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Episode 15 ENDURANCE HORSE PODCAST - CREWING

February 20th, 2019

Endurance Horse Podcast - Episode 15

 Welcome to Episode 15 of the Endurance Horse Podcast!

 Publishing on 20th of February 2019  

 It is nearing the end of February and I am happy to bring to you a new episode of Endurance Horse Podcast.  In this episode, Crewing, or depending on where you live, also known as strapping is a common theme woven throughout the various stories in this episode of Endurance Horse Podcast, and as you will hear in story by Carrie Baris, the endurance and ride and tie community and how it cares for each other does not end at ride camp when the trailers all head back home.  Carrie’s story shows us the love and heart of the community that is endurance horse community.   The bonds formed in all levels of endurance often become friendships that go far outside of the line where ride camp ends.

 

To prepare the intro for Episode 15 I searched the definition of crew/crewing and strapping.  I will spare you the definitions, they really didn’t fit.  

Other words that I thought of were family…that did not exactly fit either.  Then I searched for the word minister, “To attend to the needs of someone, to give care or serve” & that definition fit perfectly. 

 

Without further ado, I bring to you episode 15 of Endurance Horse Podcast, may you laugh, cry, learn and be inspired.

Please do check out the links provided in the show notes as they have additional links to resources that relate to riders or events mentioned in the podcast.

 Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

 Jenny Chandler

Jenny’s Blog:

Learning Endurance & Other Stuff

 

Binky Tuney

UMECRA

D.R.A.W.

Colorama Classic Ride Flyer

 

Victoria Clark

Marvel Endurance

Marvel Endurance on Facebook

 

Courtney Krueger

Ride and Tie

Yellowhammer 2019 Entry

Yellowhammer Endurance on Facebook

 

Adin Esqueda 

MnDRA

 

Crystal Esqueda 

MnDRA

 

Carrie Baris

Ride and Tie

 

Kat Bullen

Marvel Endurance

 

Tara Leroy

SKMHTA

 

Brie O’Conner

Goldenhorseshoe Ride

Golden Horseshoe 2019 on Facebook

Golden Horseshoe 2008 Video (fun)

  • a side note, I really like this stagger start, riders leaving at one minute intervals.

 

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 Hello, this is Chris, I hope you enjoyed riding along with us on this virtual loop.  If this were an actual ride, we would be likely riding into our first hold right about now and many of us being helped out by our family and crew. 

This episode was to be about crewing, though one thing was highlighted to me from all the audios I listened to and edited.  No horse is easy, we all suffer loss, most of us experience healing through horses and many of us are blessed to have found friends who crew for us in our actual life.  Just knowing they are there, waiting to pick us up if everything goes sideways means a lot.   A distance ride is much like life, Courtney, I think there is a sermon in there somewhere…..

Much love & happy trails to you all. May your stirrups always be the same length and your boots stay dry!  Until next time, BYE!

 

About the creator of the Endurance Horse Podcast:

Christina Hyke lives in southern Wisconsin with her husband, Jim.  Chris is an equine & pet photographer who also happens to love the trails and distance riding.  It was the love of covering miles through beautiful territory on good horses that inspired her to create a podcast about it to share stories with other riders from around the world.  Chris and Jim also donate photography sessions to area rescues/humane societies, and Chris teaches photography to local 4H members. She enjoys the little things in life, because she believes it really is the little things that are the big things.

 

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

www.christinahyke.com

 

Signing off for now, and until next time- remember- enjoy the beauty in the journey, notice the little things and encourage one another. 

( & send me audio files ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 14 ENDURANCE HORSE PODCAST - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

January 20th, 2019

Endurance Horse Podcast - Episode 14

Episode 14 of the Endurance Horse Podcast is being published the 

20th of January 2019.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!  (best brother EVER)

And Happy Birthday to DARBY, our sweetheart German Shepard. 

 

WELCOME to the Second YEAR of ENDURANCE HORSE PODCAST!

Wooohooo!  That is so awesome!  We are at over 5,000 downloads between Podbean and iTunes, I honestly remember being in awe when we reached 256 downloads!  It seems the podcast has filled a niche for riders.

 

It is officially 20th of January, only by a few minutes, I stayed up late to get this podcast out to you!  Sometimes, a girl has to do what a girl has to do- and that sometimes means the only quiet time in the house is after everyone, including the dogs, have gone to sleep!  This time I admit, I think it is pretty neat to publish the podcast on my little brother's birthday. Cool that I still get to call him my little brother even though he is WAY taller than I am.

