If you are like me, you spend a lot of time driving. Sure, you can listen to music, but a long drive to the barn or even time spent mucking out is often better when listening to a podcast. There are many to choose from, but how do you know where to start? I’ve compiled a few of the horse-related podcasts on my phone.
1. Equestrian Pulse Podcast
Perhaps I’m a little biased since I’m a co-host. Still, I love working with these ladies! Each episode is unique and depends on the co-host or co-hosts chatting together on a theme, or interviewing someone interesting.
Who: Equestrian Pulse is hosted by four equestrian bloggers based globally, in the United States (me, Heather Wallace, The Timid Rider), Ireland (Natalie O’Keefe, Inside Track Eventing), France (Louise Dando, In Due Horse), and Australia (Andrea Parker, The Sand Arena Ballerina).
What: The Equestrian Pulse Podcast takes the pulse of the global equestrian community. A podcast by international bloggers, we discuss nutrition and fitness, trends, horsemanship, and confidence amongst all disciplines.
When: New episodes on Sundays every other week.
Where: Hosted by Buzzsprout, you can listen there or on the following channels.
2. Horses in the Morning
A favorite for good reason, this daily podcast is a staple in the equine world.
Who: Glenn Hebert (aka Glenn the Geek) and Jamie Jennings host with special guest hosts and themed episodes periodically.
Glenn the Geek founded the Horse Radio Network in July 2008. Starting with one show (The Stable Scoop Radio Show) and no listeners, since then the Horse Radio Network has now grown to numerous shows with tens of thousands of listeners from around the world.
Known as America’s Horse Husband, Glenn married into the horse thing about 30 years ago when he met Jennifer, his horse addicted wife. Together they ran a large training, boarding and lesson facility for over 10 years. Glenn learned to drive horses and his passion lies in being in a carriage driving ponies.
Jamie Jennings was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She began riding at the age of 6 on her not-so-trusty pony, Snowflake. She was bit with the horse bug at an early age, and blessed enough to have wonderful supportive parents. She rode up and down the east coast, with most time spent in Lexington, Cleveland, and Southern Pines.
At the age of 18 in Lexington, KY, Jamie discovered the sport of Eventing. With the help of several talented coaches, Jamie successfully competed up through Prelim. Her motto is “Once you event, you NEVER go back!” Her life goal is to compete in every state in the continental US!
Jamie was a professional broadcaster in Atlanta for ten years. She began reporting for a local Atlanta sports station, and quickly moved up to host multiple morning and afternoon shows on country, top40, and Alternative Rock stations.
What: HORSES IN THE MORNING is the first live morning show with an equine theme. Its a light, lively, entertaining daily look at the horse world and the people in it. The show includes entertaining conversation, out of the ordinary guests, numerous regular horse related segments, listener call in, contests, giveaways and so much more.
Where: The show airs daily LIVE from 9 AM- 10:30 AM on the Horse Radio Network.
3. Horsemanship Radio
Who: Debbie Roberts-Loucks joined with her parents, Monty and Pat Roberts, in 2002 to build Monty Roberts’ international training schedule and oversee their publishing, product development and licensing. Monty Roberts is the world renowned original Horse Whisperer and New York Times Bestselling author of The Man Who Listens to Horses. Pat Roberts is an internationally acclaimed sculptress of horses. A graduate of UCLA, Debbie has extensive experience in marketing as well as new business development.
Debbie’s life-long work with horses, as well as her commitment with Monty to advance his concepts, uniquely qualifies her to extend the MPRI brand into a global leadership organization which has impacted millions of individuals, companies, organizations, governments and industries. She is credited with launching the first of its kind Equus Online University; an interactive online lesson site that is already being considered the most effective educational tool for horsemen on the web.
What: Horsemanship Radio is an online radio show (horse podcast) dedicated to the exploration of good horsemanship throughout the world. Hosted by Debbie Roberts Loucks (Monty Roberts’ Daughter) the show includes segments, tips & interviews exploring good horsemanship.
When: Twice a month on the 15th and 30th.
Where: Listen on the Horse Radio Network.
4. Equestrian Author Spotlight
Who: Carly Kade is an award-winning equestrian author and the host of the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast. Creative writing about horses makes her spurs jingle! Her books are for people just like her — crazy about reading, horses, and handsome horse trainers!
What: The Equestrian Author Spotlight is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with equine authors who love all things horses and writing about them. In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write or publish your own horse book.
If you are an author, aspire to be an author who writes about horses, or simply love horse books, then you are in the right place!
5. Buck Off Banter
If you are looking for something fun, honest, and slightly off-color then this is a podcast for you!
What: Katie and Karla know how dull mucking out or long schooling sessions alone can be. Join them every other Friday as they take a lighthearted look at all things equestrian and share the chaos of juggling home, work, children and horses. This is not your typical horsey podcast!
When: twice a month on Fridays.
6. Whole Horse Podcast
Who: Alexa Linton
What: In this powerful podcast Author, Teacher, Equine Sport Therapist, horse lover, and rebel Alexa Linton explores the fascinating territory and newly discovered edges of the horse-human partnership with special guests. Together, we’ll be shedding light on all the different ways of relating to and being with horses, learning how to cultivate optimal health for horses and their riders, uncovering the many facets of horse training, and sharing about the rather bumpy ride of becoming an advocate for horses in our current horse industry. It’s sure to be an adventure – find all the resources mentioned in the episodes!
Where: Listen at www.wholehorse.ca.
7. Equine Clicker Training 101
Who: SHAWNA KARRASCH, the Head Behaviorist and Positive Reinforcement Trainer at Via Nova Priority to Positive®, started her animal training career, not with horses but with whales, dolphins, sea lions, walruses and otters. Her circuitous route to horses has given her a unique perspective. Subsequently, she has worked with equestrians of all levels, from Olympic medalists and international champions to veterinarians to pony club kids.
Her work is focused on utilizing science based training to increase the animals confidence, solve problems and to help them overcome fears and past traumas. Shawna considers the animal’s emotional well being to be paramount. Of course, this means that the humans need to learn new habits and a new way of thinking.
For over 25 years she has been helping people to be better humans for their horses and is happy to continue doing so for years to come!
What: Welcome to class, Clicker Training Class! Learn the fundamentals of positive reinforcement training (clicker training) in this unique hands-on podcast. A pioneer in Positive Reinforcement for horses, Shawna Karrasch takes you step by step through exercises and you practice with your horse while listening to the podcast.
When: Published twice monthly.
Where: Listen on Horse Radio Network.
8. The Leadline Podcast
Who: The Leadline Podcast is hosted by Mandee Flanders, a long-time marketing professional and horse owner from upstate New York.
Mandee has been in the horse industry for over 14 years, getting her start as a young equestrian blogger and social media coach at age 18.
In 2009, she founded Horse Family, a blog for backyard horse owners. After getting married in 2013, she moved to Boston MA and took a brief hiatus from the horse world while she and her husband traveled the US as experiential tour managers. When the couple realized they could live anywhere due to a strong client base and the nature of their work, they returned to northern New York where Mandee once again welcomed horses back into her life.
Mandee has since significantly reduced her travel schedule (largely due to live event and tradeshow restrictions as of 2020) and now serves the horse industry as a business and marketing coach. She and her husband currently live near Lake Ontario with their cat, bunny, and Paint horse.
What: Being a business owner is a big responsibility, but you don’t need to figure it all out on your own. The Leadline teaches horse business owners the best productivity skills, marketing strategies, money tips, and more through interviews with the smartest and most innovative entrepreneurs in the equine industry. Subscribe to The Leadline podcast today and begin taking steps towards building your dream business.