws their way. We chat about many topics in this episode. The importance of journaling and how it can help focus. We talk about the power of creative visualization. Gabby is very open and willingly shares stories of her life and experience. Gabby holds online Yoga for Equestrians every Wednesday night at 7 PM central. Links Heard in the Show GET HALF OFF YOUR FIRST YOGA SESSION HERE GMD Training Website Facebook Rolling My Third Eye Podcast Instagram: GMDTraining Email: Gdiakon@gmdtraining.com Welcome to Our New Sponsor EcoGold Saddle Pads       Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #201 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel John Harrer & Horses
40:21 06/07/2022
Cristobal Scarpati Horsemanship
Cristobal Scarpati Horsemanship Cristobal Scarpati and I met at the 2014 Horseman Reunion in Paso Robles. There, among some of the top colt-starters of the time Buster McLaury, Trevor Carter, Mary Kitzmiller, Clayton Edsel, and Buddy Uldrickson, was Cristobal's father, Oscar. I was new to horsemanship and colt-starting. Oscar walked into the round pen with no equipment and no shoes. How was this trainer going to start this colt? Over the next three days, Oscar had his colt gentled and ready to ride. This year, his son, Cristobal Scarpati, travels to the U.S. to host a few exclusive clinics showing Scarpati Horsemanship. Cristobal's philosophy extends beyond the horse and into all aspects of life. He comes to share his knowledge about horses and life in his clinics. Cristobal is also available for private lessons.He is only in this country for a short time. Take this opportunity to see his work. Links Heard in the Show Wild Horse Diaries - Amber McGee The Wild Hope Website Event Page for Cristobal Scarpati Tehachapi Clinic Scarpati Horsemanship Cristobal Scarpati Facebook   Welcome to Our New Sponsor EcoGold Saddle Pads       Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #202 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel John Harrer & Horses  
38:54 05/24/2022
Building Rider Confidence
Building Rider Confidence   Samantha Shanks-Husbands knows the importance of rider confidence. Once a rider loses confidence, especially an older rider, it is extremely difficult to get it back. Samantha works with equestrians of all ages and skill levels. Her techniques help riders focus on what is important. Breathing is especially important in her program. Samantha feels that proper breathing can lead to a calmer horse as well as relax a nervous rider. Another technique she uses is creative visualization. Seeing the outcome of your ride in your mind's eye, before the ride even occurs, can improve a rider's confidence. Another key to building rider confidence, Samantha believes, is groundwork. Working with your horse from the ground allows you to get to know and build a bond with your horse. Samantha talks about not being in a hurry to get on your horse if you are not a confident rider. Two of the influences Samantha credits for her interest are Mark Rashid and Philippa Unwin   Links Heard on This Episode Samantha's Website Contact Sam via email: sam@preparetowin.co.uk if you would like to book a free chat: go.preparetowin.co.uk/initial Samantha's Facebook Page Video for the Confident Rider Course Welcome to Our New Sponsor EcoGold Saddle Pads       Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #200 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel John Harrer & Horses
42:24 05/10/2022
Johanna Sheehe and Equine Law
Johanna Sheehe and Equine Law Johanna Sheehe has a lifelong passion for horses. Growing up on a farm, Johanna began riding around age 5. Her experience is in the English disciplines. For most of her life, she has been around Arabians, half Arabians, and national show horses. Recently, she has learned to jump horses. But Johanna also has a passion for equine law and blended the two together. Her Florida law firm, Sheehe & Associates, P.A. , has 45 years of experience in insurance litigation. The firm’s attorneys handle equine law, first- and third-party insurance claims, and insurance coverage issues for clients at every level of state and federal court. Attorney Johanna Sheehe is a litigator at the firm, with experience representing corporations, insurance companies, and homeowners. She is an excellent resource for sharing her expertise in equine law. Johanna has been a featured guest in regional and national webinars. She has articles and interviews in Daily Business Review, Risk & Insurance, and Lawyer Monthly. Johanna has provided equine law expertise in Arabian Horse Times and Elite Equestrian . She is also an Adjunct Faculty at the Florida International University College of Law in the Legal Skills and Values Program. Johanna sits on the board of a charity organization named Give Back for Special Equestrians.   Welcome to Our New Sponsor EcoGold Saddle Pads   Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #199 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel John Harrer & Horses
37:43 04/26/2022
Horseman Domenico Sumonte
Horseman Domenico Sumonte Domenico Sumonte considers himself more of a horse-Man than a horse trainer. I'm lucky enough to have an arena at the End of The Road Ranch where I can work my horses. One trainer that works out of this barn is Domenico Sumonte. In between working our horses, Dom and I struck up a friendship. In our casual conversations, I quickly learned Dom has experienced an exciting life with horses. I wanted to learn more about his life and philosophy. Dom is a self-taught horseman. He builds a relationship with a horse first. One technique Dom uses is to get the horses out on the trail first. The ag fields around the ranch provide a great working area. There is farm equipment, trash, and other things that help him "sack out" his horse. Riding is an adventure for Dom. Dom has ridden horses on the ancient roads of Rome. He has ridden in the mountains of Chile. One of Dom's favorite rides was the Pacific Crest Trail between Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert. I really love these conversations with interesting horsemen. Thanks Dom. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #198 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
