The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 16 | April Ray

In this vulnerable and personal episode of the Whole Horse Podcast, I’m joined by long-time friend April Ray of the Canadian Horse Journal for a conversation about the #metoo movement in the horse industry. The Horse Journal recently published a comprehensive and collaborative article opening up around this essential topic (read more at this link —> ).

In this episode, April shares about her personal experience of sexual abuse and harassment, how she’s healing and moving forward by having challenging conversations and being willing to speak up despite resistance, and we talk about our shared passion for making the horse industry safe for everyone. It’s a potent beginning to a multi-faceted topic and on-going conversation and we look forward to your feedback, questions, and ideas for related future episodes expanding on these understandings. I’m still very much on a learning curve in this arena, and growing daily in my understanding, and I think many of us can relate! Feedback is always welcome and appreciated so that we can all support the forward-movement of the horse industry (and the rest of our world) into a truly safe and welcoming place to be.

Thanks for listening!

Episode 122 | Making the hardest choice with Diana Waters

Episode 122 | Making the hardest choice with Diana Waters

In this moving episode I am joined by horse trainer Diana Waters of Responsive Equine. We begin with an overview of some of Diana’s formative equestrian experiences, including her passion for training at the walk and its many benefits to the equine-human partnership, and then head into a vulnerable conversation about her journey rescuing a horse whom she diligently and compassionately attempted to rehabilitate, only to ultimately make the incredibly difficult choice to end his life.

Episode 119 | All about track systems for horses with Amy Dell

Episode 119 | All about track systems for horses with Amy Dell

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 119 | All about track systems for horses with Amy Dell I was excited to be joined by Amy Dell of Abbotts View Livery for this episode, who wrote the book Horse Track Systems and runs her own track livery in England. What I...

Episode 118 | Leading with relationship with Jodine Buydens

Episode 118 | Leading with relationship with Jodine Buydens

The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 118 | Leading with relationship with Jodine Buydens This week I was joined by my long-time friend and colleague Jodine Buydens (pictured here with her mare Breeze) for a beautiful conversation on the horses who have shaped...