It is so exciting when we get to hear from young riders in the sport and in this episode we will hear from a young rider in southern Wisconsin who rides the trails with her awesome Momma & Ride Manager, we will hear for the first time from two Florida young riders who have a great support team around them in their families and in their 4H Club.  In Episode 14 we have some nail bitter stories from two of our long time listeners, Jenny Chandler (New Zealand) and Darice Whyte (Canada).  We will also hear from rider, blogger, Audrey Hager from May the Horse be with You.  And, if you are reading this Courtney, Jim blames you for my interest in at least trying a short RT at least once!  

 

Please do check out the links provided in the show notes as they have some great resources, whether you’d like to hear the Templeton Thompson song that Courtney sang through the woods, if you’d like to check out the Ride & Tie website or if you are interested in learning more about 4H Clubs, or maybe you’d like to read more stories by Darice Whyte at Twisted Tales, and read more stories by Audrey Hager,  you can follow the links and get more content!

 

I also included flyers to the midwest rides that were mentioned, though I don’t know how long those links will last as the new 2019 flyers will likely replace them.  As always, life is a journey, enjoy the ride!  Send me some audio files and remember it’s as much about the journey as it is the destination.  

 

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

 

Jenny Chandler

Binky Tuney

UMECRA

D.R.A.W.

Colorama Classic Ride Flyer

 

Courtney Krueger

Ride and Tie

Ride & Tie World Championships

 

Amber Erickson & Alice

Endless Valley  Ride Flyer

Bone Crusher Ride Flyer

 

Walton County 4H Pony Express Club

4H

SEDRA

 

Sandy Sickles

UMECRA

Greenbean Endurance 

IRON OAK Ride Flyer

 

Courtney Krueger

Ride and Tie

Ride & Tie World Championships

A Horse That Can Fly (song)

 

Audrey Hager

May the Horse Be With You (Audrey’s Blog)

Endurance Essentials Online Clinics by Patti Steadman

 

Darice Whyte

Twisted Tales

 

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And I thought I would share my favorite Templeton Thomson Song:

Girls & Horses

 

About the creator of the Endurance Horse Podcast:

Christina Hyke lives in southern Wisconsin with her husband, Jim.  Chris is an equine & pet photographer who also happens to love the trails and distance riding.  It was the love of covering miles through beautiful territory on good horses that inspired her to create a podcast about it to share stories with other riders from around the world.  Chris and Jim also donate photography sessions to area rescues/humane societies, and Chris teaches photography to local 4H members. She enjoys the little things in life, because she believes it really is the little things that are the big things.

 

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

www.christinahyke.com

 

Signing off for now, and until next time- remember- enjoy the beauty in the journey, notice the little things and encourage one another. 

( & send me files please ;)

Episode 13 ENDURANCE HORSE PODCAST - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

December 25th, 2018

Endurance Horse Podcast - Episode 13

Hello and Welcome to Endurance Horse Podcast!

I’m your host, Christina Hyke, an equine photographer in Southern Wisconsin.  Occasionally you will hear Jim, my husband, along with me 

during the intro or outtro of the podcast.  

 

This is the last episode of 2018!  And we wanted to thank you for making our first year a success!  Thanks to some AWESOME RIDERS who took the time to send in an audio, this one is another LONG episode!  ENJOY!

 

Episode 13 of the Endurance Horse Podcast is being published the 

25th of December 2018.

 

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

 

Bridget Helms

THIS MOM RIDES

Follow Bridget on Instagram @thismomrides

 

Tara Leroy

Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trails Association

 

 

Jenny Chandler 

Distance Riding New Zealand

 

Lindy Griffith

 

Keisha Wood

Keisha’s Blog is:

Don’t Forget to Hold On!!!

 

 

Daryl Owen

The Distance

 

 

 

 

Courtney Krueger

Ride and Tie

Biltmore

Clemson Ride & Tie

Cute video of Ride & Tie at Giddy UP

 

 

 

Daryl Owen

The Distance

 

 

Ella Bunting

Ella Bunting Endurance

Red Dragon

 

Leah Cain

Cain Performance Arabians

TAR Pistol Pete +/

 

Carrie Baris

Ride and Tie

Yellow Hammer

 

Sylvia Ireland

New Zealand 

 

Laura Hayes

 

 

 

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About the creator of the Endurance Horse Podcast:

Christina Hyke is a Wisconsin based Equine photographer who also happens to love the trails and distance riding enough to create a podcast about it to share stories with other riders from around the world.

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length, though up to 10 

Minutes is acceptable.  Please try to avoid background noise when recording, especially car engines.

 

www.christinahyke.com

 

Signing off for now, and until next time- remember- enjoy the beauty in the journey, notice the little things and encourage one another. 

