Heels Down Happy Hour
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Heels Down Magazine presents the Heels Down Happy Hour podcast. There's a whole lot of stuff happening in the horse world, and someone's got to keep you up to date. Who’s winning what? What weird rules are you probably going to violate at your next horse show? What does your favorite rider really think about white breeches? Don’t worry, that's what we're here for. Grab a drink. Welcome to Happy Hour.
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #29 - Conformational Nightmares and Dysfunctional Barn families||Breyers are the horse gateway drug, am I right? This week, we’re talking about how the barn brings us all together, no matter our age. Also why figure 8 bridles are cool and our favorite tricks for confirmationally-challenged horses. Listen in...||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #28 - Broken Bones and Sh-t that Fits||Clydesdales can event? You betta believe it! This week, we’re talking about our favorite riding clothes that actually fit like they’re supposed to, that time Jess broke her collarbone nine weeks before Rolex and why is it so frickin’ hard to...||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #27 - 50th Anniversary: Jessica Phoenix Helps Us Party||We’re in awe over our special guest this week, who has overcome some exceptional challenges. This week, we’re discussing the most fabulous horsey wedding ever, our favorite summer barn hacks and celebrating a very special anniversary. Thanks for...||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #26 - Man Buns, Motorcycles and OTTBs, Swoon!||This week on Heels Down Happy Hour, we’re talking to an equestrian internet celebrity that could very well be the next “Hot Horseman” of the year. Some riders are using resistance bands while in the saddle for training. And we’ll discuss when...||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #25 - #MeToo, Mentorship and Be Cool||The #MeToo movement has officially hit the horse world, but what does it mean for the sport and our young athletes? This week, we discuss our favorite products to beat the heat in summer. We’ll share memories of our favorite mentors over the years,...||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #24 - Pimms, Derbies and Show Ponies||This week, we’re excited to welcome British equestrian journalist, Victoria Goff, as a special guest. We’ll chat about all things horses in the UK (hint: it rains, A LOT), and we dish on one of our favorite new books. Listen in...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #23 - "The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"||We talk a lot about the physical strength of riders when it comes to “making it” in horse sports. But what about mental strength? We discuss how to handle “all the things”, from the desire to win & compete, to the pressures of social...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #22 - LIVE from Kentucky||Live from the Kentucky Horse Park at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event! We’re talking to Waylon Roberts, Lainey Ashker, Megan Kepferle, Tik Maynard and Sinead Halpin from the floor of the trade fair, fresh after day two of dressage. Listen in…||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #21 - Eventing Skid Marks & Sweaty Palms||We’re just a week away from a face-to-face reunion in Lexington, and it’s going to be epic. This week, we have three special guests on the show to help us ramp up for the excitement of show jumping and eventing in Kentucky. One lucky guest will...||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #20 - Reddit Butts & Riding on a Budget||We can only hope to be 60 one day and still riding, let alone winning like badass Margie Engle. This week, we share our tips on how to be competitive when you don’t have deep pockets, and Jess shares her fitness tips on how to come back strong after..||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #19 - Amateurs Against Distracted Riding||Does it really need to be said that horses and nightclubs do not mix? This week, a new host compares eventing to her boyfriend’s sport of choice: motocross. Is it safe to ride while wearing headphones? And we offer some creative tips on how to hold...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #18 - Mind Your Melon & Starbucks Drive Thrus||One blow to the head could last a lifetime. This week, we discuss just how serious a concussion can be. What happens when you and your horse just aren’t meshing? Breaking News: Alfalfa DOESN’T make your horse hot. And have you ever tried to ride...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #17 - Trainer Break Ups & Fake News||Breaking up with your trainer ain’t always easy. We share our tips on how NOT to be a drama llama and get out of there with some semblance of a reputation. You’re either a polo wraps person or a boots person, but you can’t be both. Fake news has..||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #16 - Draw Reins Aren't Evil But Cyberbullying Is||To live stream or not to live stream? The keyboard warriors are at it again, this time an amateur rider is at the center of it. We discuss our unpopular opinions on when to use draw reins and is the guy who imported cocaine to fund his daughter’s...