Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship-logo

Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship


You own a horse. Now what? The one thing for certain is your need to learn more. More about tack. More about horsemanship. More about care and feeding. More about everything horses. Follow our weekly podcast and you WILL learn more.

You own a horse. Now what? The one thing for certain is your need to learn more. More about tack. More about horsemanship. More about care and feeding. More about everything horses. Follow our weekly podcast and you WILL learn more.


United States




You own a horse. Now what? The one thing for certain is your need to learn more. More about tack. More about horsemanship. More about care and feeding. More about everything horses. Follow our weekly podcast and you WILL learn more.








Horseback Archery

Horseback Archery When I think of horseback archery, I think of Robin Hood and Medieval Times. I didn't realize people were practicing it today. We did a podcast on Cowboy Mounted Shooting a few years ago, and that was fun. While riding through nearby Rancho Rio Equestrian Center, we noticed them setting up the arena for an event. I keep a watch for happenings here because it is one of my favorite stables. We can ride right along the Kern River. But I hadn't heard of this. When I asked...


Talking Billy Cook Saddles

Talking Billy Cook Saddles Billy Cook Saddles have been around since 1953. Saddle making has always been a mystery to me. It's a craft, a skill. Working leather has so many aspects: tanning, cutting, stamping, sewing. A saddle maker needs to know all of these skills. He needs to know how to choose the leather too. When Billy Cook passed away in 2019 at the age of 89, it looked like his saddle business might die too. That business included several loyal employees, many who were skilled...


Michelle Gilles Promoting Women and Horses

Michelle Gilles Promoting Women and Horses Michelle Gilles, horsewoman and trainer, knows women are the backbone of the horse industry. Based in the Central Valley of California, Michelle trains horses, holds clinics, and shows in reined cow horse. Growing up with horses, Michelle trained under some very impressive trainers including Les Vogt, Charles Wilhelm, and John Ward. She's learned not only about horses, but the business side of being a horse trainer. Michelle and I met back in...


Joanne Galbraith Telling Horse Stories at 82

Horse Stories with Joanne Galbraith Joanne Galbraith is still going strong at age 82. Of course, you would guess that's she has been around horses all her life. She worked at feedlots and ranches and held her own with men. She passed along a love of horses to her kids. And she loves competing. Joanne rides in Gymkana events on her good horse, Ricky. I first met Joanne several years ago when I was looking for a horse. While I didn't purchase a horse from her, I could tell she had a...


Dan Dauphin Talks About Bits and Horses

Dan Dauphin Talks About Bits and Horses Dan Dauphin knows the mechanics and physics of bits. Honestly, I put a snaffle in my horse's mouth and don't think little more about it. What goes on in there is a giant mystery to me. Oh, I know that when I pull on the right rein; he goes right. But, I can't really see what's going on down there and can only imagine what's happening in that giant cavern in his head. Dan Dauphin study the build and mechanics of not only the horses' mouth, but the...


Jim Masterson Explains His Method

Jim Masterson Explains His Method Early in my horsemanship journey, I volunteered at Equine Affaire in Pomona. So it must have been around 2006 or 2007, while moving from one exhibit to another, that I saw this man giving a demonstration about massaging a horse. Well, at least that's what it looked like to me. Over the course of the weekend, and the years I continued to volunteer; I saw Jim Masterson a couple of times. My duties as a volunteer always moved me around, so I never got to see...


Equine Nutrition With Will Friday

Equine Nutrition With Will Friday Equine nutrition is a complicated subject, so I went out and found someone who has been studying it for quite some time.Will Friday has been on the show before talking about the Masterson Method, a blend of massage and chiropractic. Will works on some very expensive performance horses. As part of his program, he has taught himself the ins-and-outs of equine nutrition. I've been working my horse, Scratch, pretty hard as we prep for Ranch Riding shows. I'm...


BooBoo Stewart From The Movie Let him Go

BooBoo Stewart From The Movie Let him Go [caption id="attachment_3118" align="alignright" width="300"] Diane Lane (left) stars as “Margaret Blackledge” and Kevin Costner (right) stars as “George Blackledge” in director Thomas Bezucha’s LET HIM GO, a Focus Features release. Credit : Kimberley French / Focus Features[/caption] I must admit, I hadn't heard of BooBoo Stewart before this interview. But, after spending a little time with him, I'm very impressed. With the pandemic keeping the...


What an Extension Agent Can Do For You

What an Extension Agent Can Do For You Local extension agents have many names. Some locales call them farm advisors, some cooperative extension agents. Whatever your county may title them, they are a free source of valuable knowledge. When I wanted to perform a hay analysis on a load of hay I bought for our horses, I needed a hay probe. When I looked on Amazon, hay probes were priced over $150. That made the whole exercise way too expensive. I reached out to my extension agent, Julie...