( & send me files please ;)

 

Merry Christmas!!!

 

 

 

 

TEVIS 2018 Part 3 PLUS: Ken Campbell TARA LEROY Melissa Coolich VICTORIA CLARK Courtney Krueger LORI OLESON Daryl Owen KEISHA WOOD

November 28th, 2018

Endurance Horse Podcast - Episode 12 

 

Hello and Welcome to Endurance Horse Podcast!

I’m your host, Christina Hyke, an equine photographer in Southern Wisconsin.  Occasionally you will hear Jim, my husband, along with me during the intro or outtro of the podcast.  

This one is a LOOOONGG episode!  

 

Episode 12 of the Endurance Horse Podcast is being published the 

27th of November 2018.

 

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

Ken Campbell

Campbelllot Farms Hanoverians

Campbellot Farms (Facebook Page)

Western States Trail Run

Tevis Cup 

Ken Campbell on ABC Sports (Iron Man)

 

Tara Leroy

Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trails Association

 

Melissa Coolich 

Coolich Endurance

Coolich Endurance on Facebook

 

Victoria Clark

Marvel Endurance

Marvel Endurance on Facebook

 

Courtney Krueger

Ride and Tie

Big South Fork Endurance and Ride & Tie

Big South Fork on Facebook

 

Lori Oleson author

Endurance Years Gone By

And also author of:

Enduring Memories

to purchase Lori’s books you can buy them by 

Clicking on the titles above (they are links) to purchase the books

On Amazon, or you may buy them for $25.00 per book plus shipping by emailing her directly

At endurancehistory@gmail.com

 

You can follow the links on Amazon & it will let you have a look into the book, also available on Kindle.  Just before the holidays here in the USA,

Lori’s books would be a fitting gift to one of your endurance buddies!  

 

Daryl Owen

The Distance

 

Keisha Wood

Keisha’s Blog is:

Don’t Forget to Hold On!!!

 

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About the creator of the Endurance Horse Podcast:

 

Christina Hyke is a Wisconsin based Equine photographer who also happens to love the trails and distance riding enough to create a podcast about it to share stories with other riders from around the world.

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

www.christinahyke.com

 

Signing off for now, and until next time- remember- enjoy the beauty in the journey, notice the little things and encourage one another. 

( & send me files please ;)

 

 

(Mostly) Ride & Tie: EPISODE 11 ENDURANCE HORSE PODCAST Melissa Coolich COURTNEY KRUEGER Keisha Wood MEGAN GRESHAM Rachel Greely MELINDA NEWTON

September 1st, 2018

The almost-all Ride & Tie Episode of the

Endurance Horse Podcast - Episode 11

 

Hello and Welcome to Endurance Horse Podcast!

I’m your host, Christina Hyke, an equine photographer in Southern Wisconsin.  Occasionally you will hear me chatting with Jim, my husband, 

during the intro or outtro of the podcast.  

 

Episode 11 of the Endurance Horse Podcast is being published the 

1st of September 2018.

 

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

 

Melissa Coolich 

Coolich Endurance

Coolich Endurance on Facebook

 

Courtney Krueger

Ride and Tie

Iron Mountain

 

Keisha Wood

Keisha’s Blog is:

Don’t Forget to Hold On!!!

 

Melinda Newton

Dr. Mel Newton Blog

Wild West Endurance Company

Western States Trail Run

Tevis Cup

Dr. Mel Newton: The running, riding, writing veterinarian on FB

 

Rachel Greely

Mounted Orienteering

 

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About the creator of the Endurance Horse Podcast:

Christina Hyke is a Wisconsin based Equine photographer who also happens to love the trails and distance riding enough to create a podcast about it to share stories with other riders from around the world.

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

www.christinahyke.com

 

Signing off for now, and until next time- remember- enjoy the beauty in the journey, notice the little things and encourage one another. 

( & send me files please )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEVIS 2018 Part 2: Episode 10 ENDURANCE HORSE PODCAST Jenny Chandler ERIN GLASSMAN Daryl Owen DARICE WHITE Melanie Martin

August 30th, 2018

Endurance Horse Podcast Episode 10

Featuring Tevis 2018 Part 2

 

Jenny Chandler and SMR Filouette

 

ERIN GLASSMAN PS  Arikaree Bask (Rio)

Erin's Blog

 

 

Daryl Owen

The Distance

 

Darice Whyte

Writes for Arabian Horse World 

Twisted Tales

 

Melanie Martin

MD Royal Titan

 

Keisha Wood

Don’t Forget to Hold On!!!

 

 

 Tevis 2018 Part 2 Episode 10 of the Endurance Horse Podcast

is being published the 30th of August 2018

This is the second of three espisodes with the featured audio files being those from Tevis.  

