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Stall and Stable: Ideas for Happy Horse Keeping
25 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
EP 103: Ten Tips for a Better, Safer Boarding Barn
In my travels this summer, I visited several big barns and even more smaller ones. There are at least a hundred new tips I can share with you today, but I’ll start with just ten of my most important takeaways. If you want horses to be your livelihood, there are best practices that will help ensure you do that, and you do it well. In all fairness to the horses, we owe it to them to make their homes safe, comfortable and as as low stress as possible - for them and for us. So listen in for ten tips that will keep your horses safe and you sane!
32 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
EP 102: Listener Q&A with American Stalls
In this first episode back from our summer break, we answer listener questions about stall components, materials, and matting for run-in sheds. Listen in!
46 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
EP 101: RideIQ with Kyle Carter
Helena welcomes Canadian 5* eventer, Kyle Carter this week. Kyle is part of the team behind an innovative new app called RideIQ, a digital teaching tool designed to help riders in all corners of the globe have access to top-level instruction without having to travel to get it. Kyle’s take on riding is first and foremost about horsemanship, and whether we keep our horses at home or with a trainer, they can’t be truly happy unless we spend time working on our own skills in the saddle. It’s an essential part of horsemanship for anyone who tosses a leg over the back of a horse. This is a very interesting conversation, so listen in!
40 minutes | May 18, 2022
EP 100: Marketing Tips with Horse in a Kilt Media
In this 100th episode of the Stall and Stable show, Helena welcomes back Nikki Alvin-Smith, GP dressage trainer and breeder, to talk business. The conversation this time is about marketing your horse business in the 21st century. What things do horse professionals need to keep in mind as they start or grow their businesses. It's a really informative conversation, so listen in!
44 minutes | May 5, 2022
EP 99: The Benefits of Boarding
In this return to 2020, Helena chats with return guest, Terry Golson, of the Cooperative Horse today, about Terry’s recent move to a new boarding barn that has turned out to be quite the surprise for her and her American Paint Horse, Tonka. Listen in!
36 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
EP 98: 12 Tips for Spring Sanity
Brought to you by American Stalls. Spring is here and the grass is green! Ish. If, like me, you’re gearing up to do all the things you’ve been waiting two years and all winter to do, I have some tips to help ensure you’re on the right path to achieving your goals. Whether you own or manage a commercial barn or keep horses at home, these tips are good reminders for getting things in order so you save precious time that you can otherwise spend riding and playing with your ponies. Listen in!
39 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
EP 97: Behind the Scenes with American Stalls
Some people fear change, others embrace it completely. At Stall and Stable, we love change, because it often means new opportunities for adventure, fun, and for learning. Today’s episode embodies that belief as Helena welcomes guest, Yash Balasaria - the CEO of our new title sponsor, American Stalls. Yash takes us behind the scenes of American Stalls, going into detail about stall components, the pros and cons of different metals used, and more. If you love barns, build barns, or work in one, you'll find this episode very interesting, so listen in!
38 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
EP 96: Understanding Our Horses' Behavior
Brought to you by American Stalls This was going to be an episode about boosting your clinic revenue, but after Clarabelle's recent appointment with a veterinary GI specialist, this episode is about The Great Misunderstanding. It all starts with horses who don’t cooperate. So, if you have a horse who is difficult to handle, has buck that just won’t go away, shies at some unseen boogeyman in the arena, or has a poor work ethic, this is the episode for you. Listen in!
37 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
EP 95: Barn Roof Pitch and Why It Matters
This is the second episode in our Barns by Blackburn Series. In it, Helena and John Blackburn talk about roofs, in particular, how different roof slopes affect the functionality of a barn, and what you’ll want to think about when building or remodeling your barn. It's a bit geeky, and that's why you will love this discussion, so listen in!
50 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
EP 94: Horsekeeping and Business Planning with Reese Koffler-Stanfield
We are back this week with another episode in my HRN Host Series on Happy Horsekeeping. This time, I have a long chat with FEI dressage rider, trainer, and business owner, Reese Koffler-Stanfield. Reese is the co-host of the Dressage Radio Show, the official podcast of the United States Dressage Federation. Reese tells us all about her wonderful farm Kentucky, her business model, and how she defines success, so listen in!
24 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
EP 93: How to Be Professional
Brought to you by Lucas Equine Equipment When it comes to business, horse people often struggle. Many of us are animal people first, business people second. The fact of the matter is, we need to pay our own bills and we need to be around horses all the time. It’s a marriage of love and need. But it’s not often a happy marriage. Consider this episode as a stand-in marriage counselor, offering tips for making your business life and your horse life get along as best they can. Today, Helena shares 10 tips for bringing professionalism to the equestrian workplace. Listen in!