47:54 04/05/2022
Along for the Ride Symposium Recap
Along for the Ride Symposium Recap On the last week of February 2022, we traveled to the South Point Casino for the Along for the Ride Symposium Andrea Fappani, Shawn Flarida, and Nick Dowers. The brainchild of Andrea Fappani, this first-time event, brought together the leading money winners in reining with the express purpose of sharing ideas about horse training. The symposium featured the colt starting technique of 2-time Road to the Horse Champion, Nick Dowers. Nick started two colts up to their first ride. Watching and asking questions were Andrea Fappani and Shawn Flarida. Spectators not only asked questions, they got to see and hear how these very experienced horsemen reacted to each other.   The three-day event comprised day-long sessions from 8am until 4 PM. There were a few special guests, such as Arron Moses, champion Western Pleasure trainer. We got to see horses of varying ages and what they expected at different stages of their training. Nick Dowers, who competes n the Cow Horse world, demonstrated how he started his horse on cattle. Friday and Saturday evenings there were live Along for the Ride podcasts. These roundtable discussions were open to a variety of topics. This was a unique event that provide quality information. I hope Andrea Fappani and the sponsors (the title sponsor was Teton Ridge) will host the event again. The crowd really seemed to enjoy the personal connection they made with all the people involved. Be sure to check out Andrea Fappani's podcast here! Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #197 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
41:22 03/22/2022
Sandy Collier, Hall of Fame Horsewoman
Sandy Collier, Hall of Fame Horsewoman Sandy Collier has an amazing life with horses. She was the first woman to win the Snaffle Bit Futurity. Her peers have inducted her into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and the NRCHA Hall of Fame. Horse and Rider named her one of the Top 50 Riders of All-time in All Disciplines. In the last few years, she has judged at Road to the Horse and the Snaffle Bit Futurity. Along with cutting horse champion, Barbra Schulte, they team up offering clinics to improve horse show performance. It's fascinates me that someone as knowledgeable as Sandy is looking to learn more. When I mentioned the Along for the Ride Symposium in Las Vegas with Andrea Fappani, Nick Dowers, and Shawn Flarida, Sandy said she was attending. It is inspirational knowing that after decades of riding and teaching, Sandy Collier has a thirst for more knowledge.   Links Heard on The Show Sandy Collier's Website Be Unstoppable with Sandy Collier and Barbra Schulte Sandy Collier Facebook Page Along for the Ride Las Vegas Symposium Information   Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #196 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
28:37 01/18/2022
Sami Hernandez Diamond Crest Stables
Sami Hernandez Diamond Crest Stables Sami Hernandez is a longtime horsewoman, trainer, and horse show judge headquartered at her Diamond Crest Stables in Bakersfield. Along with her husband, George, they have a ton of horsemanship experience teaching people and training horses. I really enjoy talking to both of them. Perhaps I can get George on the show in the future. You’d like him. While they deal with horses working at a higher level, they also work with novice and intermediate horses and riders too. They are very easy to talk to. Sami invited me to her barn. I feel so at home with the dogs barking, chickens clucking, and horses nickering. At times you might even hear the rain pounding on the metal roof. We set a table up right there in the alleyway, put the mics and recorder up, and sat around talkin’ horses. I hope you enjoy it too. I wanted to learn more about horse shows and showmanship. My horse and I plan on participating in horse shows this year and Sami not only shows, she helps people show, AND she judges. She is a wealth of information. Thanks to Sami Hernandez and the folks at Diamond Crest Stables for having me out. I enjoyed this conversation and hope you did too. Links heard on this Episode   Facebook Page Diamond Crest Stables in Bakersfield Facebook Page Sami Hernandez Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #195 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
50:47 01/04/2022
Christmas Greetings 2021
Christmas Greetings 2021 I want to offer a Christmas Greeting for 2021. We had a pretty good year of shows. We began by talking with Dan Dauphin about bits. Dan has since begun his own podcast and is killing it with loads of great content. I hope you’ll check out his Adult Onset Horsemanship Podcast. We talked to my friend, Joanne Galbraith, who at 82 is still actively riding and full of stories growing up with horses. I really enjoy talking with some of the more - how to say it - riders in their golden years. People like Nancy McKnight who taught hundreds of children about horses through the Pony Club organization. And we visited Michelle Gilles, horsewoman and trainer, working to promote women and Horses. We explored new disciplines like Horseback Archery and competitive trail riding. My conversation with the owner of Billy Cook Saddle, Adam Trenk, about saddle making in today’s market had some great history about this respected company. We explored travel with Kate Pilcher and mounted drill teams with Dust n Diamonds. And, we learned more about show judging with AQHA and NRCHA judges Patti Carter and Bill Enk. There were these and many more episodes you may want to check out if you haven’t heard them all. I’ve got plans for more interviews for 2022. As of this recording, COVID Omicron is on the rise. We have plans to travel and record episodes with trainers and at events. We may have to wait and see how it all plays out. The whole situation makes me so much more thankful that I have and can enjoy my horses. When I’m out on the trail with my horse, the rest of the world simply fades into the background. If you have any suggestions, comments, or ideas for the show, know you can send an email to John@WhoaPodcast.com. I answer every single one. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel  