 

The song at the begining is:

Good Life by Love & The Outcome

The song is avaialbe on on iTunes.  

 

I hope you enjoy the show notes for links to websites and also to blogs!

 

If you like the podcast, please find us also on our Facebook group where we share more stories and photos about our horses and our rides:

Endurance Horse Podcast on Facebook

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length.

The Endurance Horse Podcast is sponsored by www.christinahyke.com

Tevis 2018 Part 1: Episode 9 ERIN GLASSMAN - Jenny Chandler WHITNEY WEST Sarah Rinne KAREN CHATON Tennessee Lane

August 29th, 2018

Endurance Horse Podcast Episode 9

Featuring Tevis 2018 Part 1

 

ERIN GLASSMAN PS  Arikaree Bask (Rio)

Erin's Blog

 

Jenny Chandler and SMR Filouette

 

WHITNEY WEST and AWC Aquavit (Aqua)

For more on Whitney and Aqua look up

Rhed Mares on Facebook

 

Sarah Rinne and Silver Valley Tate (Tate)

Team Tate

Rinne Hay Service

NATRC on Facebook

North American Trail Ride Conference

 

KAREN CHATON and Pro Bono D

Karen's Blog

 

Tennessee Lane and TM Burning Bridges (Bluff)

SoCo Endurance

SoCo Endurance on Facebook

Remuda Run

Remuda Run on Facebook

 

 

Tevis 2018 Part 1 Episode 9 of the Endurance Horse Podcast

is being published the 29th of August 2018

This is one of two espisodes with the featured audio files being those from Tevis.  

 

The song towards the end is by Mary Ann Kennedy.

Mary Ann gave us permission to share her songs on the podcast. Mary Ann's songs are sold on iTunes.  Please visit her site Mary Ann Kennedy she caters to the equine world.

Right after the song by Mary Ann Kennedy you will hear my Ride Report with my special friend, Tara Leroy where we try out some new phone tech to record a phone call between the two of us.  Of course we had to wait until we had a quiet moment after chores were done (though quite honestly, probably not dishes), kids were to bed and husbands tucked in  bed too.  

We had a chance to remember the ride we had just a few short weeks ago at the Louise Riedel Memorial Bra Buster ride. The story goes that something had been lost on the trail; Louise took her bra off to mark the spot where it had been lost.  Though I never knew Louise; I know she was a horsewoman with over 17,000 AERC miles and she is sorely missed by her friends who host this ride in her honor.  

 

It seems so fitting that this ride- that is in memory of a friendship- should be the ride first ride that Tara & I completed together.  

Another bit of trivia- both Jr and Mariah were the first horses that Tara or I had bred.  Very different horses; though still just one of the many things that made Bra Buster 2018 special to both of us. Jr is 15 and Mariah is 14.  Jr (Mandate for Gold) is a Georgian Grande (Saddlebred x Belgian draft) and Mariah Moment is Anglo-Arabian (TB x Arabian).  Yes, we were quite the odd pair trotting down the trails!

I hope you enjoy the show notes for links to websites and also to blogs!

If you like the podcast, please find us also on our Facebook group where we share more stories and photos about our horses and our rides:

Endurance Horse Podcast on Facebook

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length.

The Endurance Horse Podcast is sponsored by www.christinahyke.com

Jane Waterman Moss-WEG Update-Tevis-Erin Glassman - Karen Chaton - GOALS - UMECRA - Coolest Ride & Tie- Episode 8 Endurance Horse Podcast

August 7th, 2018

Endurance Horse Podcast - Episode 8

 

Hello and Welcome to Endurance Horse Podcast!

I’m Christina Hyke, an equine photographer in Southern Wisconsin!

 

Episode 8 of the Endurance Horse Podcast is being published the 7th of August 2018.

 

While I have been promising you an all Tevis episode, this one, is not quite it yet!  We are waiting another week or two to be sure we have gathered all the audios and then will create the podcast. The good news is that this will likely be TWO episodes all from Tevis riders and crew.  I promise, it is worth the wait!  

 

Meanwhile- we WILL be starting out this episode with an audio file from Tevis rider, Erin Glassman.  Erin was kind enough to send audios about her journey to and prep for the Tevis.  The first audio you will hear on episode 8 will be from Erin, and one more on her journey will we near the end of the podcast.  

 

I realize the audio said to stick around until the end & I would share some updates from my story as well. That did not happen- and what did happen was that after I had the WHOLE podcast done, the software had issues & it took me a few hours to sort it out…. And I just wanted to wrap things up.

