Dan and Dan have lived a life full of horses and adventure, and they love to tell a yarn or two.
Join Dan James, Dan Steers, and their long-time friend Kym Hagon for this weekly podcast, where Dan and Dan reveal stories from their past, untold escapades, horsemanship secrets and stand out moments, and Kym does his best to keep the boys on track.
Ever wanted to know what it takes to be a horse trainer? Ever wondered how the Double Dans got started? Or how many stories from the road Dan Steers can squash in to 60 minutes?
This is the Double Dan podcast
Double Dan Podcast Episode 15
Sorry folks its been awhile, but we are back for the final episode for 2020.
Double Dan Podcast Episode 14
In this episode of the Double Dan Podcast, Dan Steers sits down with his very first mentor Pete Webber. Dan and Pete traverse Pete's early years, from his station upbringing by the Ord River, to moving out from under the shadow of his dad (another established horseman) and charging $30 for a set of shoes.
Not long in to Pete's career as a professional horseman he took an apprentice under his wing, and that apprentice was none other than Dan Steers. As Pete's story unfolds we get to learn a little more about Dan's departure from an education he wasn't interested in, followed by his introduction to the world of horses.
Dan earns the nickname "Fluffy" and gets an eyebrow ring. Pete wrangles some stray cattle off a country road bareback and bridleless and trains a horse to be successful in four different sports. A few other industry greats get a mention as these two horseman sit down and tell tales of the years gone by.
Double Dan Podcast Episode 13
It's official - Kym Hagon is on notice! He's MIA from this episode, in which Dan James and Dan Steers traverse the tail end of 2012 starting in Canada.
This episode is a demolition derby from start to finish! Kids are getting T-boned by trailers during shows, Dan James is thrown from a bronc before he's even on one, someone cops a polo ball to the head, and trick riders call for help from a jammed elevator - and this is all after everyone sees their lives flashing before their eyes as the truck loses control on black ice.
Dan Steers has an epic win; a credit to his horsemanship program and another reason to party. From a larrikin filled hotel room in America to a classy polo field in Perth, this episode is another uninterrupted story time with the two Dans of Double Dan Horsemanship as we learn more about the trials and tribulations of making it happen in the world of horses.
Double Dan Podcast Episode 12
The Dans are flying solo in this episode without Kym Hagon, but his spot is quickly taken by an intruder who doesn't stop interrupting from poolside in the US!
Dan and Dan jump back in to their foundations story with an in depth look at 2012, and Road to the Horse. Here, the podcast gets a bit tangential as the Dans explore the psychology of competition. Dan James talks us through every moment as a competitor, and relives the true Australian story of being the battler, and turning your luck around in glorious style.
We're introduced to Swampy - a Double Dan icon, and get inside info on what it's like to fly with horses.
But that's not all. There's a rowdy race track performance, a Greek Adonis who can't keep his shirt on, Pia has a stack that has Steers convinced she's broken her back, and the Dans share a moment double-dinking.
This instalment of the Double Dan story is an episode you don't want to miss.
Double Dan Podcast Episode 11
Join Kym Hagon and Dan Steers as they step back in to the Double Dan timeline circa 2011.
This is the era of the infamous rogue Amelia, prompting her excommunication from the team and one way ticket out of the country.
Steers finds himself having words with yet another event organiser and Dan James is MIA at Equitana after a few rums.
Are the DD horses out of control, or are they meant to be behaving like that? That's up for debate - check out "Double Dans Horses Get Out Of Control" on YouTube!
As Equitana draws to a close the Dan's have rid themselves of that disastrous truck - but now they have to leave the country and can't find the keys to the new truck to get it off the Equitana grounds. Everyone's packed up and gone, but the Double Dan team are stranded.
Finally in New Zealand it's moments away from Equidays and the Dans are roaming the countryside trying to find horses to use in their show. Time is running out....and they don't have an act without horses!
Steers spills the beans on a few renowned horsemen getting loose, but also admits being driven home from NZs equestrian party of the year by his mum.
Before the boys wrap up 2011 they'll be on the run from the police across the Nullabor with a stowaway - of course.
It's another action packed episode and the last part of the story with both Dans together before Dan James leaves for America, and features a comment from Kym Hagon that's just too controversial to print - you'll have to tune in to find out what comes out of this wildcard's mouth!
Double Dan Podcast Episode 10
"Special Comments" joins the OG Dan Steers, for a special episode as the guys host their first interview.
Their guest is Australian Football League star turned horseman and campdrafter Josh Gibson. Josh has played over 200 AFL games, with 3 Premierships under his belt, and he's been awarded Best and Fairest not once, but twice!
What compels someone to leave the glory of the AFL to navigate the humbling world of horses? And is Kym feeling threatened by Dan's new mate?
This is a podcast with a guy who earned his fame on the footy field, but it's an inspiring and motivating tale that illustrates what it takes to be a great student of horsemanship.
Dan and Josh draw some interesting parallels between the lessons we learn on the field and in the field, and Dan begins to share some insights about his experiences as a teacher.
The intro is almost as long as the interview, but Kym's comments are worth it.
There are so many pearls of wisdom on offer as Dan unpacks the behaviours and psychology of someone who aspires to be great, and, most importantly, great with horses.