Amazing Horse Country
S2E5 Conformation

S2E5 Conformation

March 29, 2021

Scott and Jody sit down and talk about conformation.  

Conformation is one of those words we hear tossed around in the horse world. It means different things to different folks and different disciplines.

But just how important is it? And why? Well, we have the expert here to tell us all about it.

In this episode, we welcome back Jody Schulze McMann, owner/operator of Broken Spur Equine Therapy.  Jody excels in her role as a therapeutic practitioner and mentor.  Jody and I have co-taught clinics where she has instructed in bio-mechanics.  I'm always fascinated by the depth of her knowledge.

Scott Phillips

Amazing Horse Country

Our fun and upbeat intro song is Celtic Union by Terry Devine-King and Adam Drake.

S2E4 Interstellar Horse - Part 3

S2E4 Interstellar Horse - Part 3

March 4, 2021

Part Three - the Final Chapter in our story! 

Ditch and I are in trouble.  The ship is disintegrating.  The AI is insane.  And to make things worse, the oxygen generators are shut down.  We have precious seconds to save our hides!

In this episode, Ditch and I push our Liberty Teamwork to the limit as we desperately attempt to get off the ship.  But will the AI let us?  You'll have to listen to find out.

Want to meet the real Ditch?  He's an important member of our herd.  Check him out, and make sure to say "hi" to him if you're ever at our ranch.  He's a personable guy!

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S2E3 - Equine Myth Busting -The Eyes

S2E3 - Equine Myth Busting -The Eyes

February 6, 2021

There's more than meets the eye.

The eye is the window to the soul.

The eye can do a thousand things that the fingers cannot.

While there is an immense amount of truth in those statements, there are also many myths about horses, including their eye.  Join us for some equine myth-busting!

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Our fun and upbeat intro song is Celtic Union by Terry Devine-King and Adam Drake.

S2E2 Interstellar Horse - Part 2

S2E2 Interstellar Horse - Part 2

January 21, 2021

Part Two! 

Ditch and I encounter a mysterious destructive entity onboard the Olad'ya.  Then the excitement happens.  The AI begins to shut down the oxygen system!  Could things get any worse for the two of us?

In this episode, Ditch and I have to rely on our relationship, mutual trust and all of our Liberty to Riding skills.  We encounter many obstacles that we can only overcome when we work as a team.

Want to meet Ditch?  He's an important member of our herd.  Check him out, and make sure to say "hi" to him if you're ever at our ranch.  He's a personable guy!

Thanks for enjoying our podcasts and videos.  You can help support our production costs and even join our Horsemanship Mentor program.  Check it out. We'd love to have you!

S2E1 Interstellar Horse - Part 1

S2E1 Interstellar Horse - Part 1

January 14, 2021

Liberty.  A word that's synonymous with Freedom.  Liberty is also used to describe a style of connecting with a horse in such a way that they follow the handler or rider without the use of reins or other physical cues.

Horses are born experts at liberty, because they know what it's like to move in freedom.  They're also born experts at following - as the members of a herd follow a leader, and horses interact through space and energy all of their lives.

But what happens when you wake up on an abandoned cargo vessel in a remote region of space?  Well, that happened to me and my horse, Ditch.  Here's Part 1 of the story of how we survived - using Liberty work.

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S1E9 - When Your Horse is Right

S1E9 - When Your Horse is Right

July 9, 2020

Can your horse be right or wrong?  Can you?  When riding we're often confronted with situations where our horse has independent thoughts.  Is this detrimental?  Is it valuable?  We look at these questions and answers in the context of positive leadership and relationship building.  How we work with our horse's thoughts defines our relationship and establishes our credibility as leaders.

This is the most production we've put into a podcast to date.  We'd like to thank our voice actor, Monique Noble, for her talents in this show.

Thanks for enjoying our podcasts and videos.  You can help support our production costs and even join our Horsemanship Mentor program.  Check it out. We'd love to have you!

Our fun and upbeat intro song is Celtic Union by Terry Devine-King and Adam Drake.

Also featured is After All and Prospect by Dynamedion, and compositions and sound effects by Scott Phillips.

S1E8 - Chip and Relational Horsemanship

S1E8 - Chip and Relational Horsemanship

June 13, 2020

A Minicast?  We're working on a new production coming up where Chip and I encounter a werewolf.  It's crazy, I know!  So here is a little bit about Chip and our style of horsemanship.

What does relational horsemanship mean?  How do we relate to horses?  And how can that take our riding to new heights?  Check it out.

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Our fun and upbeat intro song is Celtic Union by Terry Devine-King and Adam Drake.

S1E7 - Saddle Fitting

S1E7 - Saddle Fitting

May 28, 2020

It is important to every horse that the saddle fits comfortably. It's also important to you that your horse be able to perform athletically and pain-free.  Joining me is equine bio-mechanics expert, Jody Schulze McMann.  In addition to her extensive practical knowledge of equine body work, Jody is also skilled in saddle-fitting.  In this episode Jody shares some of the principal considerations when evaluating a saddle for fit.

P.S.  About the audio quality.  We recorded it on a working ranch and you can hear machinery and lots ambient noise.  All part of the atmosphere :)

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Our fun and upbeat intro song is Celtic Union by Terry Devine-King and Adam Drake.

S1E6 - The False Consensus Effect

S1E6 - The False Consensus Effect

May 14, 2020

We make sense of the world using the information we have and our personal beliefs and values. We also have an expectation that everyone we interact with shares those beliefs and values. It’s called the False Consensus Effect. We even do this with horses, which leads to frustration. The good news is that we can move beyond that with a little understanding.  Check it out.

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Our fun and upbeat intro song is Celtic Union by Terry Devine-King and Adam Drake.

This podcast features Acoustic Breeze by Benjamin Tissot of Bensound.com.

S1E5 - Sir Isaac Newton and Horse Training

S1E5 - Sir Isaac Newton and Horse Training

April 30, 2020

What does Sir Isaac Newton have to do with horse training? Well, his 3rd law of motion is tied in to how you ride your horse in some very obvious ways that you likely haven’t thought about – but when you do it might change how you ride from now on. So lets explore!

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Our fun and upbeat intro song is Celtic Union by Terry Devine-King and Adam Drake.

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