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Rider Option Pulls Episode 6 Endurance Horse Podcast

July 7th, 2018
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Hello & welcome to Endurance Horse Podcast!

 

This episode is the first topic specific episode of the

Endurance Horse Podcast.  In this episode riders are sharing stories on the topic of what we call here 

in the US, a Rider Option pull.  A Rider Option pull is when your horse has successfully gone

through the vetting process, though you feel that for some reason, you should not go on.  In other countries this is called a ‘Withdrawl’.

 

At the end of the podcast I will share about two times when I decided

to Rider Option, once on Faith in 2016 and once on Mandate for Gold in 2011.   

 

Sometimes the stories we share on the podcast are fun and uplifting, so it did give me a bit of a pause to decide to tackle a not so uplifting aspect of Endurance riding, stories about the days when things did not go as planned.  

 

We share the Rider Option stories in Episode 6 in hopes that we will give courage to someone who in the future who maybe faced with that feeling that something just isn’t right with their horse in hopes that the stories you hear here today will help you make that choice if there is ever a day when you are faced with that nagging feeling in your gut, even though all seems to be okay on the outside.  I also hope that this episode will lend peace of mind to some of you who had decided to withdraw, or not start a ride- that you made the right decision. 

 

In any case, at some point or another- if you ride long enough- there is a chance there will

Be a day when you just are not sure.  Yes, to finish is to win, though somedays it is best to stop, play it safe and follow your gut instinct.

 

 

Thank you to the riders who were willing to share your stories that were difficult to share.

 

Without further ado, I bring to you episode 6 of the Endurance Horse podcast. 

 

To send in your story to Endurance Horse Podcast please send an email to:

 

endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com

Episode 5.0 Endurance Horse Podcast

July 4th, 2018
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Endurance Horse Podcast

Episode 5

 

Welcome to Episode 5 of Endurance Horse Podcast

Hosted by Christina Hyke

Sponsored by Christina Hyke Photography, LLC

 

Welcome to Episode 5!  Today is July 4th 2018.  In the United States it is a time for family and friends to get together, cook out and celebrate.  There will be parades, festivals and fireworks.  Today we are heading to a race to cheer on two of our older sons in the Whippet City Mile run that is right before the start of the 4th of July Parade, then out to the lake to enjoy a barbecue with my brother and family.  Though, since many of you maybe traveling this weekend, I thought it a good day to get episode 5 galloping out onto the airwaves.  So, here you go and I hope you enjoy the audios, I hope you find inspiration, laughter, joy, encouragement, empathy and most of all a feeling of all being a part of the same journey and the most I wish for you is that you enjoy the ride. 

 

Thank you to everyone who made it possible for this episode to be pulled together, and especially to two wonderful midwestern women, Laurie and Beth.  Both ladies ride in the Midwest region of the US, both are from WI and I have had the privilege of chatting with both of them on the trails.  When I needed two more files to complete this episode it was Beth that was first to answer the call, and then she suggested Laurie, whom I have met on the trail- and she is truly a ray of sunshine.  I am so glad that I waited and got the audios from these two midwestern treasures.  

Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in.  To all of you who send files in, I know how busy everyone is- thank you for helping me create this podcast and share the world of endurance riding and bringing together riders from across the globe.  

 

When I started this podcast I had the idea that it would be a positive in the endurance world, focusing us on what brings us together- the love of a good horse and a beautiful trail, the challenges we face, the goals we set and maybe above all- that we see that, as riders, and really, as people, we all have a lot more in common than not.  And just maybe, this podcast would even bring some of us closer together online & in real life.  

 

On June 8th, my mother’s birthday, I saw a share worthy post and shared it. The post was from Potato Richardson, and that he had a horse available for Tevis- I shared the post on the Endurance Horse Podcast.  

 

One of the riders in the Endurance Horse Podcast group saw the opportunity and landed the ride on the horse.   I know several of you are going to Tevis and it would be amazing if some of you got together around an actual campfire or met each other at the ride meetings.  

