In February 2019, we launched the national Horse Wise podcast, where we share stories about horses and people — and what they teach each other.

Hosted by Lynn Reardon, the podcast includes interviews, tales of big personality horses and entertaining anecdotes about her learning experiences asa lifelong student of the horse.

As of September 2019, the Horse Wise podcast has listeners in 45 states (plus District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) and 11 countries outside the US (a total of 366 cities/regions overall). We are thrilled with the growing popularity of the podcast and look forward to future expansion!

The Horse Wise podcast shares stories of horses and people – and what they teach each other. Horses bring wisdom, humor, athleticism and inspiration into our lives. Join host Lynn Reardon as she encounters entertaining characters (horse and human) on her own horsemanship journey.
How I learned to embrace my inner horse geek (thanks to Ray Hunt). And why that made all the difference to me (and to the horses).
by Lynn Reardon

I didn’t learn to ride until I was an adult. Predictably, I wasn’t exactly the smoothest rider at first. In fact, I was a downright nerd at the barn. If there was a wrong fashion choice to make, I made it. Rubber riding boots. Giant bright sweaters. Oversized helmets that made me look like an uncoordinated motorcycle cop. You name the worst equestrian fashion faux pas — and I embodied it. I longed to be rugged, tough and world wise, like the pro horse trainers I knew. But over time, I came to realize that my nerdy perspective was actually a positive thing. It gave me a fresh and completely non-cynical approach to the horses. My “beginner’s mind” was open to many possibilities that experts would never consider. Because of that, I became aware of small things in the horses’ behavior and expressions that seemed significant to me (and to the horses). I was more receptive to learning — and the horses were happy to teach me because of that. 

I owe this insight to an early experience at a Ray Hunt clinic. It was the first clinic I had ever ridden in. Blissfully clueless, I went into the colt starting class with a polo saddle, Gap jeans and a barely broke 3 yo TB straight from the track. A wiser, less nerdy person would have never ridden in that clinic. But I learned so much from Ray. And it’s because of that clinic that I became a dedicated (and perpetually nerdy) student of horsemanship.

At Horse Wise, I teach people tools so that they can learn how to coach themselves and their horses to progress together as a team. It’s a fun process that shows you how build a good partnership with your horse (in a practical, straightforward way). If you’d like more information on mindset practices, audio coaching or general Horse Services, please visit our website for more information:  http://horsewisecoach.com/ And if you’d like to keep up with our news and updates, please join our email list or follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/HorseWiseCoach/ https://www.instagram.com/horse_wise/ )

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Meet Erin Shea of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Erin is a marketing genius, a talented journalist and a dedicated fan of OTTBs. Especially one named Turbo Booster.
Meet Erin Crady of Thoroughbred Charities of America. Behind her quiet, multitasking ninja facade, Erin is a true TB aftercare trailblazer, natural disaster hero and rugged pack trip rider.
Where to start with your horse? Three simple areas to focus on (without fancy bits, astrology signs or complex training methods).
Meet Sarah Coleman of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. A hilarious superhero, Sarah runs on pink glitter, unicorn images, cheesy quotes and the biggest work ethic ever.
Dr. Jyme Nichols of Bluebonnet Feeds on equine nutrition, Captain Crunch, leaky gut and Snickers bars. The most fun discussion of horse feed science ever!
Meet Jennifer Holme. A dedicated rider discusses how classical horsemanship helps her dressage goals and partnership with her horses (Teddy and Jade).
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What exactly is Horse Wise? The story of my background with horses, the history of Horse Wise and how learning from the horses drew me into the world of coaching.
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My brilliant (not) career as a polo player. The story of a polo match that brought out both the best and the worst in me.
How one good horse taught a cowboy so much more than famous trainers on television.
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How a teenage horse & rider team took the road less traveled (and earned their USDF Bronze medal). Meet the dynamic duo of Cassie and Sasha!
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