03:15 12/14/2021
Globetrotting Horse Adventures With Kate Pilcher
Globetrotting Horse Adventures With Kate Pilcher We could all use a little vacation. Wouldn’t a horseback adventure be great? Sometimes it seems the civilized world has taken a temporary leave of common sense. But over the last 18 months, if you have a horse, you know there is one sure place to escape, the saddle. Kate Pilcher found her happy place when she escaped to Kenya. It was such a life-changing experience; she wanted to share it with others. Then she found a great adventure ride in South America, another one in France, and Ireland. People were having horseback adventures around the globe. Kate put all these trips and more together and started a business called Globetrotting. She puts people and horseback adventures together. Kate tests every ride she offers on her website. Each posted adventure has most of the details you need to know to prepare for the trip. In the rides I looked at, I could see the breed of horse they trip used, the type of tack, the time in the saddle. Also, what riding ability, the accommodations, time in the saddle helps you choose the best ride for you. One feature I particularly liked was inclusions and exclusions for each trip. For example, one trip in France excluded alcoholic drinks, except for wine at lunch. It’s this attention to details that makes Globetrotting stand out in preparing for your horse adventure. There are always going to be surprises on any trip you take. It's a part of travel. Globetrotting takes a lot of the guesswork out of planning a trip. As an armchair traveller, I really enjoy talking to people about world travel experiences with horses. Links heard on this Episode Globetrotting Horse Holidays Globetrotting Horse Holidays on Facebook           Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #194 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel  
41:17 11/30/2021
Dust n' Diamonds Mounted Drill Team
Dust n' Diamonds Mounted Drill Team Today, we are out at Rancho Rio Equestrian Center with the leaders of the local equestrian drill team, Dust n' Diamonds Mounted Drill Team. Shawna Pendley is the choreographer and drill master and Marilyn Morphis, “Mo”, is her eyes on the ground. On a side-note — we are outside the main arena before the drill team practice. There’s traffic, planes and even fire engines that tried to invade our interview. Trying to get good sound was definitely challenging. I handled the sound duties and enlisted, (more like drafted), Ranae for interview duties. The three women did an outstanding job. Dust n' Diamonds Mounted Drill Team has performed at rodeos, fairs, and special events for nearly 30 years. The team competes at the big drill team competition in Reno. If you’ve ever seen an equestrian drill team, you’re going to love this behind-the-scenes look at the Dust n' Diamonds Equestrian Drill Team. Could you hear how much Shawna & Mo love this team? Their energy is infectious. And what a wonderful, safe place they provide women to have fun with their horses.  If you would like to help - either financially, to ride or otherwise - contact Mo at (661) 549-1289. I’ll have links, photos and more information at Whoa Podcast dot com.  Links Heard in this Episode Dust n' Diamonds Mounted Drill Team Facebook Page Looking to help. Contact Marilyn Morphis at (661) 549-1289. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #193 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
30:57 11/16/2021
NRCHA Judge Bill Enk
NRCHA Judge Bill Enk On a previous show, I talked to Patti Carter, Director of Judges for the AQHA. Today, I share an interview with Bill Enk, Director of Judges for the NRCHA. A lifelong horseman at 77, Bill has a wealth of experience in the horse show world. He’s judged horses almost all his life. He’s been a judge at the AQHA World Show many times and he judged the Road to the Horse. Even if you don’t show, what Bill has to say about horsemanship is important to anyone who rides.  It takes a lot of work and dedication to become and maintain a judges' certificate. It's somewhat of a thankless job. I think of all the times I came out of a competition. Sometimes I did well, sometimes not so good. At these times, the horse show judge wasn't always my favorite person. Bill Enk has been judging horses and riders for over 5 decades. You must be pretty good at judging to stay around that long. And, think of all the things he's seen in the show ring. Bill is a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has a lot to share and gives generously of his time and expertise. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #192 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel  
43:50 11/02/2021
AQHA Horse Show Judging with Patti Carter
