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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

Horse Summit Tackles How Horses Think

Horse Summit Tackles How Horses Think Why do we need a horse summit to learn how they think? Well, consider any relationship. The more you know what the other side needs and how they operate, the more you can build the relationship through those needs. Science has made huge strides in learning what actually goes on in a horse's brain. It's not anecdotal. It's evidence based. Dr. Stephen Peters is a neuroscientist working on the science of how horses think, feel, and learn. Dr. Stephen...

Duration: 00:39:56

Dr. Robert M Miller Podcast

Dr. Robert M. Miller Imprint Training & Horsemanship Dr. Robert Miller graduated from Colorado State University and settled down in Thousand Oaks, California where he founded Conejo Valley Veterinary Clinic. After 31 years in practice, he retired. Dr. Miller is widely known as an expert in ethology, the study of animal behavior. More than 30 years ago he noticed the effect of imprint training on newborn foals. While he retired from veterinary practice 30 years ago, he is far from idle....

Duration: 00:48:29

Downunder Horsemanship Professional Clinician Diego Gaona

Downunder Horsemanship Professional Clinician Diego Gaona On this week's show, we talk to Downunder Horsemanship Professional Clinician Diego Gaona. As many of you may know, I am a big fan of Downunder Horsemanship. My foundation in horsemanship is based on the skills I learned from watching the dvds of Clinton Anderson. As a member of the No Worries Club, I followed the progress of many of the students of the Clinton Anderson Academy and I remember the year Diego Gaona, Jeff Davis, and...

Duration: 00:42:33

John Makes an Appearance on the Varmints! Podcast

John Makes an Appearance on the Varmints! Podcast The Varmints Podcast is hosted by Paul Csosmo and Donna Hume. The Varmints Podcast "is an education/comedy podcast that's all about animals! And who better to teach you than two nerds named Paul and Donna? They aren't exactly animal experts. More like animal enthusiasts. Anyway, every week they do a whole bunch of research to educate themselves and you the listener on all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, hop and swim on this planet...

Duration: 00:55:38

Dr Tolley Rebroadcast Podcast

Basic Veterinary Needs of Your Horse We talk to Dr. John Tolley of Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital - Large Animal Division. Dr. Tolley covers the basic veterinary needs of your horse. As a horse owner, you know horses can be expensive. If you know what to expect, you may be able to prevent unnecessary costs. In this episode, Dr. Tolley covers vaccination protocols, worming protocols, feed and nutrition and a whole host of topics about horse-keeping. If you own a horse you will want to...

Duration: 00:54:35

Road Trip To Nashville

Road Trip To Nashville We take a little break from horses this week to share our trip with Nashville. We experienced the sights, sounds, and music of Nashville. On our first day, we met up with Lyft driver, musician, and carpenter, Bob Tyler, who suggested we go to Edley's Barbecue and if we were looking for some music to check out the 5 Spot. Thursday we checked out the Country Music Hall of Fame and lunch at Tootsie's Bar downtown. Afterward, we walked around downtown and over the...

Duration: 00:36:07

Cowboy Bill Cummins and His Horse King

Cowboy Bill Cummins and His Horse King Cowboy Bill Cummins grew up in post-depression era Ohio with his father and four brothers. His mother died when he was 15. He nearly lost his fingers and thumbs when he was nine. Bill dreamed of one day becoming a singing cowboy in the same vein as Gene Autry and the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers. Bill worked with his family's horses on their farm and a local stable owner noticed he had a special knack working with the horses. Although he was only...

Duration: 00:36:06

Casey Horg Bit and Spur Maker

Casey Horg Bit and Spur Maker Casey Horg, Bakersfield bit and spur maker, spent a lot of time working on ranches with a lot of different horses. And, he met a lot of knowledgeable cowhands, rode some good and not-so-good horses. During some of the downtime as a cowboy, Casey learned a little about bit making. As with many arts, Casey picked up pieces of knowledge here and there. Slowly, he added to his knowledge and toolbox. With each bit he made he learned a little more and got better...

Duration: 00:28:09

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