88 episodes

Welcome to On The Rail, the podcast exclusively for stock horse show amateurs, by amateurs. Join our passionate co-hosts as we explore every facet of the industry we all love, with engaging interviews featuring top competitors, seasoned professionals, and the Associations themselves. From behind-the-scenes insights to discussions on showing, economic impacts, and more, we cover it all. Saddle up and tune in every Monday to join our fellow amateurs on this exciting journey!

On The Rail Liz & Jenna

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    • 5.0 • 51 Ratings

Welcome to On The Rail, the podcast exclusively for stock horse show amateurs, by amateurs. Join our passionate co-hosts as we explore every facet of the industry we all love, with engaging interviews featuring top competitors, seasoned professionals, and the Associations themselves. From behind-the-scenes insights to discussions on showing, economic impacts, and more, we cover it all. Saddle up and tune in every Monday to join our fellow amateurs on this exciting journey!

    088. In The Pen with Mathis Show Horses

    088. In The Pen with Mathis Show Horses

    In this engaging episode of the On The Rail Podcast, listeners are treated to an in-depth conversation with Adam and Pasley Mathis, the dynamic duo behind Mathis Show Horses.

    The Mathis' discuss their evolution from horse enthusiasts to professional trainers, shedding light on their personal and professional journeys that led to their partnership and the establishment of their training facility in 2019. Key topics include their approach to horse training, emphasizing adaptability and focusing on the unique needs of each horse.

    They also explore the challenges and rewards of navigating the horse show industry, particularly within Western pleasure competitions, advocating for a balance between high-level and state-level events to promote inclusivity. Moreover, the Mathis' share insights into managing a flourishing business while maintaining a healthy work-life balance, especially after the birth of their child. The episode also highlights the importance of community support, business management skills, and the role of programs like the NSBA's Tomorrow's Horseman in ensuring career stability in the equestrian industry.



    Through their story, Adam and Pasley Mathis inspire with their commitment to the sport, their business, and the wider equestrian community, all while looking eagerly toward the future of Mathis Show Horses and the industry at large.



    00:00 Welcome to On The Rail Podcast: Special Guests Share Their Journey

    00:57 The Mathis Show Horses Story: From Humble Beginnings to Success

    05:57 Pasley Mathis: A Life Shaped by Horses

    08:53 Diverse Backgrounds, Shared Passion: Adam and Pasley's Unique Perspectives

    13:16 Adam's Path to Professional Horse Training

    27:51 Building a Life Together: From Engagement to Launching Their Own Business

    36:57 The Decision to Start Mathis Show Horses: Planning and Execution

    41:51 Crafting a Career Plan: Insights and Reflections

    42:30 The Joys and Challenges of Running a Business with Your Spouse

    46:26 Navigating Work-Life Balance in a Family Business

    53:48 Training Philosophies and the State of Western Pleasure

    01:12:48 Embracing Opportunities: NSBA's Tomorrow Horseman Program

    01:19:41 Looking Ahead: Goals and Aspirations for Mathis Show Horses

    • 1 hr 28 min
    087. Gettin' Ranchy with Shannon Quinlan Hill

    087. Gettin' Ranchy with Shannon Quinlan Hill

    In this episode of On The Rail Podcast, we dive into the ranch world, featuring an interview with Shannon Quinlan Hill, co-trainer of Hill Performance Horses in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. Shannon shares her extensive background in the equine industry, spanning from showing hunters and cow horses to auction sale barn horses, influenced by her horse trainer and judge parents.

    The conversation covers her historic win in the Open Reining at Congress with Rough And Shiny, being the first woman to accomplish this feat, and the transition from reining to ranch riding, highlighting the differences between the disciplines.

    Shannon discusses the growing popularity and competitive landscape of ranch riding, touching on training methods, horse preparation for shows, and the importance of maintaining the horses' happiness and expression in their jobs. Moreover, the episode delves into the future of ranch classes, the challenges of achieving consistency in judging, and Shannon's personal goals, including obtaining her judging card and contributing more to association boards and committees.

    00:00 Welcome to the World of Ranch Riding

    01:08 Meet Shannon Quinlan Hill: A Trailblazer in Equine Industry

    03:34 From Reining to Ranch Riding: Shannon's Journey

    04:43 The Evolution and Appeal of Ranch Riding

    05:40 Ranch Riding vs. Reining: Understanding the Differences

    06:25 Exploring the Classes and Competitions in Ranch Riding

    09:28 Transitioning to Ranch Riding: Insights and Experiences

    13:22 The Growth and Popularity of Ranch Riding

    18:08 The Future of Ranch Riding and Industry Insights

    43:22 Shannon's Future Goals and Closing Thoughts

    • 45 min
    086. The National Equine Economic Impact Study with Julie Broadway

    086. The National Equine Economic Impact Study with Julie Broadway

    In the latest episode of On the Rail Podcast, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Julie Broadway, the President of the American Horse Council, to discuss the results of the 2023 National Equine Economic Impact Study. This research highlights the equine industry's significant $177 billion contribution to the U.S. economy and its role in supporting 2.2 million jobs. However, it also points to a slight decrease in the horse population, raising questions about the industry’s future. Throughout our discussion, we looked into the importance of these findings and discussed practical strategies and policy changes that could arise from this valuable data.

