Heels Down Magazine presents the Heels Down Happy Hour podcast. There’s a whole lot of stuff happening in the horse world, and someone’s got to keep you up to date. Who’s winning what? What weird rules are you probably going to violate at your next horse show? What does your favorite rider really think about white breeches? Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for. Grab a drink. Welcome to Happy Hour.
The responses to Katie Prudent’s interview about the current state of show jumping keep rolling in. We discuss this in episode six. Also, you could live next to a hot pirate, how to keep your feet from becoming cold little raisins in the wet and cooler weather, an update on a possible ulcer cure, and more. Download now!
More about our hosts:
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!”
Caroline Culbertson is a 27-year-old equestrian journalist who broke her foot “surfing” a mattress down the stairs at age 7. Yes, her parents told her not to. She grew up in the south y’all and graduated from Duke University in North Carolina. She also picked up powerlifting a few months after breaking both bones in her arm, so her judgement is questionable. Hence, she’s an event rider.
Justine Griffin is an award winning 29-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.
More on what we talked about in this episode:
Here’s Caroline’s classic Gin & Tonic recipe. Don’t forget the Tanqueray. | @FoodNetwork
The dressage CDI was canceled at the Central Park Horse Show, and will be replaced with Arena Eventing instead. | @CPHS
This woman wants travelers to ruin her village in revenge against her ‘snobby, gossipy and nosey’ famous neighbors who are constantly scaring her horses. You go, Linda Watson. | @DailyMail
Johnny Depp is selling his charming Kentucky horse farm. Oogle over the pics with us here. | @ArchitecturalDigest
From Blundstones to TredStep, we’re talking boots, y’all. Tune in for reviews of our favorites. | @HorseJunkiesUnited
People are STILL talking about that Katie Prudent article here, here, here, here, and here. So we will too. | @HorseJunkiesUnited
Episode six 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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