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 a television crew, a slightly feral horse and a cold morning reminded me to take my own advice.
by Lynn Reardon

In this episode, I tell a recent story about taking my own advice from the podcast. In Episode 28, I shared some ways you can improve your horsemanship and riding during forced periods away from the barn (due to weather, work commitments, injury, etc). Due to family illness, I haven’t been able to ride or work with the horses consistently. I followed many of the strategies that I described in Episode 28, to make good use of the my limited time with the horses. As luck would have it, I was then contacted by a television series that wanted to do an episode about my work with the horses and horsemanship in general. It sounded like a fun opportunity! 

They wanted to film a session of me working with a horse as the sun rose behind us. Which meant being “on set” well before dawn — on a extra cold, dark morning preceded by days of wet weather. The horse I planned to use (who had been in more consistent work) had become feral due to the cold and was running around his pasture happily. His pasture buddy (Cozy) was less feral and more open to be haltered. But I hadn’t worked with Cozy in weeks. And here I was, taking him up to the arena in the pitch dark morning. Where a camera crew and lots of chaotic activity awaited him. Fortunately, my own podcast advice from Episode 28 kicked in and helped the session go smoothly.

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: And if you’d like to keep up with our news and updates, please join our email list or follow us on social media: )

How a television crew, a slightly feral horse and a cold morning reminded me to take my own advice.
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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).
What I’ve learned from doing the Horse Wise podcast. A look back at the podcast highlights of 2019.
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The biggest mistake you can make when a ride doesn’t go well – and how the solution involves you, giant muddy puppies and a sense of humor.
What kind of qualities does your dream horse have? Find out how I discovered my dream horse this year — much to my surprise and delight.
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!
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The story of Shadow Warrior, the bravest (and most dangerous) horse I ever owned.
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.
A frustrated cowboy couldn’t figure out why his mare was so bad at cow work. How he discovered that the mare was a mirror of his own expectations, thanks to a tactful clinician.
Jessica wondered why her horse Blaze was misbehaving “all of a sudden." How small steps had literally led them to the wrong destination. A CSI case of horse behavior investigation.