 

The updates I can share is that Jim & I have been doing our 5k runs and even got in an 8k VERY HILLY trail run this past weekend!  We are enjoying them very much!  

 

I am planning on camping and going to my first LD in two years- updates on that when I do the next episode.  The short & sweet of it is that I’m bringing a horse back that has been out of the loop like I have for about 2 years.  Wish us luck, send good vibes, prayers etc…I’m hoping to turtle!

 

To all the riders who take the time to record and send in, THANK YOU SO MUCH, because without you- there is no podcast.  

 

Without further ado- I am happy to bring to you, Episode 8 of the Endurance Horse Podcast

 

 

Please check the show notes for links to websites and also to blogs.

Without further ado, I am happy to bring to you, Episode 8, of the Endurance Horse Podcast.

 

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

 

 

Erin Glassman

The Trip Out West: The First Leg of the 2018 Tevis Adventure

Prairie Sylvania Arabians

 

 

Jane Waterman Moss

Horse Sport Ireland

2018 World Equestrian Games

 

Carol Wagner

AQHA

UMECRA

American Endurance Ride Conference

 

Courtney Krueger

Ride and Tie

Old Dominion Ride 

 

Keisha Wood

Keisha’s Blog is:

Don’t Forget to Hold On!!!

Ride and Tie 

 

Susan Smyth Jackson

Coolest Ride & Tie 2018

Ride & Tie

Coolest Ride & Tie on Facebook

Susan Smyth Jackson- Email

Older Article about Coolest Ride & Tie with Great pics

 

Sandy Sickles

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

 

 

Karen Chaton

Karen’s Musing & Endurance Ride Stuff 

 

Erin Glassman

The Trip Out West: The First Leg of the 2018 Tevis Adventure

Prairie Sylvania Arabians

 

 

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Facebook GroupAbout the creator of the Endurance Horse Podcast:

Christina Hyke is a Wisconsin based Equine photographer who also happens to love the trails and distance riding enough to create a podcast about it to share stories with other riders from around the world.

Email your audio stories to endurancehorsepodcast@gmail.com 

 

Ideally the files should be from two to 7 minutes in length. 

 

www.christinahyke.com

 

 

 

Until next time, may you always find beauty in your ride.

Potato Richardson-Tevis-Episode 7 Endurance Horse Podcast

July 23rd, 2018

Episode 7

 

Hello from Wisconsin & Welcome to Endurance Horse Podcast!

Episode 7 is being published on the 23rd of July 2018

 

I am your host, Christina Hyke- a Wisconsin based Equine photographer who also happens to love the trails and distance riding enough to create a podcast about it to share stories with other riders from around the world.

Here, we gather to cheer each other on, share stories and to make connections with riders from around the world.  It is, in a sense, a virtual ride camp.   I once had a friend ask me, “What does this podcast give to me that facebook doesn’t?”  And my simplest answer was this, ‘Your hands, eyes and feet.”  You don’t need any of them to listen in to the podcast, all you need is your ears. 

 

I’m happy to bring to you a special treat in Episode 7, really it is Jenny Chandler who has taken the time to create a special file with an icon of the Endurance world, Potato Richardson.  It is this file that spurred on an additional call for more audio files to create yet another episode in July- we wanted to share the audio sent in from Jenny and Potato before Tevis.

 

We are also going to, for the first time - hear from/about Ride and Tie competitors, we are going to hear updates from the Midwest and Coolich Endurance, the Southwest from Keisha,  a great update from Marvel Endurance at the State Championships Down Under and we will be welcoming another rider to the podcast- Erin Glassman.

 

Please check the show notes for links to websites and also to blogs.

Without further ado, I am happy to bring to you, Episode 7, of the Endurance Horse Podcast.

 

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.  Christina is a wife, mom, friend, equine photographer and life long horsewoman.

www.christinahyke.com

 

Potato Richardson

https://www.potatorichardson.com

 

 

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

 

Melissa Coolich 

Coolich Endurance

 

Keisha Wood

Keisha’s Blog is:

Don’t Forget to Hold On!!!

Ride and Tie 

 

Green Bean Endurance Team 

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

 

Courtney Krueger

East Coast Championships 24-25 August 2018 Iron Mountain Jubilee!

Ride and Tie

 

 

Erin Glassman

Erin’s Blog-2 Weeks and Counting

Prairie Sylvania Arabians

 

 

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

 

Your host, Christina Hyke is a wife, mom, friend, equine photographer and life long horsewoman, signing off and saying

ride far, ride well, ride often.  

www.christinahyke.com

Rider Option Pulls Episode 6 Endurance Horse Podcast

July 7th, 2018

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