 

 

Here is some additional good content from these wonderful endurance riders that submitted to Episode 5:

 

Jane Moss

The Shepherd Center

Biltmore

World Equestrian Games 2018

 

Beth Frieders

Endless Valley Endurance Ride 2018

 

Jenny Chandler

Tevis Cup

Fort Howes Endurance Ride

 

Kat of Marvel Endurance:

Marvel Endurance 

Marvel Endurance Facebook

Nanango Endurance Ride

 

Melissa Coolich

Coolich Endurance 

Biltmore

Glacier Trails 2018

ApDra 2018

 

Bec Radny

West Coast Arabians

 

Sharon Andrews

Welcome Arabians

Caja del Rio Endurance Ride

Fort Stanton Endurance Ride

 

 

 

 

Keisha Wood

Don’t Forget to Hold On

Caja del Rio Endurance Ride

Fort Stanton Endurance Ride

 

Green Bean Endurance Team

 

Daryl Owen

The Distance

 

 

 

This Podcast is paid for and sponsored by:

Christina Hyke Photography, LLC

www.christinahyke.com 

 

Thank you for listening to Episode 5! I hope you share this with your friends and grow with us. 

 

Please subscribe & rate us on iTunes and email your stories to me at :

endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

 The Endurance Horse Podcast

Life is a journey, enjoy the ride.

Episode 4.0 Endurance Horse Podcast

May 21st, 2018
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Endurance Horse Podcast

Episode 4

 

 

Welcome to Episode 4 of Endurance Horse Podcast

Hosted by Christina Hyke

Sponsored by Christina Hyke Photography, LLC

 

In Episode 4 we are going to hear from fascinating riders from across the globe. We are going to hear Daryl Owen’s National Championships ride report from New Zealand.  Also from New Zealand,   Jenny Chandler’s first time sending in an audio file, another wonderful Marvel rider from down under, Kat & her musical ways (thanks to Kat, I had several songs stuck in my head for days).  We will also hear from the land of Billy the Kid, thanks to our wonderful south west rider, Keisha Wood, be sure to check out Keisha’s blog for more updates, stories and photographs on her journeys. 

 

We will also hear from Tennessee Lane,  be sure to check out her SoCo Endurance page & links listed here.  Also, I had reached out to several ride managers to send in an audio telling us about their ride, and I heard back from a rider to tell us all about the great Shore to Shore Ride in Michigan. This is the first of what I hope to be more, if you would like to feature your favorite endurance ride on the podcast, please email me and I will send you the interview guide for the ride management.  

 

All of this and so much more, including an update from one of our precious young riders, and also an intro/first time file from Karly, down under.   We would also like to welcome Amanda from Virgina with her three horses, Candy (POA), 1/2 Arabian son of Candy & Oliver who was recently pulled from a feedlot. Oliver is an Egyptian Arabian. We will hear from FEI Endurance rider Melissa Coolich of Coolich Endurance.  She has an amazing story of overcoming a health crisis to be able to compete.  Thank you to Melissa for her inspiring story of healing and sharing your passion for endurance.  I’d also like to welcome Lindy Griffith of Florida, and her Rocky MTN Maxwell and Chief (Arab/Rocky MTN).  These sound like wonderful horses to ride. 

 

Be sure to send me some more audio files, I will create the episodes as I get the files in!  We all enjoy listening in, so please be brave & share your story. 

 

Here is some additional good content from these wonderful endurance riders that submitted to this fourth episode:

 

Melissa Coolich

Coolich Endurance 

 

Kat of Marvel Endurance:

Marvel Endurance 

Marvel Endurance Facebook

 

Teney Lane:

SoCo Endurance

SoCo Endurance Facebook

Remuda Run

Remuda Run Facebook

 

Keisha Wood

Don’t Forget to Hold On

 

Green Bean Endurance Team

 

Daryl Owen

The Distance

 

 

 

Shore to Shore

http://www.shore2shoreride.com 

http://www.gldrami.org

Garey Lake Trail Camp

Shore to Shore Ride Flyer

 

Christina Hyke Photography, LLC

www.christinahyke.com 

 

Thank you for listening to episode four and I hope you share this with your friends and grow with us. Please subscribe & rate us on iTunes or Podbean and email your stories to me at :

endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

 

I would love to hear your stories of your endurance journey from your part of the world. 

