Conformational Nightmares & Dysfunctional Barn Families: Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 29

Breyers are the horse gateway drug, am I right? This week, we’re talking about how the barn brings us all together, no matter our age. Also why figure 8 bridles are cool and our favorite tricks for the conformationally-challenged horse. Thanks for tuning in.

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More on what we talked about in this episode:

Try this interesting and classic Kentucky Ruby, a wonderfully Lexington cocktail.  | @Woodford_Ruby

This deadly ‘Armageddon’ disease could wipe out a lot of British horses. | @Express

Here’s a very confusing story about a dressage rider and the case of her elusive yellow card.  | @Horse&Hound

Don’t miss this delightful read in the NYT about Breyerfest at the Kentucky Horse Park. | @NYT

Figure 8 bridles are more than just pretty. They have a purpose. We discuss and review the Harwich Figure 8 bridle from Smartpak. | @SmartPak

Barn friends are the best friends. These friendships transcend age, background, race and bring us together for one common purpose: the horse. | @HorseJunkiesUnited

Conformation challenges: Are they a deal breaker or no big deal? We discuss. | @TheHorse

Where are the best horsey places to live? From the East Coast to the West Coast, we pick out our favorite equestrian communities. | @Lux_Equestrian


More about our hosts:

Sally Spickard is a 32-year-old marketer and journalist from Missouri who now resides in San Diego, California. She is an unashamed Harry Potter nerd and Kansas City Chiefs fan, and she can rarely be found without her long-haired Chihuahua, Cooper (and for this reason, you’ll never find her on a United flight!). While she’s currently horseless, Sally is an event rider who hopes to one day ride like Michael Jung. Alternatively, she’d just settle for learning how to sit the trot without looking like a sack of potatoes!

 

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 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 29 is presented by:

SmartPak

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