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The official podcast of The Centauride! Join your hosts Meredith and Apollo on their horseback journey around the USA. Topics include stories of their adventures along the road, horses, travel, guests of all kinds, recipes, and information about domestic violence.

The official podcast of The Centauride! Join your hosts Meredith and Apollo on their horseback journey around the USA. Topics include stories of their adventures along the road, horses, travel, guests of all kinds, recipes, and information about domestic violence.

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United States

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The official podcast of The Centauride! Join your hosts Meredith and Apollo on their horseback journey around the USA. Topics include stories of their adventures along the road, horses, travel, guests of all kinds, recipes, and information about domestic violence.

Twitter:

@meri_cherry

Language:

English


Episodes

But wait, there's more!

1/3/2021
Well, that was a strange year, wasn’t it? Things got a little crazy in my life, as they probably did for you too… but the good news is, it’s 2021 and the podcast is BACK! Woohoo! This episode is a not-so-brief update on what Apollo and I (well, mostly just I) have been doing for the last few months while not recording. Apologies for the sound quality. Hang in there, it gets better about halfway through the episode. Follow Our...

Duration:00:37:55

Funny Stories and A Strange Request

8/23/2020
We’re back! Did you miss us? After an unscheduled break (because, 2020) your favorite horse travel podcast returns with another exciting interview… this time with Cathleen from “A Strange Request,” who has a lot of funny and interesting stories to share from her horseback journeys through England and Ireland. About our Guest: Cathleen Leonard I travel on horseback. It became a dream from the moment I first sat on a horse. In 2017 I rode 1000 miles from Scotland to Cornwall alone with one...

Duration:00:47:05

Healthy as a horse

7/12/2020
Keeping Apollo healthy is my number one priority. Careful considering is necessary for everything he eats, everywhere he sleeps, every step he takes. Of course, accidents still happen – sometimes they are unpreventable – and this, too, requires a unique strategy when you’re traveling the backroads of America by horse! What do I love as much as horses? Reading about horses! It’s a rare day that doesn’t include time with my nose in a book. Let’s talk about a few of my recent (and Apollo...

Duration:00:33:25

Workout with Apollo

7/5/2020
Over 8000 miles of walking is enough to get any horse in shape! Of course, there is more to getting a horse in shape to do this kind of adventure, and keeping him that way for so many days (and years) and miles. In this episode, I’ll share with you Apollo’s fitness routine for getting ready and staying ready to accomplish this adventure. Plus, we’ll hear from Karen of Equine Unlimited talks about her horseback journey through the Scottish isles with her rescue mare Connie. What to Listen...

Duration:00:44:30

Feeding an adventure horse

6/28/2020
Feeding a horse is simple, right? They eat grass. Well, yes. But also, no. There are many, many things to know about horse nutrition, and especially when you’re feeding an adventure horse. Rule #1: Don’t forget to pack some apples. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse. What to Listen For: 00:25 Introduction to the episode 01:25 Horses eat grass,...

Duration:00:32:51

It's Apollo's birthday party!

6/21/2020
Happy belated birthday, Apollo! Let’s celebrate Apollo’s safe return home, and his birthday too! He turned 12 in April. Do you know what age that would be in human years? In this “Apollosode” (get it? Apollo + episode!), we’ll talk about this and other interesting horse birthday stuff. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse. What to Listen For: 00:25...

Duration:00:29:29

Finding the perfect adventure horse

6/14/2020
It’s not easy finding the perfect adventure horse to be your travel partner! Season two is all about Apollo, and to kick it off, let’s talk about what qualities a good adventure horse requires. Speaking of things that aren’t easy, stick around for the second half of the episode, when guest Angela Accomando talks about her journey to change the laws of New York state to make them better for domestic violence victims! She’s already succeeded to get one terrible law changed, and will be...

Duration:00:39:55

Where do we go from here?

5/31/2020
The big question of the moment – and, honestly, at any point in the ride – is where have we been and where are we going? (Yes, I know that’s two questions). With the uncertainties of travel restrictions and safety during this COVID-19 epidemic, that question is more relevant than ever. Plus, special guest Lisa of Willow Domestic Violence Center joins us for a very informative conversation about domestic violence, including useful advice on talking with teens, helping victims, and fun ways...

Duration:00:32:42

The 5 worst drivers, and 1 pedestrian

5/24/2020
Apollo and I encounter dangerous, rude, and hostile drivers every single day. Whether we’re riding though a city or in the country, on a busy highway or a quiet dirt road, bad drivers are everywhere. The five types of worst drivers are people who honk, people who yell, people who are impatient, people who drive too fast, and people who drive too close. Here are stories of the very worst of each of these five types of bad drivers that we have dealt with during the last 8,200 miles. Plus, the...