 

Until episode #5 I wish you all happy trails!  Ride far, ride well, ride often.

 

(P.S. I still need 2 to 4 files for the Rider Option Episode, please send a file)

Endurance Horse Podcast Episode 3.0

April 25th, 2018
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Endurance Horse Podcast Episode 3.0

I’m so glad you could join us!

 

In Episode 3 we are going to hear  some updates, meet some riders we have not heard from before including a Buckskin Mustang that found his way to Germany.  We have two ride managers in episode 3 as well as a few walks down memory lane.  We will also hear an update from one adorable, very young rider that I hope will continue to send in files throughout the season! And, I have a quick intro, special outro for you. 

Spring has finally sprung in Wisconsin, so I’m so happy to feel free to start conditioning.  We seem to have a bumper crop of frogs & mosquitos already!  May the frogs win!  

 

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

Your host is Christina Hyke wife, mom, friend, equine photographer and life long horsewoman, ride far, ride well, ride often.  

www.christinahyke.com

 

To learn more about the distance loving mini, Kricket

You can find her on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/theminiadventuresofkricket/

 

Brianna Sullivan 

Mentioned FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses, Inc) Check FOSH out here:

http://www.fosh.info

 

Find Adriana Sardoni by following her on instagram: 

@endurancehorseriding

 

Victoria Clark - Marvel Endurance Team

 

https://www.facebook.com/marvel.endurance.team/

https://marvelendurance.wordpress.com

https://www.faraway.asn.au/easter-endurance-carnival/

http://stirlingscrossingendurance.asn.au

 

Darice Whyte 

Writes for Arabian Horse World in a column named Twisted Tales.

https://arabianhorseworld.com/category/magazine/twisted-tales/

 

Keisha Wood

https://keishaswalk.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-wood-girls-weekend-of-awesomeness.html

 

 

 

Ruth Casserly

Ride Manager of Iron Oak 

Midwest Distance Driving Association

Ride Site of Iron Oak Horse Camp Ukarydee

 

Follow Celine Elouise & her beautiful image of her buckskin mustang on instagram:

@wildwestgold

Trust me on this one, y’all, Celine has some AMAZING images of her horse, you will get total horse eye candy over on her instagram account! 

 

Tara Leroy

President of the Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trails Association

Vice President of Wisconsin State Horse Council District 4 

http://www.skmhta.com

 

 

Green Bean Endurance Team 

http://www.greenbeanendurance.org/p/about.html

 

Midwest Horse Fair

https://midwesthorsefair.com

 

Cowboy Church

https://www.crystallyons.com

If you haven’t been to cowboy church, maybe you haven’t been to church yet! 

Check out this amazing woman with a vision & heart for the horse world. 

Episode 2.0 Endurance Horse Podcast

April 3rd, 2018
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Hello & welcome to Endurance Horse Podcast!

I’m so glad you could join us.  How was your holiday weekend?  Ours was pretty laid 

back, though I have to say, for some reason my husband, Jim, really spoiled me starting on

Thursday.  He showed up with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, 

made sure I had time to ride  that night and then on Friday morning he cooked me breakfast & sent me off with one of my favorite horses & a good friend for a nice, long, trail ride.   And to top it off by the time I got back from my ride there was a homemade pot of artichoke soup simmering on the stove.  

 

In case you are wondering, I had a great trail ride with my little sorrel mare, Grace.  Grace had not been on the trails in sometime, though she was amazing and happy to be out there.  Grace is happy to leave the other horses and find her own journey, even if it was just going off to search for Tara’s lost glove, which, by the way,  I don’t think has been found yet.  

 

There are several man made obstacles on one of the loops we ride on and Grace rushed over to each obstacle as if to prove she truly should be the horse that I take out on EVERY ride.  She was eager to please and is such a snuggle horse, and I love her so much!  I would love to hear about how your extended weekend was, did you find time for horses,  kick back and relax or did you travel?  

