Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 44: Men’s Riding Fashion And Death To The Side Hustle

The struggle is real, apparently, for male riders looking for quality men’s riding clothes. This week, we brought in an expert to dissect the issue properly. Also, we’ll discuss why barn work doesn’t count as exercise, and why the heck does everyone we know has a “side hustle”? Thanks for tuning in.

Click here to stream Episode 44.


More on what we talked about in this episode:

We can’t pronounce the name, but we swear it’s good: Try this Brazilian Caipirinha, which is basically cachaca rum with cane sugar and lime.
|@Laylita

We’ve got another “horse in a drive-thru” story for you, and this one involves booze. | @Summerland_Review

USEA makes the case on why barn work doesn’t count as exercise. | @USEA

Vets are using mini cameras to see inside horses’ guts. | @TheHorse

Thanks to everyone who submitted a video for our casting call! Click here to watch some submissions that will make you laugh.| @HeelsDownMag

Product Review: Justine is so impressed with the quality of this beautiful oasis summer dress sheet by Saratoga Horseworks. [Use the coupon code HeelsDown20 to get a discount now!] | @Horseworks

Why are we all so busy? We discuss why your passion doesn’t have to become your side hustle.| @HeelsDownMag

The spring show season is upon us. How do you get your horses physically fit for competition? We discuss.| @HeelsDownMag

 Mail bag: “Why is it so hard to find affordable, but quality men’s riding clothes?” Aaron explains. | @HeelsDownMag


More about our hosts:

Aaron Barber is a 32-year-old amateur event rider from Rochester, N.Y. He owns an off-track Thoroughbred named Thade.  Aaron is a vet tech by day, designer by night and occasionally dabbles in modeling. He’s got a bunch of fans in the OTTB Connect Facebook group, thanks to his ever-handsome riding selfies.


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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!”

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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.


Thank you to our sponsors: Episode 44 is presented by: Flair Strips, Saratoga Horseworks and Ecogold.

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