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The Mustang, The Movie

The Mustang, The Movie [caption id="attachment_2585" align="alignright" width="300"] Matthias Schoenaerts stars as Roman Coleman in Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s THE MUSTANG, a Focus Features release. Credit: Tara Violet Niami / Focus Features[/caption] We talk to French filmmaker and director of the just-released movie, The Mustang, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. If you’re a listener to this show, we know you love horses. However, many of you have had some tough horses to deal with. It...


Self-Defense For Trail Riders

Self-Defense For Trail Riders Sadly, the world we ride in is changing. We need to take precautions to be safe when we ride. It's called self-defense for a reason. It's up to us to take responsibility. Dogs, pedestrians, automobiles, or people with problems can be a menace on the trail. Do you know how to handle a troubling situation? Many years ago at an equine expo I saw a program by Scott Hanson about safety on the trail. A 90-minute session on what to do if someone tried to attack you...


Australian Squatter Coffey

Squatter Coffey Life has been a bit hectic of late. Many months ago I received an email suggesting I have an Australian by the name of Squatter Coffey on the show. As I do with all your suggestions, I try to contact the person and see if they want to be on the show. Squatter did agree to come on the show, but we couldn't find a convenient time. You see, Squatter Coffey lives way out in a "rural" area of Australia. The time difference would have one of us up in the middle of the night. We...


Adriane DeWolfe Horsewoman EXCA Racer

Adriane DeWolfe Horsewoman Extreme Cowboy Racer We first met Adriane DeWolfe at a playday with fellow Downunder Horsemanship friends. it was great getting together with like-minded people to work on our collective horsemanship skills. Adriane was there with her horse Toaster, a mustang. Ranae had brought Dusty and I was working with Scratch. It was clear that Adriane was a serious horsewoman. She worked equally hard on both technique and philosophy. Toaster responded well. Later, we...


Talking about Large Animal Emergencies

Last year we had the privilege of attending the Best Horse Practices Summit in Durango, Colorado. While we couldn’t make it this year, we wanted to see what they had in store. Maddy Butcher joins to talk about who will be presenting this year and what they will be talking about. This is a very special event that focuses on scientific evidence designed to inspire you to reach for higher levels of your horsemanship. Find out more about the Best Horse Practices Summit 2018. Are You Ready for...


Cowboy Dressage Clinic with Dave Ellis

Cowboy Dressage Clinic with Dave Ellis Cowboy Dressage, Western Dressage, and Working Equitation are all just a little bit different. Their goals are very similar: have your horse negotiate a course using basic horsemanship maneuvers. The scoring is based on your smoothness and accuracy in cueing your horse. We had an opportunity to experience an "Introductory Cowboy Dressage" Clinic at a local stable here in Bakersfield, Rancho Rio Equestrian Center. The instructor is a 6-Star Certified...


Whoa Podcast Update 2018

Whoa Podcast Update 2018 Today I’ll be talking more about podcasting than horses, so if you tune out, I’ll understand. We wanted to get you a podcast update on what is happening at Whoa Podcast for 2018. It’s our 6th year and, what started out as a conversation between Ranae and me about Downunder Horsemanship kept growing and growing. I wanted it to be a place where regular folks could share their “equine experience” thus enhancing all of our knowledge. Not knowing anything about...


Clinton Anderson Rebroadcast

Clinton Anderson of Downunder Horsemanship Rebroadcast I began following Clinton Anderson and Downunder Horsemanship before he titled his program the Method. It was 2005, I was 51 and was helping my wife get through a tough time with her horse. I had never owned a horse of my own, but the techniques I learned through the DVD programs gave me the confidence to get my first horse. Truth be told, I owned a stick and string, halter, and Gaining Respect and Control on the Ground, before I even...


FJ Thomas Returns

FJ Thomas Returns Jewel Thomas releases her 2nd children's book, Pedro's Problemo. FJ "Jewel" Thomas is an avid horsewoman, an author of both novels and children's books, and a wonderful friend of the Whoa Podcast. We spoke with FJ after the release of her first novel, Lost Betrayal, nearly two years ago. Since then she has written two children's books, a couple of more novels, and is working on a screenplay. Her latest children's book, Pedro's Problemo, is illustrated by a ten-year-old....


Vicki Wilson New Zealand Horsewoman

Vicki Wilson New Zealand Horsewoman Vicki Wilson was invited to the all-woman 2017 Road to the Horse Championship. An establish show jumper and an accomplished horsewoman in her home country, Vicki Wilson always seems to be looking for a new challenge. The RTTH competition pits horsemen and women against unbroken colts and judges how much they can accomplish in three days. Traveling from New Zealand, Vicki was determined to showcase her horsemanship skills. The horse she chose,...


