17 episodes

Captivating conversations between the presenter and a guest from within the industry hearing unique stories and experiences as they lived their lives From The Saddle.

From The Saddle Caitlyn Hewitt

    • Sports
    • 4.9, 26 Ratings

Captivating conversations between the presenter and a guest from within the industry hearing unique stories and experiences as they lived their lives From The Saddle.

    Lynda MacCallum - Vice President of the NCHA

    Lynda MacCallum - Vice President of the NCHA

    "Last year I was at an event in Victoria at a futurity on Finals Day on Metallic Storm. I woke up and I knew I wasn't OK. I couldn't feel my legs" "I was legged on, I held on and he (Metallic Storm) looked after me. We ended up 5th."

    Sitting as the Vice President of the National Cutting Horse Association, Lynda was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis just 2 years ago. Shining light on what impacts this has had on her personally and competitively as a trainer and a rider. We get a great insight to Lynda's vision for the NCHA, her personal challenges, symptoms and mindset with her MS Diagnoses.

    • 36 min
    Gary Brook - Birdsville Race Club

    Gary Brook - Birdsville Race Club

    The town of Birdsville in Outback Queensland recorded a population of 140 in 2016. Come September every year the town welcomes anywhere from 6000 - 8000 people to the Birdsville Races.

    Gary Brook joins us as the Vice President and paints a picture of the history and what it takes to put on a race meet and event to this scale in outback Queensland. Although the event is held in Birdsville, people are travelling from all over Australia economically impacting businesses and communities along the way. An impact that results in better roads, facilities and opportunities.

    No matter your background or "status", going to Birdsville Races and rolling out a swag puts everyone on a level playing field. Gary and Kay talk about how this sets a tone for the event and how it becomes clear that stress levels are dropped for the simple reason there is nowhere else they need to be.

    • 27 min
    Will Comiskey - The Cowboy Gypsy

    Will Comiskey - The Cowboy Gypsy

    Raised on "Inga Downs" north of Dingo, Queensland Australia, Will Comiskey is a well travelled Cowboy.

    At 28 years of age, Will sets off to compete in the Mongol Derby. Not once, but TWICE!

    "I rode for a thousand kilometres and didn't see a fence."
    Will paints a picture of what it was like to ride across the Mongolian land from checkpoint to checkpoint. He shares some of the challenges he faced and saw other contestant overcome.

    Crossing the finish line in First position hand in hand with another two contestants speaks true testimony to Will's personality. Will then went on and placed equal fourth the second time around and awarded most successful Derby rider in History.

    • 38 min
    Grace Brodie - Patron of Pony Club Queensland

    Grace Brodie - Patron of Pony Club Queensland

    Moving to Taroom in 1955 with 26 horses to a bare 22,000 acre block, Grace and her husband set roots down.

    Grace is the Patron of Pony Club Queensland, a title that she earned throughout 51 years of being a proud member and carrying out important roles along the way.

    Joining Taroom Pony Club in 1961, Grace proudly talks about her years in Pony Club Queensland and what it looked like back then compared to now. The growth, the changes and the challenges. We talk everything from protocols, expectations and children on unsafe horses.

    • 32 min
    John Mulcahy - Stratton Stock Horses

    John Mulcahy - Stratton Stock Horses

    "A truck is only as good as the horses coming off it."

    Chasing a football and rodeo titles, John didn't find campdrafting exciting back in his younger days.

    John takes us back to the foundation of "Stratton Stock Horses."
    "Yebna Buster" being the stallion that the string of Stratton Stock Horses all bleed back to.

    We talk about all things campdrafting and what it was like to Campdraft with a young family 30-40 years ago compared to today. From finding a cool spot under the truck for the kids to camp, to the social dynamic and structure.

    Humbly proud, John is 1 of the most respected men in the industry as both competitor and judge.

    • 24 min
    Scott Keogh - Champion Bronc Rider to Horse Trainer

    Scott Keogh - Champion Bronc Rider to Horse Trainer

    "Not many 21 year olds were living in a swag moving from station to station with their Grandpa."
    After losing an international Rodeo Scholarship at the age of 16 to an injury, Scott soon found himself on the path to become "SK Horsemanship".

    "Quite often it's only the guy holding the trophy on the day that gets full recognition. I've never seen a horse win the Melbourne Cup yet and someone go "I want to know who broke him in". But I tell you what if it pulls back on the truck and kicks some farrier, someone will go "who broke him in?"

    After returning from the USA titled "Champion Bronc Rider" and soon to be a father at the age of 28, Scott purchased land here in Australia breaking in 180 horses that year.

    Breaking and pre training horses for the rodeo industry, campdrafting, polo, race horses and everything in between. Scott is globally recognised as a self made and respected Horse Trainer through nothing more than organic advertising.

    • 27 min

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Love a good talkback story and love Campdrafting! So far my favorite podcast serious EVER, can’t wait to hear more. Thanks for sharing

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