AQHA Horse Show Judging with Patti Carter If there are no judges, there are no horse shows. The judge can make or break a horse show experience. Because they are essential to competition, I thought it would be good to talk with an experienced judge. Patti Carter is the Senior Director of Judges at the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Assn.). AQHA certifies over 800 judges and Patti oversees them all. She is in charge of educational programs, testing programs, and monitoring judges' performances. In this interview, Patti walks us through her experience growing up in a horse family and learning to judge horses. She tells us about her association with the AQHA, and her duties and responsibilities with horse show judging. As I compete in different Ranch Class shows, I'm impressed with the knowledge these judges possess. They not only know the rules, but they are very in tune with the horses and riders. Every judge I've come in contact with has been pleasant and informative when explaining the rules. The more horse shows I go to, the more I appreciate horse show judging. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #191 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
33:48 10/19/2021
Listener Stories and Paso Finos
Listener Stories and Paso Finos After listening to my podcast about the health issues I had with my Quarter Horse mare, Jessie, Vicky Gormanly emailed me to tell me about her Paso Fino, River. We talked about her search for the right horse. Vicky wanted a Paso Fino and, after a long search thought she had found the perfect horse for her. The mare came from a reputable stable, RY Farms. She had ridden the horse, then had her vetted. A friend helped her transport River to her new home at Happy Trails Farms in Danbury, CT.  On Vicky's first ride at the new stable, River showed up lame. This began an odyssey of vet visits and tough decisions. If you own a horse, you're going to have situations like this. Vicky was generous to tell us her story and how she came to make the choices she did. Thankfully, Vicky had a trusted friend at her barn, a reputable seller, and a good vet. Today, River and Vicky are happy trail riding the Connecticut/New York area. More About Paso Finos The story pique my interest in gaited horses. Were gaited horses trained that way? What were their origins? I connected with Roey Yaloz of RY Farms. They specialize in Paso Fino horses. Roey told be about the origins of the Paso and why their "gait" is the easiest way for them to move. Roey also covered the three categories of the breed and some of their personality traits. Links heard in this Episode Happy Trails Farms in Danbury, CT on Facebook RY Farms on Facebook Website for RY Farms (Roey Yaloz) Paso Fino Horse Association Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #190 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
42:19 08/24/2021
Competitive Trail Riding with North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC)
Competitive Trail Riding with North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) Are you looking for a little adventure? Give competitive trail riding a try. The North American Trail Ride Conference is a governing body over competitive trail riding (CTR). In this episode, I talk to Sarah Rinne, NATRC's Executive Director about the sport. Involved with the organization since 1988, Sarah is a wealth of knowledge. The NATRC sets rules and has guidelines for trail rides. Sanctioned NATRC rides judge riders on horsemanship and horse care. Their competitions place an emphasis on rider and horse safety. The conference establishes levels so riders can compete with others of similar ability. All horses, including mules, are eligible to take part in every ride. A competitive trail ride is not a speed event. Riders have to manage the course and speed to arrive at checkpoints within a certain time frame. Horses have mandatory breaks and veterinary checks to insure they are fit to continue. Riders can also expect to be judged negotiating natural trail obstacles during a ride. Links to Competitive Trail Riding Heard in this Episode NATRC Event Calendar Public Facebook Page for the NATRC NATRC YouTube Page with lots of good information Email for more information on the Old West CTR in Tehachapi September 4 & 5 OldwestCTR@gmail.com       Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #189 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
37:33 07/27/2021
Equine Emergency Preparedness
Equine Emergency Preparedness Equine emergency preparedness is so not a glamorous topic. And, it doesn't matter if you live in California with our fires and earthquakes (there was a 3.0 last night) or in the Midwest, or in a different country. Bad things will happen. No one wants to think about the disaster that may happen. No one wants to picture what will happen to their horse if they are unprepared. But as powerful as horses are, they can be extremely fragile in many situations. In past episodes, we've talked to veterinarians about medical emergencies. We talked to people at Large Animal Technical Rescue. On today's show, we talk to Julie Atwood about Equine Emergency Preparedness.   It's a good thing that people like Julie Atwood of the HalterProject.org are out there. Julie thinks of all the things that could go haywire and develops lists and strategies to lessen their impact. The Halter Project began in 2013 as a grassroots effort to help people better prepare for both disasters and emergencies. I took this from the Halter Project's mission statement: FIRST RESPONDER ANIMAL AWARENESS & RESPONSE: HALTER Project provides support to first responders for training and equipment to assist animals in emergencies. INDIVIDUAL & COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS: The HALTER Project is committed to inspiring and enabling individual and community preparedness for people and their animals. I encourage to check out the links and build a plan to protect your horse and other pets. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #188 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