Devils Garden Mustangs with Laura Snell

Devils Garden Mustangs with Laura Snell M squared photography Laura Snell knows a lot about the Devils Garden Mustangs and their Herd Management Area. She is a Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor for Modoc County. Laura works with the US Forest Service helping with research and management of the herd. I thought the BLM managed the wild mustangs, then learned several agencies involved. The Devils Garden is on Forest Service Land and is the largest herd managed by the Forest Service....


Looking Back at the Podcast

Looking Back at the Podcast This week we are looking back at an episode I produced 8 years ago. If you listened to last week's episode, you heard my interview with Lane Selz. Lane and I met through my farrier Sean McRoberts. While still in high school, Lane qualified for a permit to ride in the PRCA. I got to follow Lane's pro Rodeo career. While I research last week's episode, I came across a recording I did when Lane was just starting out assisting Sean. I've edited the old show down...


Working Cowboy Lane Selz Ranch Life in California

Working Cowboy - Lane Selz Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a working cowboy in 2020? My friend, Lane Selz, day-works for several ranches in the area. He describes life in today's ranching world. When I first met Lane, he was still in high school. He was so good at riding bulls in high school, he earned his permit to ride in PRCA. From there, Lane spent a few years riding on the professional circuit, traveling to rodeos across the country. Lane returned to Bakersfield, CA to...


Yoga for Equestrians with Gabrielle Diakon

Yoga for Equestrians I had been practicing yoga for about 5 years when I got my first horse at age 51. The year was 2005. My goal was to ride a lot and, although I considered myself fit, my body was feeling the aches and pains of daily horseback riding. Changing my yoga routine to compensate for the muscles I was using as an equestrian really helped me get through the initial period of intense riding. Yoga helped so much, I tried talking my yoga instructor into letting me develop a class...


Feed and Nutrition with Will Friday

Feed and Nutrition with Will Friday How much do you worry about the quality of feed and nutrition of your horse? I confess, I let my horses get a little "extra" fat this last winter. It wasn't until I took Scratch in for a routine dental and vaccination and we got on the scale. He was 1,014 lbs. Now, I'm not exactly sure what his ideal weight ought to be, but I KNOW it's not 1,000 lbs. It's difficult to get a horse to lose weight. You can't just feed less. Horses need food going through...


Jason Irwin Horseman & Clinician

Jason Irwin Horseman & Clinician Jason Irwin is a horse trainer and clinician in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. I received an email saying that I needed to interview Jason. There are a lot of very talented horse trainers out there and many of them don’t get the attention they deserve. I think Jason is one of them. Jason and I spoke on the phone and I discovered that last year they invited him to the big Equine Affaire Shows on the east coast. The Western States Horse Expo scheduled him to...


We're Taking a COVID Hiatus

We're Taking a COVID Hiatus Hi everyone. I hope you are doing well. This COVID pandemic has really turned everyone's world upside down. Somehow, I think horse people take these things a little better. When you sit on a 1,000 lb animal, sometimes things go wrong. It's you and the horse and you learn to deal with them. We get manure under our fingernails and horse slobber on our shirts. We clean water troughs brimming with algae. We know the smell of Numotizine, Furacin, and that purple...


Tiffany McLaury Colt Starter

Tiffany McLaury Colt Starter Tiffany McLaury's name might sound familiar. She is the daughter of Buster and Sheryl McLaury. Buster and Sheryl spent many years working on and managing ranches. In 1984, they met Ray and Carolyn Hunt and their view of horsemanship changed. Tiffany grew up learning about training horses and starting colts from not only her parents, but many other well-known trainers. About a month ago listener Jeanie Marie Andreatta wrote m. Jeanie is deep into horses. Her...


Barefoot Horse Trimming with Craig Morley

Barefoot Horse Trimming with Craig Morley I heard some people call barefoot horse trimming natural hoof care. A quick search on Wikipedia says there is early evidence of mule shoes in Rome as far back as 400 BC. Now you would think in 2,000 years of equine husbandry, we would have figured out what is best for the horse's foot. I'm not sure we have. If you ask two different farriers and a veterinarian the best way to trim a hoof, I would not be surprised if they came up with four different...


Equine Transportation with EquiJet

Equine Transportation with EquiJet In my world, equine transportation means loading up my horse in the trailer and driving for a few hours. But I've often wondered what it was like for a horse being transported across the country or even around the world. What is equine transportation mean to them? What is it like for horses that qualify to get to the Olympics to compete, racehorses, or perhaps even a prize bull who moves from one ranch to another country? I remembered the first time I flew...


Quick Update and How Ya Doing?

Just a quck message between regular podcasts.