Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Discover The Horse

In this episode of hoofbeats, we are in conversation with Alyssa, who is underway on a quest to ride over 350 different breeds from around the world!!!

Breeds featured in the "Discover the horse" trailer include:
Quarter Horse, Kiger Mustang, Oldenburg, Appaloosa, Icelandic, Norwegian Fjord, Lipizzaner, Cheval Canadian, and the Irish Sport Horse.

Episode 1 features "Zips Strawsam, MMR" a 7 time National and World Champion Appaloosa stallion. Filmed at Rock'n W Ranch in Colorado. In Episode 2 Alyssa travels to Iceland and rides her first Flying Pace! at Hof á Höfðaströnd in Hofsós. In the 3rd, called Time for a dance! Alyssa rides the Piaffe, Passage and Spanish Walk on an Andalusian, in Colorado.

We hear how she determined a list of 350 breeds and how is a kiger mustang different than a regular mustang.  We learn about the crew, the equipment, and her background with horses before embarking on this amazing journey!  And we compare notes about the Icelandic Horse and how its important to experience that breed in that terrain, in Iceland.

Enjoy!



Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 Royal Review Show

Today's "Royal Review" show includes our recording in the OE booth with Mark Nelson of Oakhurst Farm, as well as some words from Kathy Fremes of Country Hill Farm after we watched a riding lesson demo she was teaching in the Spirit of the Horse Ring!  We also passed through EquiMania, which, like hoofbeats, allows rural and urban youth to investigate and interact with the world of horses - while promoting proper care and welfare for all participants.  14 Education Centres + Education Ring, from jumping rabbits to the spirit of the horse... we collected quite a few interviews...



 "Riding With The Stars" feature guest, and her experience of the Royal!  The co-hosts admit their
first glimpse of a kur before
a 5:30 min segment 

Did you enjoy the new release from Shannon Kingsbury?

We also discuss the junior/amateur 1.40 jumper class we watched and remember the pony jumper class, won by the little one from Beaverwoods we were cheering for.  Had you already heard of indoor eventing???

We could refrained from discussing the many, many, many shopping exhibits!!!!!!



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Turning Over a New Leaf?

This week a recurring 12 yr old co-host takes the reins! Since there is nothing new to air in the Conversations Worth Having, "Death and Aging" series this week, we are, happily, letting equestrian guests override. happy hoofbeats! 
horse talk is also a Conversation Worth Having...

This week we speak to Dr. Jonathon Edwards Ph.D, University of New Brunswick, who in conjunction with CAC, is recruiting participants for a research project; To explore the quality and validity of the Coach Evaluation Experience.  If you are interested in participating in the survey, please visit the link surveymonkey.com/r/coachevaluator

We also spoke to Melissa of New Leaf farms, who has 5 horses boarded at J&J Quarterhorse Farm facility on Speedvale just west of the Hanlon, with an indoor arena, outdoor sand ring and trails off property.  She is developing an Equine Assisted Learning Program with a focus on 12X1 hour group lessons that develop communication and conflict resolution and more.  She told us about the 11.1 hand pony hackney cross Daisy, a 16.1 Morgan cross (thoroughbred arabian), as well as 9 yr old 15.1 hand black and white (tobiano) spotted saddle horse, and a 15.2 dunn quarter horse cross who really likes children not to mention the bombproof palomino tennessee walking horse who is the newest addition to the herd.  Did you catch that she uses Western/Australian saddles?

We also recorded a voice track we will hope to use in a hoofbeats radio show promo!

"Conversations Worth Having, with host Kim Logue, covers tough topics and themes, from a series on aging and death to food and water issues. But, at least once a month equestrian guests override, and horses talk? You should listen... p.s. To get involved email kim@cfru.ca"

Saturday, October 14, 2017

happy hoofbeats!

Did you catch the tweet? this week Sun 10am @cfru_radio a returning co-host ~ 3 years older now!! do you remember hoofbeats #158 08-09-2014 with Harmony?



Since there is nothing new to air in the Sunday 10am Conversations Worth Having, -- Death and Aging series at CFRU this week, we are, happily, bringing you some horsetalk! hoofbeats are also a Conversation Worth Having. Sadly there is no archive of our live to air this week.

Did you hear the "Riding With the Stars" guest we grilled about creating original music for  dressage musical freestyles?! Our longstanding host confessed her lifelong fantasy of a live orchestra ringside for an improv horse dance, with the right musicians, to a member of CROW, who is performing in Guelph at Silence. Tamara Williamson did a phone in near the end of show to say that if anyone shows up at her upcoming gig in their breeches, she'll buy them a beer... we had so much fun!

With the godmother of Indie, Tamara Williamson, who has been at the fore front of alternative music since the 90′s! She's shared stages with Oasis, Jewel, Feist and Talk Talk and guelph's very own Bry Webb too. Writing all her own material and producing records for other artists, she is known and respected for her creativity, songwriting and artistry in production...  In a world of more licensing laws and copyright problems, her company Kurboom offers affordable ORIGINAL music for kur’s!

Does she know the gaits of Icelandics? Has she ever felt the beat? We were excited to get details on the landscape on this CD, that we played two tracks from.
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How well are equine biz owners are following the best accounting standards and employment practices?

We also aired a 21 min segment with researchers with a study and a survey for horse people.  We commented that their questions focused on financial compensation and its link to employee satisfaction without questioning management styles or training ethics at all.

Harmony asked if coming up through the ranks as a working student is still possible and then we discussed her interest in continued volunteering with hoofbeats...

Friday, September 01, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Notes from hoofbeats headquarters?



No, I did not have time to ask Danny Michel to announce my social media plea for comments on Facebook to help me win a trip to Iceland.  It's such an obscure link, I couldn't imagine how it would actually, possibly work.




And no, I did not take this picture, but here's the caption:
"Good times rocking my hometown tonight. Thanks to everyone who came out!"

YES! we talked for a bit, live to air on CFRU, in this episode of Conversations Worth Having/hoofbeats.

what do you think?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Pure Guelphishness, with Troy LaFontaine

I guess it would be nice if the playlist was published too right?

I admit I was trying to take a day off...

Just go ahead and listen.  It was a fun show full of great local music...

Friday, August 04, 2017

More Riding With The Stars???

hey, if you are on Facebook, will you please like or reply to my comment? i'd really appreciate the help in the contest...




this week i will bring you lots of good music, introduced with some assorted horse talk.... Riding with the stars features inclue, Lyle Lovett, Lindy, Quique Escamilla, and many many more.

let me know what you think!