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Black people have worked with horses for thousands of years. Despite their erasure from historical text, their legacy lives on across disciplines, continents, and cultures. Black In The Saddle podcast explores this continued passion, nuanced culture, and diverse lifestyle as Black horsemen and horsewomen continue to thrive today.

Black In The Saddle Abriana Johnson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

Black people have worked with horses for thousands of years. Despite their erasure from historical text, their legacy lives on across disciplines, continents, and cultures. Black In The Saddle podcast explores this continued passion, nuanced culture, and diverse lifestyle as Black horsemen and horsewomen continue to thrive today.

    Getting Black In The Saddle

    Getting Black In The Saddle

    What does it mean to be Black In The Saddle? After a summer hiatus, the podcast is back with a new name, a new feel, and a new energy. In this episode, Abriana talks about the transition to Black In The Saddle (BITS), her vision for the future of the podcast, and bringing along help to make it happen. Tune in to hear about new sponsorship and collaboration opportunities as well as how this season is dedicated to giving back to the communities that support us.
    Connect with Key on Instagram @keyni.equestrian
    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @blkinthesaddle

    • 44 min
    Welcome to Season 6!

    Welcome to Season 6!

    Another season and another reason to share the passion, culture, and lifestyle of the Black horse industry! I am so thankful that you have continued to listen, share and interact with this platform and message.
    In this epsiode, I share with you:
    Season 5 Recap
    YBE Updates
    New Merch!
    Goals for 2022
    Future Events and Partnerships
    Black Equestrian Network is now YBEconnect

    Tune in to the first episode of this pivotal season. I am celebrating 100 EPISODES this season!! Best believe it will be a celebration worth mentioning.
    This episode is sponsored by: Cargill Nutrena
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    Stay Connected with YBE!
    Learn about the host and the platform at https://youngblackequestrians.com/links (https://youngblackequestrians.com/links)
    Follow YBE on Instagram
    Like YBE on Facebook
    Subscribe to YBE on Youtube

    • 36 min
    Raising Kids Who Love Horses w/ Illey and Gwen Johnson

    Raising Kids Who Love Horses w/ Illey and Gwen Johnson

    Parents of equestrians have a unique challenge when it comes to raising their horse-obsessed children including expense, time, and commitment of horse sports and horse care.
    But what is it like raising two horse-obsessed kids, ones who have made careers around their passion for these giant animals? Hear it straight from my parents, Illey and Gwen Johnson, on how they found ways to support my brother and me as we pursue careers in the horse industry.
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    Stay Connected with YBE!
    Learn about the host and the platform at https://youngblackequestrians.com/links (https://youngblackequestrians.com/links)
    Follow YBE on Instagram
    Like YBE on Facebook
    Subscribe to YBE on Youtube

    • 45 min
    How Horses Help Us Heal with Elizabeth McCorvey

    How Horses Help Us Heal with Elizabeth McCorvey

    When having conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, sometimes it's hard to comprehend what role horses play in the equation. Elizabeth McCorvey has used her social work expertise and equine-facilitated coaching abilities to draw connections between DEI and anti-racism work and how equine professionals show up for their horses and their clients.
    In this episode, we discuss how being authentic and true to yourself allows you to turn your goals into actionable plans while combatting racial bias as an equestrian.


    To connect with Elizabeth, visit her website www.elizabethmccorvey.com
    Sponsored by: Cargill Nutrena
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    Stay Connected with YBE!
    Learn about the host and the platform at https://youngblackequestrians.com/links (https://youngblackequestrians.com/links)
    Follow YBE on Instagram
    Like YBE on Facebook
    Subscribe to YBE on Youtube

    • 52 min
    Diversity On Horseback 2020 Replay - Nahshon Cook

    Diversity On Horseback 2020 Replay - Nahshon Cook

    I've been holding in a secret for a few weeks and I can finally share! Diversity on Horseback is COMING BACK! In 2020, this "clinic" was designed around the theme of clarity, communication, and confidence and our speakers did not disappoint. This episode is a replay of our conversation with Nahshon Cook from that event.
    This year's event will be held on March 11-12, 2022!
    More details will be announced closer to the date, but make sure you go to www.youngblackequestrians.com and join the email list to be among the first people to register.
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    Stay Connected with YBE!
    Learn about the host and the platform at https://youngblackequestrians.com/links (https://youngblackequestrians.com/links)
    Follow YBE on Instagram
    Like YBE on Facebook
    Subscribe to YBE on Youtube

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Activism through photojournalism with Nikki West

    Activism through photojournalism with Nikki West

    When confronted with protests and riot cops right outside of her apartment, Nikki West picked up her camera and did what she knew how to do best. Capturing impactful moments through the summer of 2020 led Nikki to her passion for activism in and out of the equestrian space.
    In this episode, Nikki shares how her activism has impacted her equestrian journey and experiences in the horse industry.
    Connect with Nikki on Twitter @Nikki__West
    This episode is sponsored by Cargill Nutrena
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    Stay Connected with YBE!
    Learn about the host and the platform at https://youngblackequestrians.com/links (https://youngblackequestrians.com/links)
    Follow YBE on Instagram
    Like YBE on Facebook
    Subscribe to YBE on Youtube

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Mmc_2595 ,

Black woman Equestrian in Denver

Just thank you. Feel free to hmu so we can build that empire. Denver is a less talked about horse community, but has nearly destroyed the Poc equestrian traditions in the area. We’re still here of course. Always looking for inspirational content to keep me going so this is perf ❤️

KimberlyIndiana ,

So glad I found you

I’m a 34 year old black woman and horse novice who just started riding regularly and taking lessons! And I was so uplifted to find this podcast. Thank you!

sean the shoer ,

YBE newbie

Just discovered this podcast. What an awesome endeavor. I’m a farrier in Maryland and wish I could be involved in your program. I hope you all are successful building your facilities down in North Carolina...

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