Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 52: Managing Stall Rest Stir Craziness & What Does “Feel” Actually Mean?

Rehabbing a horse out with a long-term injury is crazy enough, but how do you stay sane during this laid up period? This week, we’re discussing what does “feel” actually mean, and is horse poop bad for the environment? 

Click here to stream Episode 52.


More on what we talked about in this episode:

Thanks to Erica, we’re drinking this lovely bourbon Scofflaw cocktail. | @Liquor

Product Review: We’re super excited to talk about this jumping saddle from Arena Saddles. | @ArenaSaddles

Other countries are getting behind this “first of its kind” program to match raising funds for horses in Haiti. | @Horse&Hound

Is horse poop bad for the beaches? One Florida town is investigating. |@TBT

Israel made history this summer when the show jumping team beat Poland by one second to clinch their qualification for Tokyo 2020. |@TimesofIsrael

So you’ve got a horse laid-up with an injury. How do you stay sane? We discuss. |@H&R

What is “feel” and how do you find it? We discuss. |@DT

Mail bag: How and when do you find “owners” for an upper-level horse, and what do they actually do? Jess breaks it down.


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 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, Arena Saddles, Ice Horse and SmartPak.

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