Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 49: Pampered Ponies & Work-Life-Horse Balance

How much therapy is too much? This week, we’re talking about the million and one ways you can pamper your equine athlete. We’ll break down what we’ve tried and what actually works. The USEF is taking a stand on cannabis in horses, and have you ever met a girl who can run… like a horse? Thanks for tuning in.

Click here to stream Episode 49.


More on what we talked about in this episode:

This week, we’re drinking a tasty and bubbly French 75.|@Epicurious

This viral video shows a woman running like a horse… and she’s really good at it. | @Deadspin

Facebook is getting serious about cracking down on animal sales. Here’s what you need to know. | @HeelsDownMag

The USEF weighs in on pot and horses – it’s a no-go.| @USEF

Our hearts go out to Canadian show jumper, Eric Lamaze, after he opened up about this health scare this week. | @HeelsDownMag

Product Review: Ellie, our token western rider, gives the new western ECOGOLD pad a go. |@ECOGOLD

How many days a week do you get to ride? And how do you stay motivated? We discuss.| @HeelsDownMag

We discuss which therapies we use on our horses and why. | @HeelsDownMag

Mail bag: “How do you find and evaluate potential barns in a new city?” We weigh in.


More about our hosts:

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Ellie Woznica is a 22-year-old freelance book designer and horse trainer because she couldn’t choose which career to pursue and her mom said she wouldn’t make the decision for her. She grew up showing the hunters and jumpers, but in university, she learned to ride western and fell in love with reining. 

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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.


Many thanks to this week’s partners: FLAIR Strips, Ecogold and Equine Elixirs.

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