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Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 64: Barn Ownership Expectations vs. Reality

Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 64: Barn Ownership Expectations vs. Reality

Every horse girl dreams of owning their own farm one day. But are they really prepared for all the work that’s involved? This week, we’re celebrating Payne Baby No. 2, discussing turnout politics and how much does it really cost to show in Wellington, anyway? Thanks for tuning in.

Click here to stream Episode 64.


More on what we talked about in this episode:

We’re drinking these delicious, bubbly watermelon & lime mimosas. |@MA

The Internet freaked out over a video of Kanye West falling off a horse in church. But it wasn’t Kanye! |@TheBlast

We discuss the real costs of showing at WEF. | @HorseSport

Product Review: Barn Cat Hero coffee is just the thing for cat-loving equestrians. Try it right meow! | @BarnCatHero

The backyard barn dilemma: We discuss the expectations vs. realities of owning your own farm. | @HeelsDownMag

What’s the proper way to go about trainer or barn shopping? We discuss. | @TheHorse

Mail bag: “Turnout politics: “What do you do when another boarder’s horse keeps destroying your horse’s blankets? Is it appropriate to ask them to buy me a new one?”


More about the 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. 

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 31-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 sponsors: Ecogold and Barn Cat Hero!

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