7 episodes

Horse DNA, genetic testing, coat color, ancestry, breed testing, cloning, Crispr, genetic editing, performance, health, equine athletes and more! We talk about all things horse and genetics on this podcast with all horse folk from celebrity athletes and their equine partners to breeders, judges, registries and everyday owners.  Brought to you by a team of scientists who happen to be horse people.  We know you, because we are you. Know your horse all the way down to the DNA.

Genetics Unbridled - Horse DNA & Technology Powered by Etalon Equine Genetics Etalon Equine Genetics

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Horse DNA, genetic testing, coat color, ancestry, breed testing, cloning, Crispr, genetic editing, performance, health, equine athletes and more! We talk about all things horse and genetics on this podcast with all horse folk from celebrity athletes and their equine partners to breeders, judges, registries and everyday owners.  Brought to you by a team of scientists who happen to be horse people.  We know you, because we are you. Know your horse all the way down to the DNA.

    Map-My-Mustang: Elisa Wallace

    Map-My-Mustang: Elisa Wallace

    In this episode, we focus on the fascinating world of mustangs with none other than Elisa Wallace, a renowned five-star event rider and mustang trainer.
    Elisa, one of Etalon's esteemed Athlete Advisors, shares her journey of bonding with horses, from the thrill of working with a new "Wild One" to the profound connection forged through training. She takes us through the unseen moments that don't make the youtube channel and sheds light on why she is so passionate about these horses.

    We also introduce the groundbreaking project, Map-My-Mustang, revolutionizing the way mustang owners connect through genetic analysis, geographic mapping, and herd comparison. Discover firsthand how genetic testing has transformed Elisa's program and the profound impact it has had on her equine companions.

    But hold onto your reins, because there's a shocking revelation awaiting. Christa spills the beans revealing that two of Elisa's mustangs are actually full siblings! Yes, you heard it right, full siblings in the world of mustangs.

    Stay tuned to uncover which two horses share this remarkable bond and learn how DNA testing can unveil the hidden stories of your equine companions.

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    • 39 min
    Betting on Innovation: Horse Ancestry with Dr. Samantha Brooks

    Betting on Innovation: Horse Ancestry with Dr. Samantha Brooks

    Ever placed a bet that revolutionized an industry? Explore the intersection of horse genetics and innovation in the latest Genetics Unbridled podcast with Dr. Samantha Brooks. In this episode, we delve into ancestry testing in horses such as, thoroughbreds, sport, and stock horse breeds. The cutting-edge testing platform from Etalon Equine Genetics was born out of a bet with an Irish sport horse enthusiast.

    Join us as we trot alongside Dr. Brooks, focusing on genetic diversity and the 'Find My Herd' initiative, working to reunite horses with their genetic kin. We delve into the critical role of heterozygosity in horse populations, discussing how these genetic insights reshape breeding and selection strategies. This episode offers essential genetic insights for decision-making, celebrating the interconnected histories of horse breeds worldwide. Prepare for an enlightening and entertaining exploration into the intricacies of horse DNA!

    • 31 min
    The Role of Genetics in Horse Temperament and Behavior

    The Role of Genetics in Horse Temperament and Behavior

    Join us to discuss the genetics behind temperament testing with Dr. Samantha Brooks, an esteemed associate professor at the University of Florida. This genetic discussion centers on the DRD4 gene region, a crucial piece in the complex picture of horse temperament. Dr. Brooks explains how DNA and life experiences combined can impact a horse's behavior. We begin our exploration with a study from Japan, offering insights that could dramatically impact horse management and selection practices across breeds.

    The episode doesn't stop at theoretical knowledge; it continues into the practical arena of genetic testing and its role in the equine industry. Imagine selecting a horse with a temperament that complements your own, foreseeing its potential health trajectory, and gauging its suitability for various disciplines—all through the lens of genetics. Dr. Brooks shares riveting stories and real-world implications of these genetic profiles, demonstrating how they can influence a horse's behavior and performance. As we wrap up, anticipation builds for a second part to this episode where we focus on ancestry testing—a transformative tool that promises to shed light on personalized and informed horse ownership and training. Join us for this eye-opening conversation that will not only educate but also change the way we interact with and understand our hoofed partners.

    • 17 min
    Discovery Alert: Join the Nerd Herd to Learn about Eden Whites

    Discovery Alert: Join the Nerd Herd to Learn about Eden Whites

    Unleash your inner scientist in the world of equine genetics. In this episode, we're joined by our very own Aiden McFadden, Katie Martin, and Dr. Robin Everts to learn about the HPS5 gene. This isn't your everyday discovery - this gene is a key player in the white markings observed in horses. We dissect the different alleles of this gene and extrapolate the physical phenotypes one could potentially observe in horses that have them. Groundbreaking discoveries like this haven't happen for a decade in the equine world, making this not just a thrilling revelation for us, but for equine enthusiasts and professionals alike. 

    We also take the reins to discuss depigmentation in horses and the role of EDX Whites. Delving into our understanding of this gene, its function in melanogenesis, and the intriguing connection to depigmentation found in other species like zebrafish and humans.  As we wrap up this episode, we hope you come away with not just a newfound appreciation for horse color genetics but an understanding of its significance in revealing the appearance, history, and potential health issues of horses. So why wait? Immerse yourself in the exploration of equine genetics!

    • 25 min
    Exploring Equine Colors: Where Do Bays Come From?

    Exploring Equine Colors: Where Do Bays Come From?

    Ever pondered why horses flaunt such a myriad of coat colors? What makes a horse black or bay? We've got answers! Sit tight as we embark on an enlightening journey into the world of horse genetics. From explaining the role of Agouti, a significant factor in determining horse coat color, navigating the complexities of the gray gene, to giving insight into why genetic discussions often meet with dismissive responses on social media, we're covering it all.

    In the second half, brace yourself for a deep dive into the reference genome horse, Twilight. We'll throw light on how the traditional rules of genetics are constantly changing as new mutations surface. If horse breeding interests you, listen in as we talk about the role color plays in it and introduce you to Etalon's innovative 'Build a Horse' tool, a fascinating game-changer that could help you predict your horses' colors and more. We're here to make genetics enjoyable and accessible, so let's hit the round pen!

    • 15 min
    Horse DNA: Genetics Unbridled Trailer

    Horse DNA: Genetics Unbridled Trailer

    Are you ready to embark on a journey into the captivating world of equine genetics? Welcome to Genetics Unbridled, the podcast that delves deep into the DNA of horses. Our mission is clear: to unravel the intricate threads of equine genetics and present you with enlightening conversations that empower you to comprehend, nurture, and thrive alongside your equine companion.

    As responsible horse owners, providing unparalleled care is at the core of what we do. By tuning in to Genetics Unbridled, you'll gain access to game-changing insights that amplify every facet of the equine industry. Breeders will identify optimal stock pairings, riders will decode the reasons behind their horses' unique traits, and enthusiasts will unearth a treasure trove of knowledge.

    Your equine partner's DNA is a vault of secrets waiting to be unlocked. Performance capabilities, potential health vulnerabilities, coat color revelations, genetic composition – all lie within the strands of their DNA. Prepare to be amazed as we delve into the astonishing science that shapes these magnificent creatures.

    Don't wait any longer – join us on Genetics Unbridled as we explore the intricate world of equine genetics. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a passionate newcomer, our podcast will spark your curiosity and fuel your understanding of these extraordinary animals. Subscribe now and get ready to unravel the genetic mysteries that define our beloved equine companions. It's time to embrace the science that connects us to our horses in ways we never thought possible. 

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