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Building Rider Confidence

Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Release Date: 05/10/2022

Josh Lyons Horsemanship show art Josh Lyons Horsemanship

Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Josh Lyons Horsemanship Josh Lyons grew up learning horsemanship from his dad. John Lyons was one of the first trainers I remember seeing on back in the early 2000s. I was new to horses and really did not know what I was doing. The TV show showed me there was a whole style of horsemanship that was effective and, with work and study, easy for anyone to learn. Back in 2017, I was lucky enough to catch up and interview Josh's sister, , about her Lyons's No Limit Clinic. This year, I was working on some basic exercises, and I remembered watching John Lyons TV program, and that got me...

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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Breakaway From Cancer Today we are doing something a little different. Often, I get requests from someone to be on the show. They have a good book, a new piece of tack, or a good cause. There's not enough content for an entire show, but it's worthwhile information I think you's like to know. Since I'm producing a long version every other week, I thought I'd experiment with a short podcast in between. Let me know what you think. Beth Papopnik's friend and breakaway roper, Emily, contracted cancer. It was pretty serious and, as you can imagine, stressful. Beth and her friends wanted to help....

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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Horseman Jeremy Dunn Jeremy Dunn is a horseman and rancher living south of Bakersfield. is a horse trainer and clinician, but I don't think he likes that label much. From what I've seen, Jeremy is more of an artist than a technician as he works with horses. As part of their Horsemanship series, is hosting a clinic with Jeremy done at their ranch, March 11, 2023, in Acton, California. On today's show, we talk about his philosophy and what you can expect from the clinic. I met Jeremy in 2014 and the following year he encouraged me to enter . Little did I realize how much the trajectory of my...

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Michael Canfield Lucky Star Horsemanship I met Michael Canfield while learning . Before the podcast, when I was studying videos from , I joined the in 2007. Back then, the Club had various groups of NWC members around the country. We would get together and practice our horsemanship skills. Michael Canfield formed the and we held several events practicing together. We had a few grand adventures at the working our horses together. Michael and I stayed friends although we lost contact when he moved to the east coast. We still connect on social media and I noticed Michael re-activated his...

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Madison Seamans Cowboy Poet Veterinarian Dr. Madison Seamans is one of those rare individuals you can't help but like for the moment you meet him. Then, the longer you are around him, the more you figure out how smart he is. It's a rare find in today's world. Dr. Seamans has been practicing vet medicine four nearly four decades. You see a lot of "stuff" in that time, some you just can't help but learn from. He squeezes everything out of those experiences. Part of it is use in his veterinary practice, sharing his knowledge with other, Some he sprinkles throughout his writing and cowboy poetry....

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Leadership Coach Danielle Aamodt As a leadership coach, Danielle Aamodt wants us to strive to be our best selves. Danielle's superpower is in translating study-driven leadership practices. She breaks down the principles of leadership so everyone understands their job. When people are working toward a common goal, teamwork is essential to success. By relating the team aspect to horses in a herd, she can illustrate how to best accomplish common goals. Danielle Aamodt uses her communication skills to share her knowledge by offering consulting and online courses on a wide range of leadership and...

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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Horses in Ukraine Horses in Ukraine have gotten a raw deal. Ukraine, in Eastern Europe, is a beautiful country about the size of Texas. says Ukraine is a unitary republic with a free-market economy. (While I'm not sure what that means exactly, as an American, it sounds pretty good to me.) Then, Russia decided it wanted to own the Ukraine, and a war broke out. The conflict places thousands of horses in the middle. Well, all animals really. Many humanitarian groups have stepped up to help. One of them, Ukrainian Equestrian Charity Foundation, is dedicated solely to helping horses. Crisis of...

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The Importance of a New Veterinarian How important is a newly graduated veterinarian to an established practice?I worked as a animal care technician in the 1970s and was lucky to see a few new grads added to the practices I worked at. They always brought a new energy to the practice, not to mention new styles and techniques. The established doctors gave them the experience of working outside an academic environment in exchange for the latest in veterinary practice. It is a great deal for both sides. The Golden Triangle of people important to your horse’s welfare are your veterinarian,...

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New Bakersfield College Rodeo Team Formed You'd think as big as an agricultural, beef-producing county as Kern is, there would be rodeos all the time. And, in reality, there are. We've got the producing bull riding, youth, and rodeos. There's the and the . We have a . But, with all that, there was no community college rodeo. That is until adjunct professor, Andrea Prise, formed the Bakersfield college Rodeo Team. If you've listened much to the podcast, you already know I am one of the least knowledgeable people when it comes to rodeo. But, I wanted to learn more, and I've attended many...

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Gabrielle Diakon and Equestrian Yoga We last , Gabby, nearly two years ago amid quarantine and COVID. Gabby is still doing yoga for equestrians and working with horses. Now, she is podcasting. Gabrielle Diakon's is available on all podcast platforms. Her show focuses on equestrian mindfulness and deals with fear, anxiety, and many other issues competitive horse riders deal with. But, Gabby has also widened the show to include mediation, yoga, and connection outside of the equestrian world. Her philosophies help people deal with the problems life throws their way. We chat about many topics in...

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Rider confidence

Samantha Shanks-Husbands knows the importance of rider confidence. Once a rider loses confidence, especially an older rider, it is extremely difficult to get it back. Samantha works with equestrians of all ages and skill levels. Her techniques help riders focus on what is important. Breathing is especially important in her program. Samantha feels that proper breathing can lead to a calmer horse as well as relax a nervous rider. Another technique she uses is creative visualization. Seeing the outcome of your ride in your mind's eye, before the ride even occurs, can improve a rider's confidence.

Another key to building rider confidence, Samantha believes, is groundwork. Working with your horse from the ground allows you to get to know and build a bond with your horse. Samantha talks about not being in a hurry to get on your horse if you are not a confident rider.

Two of the influences Samantha credits for her interest are Mark Rashid and Philippa Unwin

 

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