Magen Warlick Horsewoman EXCA Champion

Magen Warlick Horsewoman EXCA Champion I first learned of Magen Warlick when I was a member of Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship No Worries Club (NWC). Clinton has an Academy that trains horsemen and women in his Downunder Horsemanship Method. It's a tough deal and only a few make it to the end. Magen was one of those few. After nearly 10 years as an NWC member, I dropped out and lost track of many of the Downunder folks. Earlier this year, if you've been following along the...


Wreck at Trout Creek The Story of Skeeter and Bill

Wreck at Trout Creek The Story of Skeeter and Bill The Wreck at Trout Creek with Skeeter and Bill by Bill Mooney. Bill Mooney buckaroo'd on the Spanish Ranch for 4 years, I believe, in the 1970's. The Spanish Ranch, part of the Ellison, was a big outfit, running to a million and a half acres. Being a buckaroo can be tough work. You ride many different horses and there is a wide variety of work to do. Most days are spent horseback. As a matter of fact, Bill once wrote that he mounted a...


Tommie Turvey Equine Extremist Repodcast

Tommie Turvey Equine Extremist Repodcast Tommie Turvey is an equine extremist. During this Thanksgiving week, we're off enjoying time with family and working on the next podcast with buckaroo Bill Mooney. Bill has a great story to tell about the wreck at Trout Creek. But you'll have to wait for that great story. I went back into the archives for a repodcast of my interview way back in 2014. Tommie has had a fascinating life working at a bunch of different places. He was generous with his...


Wranglers Challenge Recognizing Veterans with Lindsay McKenna

Wranglers Challenge Recognizing Veterans with Lindsay McKenna Wranglers Challenge is Lindsay McKenna's new book. As a writer, Lindsay McKenna created a whole new genre called Military Adventure Romance. We wanted to do something this year to raise awareness and support for veterans. As a veteran, Lindsay McKenna knows many of the struggles veterans face after their service. And, she is quite aware that there are many forms of PTSD. Most of you know I listen to quite a few books on...


Catching Up With Sam Finden

Catching Up With Sam Finden Sam Finden was on the show a few years ago after he published his first book, Saddle My Good Horse. Sam is a good guy and we hit it off immediately. He writes what he knows - horses, hunting, and living in the country. An avid fan of the outdoors, Sam is loving life in Montana. A lot has happened in the almost two years Sam has been on the show and I wanted to catch up with our friend. Sam has married and written two more books - Lone Wolf and Big Cat Challenge...


BHP Summit Recap

BHP Summit Recap The BHP Summit is in the books. Organizers and participants called it very successful. Ranae and I enjoyed the educational seminars, the teaching clinics, and the town of Durango. The weather was near perfect and every participant we talked to had only good things to say. There were many excellent academic presentations. One early morning elective even had us holding a horse's brain in the palm of our hands. Learning how a horse learns from a scientific perspective was...


Krystal Kelly ~ Horsewomen Adventuress

Krystal Kelly ~ Horsewomen Adventuress Krystal Kelly emailed us to tell us she was the only FEI Level II Show Jumping Coach in the US. We thought that sounded impressive and wanted to learn more. We wrote her back and the more we talked the more we discovered the exciting life Krystal Kelly was living. Horses are definitely a large part of her life, but she also loves to travel. Krystal is living in England these days, but she travels to the US often to give clinics and speak on...


After Show Norco Horse Affair

After Show Norco Horse Affair For a first-time event, the Norco Horse Affair appeared to be a success. The vendor booths were full. The clinic arenas were well attended. The weather in Norco, CA was perfect. While we only got to attend the first day, a Friday, we wanted to share our experience and observations. I got to haul my camera out and take a few photos of the people and places around the grounds We ran into riding friends. There were familiar clinicians like Matt Sheridan and...


They Called Her Reckless

Reckless Korean War Horse Marine Hero Janet Barrett has written a wonderful account of a Jeju pony "drafted" by the U.S. Marines Fifth Regiment's Recoilless Rifle Platoon. From the racetrack of Korea, Reckless grew into a real-life hero of the Korean War. On today's show, Janet joins us to share some of the stories about this amazing little horse. We get to know about the background of the men who took a chance on Reckless. We also gain some insight into how Reckless returned that...


Tom Moates Equestrian Journalist Author Horseman

Tom Moates Equestrian Journalist Author Horseman Tom Moates is an equestrian journalist. You may have read one of his articles in Eclectic Horseman, The AQHA Journal, Ranch & Reata, or Western Horseman magazine. If you have, you may have noticed his special insight into the trials and tribulations of a beginning horseman. It's because Tom Moates came late in life to horses. His journey is very similar to mine. Tom writes frankly about his challenges, wrecks, and the learning curve we all...