I love a good podcast. In fact, I often listen to them more than music these days. I know I’m not the only one because podcasts are growing in popularity. There are a ton of genres and topics out there to choose from. A quick Google search told me that, in 2021, there were 850,000 active podcasts! And the top 5 podcasts were The Joe Rogan Experience, Call Her Daddy, Crime Junkie, TED Talks, and The Daily. While I don’t listen to any of those, I have some favorites and it’s no surprise that several of the podcasts are horse related. And I wanted to share some of them with you.
What is a podcast? And Why I love them!
A podcast is an audio show with a series of episodes that you can download to your mobile device. There are 8 main types of podcasts. Some of which include interview podcasts, conversational, monologue, storytelling, roundtable, and theatrical.
Why a podcast? It’s an activity that I can do while doing other stuff. For example, I can fold laundry, cook dinner, or one of my favorites is while driving somewhere in the car. It’s a great way to learn something new while filling in times that you are doing mindless other tasks.
So without further delay, here are some of the horse podcasts that I have enjoyed. I hope you can find something new and inspirational to add to your subscriber list in 2022.
Ask Carson James
Carson James is a horse trainer whose style and roots lie within the Vaquero type. On his podcast he answers questions that people send in about their horse. The questions are sometimes problem related or a broad horsemanship question. He specializes in fixing and solving horse problems. His episodes are weekly and released every Tuesday and usually run anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. To learn more about Carson James visit his website carsonjames.com.
Ride On with Julie Goodnight
Julie Goodnight is an established natural horse trainer who has years of experience under her belt training thousands of horses. She started out as an English hunter/jumper, rode Thoroughbreds through college, and started a training business in 1985. Her podcasts are informative and insightful in many horse training topics. The episodes are lengthy and can run anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half long. She releases new episodes monthly. I highly recommend this podcast. You can learn more about Julie Goodnight on her website juliegoodnight.com.
The Willing Equine
Adele Shaw is the host of The Willing Equine podcast. Her focus is on the horse/human relationship. Adele is young and brings a fresh perspective. She really cares about listening to what the horse wants and needs from us. One of her specialties is working with problem horses. She typically releases episodes one to two times a month and they typically run 30 minutes to an hour. You can learn more about Adele Shaw at thewillingequine.com.
Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall
Stacy Westfall’s podcast focuses on teaching horse owners how to train their own horses. She goes beyond explanations of technique and training advice and talks a lot about the rider and their mindset in training horses. Her main specialty is teaching riders to communicate clearly with their horses. You can learn more about Stacy Westfall on her website stacywestfall.com.
Daily Strides Podcast for Equestrians
Lorna Leeson hosts Daily Strides where she provides instruction and inspiration for riding and groundwork. Lorna typically spends each episode focusing on one training aspect at a time. For example, one episode may be about collection while another may be about lunging. She releases episodes once a week and they run anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. If you would like to learn more about Daily Strides or Lorna Lesson visit her website stridesforsuccess.com.
Equestrian Performance & Fitness
Dr. Jenni Douglas hosts the Equestrian Performance & Fitness podcast. Jenni’s expertise lies within the equine sports and particularly she focuses on the rider’s performance. She brings a lot of great information to the table about rider mindset, nutrition, and fitness. If you want to learn how to be a healthier and stronger rider, I think this is a great podcast for you- even if you aren’t competing. If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Jenni Douglas and her coaching program, go here.
Feed Room Chemist: An Equine Nutrition Podcast
Dr. Jyme Nichols, an equine nutritionist, hosts the Feed Room Chemist. She explores new data and debunks popular myths around equine nutrition and diet. She often answers questions listeners have about different feed and provides science based advice. They release weekly episodes and they typically run around 30 minutes. If you have a question about a certain food, then you can look through her previous episodes.
Where to listen to Podcasts
Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and Castbox are some of the top apps for podcast downloads. You should be able to find these and more on these apps. I hope you enjoy discovering some new horse podcasts. Comment below if you listen to these or have more you like to add. I’d love to hear from you.