39:17 07/13/2021
Nancy McKnight and Pony Club
Nancy McKnight and Pony Club Kelly McKnight emailed me to say his mother, Nancy, would be a delightful guest on the podcast. Nancy McKnight is 89 years old and spent much of her adult life helping children learn horses and horsemanship through her affiliation with the US Pony Club. The mission statement of the Pony Club is: The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is an educational organization which builds the foundations of teamwork and sportsmanship through riding, mounted sports, care of horses and ponies, while developing and enhancing leadership, confidence, responsibility, and a sense of community in its youth and adult members. Nancy's father was a dealer in farm machinery. Farmers were trading in their horses for modern implements. Nancy's father would take the horses in trade, give them to Nancy and her sister to work with a while, then sell them. When Nancy had children of her own, she wanted them to share her love of horses. To fill in her horsemanship knowledge, Nancy turned to the United States Pony Club and its teachings. She began a chapter of the organization in Northern California. Later, when she moved to Willamette, Oregon, she began a chapter there. Nancy taught countless children about horses. She has wonderful memories and stories to tell about her experiences teaching children through Pony Club. [caption id="attachment_3222" align="alignleft" width="300"] Nancy remains active riding a different type of horsepower.[/caption] Thanks to Kelly of McKnight Farms for contacting me about his mother. She is a very special woman. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #187 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
37:53 06/15/2021
Brett Wright Low-Stress Cattle Operation
Brett Wright Low-Stress Cattle Operation Brett Wright has a cow/calf operation in Oklahoma. Three years ago he changed things up. Instead of using motorized vehicles to move his cattle, he switched to horses. The results impressed him. Brett looked for ways to improve his horsemanship and recently attended a Martin Black cow-working clinic. Brett is a listener of the Whoa Podcast. He emailed me wanting to talk about being a rancher and his life with horses. His passion for his work really impressed me. It's fascinating to hear about the life of a rancher. Brett has had several fresh adventures including a pack trip along the Lewis and Clark Trail. In the middle of the trip, Brett found himself invited to a cattle drive. If you would like to learn more about Brett or life as a rancher in Oklahoma, it is easy. Brett Wright blogs about the ranching life on ISpeakCow.com and produces inspirational videos on his YouTube Channel. Reading his blog and watching his videos offers insight into the life of the people who produce the food for our dinner table. It's good to learn more about their operation. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening. John & Ranae Episode #186 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
26:10 06/01/2021
Horseback Archery
Horseback Archery When I think of horseback archery, I think of Robin Hood and Medieval Times. I didn't realize people were practicing it today. We did a podcast on Cowboy Mounted Shooting a few years ago, and that was fun. While riding through nearby Rancho Rio Equestrian Center, we noticed them setting up the arena for an event. I keep a watch for happenings here because it is one of my favorite stables. We can ride right along the Kern River. But I hadn't heard of this. When I asked around, I discovered that clinicians, Elizabeth Tinnan and Heather Lomax, were holding a horseback archery and bridle-less riding clinic for about 10 students. I grabbed my portable recorder and began asking questions. Elizabeth Tinnan told me that horseback archery was growing fast in the US. There were two national organizations, including the Mounted Archery Association of the Americas, and many smaller clubs around the country. Elizabeth is from middle Tennessee and rides with the Chattahoochee Horse Archers at Tennessee Valley Archery. I had not realized that there was a group less than an hour away. Judy Osborne told me about the Poseidon Horse Archers who meet at Hidden Creek Ranch. Heather Lomax owns Hidden Creek Ranch and teaches bridle-less riding among other disciplines. She discovered mounted archery fit in nicely with this type of riding. It takes two hands to fire an arrow, so one needs a horse that knows how to carry a rider with little direction. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #185 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
19:51 05/11/2021
Talking Billy Cook Saddles
Talking Billy Cook Saddles Billy Cook Saddles have been around since 1953. Saddle making has always been a mystery to me. It's a craft, a skill. Working leather has so many aspects: tanning, cutting, stamping, sewing. A saddle maker needs to know all of these skills. He needs to know how to choose the leather too. When Billy Cook passed away in 2019 at the age of 89, it looked like his saddle business might die too. That business included several loyal employees, many who were skilled artisans. Rutilo Orsonio had worked with Billy Cook Saddles for 40 years. Jody Rames had been with Billy for nearly 30 years. Adam Trenk, a business attorney, got a Billy Cook saddle when he was 12. He had fond memories of the saddle and, when he heard of the death of Billy, asked about the future of the company. The family did not have an interest in continuing the business, and the employees could not afford to purchase it. The Billy Cook line of saddles had a bleak future. Adam, a horseman, thought he could help. After some negotiations, he purchased the company, keeping as many of the employees as possible. Four months later. the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and the business closed for safety reasons. Today, Billy Cook Saddle Company is back in operation. They manufacture a full line of handmade saddles. You can even have a custom saddle made to your specifications. Of course, there is also a full line of leather tack. New to the business is a line of belts and handbags. Listen to my interview with proprietor, Adam Trenk, as he tells us about the company. Links to Billy Cook Saddles Genuine Billy Cook Website Genuine Billy Cook on Facebook Genuine Billy Cook on Instagram Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #184 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel    
