#MeToo, Mentorship & Be Cool – Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 25

The #MeToo movement has officially hit the horse world, but what does it mean for the sport and our young athletes? This week, we discuss our favorite products to beat the heat this summer. We’ll share memories of our favorite mentors over the years, and discuss why building each other up is important. Thanks for tuning in.

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More on what we talked about in this episode:

Try something fruity and sweet to keep you cool this summer, like a Bahama Mama.  | @Tipsy_Bartender

In California, inmates are training wild mustangs before they’re offered for adoption. | @Sac_Bee

Scary: A runaway carriage horse leaps out of the arena at the Devon Horse Show. | @UPI

The University of Kentucky is leading a new initiative to study women equestrian health.  | @UK

Summer is here. We discuss our favorite products to keep us cool in the heat. | @HorseJunkiesUnited

**P.S.: We’re giving away a Summer Prize Pack with gifts from Kensington Protective Products, Rodan + Fields, Equi In Style, & SmartPak. Sign up for the HDM Brief to enter.**

The #MeToo movement has reached the horse world (COTH story here). We discuss what this means for the sport & applaud US Equestrian for their transparency.  | @US_Equestrian 

Ashley Holzer is the matriarch of her barn family, inspiring the next generation of dressage riders. We discuss why mentorship is important.  | @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)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.


Episode 25 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 www.ecogold.ca

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