Clan of the Horses

Clan of the Horses

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A podcast about horses and horse people that takes a closer look at our most important friend - ever. New episodes on the first Monday of the month. Photo: Femke Ketelaar


Judgement Day in Equestrian Sports

Sesong #8 Episode #35

Have Grand Prix Dressage on international level been reduced to a culture dominated by silence, greed and money? A culture where good people are reluctant to speak their minds when they should be advocating for the...
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Sesong #8 Episode #34

In this episode, I revisit Sue Dyson, one of the initiators Horse and Hound referred to as top equestrians when we launched our petition campaign New Era for Equestrian Sports #LetHorsesSpeak in December 2023. Sue...
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An Open Letter to the FEI

Sesong #8 Episode #33

A horse can certainly be forced to do whatever we want it to do because they are sensitive flight animals seeking safety and survival. And if events organised by the FEI do not crack down on ugly riding on warm-up...
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Meet Elaine Butler

Sesong #7 Episode #32

- Sometimes the horse exhibits behaviour that we mistakenly interpret as disobedience, but it's actually a cry for help. In such cases, it's not effective to ride for a trainer who instructs you to look straight...
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Biomechanics meets AI

Sesong #7 Episode #31

- I really call this disruptive technology because from this point on there is no excuse anymore not to measure lameness objectively. It's practical, it's scientifically proven and it's validated, says doctor in...
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Meet James A. Serpell

Sesong #7 Episode #30

- We need to start with the assumption that animals aren’t looking for conflict. They don’t want conflict any more than we do. But animals will become aggressive if they become frightened. So the number one point is...
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It's all about connection

Sesong #6 Episode #29

- Good ridning means that you stop disturbing the horse, and that is one thing I find it important to tell everybody; get out of the way, cause you are the problem, says Arne Koets, who during his five years as a...
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Meet Jeff Sanders II

Sesong #6 Episode #28

- Rather than focussing on the footfall of your horse, feel the rhythm in the movement of his spine. It is like the rhythm of a song, and you can move with it, says Jeff Sanders. Photo: Amanda...
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Meet Jeff Sanders

Sesong #6 Episode #27

- We have a running joke in the US about how California and Texas got into a fight about horsemanship and Texas won, says trainer Jeff Sanders.
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Scentwork for horses

Sesong #5 Episode #26

- Offering our horses scentwork and exploration exercises not only reduces stress and make them more confident. It can also be a brilliant tool when horses struggle with what we often refer to as behaviour problems,...
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Meet Sue Dyson

Sesong #5 Episode #25

- We’ve been conditioned that many behaviours exhibited by the ridden horse are normal, when they are in fact often a reflection of underlying musculoskeletal pain. And if we resolve the pain, the behaviours will...
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Meet Amy Skinner

Sesong #5 Episode #24

- What I teach can be tricky to teach people because they often expect a series of steps, but what I try to teach them is how to be more aware, more intuitive and more creative, says horse trainer Amy Skinner.
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