28:31 04/20/2021
Michelle Gilles Promoting Women and Horses
Michelle Gilles Promoting Women and Horses Michelle Gilles, horsewoman and trainer, knows women are the backbone of the horse industry. Based in the Central Valley of California, Michelle trains horses, holds clinics, and shows in reined cow horse. Growing up with horses, Michelle trained under some very impressive trainers including Les Vogt, Charles Wilhelm, and John Ward. She's learned not only about horses, but the business side of being a horse trainer. Michelle and I met back in 2015 during the Vaquero Heritage Trainers Challenge. Our paths crossed again last year when I began showing in Ranch Riding shows. We've been trying to get together for an interview and finally found time in our schedules. Two programs Michelle created are  designed especially for women. Her "Ride Like a Girl - The Original" Facebook Group helps women getting back into horses, women with confidence issues, or women needing to improve their relationship with their horse. By holding clinics and training session, Michelle helps these women (and men too) expand their horsemanship. The Real American Cowgirl Project Michelle Gilles wants to put a spotlight on women working in the horse industry. They could be photographers, professional riders, working cowgirls, or women who represent the true American Cowgirl ethic. By promoting excellent role models, Michelle believes the horse world will attract more girls. Links To Michelle Gilles Michelle's Website "Ride Like a Girl - The Original" Facebook Group Michelle's Facebook Page Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #183 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel    
27:42 03/09/2021
Joanne Galbraith Telling Horse Stories at 82
Horse Stories with Joanne Galbraith Joanne Galbraith is still going strong at age 82. Of course, you would guess that's she has been around horses all her life. She worked at feedlots and ranches and held her own with men. She passed along a love of horses to her kids. And she loves competing. Joanne rides in Gymkana events on her good horse, Ricky. I first met Joanne several years ago when I was looking for a horse. While I didn't purchase a horse from her, I could tell she had a trained eye for horseflesh. Her End of the Road Ranch hosted an Obstacle/Trail Trial Playdays. When I need an arena to train my mustang, Scratch, Joanne offered hers. There I met her husband, Dale, an excellent horseman and an even better storyteller. On a couple of visits, Dale told me stories of working on ranches as a young boy after his parents died in a house fire. Sadly, I never got to interview Dale for the podcast. Return to End of The Road Last year I competed in several Ranch Riding shows at the End of the Road Ranch and rekindled my friendship with Joanne Galbraith. Her energy is endless. Her enthusiasm for horses and competing never fades. She possesses a lifetime of stories working in the horse industry, and I wanted to record a few. Joanne sat down with Ranae and me on a picnic table on the edge of the ranch's trail course. Joanne Galbraith Trailer Sales and Horse Hotel Equipped with several covered stalls, Joanne's ranch is a pleasant spot for overnight travelers. It's out in the country enough to be quiet, but close enough to the two major highways through town. Joanne also handles horse trailer sales and can help you find the perfect trailer for your needs. Google info on Galbraith Trailers and Horse Hotel Galbraith Trailers on Facebook   Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #182 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
39:45 02/23/2021
Dan Dauphin Talks About Bits and Horses
Dan Dauphin Talks About Bits and Horses Dan Dauphin knows the mechanics and physics of bits. Honestly, I put a snaffle in my horse's mouth and don't think little more about it. What goes on in there is a giant mystery to me. Oh, I know that when I pull on the right rein; he goes right. But, I can't really see what's going on down there and can only imagine what's happening in that giant cavern in his head. Dan Dauphin study the build and mechanics of not only the horses' mouth, but the bits and how the two interact. The bit is a communication device. Used with your seat and leg aids, it's how you talk to your horse. Dan breaks everything down in a video session titled "More than a Bit of Information". (https://www.dauphinhorsemanship.com/mercantile/) Dan spent 6 months researching the information in this video. He talked to equine dentists, veterinarians, and other specialists learning the variety of ways bits exert pressure to send signals. Building a Better Horse The more time I spend around horses, the more I want to become a better rider for my horse. This takes effort. Sometimes it means researching videos and trainers to find an answer. Sometimes it requires setting long-held beliefs aside and be open to new ideas. It's difficult and embarrassing to analyze your riding looking for ways to improve. When something goes wrong, many riders are too quick to blame the horse. I encourage you to take advantage of knowledgeable trainers like Dan. Look at the information he provides and decide what is right for you and your horse. Links to Dan Dauphin Horsemanship Dauphin Horsemanship Website DVD / Download Bit Video Series Dauphin Horsemanship on Facebook Bits, Spurs, & Common Sense Facebook Group Dauphin Horsemanship YouTube Channel Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #181 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
