The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 26 | Bridleless and balanced riding Tori Jeffress

 

First episode after my Australia trip and of course, I had to chat with one of the incredible horse people I met on my adventures! Tori Jeffress caught my attention immediately because she was riding a beautiful and collected horse bareback with a neck rope while at a Belinda Bolsenbroek clinic outside of Canberra. I sat there with my mouth hanging open, and once I got my jaw closed, I felt completely inspired to get home and work with my mare Diva!

Tori spends her days teaching and training according to classical riding principles, bitless and bridleless, with a focus on creating a sound, balanced and willing horse. For the last three years, Tori has only ridden her horse Rocco bridleless. Her aim with him in the long term is to be able to ride all Grand prix dressage movements and perform a Grandprix test bridleless. Every lateral movement Rocco has learned so far he has learned with a neck rope and my body aids, no bit. She hopes to inspire other young aspiring riders to achieve their goals no matter how far out of reach they may seem.

Connect with Tori and her company Bitless with Every Bit of Control at www.facebook.com/pg/torijeffressequestrian

Enjoy!

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...