Reddit Butts & Riding on a Budget – Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 20

We can only hope to be 60 one day and still riding, let alone winning like badass Margie Engle. This week, we share ways to be competitive when you don’t have deep pockets and Jess shares her fitness tips on how to come back strong after a long break. Thanks for tuning in.

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More on what we talked about in this episode:

This week, we’re drinking whiskey. Try this delicious Seven and Seven cocktail. | @TheSpruce

WEF is over, but Margie Engle went out with a bang: Winning the $500,000 Rolex CSI5* on her 60th birthday. | @Phelps_Sports

Reddit users confused what with what?! Hint: It involves horses and tight butts. | @DailyMail

Weird science: Cloned polo ponies are coming to Wellington.  | @PBPost

We tried out Sterling Essentials leather cleaner & conditioner. It smells SO GOOD.  | @Sterling-Essentials

Riding is a privilege. How do you make it work when you’re not rolling in cash? We discuss. | @HeelsDownMag

Jess is riding again after Baby Hudson. How does she do it? She shares her fitness plan.  | @HeelsDownMag

No experience required: How to participate in the #AsmarWEGChallenge even if you don’t know how to vault.  | @HeelsDownMag

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.



Have a question for us? Send us an email at hello(at) 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.

Episode 20 is presented by:

Ecogold, leader in saddle pad innovation. Known for their non-slip, shock-absorbing saddle pads, half pads and protective horse boots. Trusted by Olympians. Visit

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Standlee, because your horse deserves optimum nutrition delivered naturally, they deserve Standlee Premium Western Forage. Visit

Purinagreatness never ages, so help your senior horses live their best lives with Purina Equine Senior horse feed. To learn more, visit

Asmar Equestrian, enter the #AsmarWEGChallenge to win a trip to WEG.

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