Duration:00:40:18

For horse kids of all ages!

5/17/2020
Whether you are 1 or 100 years old, if you’re young at heart, this episode is for you! Guest Francine of Pixie Dust Fan joins us to talk about Disney horses, from Major in Cinderella to the real-life horses at the Disney parks that you can meet (and ride!). Then stick around for story time, when Meredith reads “Apollo’s Alphabet.” Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of...

Duration:00:25:22

The Food Episode

5/10/2020
Confession time: I travel to eat. Sure, I have plenty of other good reasons for this ride, too. Food tourism, though, is a daily pursuit when I’m on the road with Apollo. In this episode, I share some of my favorite foods and food experiences from our travels, what Apollo likes for treats, and some surprising regional delights. Plus, Emily Davis, author of Damsel No More, talks about her inspiring story of healing from trauma with the help of horses. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo...

Duration:00:35:04

Fence, toilet, French fries… check!

5/3/2020
Sleep is for the weak. Apollo and I ride all day and all night. Just kidding. After riding for ten or fifteen miles each day, Apollo and I both need somewhere safe (and hopefully comfortable too) where we can rest at night. Every night. For all three years and 8,200 miles we’ve traveled so far. We’ve stayed with a lot of strangers, and in some pretty strange places. This week’s guest Amy talks about (the not so strange time) when we stayed with her in West Virginia, and about why you should...

Duration:00:28:46

How NOT to get squished on the road

4/26/2020
Roads are not a safe place to ride a horse, but sometimes doing so is necessary. With a little preparation, though, road riding can be a (relatively) safe and enjoyable way to expand your riding horizons… without getting squished by a bad driver! Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse. What to Listen For: 00:25 Introduction to the episode 01:20 Why would...

Duration:00:35:16

How I pack for the ride

4/19/2020
One woman, one horse, and all the stuff we both need to journey on, day after day, in every kind of weather, through 48 states... What do we carry and how does it all fit?! From pack weight and how to attach it all to the saddle, to what exactly is in each saddle bag and why, this episode will give you the answers to all your questions about our travel supplies. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting...

Duration:00:36:36

Your questions, answered!

4/12/2020
It’s the episode you’ve been waiting for… where I answer all your biggest questions! From what Apollo and I like to eat to how we pick the route, it’s all in here. Plus, learn about my favorite hobby – mermaiding! – with special guest Mermaid Liberty. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse. What to Listen For: 00:25 Introduction to the episode 01:08...

Duration:00:37:58

How we plan the route

4/5/2020
Step One: Ask Apollo! Riding over 10,000 miles through all the lower 48 states is not a simple matter of hopping in the saddle and riding off into the sunset(s). It took years of planning, daily flexibility, and a bit of magic to make it work. Oh, and of course a horse with excellent map reading skills. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse. What to...

Duration:00:43:07

Trailblazers

3/29/2020
Riding a horse around the country is pretty weird, I have to admit, but believe it or not, I’m not the first weirdo to attempt such a journey. Learn about the previous 48 state rides, and a few other “trailblazers” in long distance horse travel that inspired and informed me when I was preparing to do my ride. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse. What...

Duration:00:36:44

1% inspiration

3/22/2020
Thomas Edison once said “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” I don’t know if our ride would be categorized as genius, but these two factors are the same. The idea to do this journey was quick and easy; the preparations to make it happen, however, took three years of hard work. The 3 keys to making my idea happen were research, maps, and training Apollo. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting...

Duration:00:48:21

Who are those weirdos?

3/15/2020
What kind of weirdo would think it’s a good idea to ride a horse all over the country? And what kind of horse would be willing and able to go along with that idea? This episode seeks to answer these two frequently asked questions. Learn about Meredith’s horse life that prepared her for the journey, and her domestic violence story that motivated the journey. We’ll also discuss Apollo’s origin story, and how he found his way to Meredith. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about...

Duration:00:37:22

Stories! Stories! Stories! Stories!

3/15/2020
You heard that right; this episode is all about the best (real-life!) stories from our adventures on the road. Starting from Day 1, I’ve selected 14 of my favorite stories from the last three years of traveling with Apollo. All of the stories featured in this episode can also be found in my four collections of short stories, also titled Have Horse Will Travel. Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests,...

Duration:00:13:36