Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast Episode 17: Trainer Break Ups & Fake News

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.

Breaking up with your trainer ain’t always easy. We share our tips on how not to be a drama llama and get out of there with some semblance of a reputation. You’re either a polo wraps person or a boots person, but you can’t be both. Fake news has spread into the horse world and finally some riders are demanding better bras. Thanks for tuning in…

Stream Episode 17 here.


More on what we talked about in this episode:

Enjoy this delicious take on a traditional Greyhound: the Salty Dog Punch. | @Crazy_For_Crust

No. 1 in the world, Kent Farrington took a fall at WEF and broke his leg. Not great during a WEG year, yikes.  | @Horse_Canada

Women in Britain are FED UP. They want better bras. You go, ladies. |@HeelsDownMag

Cue the water works: A blind journalist was gifted the U.K.’s first-ever mini ‘guide horse’. | @Telegraph

Alex tried out new breeches from Chillout Horsewear and they’re pretty cool.   | @Chillout_Horsewear

Breaking up with your trainer or firing a farrier can be awkward, we get it. But sometimes, you gotta do it. | @HeelsDownMag

It started with the recurrence of “52 Thoroughbreds” ad and now fake horse news is running rampant on Facebook. Justine rants.   | @Snopes


More about our hosts:

 Alex Welles is a 25-year-old amateur show jumper who is as passionate about NFL football as she is horses. She grew up in Huntington, N.Y., and graduated from Florida Atlantic University while competing in Wellington, which is now her “home” for six months of the year. She has two dogs named Maizy and Crouton, and travels with the show circuit circus alongside her professional grand prix riding husband, Andrew.

 

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!”

 

Justine Griffin is an award winning 30-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.

 

Have a question for us? Send us an email at hello(at)heelsdownmedia.com. Or better yet, join our new Facebook group, the Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast Lounge, to engage with our hosts and delve deeper into the discussions we have on the show.


Episode 17 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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