Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast Episode Four: Horses Of Walmart

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.

Some people pray for rain, other people pray for sweat. Hosts Caroline Culbertson, Justine Griffin and Jessica Payne talk about their favorite (and embarrassing) Walmart finds and why a simple mistake at the drugstore can turn into a major ordeal. Also an Irish rider is crowdfunding to keep his horse and have you seen Soledad O’Brien’s Twitter lately? Listen in…

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More about our hosts:

Jessica Payne is a 32-year-old international event rider who is rarely seen without her long-haired chihuahua under her arm. She was born in London, Ontario but grew up in Franklin, Tenn. and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Animal Science. She once lost the tip of her pinky finger clipping her 4* horse, and husband Doug says she can “talk to anyone including a wall….and they will like it!”

Caroline Culbertson is a 27-year-old equestrian journalist who broke her foot “surfing” a mattress down the stairs at age 7. Yes, her parents told her not to. She grew up in the south y’all and graduated from Duke University in North Carolina. She also picked up powerlifting a few months after breaking both bones in her arm, so her judgement is questionable. Hence, she’s an event rider.

Justine Griffin is an award winning 29-year-old journalist who has written about everything from horses to high profile CEOs to her ovaries. (She donated her eggs once.) Two things she loves the most? Whippet puppies and cheese. Justine is a firm believer in unicorns and feminism. So take everything she says with a grain of salt.

More on what we talked about in this episode:

Here’s a cool drink recipe from Canadian eventer, Brittany Fraser, that everyone loved at CHIO Aachen.  | @Food

Irish eventer, Jonty Evans, is crowdfunding to buy his mount from Rio. We’re rootin’ for ya, Jonty! | @Horse & Hound

Equestrian sports could be held at the historic, beautiful Château de Versailles at the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. | @GrandPrix-Replay

Beginning Sept. 1, competitors at U.S. Equestrian-sanctioned shows will be required to declare whether their horse is receiving “Depo”. | @HeelsDownMag

We share our favorite cheap products from Walmart that you can also use on your horse. | @HorseJunkiesUnited

But seriously, read the ingredients on the label before you buy anything at Walmart. | @HorseTalk

Anhidrosis is the worst. We discuss how there’s no one cure for a non-sweating horse, but what treatments could help. |

In the August issue of Heels Down Magazine, we have a celebrity newscaster on the cover. What was it like for a journalist to interview another journalist? | @HeelsDownMag


Episode three is presented by Ecogold, leader in saddle pad innovation. Known for their non-slip, shock-absorbing saddle pads, half pads and protective horse boots. Trusted by Olympians. Visit www.ecogold.ca

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