Hosted by UK Para Endurance Rider Bryony Parsler this podcast covers all aspects of long distance riding from Pleasure Riding with your horse right through to Competitive Endurance. Whilst the main focus is on endurance riding, many of the episodes will also be of general interest to equestrians in other disciplines.SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE HOST: Bryony is the 2018 UK Reserve National Para Endurance Champion and has competed for many years with both Pony Club and Endurance GB. She is also a ride organiser and the Young Rider Rep to the Para Endurance Committee of EGB. (She has an assistance dog called Disney - who might show up in some episodes where she is not really assisting!)
in celebration of the British Equestrian Federation's Coaching week i am uploading this coaching podcast with interviews with Cindy Russell and my sister Rebecca Parsler.
Disney's World of Assistance Dogs - Some things you should know about the law.
In this episode I explain about the three UK laws which Disney thinks are the most important; and what they mean in practical terms for businesses, services and Assistance Dog handlers.
I'll be talking about the Equality Act 2010, Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Anti-discrimination Act 1991. (Disney tells me that this sounds like really boring stuff but it's also really important stuff. We have tried to keep it simple and practical)
If you want to learn more after you have listened to the podcast, there is an excellent publication called "Assistance Dogs, a Guide for All Businesses." which can be downloaded from here https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/assistance-dogs-a-guide-for-all-businesses.pdf
Bonus Content: Antonia Milner-Matthews - Welfare and the Role of the Vet at Endurance Rides
A talk by Antonia Milner-Matthews, vet and Endurance GB director, on welfare and the role of vets at endurance rides. The talk was recorded during the Cromwell Seminar in January 2020.
Bonus Content: Olivia Turner - Bitting of the Horse
A talk by Olivia Turner, Animal Behaviour Consultant & Equine Bitting Specialist during the Cromwell Seminar in January 2020.
10 Tips and Tricks from Experienced Endurance Riders
Usually my episodes are long (ish) interviews with one or two people but along the way I have also asked a few people for their best tips and tricks. Here is a collection of ten. And even though we are not able to compete right now the first five are all about training and preparation; so now is the ideal time to have a listen and put some of those into practice!
Many thanks to all those who contributed to this episode by allowing me to pick their brains and point a mike at them!
Disney's World of Assistance Dogs - What I wish people knew about Assistance Dogs
This episode is additional bonus content to my usual podcast. Disney wanted a chance to be the star for a change and tell people about the work she does supporting me.
In this episode I talk about some of the things people often don't understand about working Assistance Dogs; and why it's important to follow some simple rules.
NB. Disney is planning more episodes/topics but they will be intermittent.