Equestrian Voices dives deep into the emotions, lives, stories, and everything we don't talk about when it comes to life as an equestrian. Join our host, Caroline Culbertson, for vulnerable, different, and sometimes hilarious chats with riders from all backgrounds. We want to get the 'human' out of horse people. Thanks for being here.
Can Positive Reinforcement Training Work in Horse Sport?
You’ve probably heard of positive reinforcement training in the context of dog training, but what about for horses? The use of R+ training in the equestrian world has drawn attention and interest, but most of us are still unaware of exactly how it works and how it can fit into our own training and riding.
There’s a lot of science backing it, and it’s used to train countless other species of animals in a way that promotes feel-good hormones. Is it time we see more of this training in the horse world
Passenger, Partner, Boss, Dictator: Who Are You to Your Horse?
Ever wonder what your horse thinks of you? What his personality is? How he likes for you to communicate with him?
Many (most) of us might not have given this less obvious aspect of riding and training too much thought, but it might be a big key to unlocking potential and success. Mette Larsen breaks down what it means to be in successful partnership with your horse, how to determine the type of communication style your horse needs and how to bring self awareness back to your riding.
Live Roundtable: How Culture in Equestrian Sport Impacts Mental Health
In this live roundtable discussion recorded during Equitana USA, host Caroline Culbertson is joined by four special guests to summarize the ways that equestrian culture can contribute to barriers around seeking help for, and open discussion about mental illness. Then, they look to uncover actionable ways that we can shift culture and in turn, begin to remove the barriers to help and recovery.
Dr. Jenny Susser
Carleigh Fedorka, PhD
What's Changing with Modern Pentathlon Since the Tokyo Debacle?
In an episode released August 12, we addressed the troubling display of poor riding during the equestrian portion of the Modern Pentathlon. Now, we're following up.
What proposed changes are coming down the pipeline to help Modern Pentathlon evolve into a sport that can support good riding, good horsemanship, and reasonable expectations of those horses and riders?
Host Caroline Culbertson is joined by Tik Maynard and Joshua Riker Fox to discuss.
The Horse Market Is Bananas. Let's Discuss. (With Hope Glynn)
By all accounts, the horse market today is unlike one we’ve seen before. It’s a big double edged sword that requires some special consideration and a good dose of savvy to navigate smartly. It also requires being comfortable with talking frankly about money, which we’re going to do in this episode.
What a Saddle Fitter/Equine Physio Wants Every Rider to Know
Host Caroline Culbertson and Carolyn Cohen, equine bodyworker and equipment specialist, walk through 4 things that Carolyn wants every rider out there to know about their horse’s body and tack. They discuss:
-The importance of girthing systems and what to look out for.
-How saddle fit issues can manifest in less obvious places in the horse.
-The problem with focusing on the saddle only fitting the horse.
- Where to begin with building your team of support people (hint: you don’t have to do it