||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #15 - The Great Underwear Debate||Which is better--thongs or Spanx? We discuss our favorite underwear to ride in on Episode 15. Also, Michael Jung is making headlines again, only this time as a… show jumper? Justine paid an animal communicator to talk to her horse, and a new special..||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRollkur, Ripped Shirts and Squatty Potties - Heels Down Happy Hour #14||We’re kicking off 2018 with controversy, from rollkur to toilets in Tokyo. In our first episode of the new year, we celebrate the arrival of Payne baby Hudson, revisit our worst horse show nightmares and discuss when is it too cold to ride your...||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #13 - Special Holiday Edition||Welcome to a special holiday edition of Heels Down Happy Hour. This week, we have three special guests - Terence Prunty, Jacqueline Brooks and Leslie Wylie - on the show with us. We’ll share our favorite and most annoying holiday traditions and...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #12 - Paris Parties and 12-Hand Ponies||Caroline just returned from the Longines Masters in Paris, which was as much party as it was horse show. We review Revitavet Therapeutic Systems, talk about two famous show jumpers who plan to tie the knot, and why ambassadorships can be tricky...||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Royal Treatment - Heels Down Happy Hour #11||Two girls turned their horse trailer into a bar and we think they’re our spirit animals. Don’t miss this special drink recipe all the way from the Royal Horse Show. We talk about what it’s like to get back in the saddle after an injury....||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBread-Colored Shirt - Heels Down Happy Hour #10||Safety in eventing was thrust into the spotlight again this week, so listen in to hear why and what’s being done about it. Also, of course, Wonder Woman is a real equestrian! We also share some tips on bringing along green horses and how you can get..||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #9 - Talkin' Body||Can you learn to fall off...better? Jess thinks so. Also, have you ever second guessed your weight or the way you look on a horse? And finally, thoughts on riding with a baby on board. Thanks for tuning in…||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #8 - Charge On!||One host has a gallant past. And who is messing with your horses when you're not looking? This week on Heels Down Happy Hour, what happens when a horse agent is accused of fraud, how to ensure your horses are safe at the show grounds and cool products..||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #7 - Horse Show Hangover||This week on Heels Down Happy Hour, we’re horse show hungover after Central Park, Blenheim and Kentucky. A special guest shares his road warrior tips for trucks and trailering, and would you pick up horse poop if you thought you’d get a ticket?...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeels Down Happy Hour #6 - Salty Neighbor||The responses to Katie Prudent's interview about the current state of show jumping keep rolling in. We discuss. Also, you could live next to a hot pirate, how to keep your feet from becoming cold little raisins in the wet and cooler weather, an update..||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStay Classical - Heels Down Happy Hour #5||Have you ever wanted to tell someone how much you didn't like them? One man on the internet is making it possible to show it rather than say it, and horses are involved. This week on Heels Down Happy Hour, hosts Justine Griffin and Caroline Culbertson..||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHorses of Walmart - Heels Down Happy Hour #4||Some people pray for rain, other people pray for sweat. Hosts Caroline Culbertson, Justine Griffin and Jessica Payne talk about their favorite (and embarrassing) Walmart finds and why a simple mistake at the drugstore can turn into a major ordeal....||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Blondes in a Bar - Heels Down Happy Hour #3||Another week, another controversy. Is patting your horse during competition grounds for elimination? Also – good news for grays, how to improve your eye for a distance with a tree branch, and the stresses of moving with four-legged children. Listen...||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoscow Mules and Michael Jung - Heels Down Happy Hour #2||Hosts Caroline Culbertson, Justine Griffin and Jessica Payne talk about the upcoming showdown between Isabell Werth and Laura Graves in Aachen, identifying what coaching style you have and need (BFF or dictator?), the Rolls Royce of grooming tools,...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPayne Baby, Depo and the Olympics - Heels Down Happy Hour #1||In the very first episode of Happy Hour, we talk about the controversy surrounding Depo, how two four-star eventers met and fell in love, what's in store for equestrian sports in the Olympics, and a big surprise announcement. Listen in...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Happy Hour is a Hoot
This show is a hoot! These three ladies make it like we are their with them talking about the horse topics of the day.
Best podcast for equestrians
Can't rave about this podcast enough. Highly suggest this podcast for every equestrian.
This podcast makes my drives in SoCal rush hour traffic actually enjoyable. I wish I could binge on more episodes! Hysterical, interesting, and overall just plain fun.