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Whoa Podcast about Horses and Horsemanship

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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,...

Duration: 00:28:03

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...

Duration: 00:37:10

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...

Duration: 00:51:31

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...

Duration: 00:36:21

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...

Duration: 00:37:00

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...

Duration: 00:25:58

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...

Duration: 00:28:26

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...

Duration: 00:49:15

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...

Duration: 00:19:36

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...

Duration: 00:47:49

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...

Duration: 00:55:09

Buckaroo Bill Mooney

Bill Mooney cowboyed on the some of the biggest ranches in the Great Basin. He began at the Circle A, then was a buckaroo for the Spanish Ranch as he worked for Bill Kane, the notable cow boss for the Spanish Ranch. He learned the ropes and worked the ranches in the 70's. Bill Mooney has cowboy stories to tell. You can find him on Facebook here: Bill Mooney. Check out some of his stories and you will be hooked. Now in his 60's, Bill still cowboys for local ranches. I was surprised to...

Duration: 00:44:20

Jim Thomas of Bar T Horsemanship

Jim Thomas of Bar T Horsemanship "Training through Understanding" is the motto of Jim Thomas' Bar T Horsemanship. Jim feels if you understand what your horse needs to learn, then give it to him, you will improve your relationship. And, Jim Thomas ought to know. Jim has started scores of mustangs for the BLM and competed in many Mustang Makeovers. He travels the country year around teaching people how to build a stronger bond with their horse. As one of the speakers at the Best Horse...

Duration: 00:59:45

Matt Sheridan Norco Horse Affair 2017

Matt Sheridan Norco Horse Affair 2017 We welcome Matt Sheridan to his third visit to the show. Matt is a 5th generation horseman and knows his stuff. As part of the Norco Horse Affair 2017, Matt is presenting several topics to horsemen attending the event. On this show, he discusses the moving the horse from the hackamore to the bridle and the challenges trainers will face. Matt is also planning a session on "Bits and Biting", explaining the different mouthpieces and how the horse is...

Duration: 00:35:15

Spring Creek Basin Mustangs with TJ Holmes

Spring Creek Basin Mustangs with TJ Holmes TJ Holmes has been visiting the Spring Creek Basin Mustangs since 2002. In 2007, she began documenting the herd. She is essentially the herd's historian. She keeps track of births, deaths, band structure and so much more. If something happens in the Spring Creek Basin Mustang herd, TJ Holmes has probably documented it. Working as a volunteer for the BLM, TJ Holmes acts as an advocate for the Spring Creek Basin Mustangs. Because she knows the...

Duration: 00:42:46

Kalley Krickeberg Versatile Horsewoman

Kalley Krickeberg Versatile Horsewoman Kalley Krickeberg was raised on a cattle farm in Illinois. From using the horses on the farm, she moved up to riding and training OTTB in playing polo. As a farm girl, Kalley was active in 4H before moving on to other disciplines. Kalley rode dressage, jumping, and reining. She also trained and rode horses in cutting and learned how to train a horse at liberty. Kalley Krickeberg calls her program the "Balanced Horse Training". She brings what she...

Duration: 00:48:02

Sacramento Wild Horse Program with Joe Misner

Sacramento Wild Horse Program with Joe Misner Joe Misner has competed in 13 Extreme Mustang Makeovers. He placed in the top ten in 9 of those competitions. And, Joe Misner loves teaching what he has learned about wild horses. Joe is dedicated to helping America's wild horses and prisoners looking to change the path of their life. Joe Misner is the manager of the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center Wild Horse Program. He has developed a horsemanship program for inmates of the Sacramento...

Duration: 00:50:35

Horsetown USA Norco Horse Affair

Horsetown USA Norco Horse Affair Do you love horse expos? There is a new one on the West Coast, the Norco Horse Affair. Norco is a city in Riverside County, California that, by city ordinance “shall reflect a desired Western theme”. In 2006, Norco received a federal trademark to call their home Horsetown USA. The streets are set up with horse trails. Storefronts and restaurants have hitching posts and pens for people who ride through town. Fran Klovstad owns Thrifty Horse in Norco. She...

Duration: 00:35:15

Lester Buckley - Horsetrainer, Clinician, Breeder

Lester Buckley - Horsetrainer, Clinician, Breeder Lester Buckley was not a trainer I was familiar with. Listener Robin Kane has been helping out getting guests for the show and she is hosting a clinic with Lester Buckley in Willits, Ca. at Berry Creek Ranch, August 18 - 20. It's great to learn from every trainer, and I wanted to find out Lester's story. We got a hold of Lester via Skype while he was waiting on a load of hay to arrive. Lester lives in Kentucky and, boy, does he have a...

Duration: 00:51:11

Doug Williamson Legendary Trainer

Doug Williamson Legendary Trainer It's been a busy summer and in listening to some of the old shows, I came across this interview with Doug Williamson in 2015. Doug was 73 at the time. Now, he's 75 and he's like an Energizer Bunny. He just keeps going and going! Doug has trained 42 AQHA champions. He's been a horseback nearly all his life. It's one of the best parts of doing the podcast, I got to watch Doug work and ride a couple of horses, then he took a break. We sat in his office...

Duration: 00:50:43

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