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Because of Horses is the podcast for horse lovers. Every week, we curate fascinating stories and feature notable guests discussing horses, timely topics important to horse-people, and the challenges and triumphs of living the Equestrian Life.

With host Elise Gaston Chand.

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Because of Horses is the podcast for horse lovers. Every week, we curate fascinating stories and feature notable guests discussing horses, timely topics important to horse-people, and the challenges and triumphs of living the Equestrian Life.

With host Elise Gaston Chand.

    Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Founder, Bob Cacchione

    Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Founder, Bob Cacchione

    Today’s guest on Because of Horses is Bob Cacchione — a living legend in the horse world — and one to whom so many owe immense gratitude for founding the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA)!

    • 43 min
    An Incredible Story of Healing and Transformation: The Horse Boy, with Rupert Isaacson

    An Incredible Story of Healing and Transformation: The Horse Boy, with Rupert Isaacson

    Following one’s passion isn’t always about making our own life better — sometimes, we get a very unique opportunity to fully harness the skills, talent, experience, connections, and interests we possess in the service of someone we love. This is precisely what happened in Rupert Isaacson’s case when his young son, Rowan, was diagnosed with autism. And in Rupert’s very real quest to help his little boy, he discovered a therapeutic approach that could help others who are on the same journey

    • 49 min
    Listeners’ Choice Collection: Excerpts From Our Most Popular Guests

    Listeners’ Choice Collection: Excerpts From Our Most Popular Guests

    This week Elise is bringing you an especially fun episode because it’s all about you — the listeners! This episode will be featuring the four guests that listeners have chosen as their favorites from the 103 episodes that have aired in Seasons 1 and 2 thus far! Elise will be sharing the best excerpts from these incredible episodes as she counts down the top favorite guests, including Stacy Westfall, Through Rider Gillian Larson, Guy McLean, and King Ranch's James Clement

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Helping Our Horses Dance, with Visconte Simon Cocozza

    Helping Our Horses Dance, with Visconte Simon Cocozza

    Elise’s guest today wondered about the difference between the horse that moves so beautifully it’s like dancing vs. a horse that doesn’t… or possibly can’t. He recognized that it’s all about the horse’s inner strength and balance and that the way to help the horse achieve this difference is through applying yoga principles, designed and intended for humans, to our equine partners!

    • 51 min
    What Science and Experience Tell Us About How Horses Learn with Dr. Stephen Peters

    What Science and Experience Tell Us About How Horses Learn with Dr. Stephen Peters

    Elise’s guest today, neuroscientist, author, and horseman, Dr. Stephen Peters, was frustrated by the many often opposing views about training and working with his own horses. Dr. Peters decided to apply his knowledge of the human brain to developing science-based horsemanship to understand how a horse’s brain and its behavior are related and how they, in turn, affect learning

    • 55 min
    EQUUS Film Festival: Horses in the Arts

    EQUUS Film Festival: Horses in the Arts

    Lisa Diersen is the Founder and Director of the EQUUS Film Festival, recognized as the largest showcase of equestrian film, art and literature in the world. An avid horsewoman and movie lover, Lisa believes in the power of telling stories through film. She founded the EQUUS Film Festival with the mission of showing the world how horses can bring everyone together regardless of race, age, gender, ability or disability

    • 51 min

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