32:59 02/09/2021
Jim Masterson Explains His Method
Jim Masterson Explains His Method Early in my horsemanship journey, I volunteered at Equine Affaire in Pomona. So it must have been around 2006 or 2007, while moving from one exhibit to another, that I saw this man giving a demonstration about massaging a horse.  Well, at least that's what it looked like to me. Over the course of the weekend, and the years I continued to volunteer; I saw Jim Masterson a couple of times. My duties as a volunteer always moved me around, so I never got to see Jim's entire presentation from start to finish. The way he place his hands on the horse appealed to me. Being a tactile person, I love to put my hands all over my horses. But I was doing it because it felt good to me.  It wasn't until years later that I realized Jim was doing it to elicit a very specific response from the horse. The Masterson Method developed to help relieve tension that builds up in a horse's body. The Masterson Method I kept bumping into the Masterson Method in my work with horses and this podcast.  There was a practitioner set up when I covered the Skills of the Rancho.  And, I had seen a practitioner at another equine expo. A few years later, when I saw a man doing bodywork on a horse, I asked him to explain what the purpose.  I met Will Friday and had him on the show to talk about The Jim Masterson Method and equine nutrition. There is a lot of information on the Masterson Method website. I suggest you definitely checkout the video on the "Bladder Meridian". Use it on your horse. The results will amaze you and you'll build a stronger bond with your horse. Whisper's Masterson treatment: https://youtu.be/vupS3D75MVY Masterson Method Bladder Meridian: https://youtu.be/krSx3Kz2BW4 Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show.  Tell us about your horse.  Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique.  Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone.  Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone.  Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast.  We really love getting your feedback.  Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show.  Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #180 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel  
30:48 12/22/2020
Equine Nutrition With Will Friday
Equine Nutrition With Will Friday Equine nutrition is a complicated subject, so I went out and found someone who has been studying it for quite some time.Will Friday has been on the show before talking about the Masterson Method, a blend of massage and chiropractic.  Will works on some very expensive performance horses.  As part of his program, he has taught himself the ins-and-outs of equine nutrition.  I've been working my horse, Scratch, pretty hard as we prep for Ranch Riding shows.  I'm using Scratch, because my 20-year-old mare, Jessie, has had some lameness issues.  I invited Will Friday up to Bakersfield to talk about nutrition and see if the Masterson Method help my mare. As it turned out, we spent the day together.  Will spent about 2 hours adjusting Jessie.  The Masterson Method is fascinating.  You can see the horses release tension right before your eyes.  Will began with an assessment, then methodically worked from nose to tail, adjusting every part of that horse.  When he finished with Jessie, he did the same with Scratch.  The difference between the two horses was fascinating.  Each horse had different areas where they stored tension.  Will worked his hands all over Scratch.  Both horses seemed to love the attention. Equine Nutrition Once we finished, we headed to the house and sat down to discuss the horses' nutritional needs.  Will, you might remember, was the one who recommended we get a hay analysis.  Will plugged the data from the hay analysis into an equine nutrition program.  Instantly we had information on where our program was strong and where we had holes.  Will recommended two products: Wild Gold Camelina Oil and Custom Equine Vermont Blend.  Our horses began the supplements October 15, 2020 and I eager to see the results these products bring. Links for Will Friday's Equine Nutrition If you want these products for your horse, check out Will's Website.  Use the promo code "WHOA" and get free shipping in the continental US. Performance Equine BodyWork Facebook Page   Performance Equine Website Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show.  Tell us about your horse.  Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique.  Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone.  Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone.  Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast.  We really love getting your feedback.  Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show.  Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #179 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel  
23:49 11/24/2020
BooBoo Stewart From The Movie Let him Go