38 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
EP 92: Barns with Blackburn
Welcome to Stall and Stable’s new series called Barns with Blackburn, featuring renowned architect and author, John Blackburn. In this series, John shares his expansive knowledge about farm planning, design, and construction. From the basics of site selection, to details that make barns safe, beautiful, and highly functional for our needs. Our goal is to leave you both inspired and informed, so listen in!
41 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
EP 91: Helena's Road Trip to Ocala
Brought to you by: Lucas Equine Equipment. What do you do when all your favorite horse people are gathering at one place, 1200 miles away, to share ideas and new methods for training horses, but the new COVID variant is raging in every state on the eastern seaboard, monster snow storms are brewing, and flights have become an expensive health risk? You get in your car and you. Just. drive. — and drive. And drive. And drive. In this episode, Helena shares her solo road trip from Rhode Island to Ocala, where she met up with Shawna Karrasch, Tik Maynard, Glenn and Jennifer Hebert, Chelsea Canedy, and Gracie Bee. From next-level clicker training, to business brainstorming, this was a trip worth taking and sharing… so listen in!
50 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
EP 90: Texas Horsekeeping with Tara Tibbetts
We cover a different part of the United States in this episode, as Helena talks with Tara Tibbetts, host of the Foxhunting series on the Horse Radio Network. Tara originally hails from Montana, but has been keeping horses at home in Texas for many years. With a background in quarter horses, a serious side hustle as hunt staff, and some prowess in the show ring, Tara's horsekeeping practices are as well-rounded as her riding. This is one of those episodes where the listener gets to eavesdrop on a conversation between two friends talking horse care. So listen in for some interesting information and ideas!
54 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
EP 89: Happy Horse Clicking, with Shawna Karrasch
In this sixth installment of the HRN Host Series on Happy Horsekeeping, Helena welcomes the legendary Shawna Karrasch, the trainer responsible for bringing positive reinforcement to the horse world. Shawna is the host of Equine Clicker 101 on the Horse Radio Network, the author of You Can Train Your Horse to Do Anything, and in general, a pretty fabulous human being. Shawna and Helena talk about the different ways clicker training can help us keep our horses happier at home or while boarding. From leading quietly without a chain, to good behavior for the farrier, trailer loading, and more. This is an episode you do not want to miss… so listen in!
42 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
EP 88: Donkeys Need Us Too
Donkeys are equines that have been used as working animals for at least 5000 years. And with more than 40 million donkeys in the world today, there is a tremendous need to offer them protection in sanctuaries, in legislation, and through education. In this episode, Helena is joined by Maxine Carter of the Donkey Sanctuary. Maxine shares with us the plight of the donkey today, how their sanctuary can help, and why it’s important for horse owners to pay closer attention to these incredibly smart and willing equines. Listen in!
57 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
EP 87: Horsekeeping for Healthy Hooves
This episode was made possible by our podcast partners: Lucas Equine Equipment, Tangent Materials, and listeners like you! This is the fifth in a series of conversations Helena has with the Horse Radio Network show hosts on what they believe are best practices in happy horsekeeping. In this episode, she talks with Alicia Harlov, hoofcare specialist and host of the Humble Hoof Podcast. And yes... they dig in a bit to the ever-hot topic of metal shoes versus barefoot trimming, so listen in!
45 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
EP 86: Happy Horsekeeping with Endurance Champ, Karen Chaton
This episode is brought to you by Load Trailer trailers. We’re back with another episode in the HRN Host Series on Happy Horsekeeping. This time Helena is joined by endurance pro, and host of Endurance Day on Horses in the Morning, Karen Chaton, from Nevada. The saying goes: “If you ask ten different horse people how to do something, you will get 10 different answers.” Helena puts that old adage to the test and asks ten different horse people their opinions about what qualifies for happy horsekeeping. Those ten people happen to be her Horse Radio Network colleagues - all horse professionals of some sort, and all with a similar horse-first philosophy when it comes to keeping, training, and competing their horses. In this episode, you'll hear how Endurance champ, Karen Chaton, keeps her horses happy and healthy. Listen in!
39 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
EP 85: An Equine Business Owner Takes a Leap of Faith
Brought to you by: Lucas Equine Equipment When Heather Schneider realized that she had been running her horse business in survival mode for longer than she cared to admit, she knew it was time for a change. From buying a new tractor to hiring a barn manager, Heather’s carriage driving business in Florida (and her life) have really turned around. In this episode, Helena talks with Heather about what changes she made at Wind Chase Farm, why she made them, and what the outcome has been. Listen in!
57 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
EP 84: How a Holistic Vet Keeps Horses in Sarasota
This is part 3 of the HRN Host Series, brought to you by Load Trail Trailers. The saying goes, “If you ask ten horse people how to do something, you’ll get ten different answers.” In this episode, Helena talks with Dr. Wendy Ying, owner of Five Elements for Animals, a private practice that specializes in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Wendy is also an accomplished FEI-level driving competitor and host of the Driving Radio Show. Wendy shares her best practices for keeping her horses healthy and happy in sunny Florida. Listen in!
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