     

    Understanding the results of this study is crucial for all horse owners and enthusiasts. It offers insights into how the industry contributes to the economy and the challenges it faces. By informing yourselves, you can contribute to the conversation, help shape future policies, and implement practices that support the growth and sustainability of the equine industry. Don’t forget to like, share, and follow/subscribe!


    American Horse Council Website - Dive deeper into the study's findings and learn how you can get involved.
    2023 National Equine Economic Impact Study - Access the full report and detailed insights on the economic contributions of the equine industry.

     

    • 45 min
    085. The AQHA Professional Horsemen Academy with Jill Clark

    085. The AQHA Professional Horsemen Academy with Jill Clark

    In the latest episode of On the Rail Podcast, we chat with Jill Clark, DVM, a dedicated select amateur with a deep-rooted passion for the equine world. Jill shares her unique journey into horse showing, starting with her early roles in movies as a child that funded her first show horse.



    Jill discussed her significant contributions to the AQHA community through the Professional Horsemen Endowment Fund and the Professional Horsemen Academy. Inspired by a story from Bruce Walquist and recognizing the financial struggles faced by professional horsemen, Jill and her husband took action. They initiated the endowment fund to provide sustainable support for professionals in crisis, offering not just emergency financial aid but also educational resources for effective business management.

     

    The episode covered the importance of communication between trainers and amateurs, ethics, and the continuous need for education in the equestrian industry.

     

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    • 41 min
    084. Roundtable: Assistant Trainers

    084. Roundtable: Assistant Trainers

    We hosted a dynamic group of assistant trainers: Coltin Crystal, Crysta Brown, Lily Zomparelli, and Dillon Holden. They shared their unique perspectives from the trenches of the horse training world, giving us a glimpse into their personal journeys, from early experiences to their current roles in shaping the future of horse training. Our guests discussed the day-to-day realities of being an assistant trainer, the challenges they encounter, and the rewards that keep their passion alive. They also offered advice for those aspiring to follow in their footsteps and engaged in a rapid-fire round for some light-hearted fun and personal insights.

     

    This episode provided an insightful look at the evolving horse training industry, discussing changes, adapting to new trends, and where to follow our guests' continuing journeys. For anyone passionate about horse training or curious about the life of an assistant trainer, this episode was packed with invaluable insights and stories.



    A note from Liz and Jenna - We want to take a moment to acknowledge the recent passing of two members of our broader horse community. Our thoughts are with their families and friends during this difficult time. This episode was recorded prior to these events (mid-February), and as we share it, we do so with respect and remembrance for those we've lost.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    083. Let's Hear It For the Boys with Chelsea Sinclair and Susie Phillips

    083. Let's Hear It For the Boys with Chelsea Sinclair and Susie Phillips

    We're thrilled to host Dr. Chelsea Sinclair and Susie Phillips, leading figures in the sphere of equine reproduction and breeding. They'll walk us through their early days in the industry, the evolving art of stallion management, and the intricacies of stallion ownership from economic, marketing, and mare owner perspectives. We'll also explore how they select stallion prospects, the current breeding programs, and their industry impact. Chelsea and Susie will also share invaluable advice for those aspiring to venture into stallion ownership.

     

    Join us for this deep dive into the critical aspects of managing and owning stallions in the horse industry. If you're drawn to equine breeding or considering becoming a stallion owner, this episode is packed with expert insights you won't want to miss.

     

    Remember, your support through ratings, follows, shares, and reviews helps us continue to explore the multifaceted world of the stock horse show industry. Tune in every Monday for more engaging conversations tailored to our passionate community.

     

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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Liz Moorman ,

Wow! How Insightful!

On The Rail is an absolute gem for anyone passionate about the stock horse show world! As an avid enthusiast, I've found this podcast to be an indispensable source of insights, stories, and expert interviews that delve deep into every aspect of the industry. The hosts' enthusiasm is infectious, making each episode an engaging and informative journey. From behind-the-scenes glimpses to discussions on showmanship, economics, and more, this podcast covers it all. ✨

kellerbuilt ,

Extremely informative for beginners!

I find this podcast extremely interesting being a beginner in the equine world. The different range of guest on the show gives so much different knowledge and information on the industry! Liz & Jenna do a great job with the interviews!

Lopin the Pen ,

On the Rail

Awesome podcast for all of us show industry people to get different perspectives of what goes on behind the scenes as well as different point of views from different industries. Great job ladies !

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