We all love our dogs, but should they really be allowed at horse shows? This week, Jess is in Europe where there are DJs on the cross-country course, apparently. We’ll share our tips on how to stay fit when you can’t ride, and you’ll never guess which Hollywood actors bonded with their horse co-stars on set. Thanks for tuning in.
More on what we talked about in this episode:
Jess is in France right now (we’re jealous) so she’s sharing some of her favorite French wines. | @Vivino
The FEI will test a shortened version of the grand prix dressage test at Olympia this year. | @EuroDressage
Jess gives us an update on all things Boekelo, where Doug Payne competed. | @EventingNation
Get your own exclusive HDHH T-Shirt now! We have three hilarious but soft & high-quality shirts to choose from. | @HeelsDownMag
Liam Neeson and Russell Crowe say the horses they worked with on set remember them from movie to movie. They cute. | @VanityFair
Should dogs really be allowed at horse shows? We discuss. | @HeelsDownMag
Justine reviews the Redingote one piece, which kept her warm and dry in chilly Iceland. | @Redingote
Grooming hacks: How do you get an unruly mane to lay flat? We discuss. | @WorldClassGrooming
What do you do to stay fit when you can’t ride? We share our tips. | @HeelsDownMag
Here’s a picture of Justine’s rescue dog, Josie, rockin’ her beautiful new Pup & Pony Co. collar. | @Pup&PonyCo
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.
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