 

In Episode 2 we are going to hear from some new riders, get some updates, ride reports, a humorous Tevis memory from our Canadian friend. We will also be introduced to two very adorable, very young riders that I hope will continue to send in files throughout the season!  Without, further ado, I to bring to you, Episode 2 of the Endurance Horse Podcast. 

 

Thank you all for listening, and thank you especially to those who emailed in your stories.  Alice and Bailey- we are looking forward to listening to your stories this year girls, so  keep sending in your files! 

To hear your story on Endurance Horse Pocast, email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com Ideally the files should be from 2 to 7 minutes in length. 

Goodbye for now, this is your host, Christina Hyke wife, mom, friend, equine photographer and life long horsewoman, signing off and saying ride far, ride well, ride often.  

 

Christina Hyke Photography, LLC

www.christinahyke.com

To contact Barry Cole email him at:

 bluemoonfarm90@yahoo.com

 

The Ozark Trails 75/100 Endurance Ride  

http://ozarktrailsendurance.com/ride.html

 

Victoria Clark - Marvel Endurance Team

https://www.facebook.com/marvel.endurance.team/

https://marvelendurance.wordpress.com

https://www.faraway.asn.au/easter-endurance-carnival/

http://stirlingscrossingendurance.asn.au

 

Darice Whyte 

Writes for Arabian Horse World in a column named Twisted Tales.

https://arabianhorseworld.com/category/magazine/twisted-tales/

 

Keisha Wood

https://keishaswalk.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-wood-girls-weekend-of-awesomeness.html

 

Ella Bunting Endurance

https://www.facebook.com/EllaAndEbaEndurance/

 

Bec  Radney

www.westcoastarabians.com

 

Green Bean Endurance Team 

http://www.greenbeanendurance.org/p/about.html

Episode 1.0 Endurance Horse Podcast

March 27th, 2018
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Endurance Horse Podcast -Episode 1

 

 

Welcome to Episode 1 of Endurance Horse Podcast

 

In this first episode we are going to hear from some fascinating

People from around the world.  From Jen with her beautiful paint horse and her fabulous mini to all the way across the pond to Daryl who is headed to the National Championships, and she promises to send an update, so look for that in a future episode.

 

Not bad for our first time, we have 8 breeds of horses represented, 16 riders and 4 countries.  That is pretty good for a first episode, am I right?

 

Here is some additional good content from these wonderful endurance riders that submitted to this first episode:

 

Jen & Kricket

Bella Fricker Endurance

Brittney & Fizz on Instagram as #littlefizzy 

Darice Whyte- Twisted Horse Tales

Midwest Distance Driving Association

American Standardbred Adoption Program

 

And if you would like to check out my photography page:

www.christinahyke.com 

 

Thank you for listening to our very first eposde and I hope you share this with your friends and grow with us. Please subscribe on iTunes or Podbean and email your stories to me at endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com I would love to hear your stories of your endurance journey from your part of the world.   You are welcome to join us in our facebook group:

Endurance Horse Podcast

To share your Endurance Horse adventures with us on instagram #endurancehorsepodcast

 

Until episode #2

I wish you all happy trails!  Ride far, ride well, ride often.

the Houdini Intro

March 14th, 2018
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I am in the process of setting up the podcast and this is litterally the recording from the moment I had the idea.  No, there is no intro yet, no magical music intro yet, just me an a horse.  I wanted to publish just this short intro, and say hello & this is what we are hoping for, to hear from riders across the globe!  To listen to your story and share our own.  Now, I simply need some wonderful volunteers to send in a recording! Thank you to Jen for being the first one to send in her audio! Now can I persuade 10 more of you? It can be from anywhere, at the barn or from the couch! What do we want to hear? Introduce yourself, where you are from, tell us a bit about your horse(s) and your goals for the year. Maybe even give a tip on what to pack in your trailer for a long weekend away from home! What I really want to get to is who you are, what the riding is like, maybe your favorite trail and lots about your horse & what you love about him or her. I'd love to hear what you are working on this season and how it is going. Then the next month episode you can send in an update and by then maybe even a report from your favorite endurance ride!!! This could be so awesome! Please fill up my brand new email box with loads of voice recording:

endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com