BooBoo Stewart From The Movie Let him Go [caption id="attachment_3118" align="alignright" width="300"] Diane Lane (left) stars as “Margaret Blackledge” and Kevin Costner (right) stars as “George Blackledge” in director Thomas Bezucha’s LET HIM GO, a Focus Features release. Credit : Kimberley French / Focus Features[/caption] I must admit, I hadn't heard of BooBoo Stewart before this interview.  But, after spending a little time with him, I'm very impressed.  With the pandemic keeping the movie theaters closed, when I got an inquiry from Focus Features asking if I would like to pre-screen the new Kevin Costner/Diane Lane movie, Let Him Go, I jumped at the chance.  It's one perk of having a podcast.  You might remember we got to interview the French filmmaker, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, about her movie The Mustang. After we saw Let Him Go, we got to interview BooBoo Stewart, who played Peter in the movie.  Speaking to Booboo was very easy to talk to.  I didn't know much about his career, but a check of IMDB told me he was in the Twilight Saga.  What was even more impressive is that he began his career at age 10, got a record contract at 12, and his first on-camera work was as a stunt person!  Booboo is an artist, a martial artist champion, and he loves playing music. Booboo was born and raised on a ranch, loves horses, and has a paint horse named Rimrock. It's a fun, casual conversation I hope you will enjoy. Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show.  Tell us about your horse.  Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique.  Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone.  Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone.  Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast.  We really love getting your feedback.  Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show.  Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #178 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel  
16:48 11/06/2020
What an Extension Agent Can Do For You
What an Extension Agent Can Do For You Local extension agents have many names.  Some locales call them farm advisors, some cooperative extension agents. Whatever your county may title them, they are a free source of valuable knowledge. When I wanted to perform a hay analysis on a load of hay I bought for our horses, I needed a hay probe.  When I looked on Amazon, hay probes were priced over $150. That made the whole exercise way too expensive.  I reached out to my extension agent, Julie Finzel, and she said, "Sure, I can help."  Julie located a hay probe from another farm advisor, picked it up, and delivered it to my house.  We chatted while I took my samples, and her range of knowledge about livestock and farming amazed me. When I asked Julie for a sit-down interview to talk about pests and livestock, especially horses, she was accommodating.  What do you do if you have mice getting in your feed?  Squirrels can be a big problem in many areas. Is a skunk a health danger?  I asked Julie about these and many other varmints, and she was very informative. The real takeaway from this podcast, however, is how much helpful information you can glean from your extension agent.  Most counties across the US have them, I believe, and their advice is always free.  If you're struggling with a livestock or farm problem, check out your local farm or extension agent.  And, even if you don't have a specific problem, Julie's Face Page is loaded with terrific articles. Links heard on the show UCCE Kern/Tulare Livestock Page Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show.  Tell us about your horse.  Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique.  Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone.  Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone.  Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast.  We really love getting your feedback.  Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show.  Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #177 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel  
23:29 10/27/2020
Devils Garden Mustangs with Laura Snell
Devils Garden Mustangs with Laura Snell M squared photography Laura Snell knows a lot about the Devils Garden Mustangs and their Herd Management Area.  She is a Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor for Modoc County.  Laura works with the US Forest Service helping with research and management of the herd. I thought the BLM managed the wild mustangs, then learned several agencies involved.  The Devils Garden is on Forest Service Land and is the largest herd managed by the Forest Service.  There are approximately 2,000-2,500 horses on this land.  While this is by some estimates 10 times the amount of horse than the area can sustain, not that long ago that 4,000 horses roamed this area. Devils Garden Mustangs have roamed this land for over 100 years.  The horses are from ranches that occupied neighboring areas.  The area was a source for Calvary horses, and they introduced some draft horse bloodlines.  They are sure-footed, stockier horses that are used to living in a rough environment. We've produced many episodes about mustang and mustang programs.  Joe Misner uses mustangs as part of a wild horse program in a Sacramento Correctional Program. Spring Creek Basin Mustangs have TJ Holmes to administer PZP to maintain population control.  If you're interested in more stories about mustangs, please check out those podcasts. Links to the Devils Garden Mustangs Forest Service Devils Garden Site   Fall in Love with a Devils Garden Mustang Join Us on this Journey We want you to be a part of the show.  Tell us about your horse.  Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique.  Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone.  Or contact me and we'll set up a time to talk by Skype or phone.  Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey. You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast.  We really love getting your feedback.  Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show.  Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com Thanks for listening, John & Ranae Episode #176 Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link. Checkout My YouTube Channel  
24:09 09/29/2020