Monday, June 19, 2017

Riding and Relaxing In Iceland, Podcast Part 1 Sunday Jul 23

[ ] the article for The Rider will be about the breed
[ ] the article for the newsletter will be about iceland

[ ] still need to edit out Kathy's chat about trekking in Iceland while at the uke strum

[ ] i never did get Jeannie's footage from Day 1;

mine is all from after the incident., see 2009 files on desktop/usb stick.  also,  i have only seen Julia's footage from the front of the herd, partially, once...

[ ]  need someone to voice over day 3 terrain

[ ] seek yet another voice for day 4 terrain? me? i can describe driving?

[ ] invite =

[ ] attend clinic Jul 9 and promote both radio broadcasts and video launch dates!

Sun Jul 23
the initial video effort is intended to run about 3 min, hopefully with donations/sponsorship to offset the outstanding expenses? i.e.  -- offer it for EXPO

Sun Jul 30
the first video compilation with be an aprox 5 min, intended as our "personal montage" to celebrate two milestone birthdays, and is intended as a gift to the other adventurers from long-standing host/producer.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

And yet more, Accidental Horse Talk, from Two Way

I took time off work to volunteer with this project! Which was in addition to other horse talk radio I was putting together as a volunteer...

Its been very rewarding to hear the final shows going to air at CFRU.  They sound really sweet.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Horses Are Synonymous With Iceland! + a minute with Sarah Jane Scouten

To hear the entire show as it aired today, featuring an accidental "Riding With The Stars" Taping with the delightful and talented Sarah Jane Scouten, when she was in Guelph recently, click the player at the very bottom of the page!  And, thanks for all your help to spread the word about the hoofbeats - Iceland by horse adventure! (especially using the hashtag #horsesoficeland).

To hear about the trek hoofbeats is leaving for later today, listen here:


p.92   Its not surprising that there are many opportunities for riding them. These range from one-hour rides -- also for complete beginners -- to highland tours lasting several weeks, with two horses per rider." I can't wait to start riding and recording in such a beautiful place to hike and watch birds.... check out all the options listed here:  

On our first day, we will be riding along lake Skorradalur, a beautiful route with a very nice view over the lake and the forestry in the valley of Skorradalur. We will leave our horses at a very nice farm and drive back to our summer house, which is only a 30 min drive.

On day two, we will be heading over to the next valley, riding over the ridge between the two valleys, which should give us a great view over Skorradalur and on a clear day we can see the glacier at Snæfellsnes. Again, it is only about 30 min. drive back to the summer house, but we will be having a sandwich before taking a look at one of the old swimming pool located next to the farm where we will leave the horses.

The third day will be spend mostly riding on the banks of the famous salmon river Grímsá. The horses really enjoy the grassy banks of the river and I am sure they will show us all the best gaits they have on the soft terrain. Very close to where we will leave the horses, there is another old pool that we would go to after a quick snack.

On our last day, we will be riding along the glacier river Hvítá and back to Skorradalur. During that day we will have a very nice view of the mountain Skarðsheiði and the beautiful Borgarfjörður. After a light meal in Skorradalur, we will be heading back to Reykjavík.


Friday, June 02, 2017

A Harsh Yet Fragile Nature? - Horses of Iceland

In this episode of hoofbeats we are in conversation with Julia Douglass, musician/singer/songwriter in New York.

We feature her tunes As the Crow Flies, Thank You and Right This Time.

So, you can't post the pace?  We discuss trekking in the harsh yet fragile, stunning country and the amazing nature of the horses of Iceland.

TWO PAIRS OF GLOVES? Boots that have never been to a farm before?  She is very funny and helpful with my packing questions!

We didn't discuss the documentary FUNDRAISING at all, but you can read about it here.

Definitely worth a listen:

Thursday, June 01, 2017

hoofbeats - Iceland by Horse!

Sponsors/Donors will be offered recognition in the credits!   All support is welcome.  Maybe you can even give this a share on social media?

A multi-episode podcast/radio/video documentary, to capture the landscape outside the city, while riding as fast as the terrain allows.   To reveal how horses of Iceland have been shaped by the vastness and nature of their country. We want to bring back to Canada an experience of the motivation, endurance,  performance and temperament of this breed. To share the experience of running with this rare, protected, equine herd.

listen here to the audio pitch: 
"Iceland by Horse " (- with a bonus story at the end!)

Monday, May 29, 2017

Terry O -- Got a minute? Even 30 seconds? Listen here:

Another Riding With the Stars invite
-- an excerpt from hoofbeats radio this week;
a question I didn't want to spring on a celebrity in a crowd at the book signing line, yet nonetheless want to ask...

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ep #209 Is hoofbeats radio out of control? Asking Terry?

My name is Kim Logue, the host of hoofbeats radio, and i need a coach or mentor...   my show has gotten out of control!!!

In this week's show I put out a formal "Riding With The Stars" plea to Terry O'Reilly.  Because, regularly on hoofbeats, we offer a segment where celebrities tell us anything they know about horses or any experience they have had with horses.  From pony rides in their childhood, trail rides or trips to the track...  We love these horse tales!  Surely such an amazing storyteller could come up with a little something I might be able to use for my show?  I would also like to thank him for the on-air answer to my past question.

Speaking of needing a mentor in radio, and in how to market myself, I wanted to mention how great the recent book signing event with Terry O'Reilly was.  I had hoped that it might be a cfru live to air, and when that didn't pan out you would think I would have recorded it for cfru or the bookshelf's podcast!   But alas and apologies I did not.

There was also, some actual horse talk!  Where I mention a multi-episode project that captures the landscape outside the city, while riding as fast as the terrain allows.  The horses of Iceland are uniquely protected and shaped by the vastness and nature of their geography.  We want to bring back to Canada an experience of their endurance, motivated performance and temperament... to share the experience of running with this special equine herd.

Support and contributions welcome!
Donors will be offered recognition in the credits.

As you may or may not know hoofbeats radio has been non-profit, volunteer driven for 10 entertaining and educational seasons.  I feel I have been extraordinarily supported by CFRU over that time, with an empowering environment, training and even financial assistance.  Now I want to evolve hoofbeats into a podcast.  Like a proper, actually functioning podcast!  I am also fundraising for a special documentary project "hoofbeats - Iceland by horse"

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working Preetam's
 CD table!

I also made a "PureGuelphishness" announcement... because ANOTHER thing I'm re-inventing, is a recurring music show where i invite a local musician to join me in at CFRU and either create a playlist of other local artists or perform their own tunes.  And I have to say, that if you think herding cats is hard, try rounding up our local musicians ha. (p.s. dear friends, please get back to me with your dates, or random live to air invites)... love to all etc.  I also put any "live-to-air" shows I host for CFRU offsite into this "series" if it includes musical performances.

You can hear lots of great music in this program, including, Patience, title track from Preetam Sengupta's new release, that I scored an advance copy of.

If you were tuned in last week, then you know that we broadcast the first half hour edition of a NEW project focused on health and wellness, especially nutrition - under the "Conversations Worth Having" umbrella.  If you are a follower of the blog, you may notice that I did not put the 'traditional' picture of the guest in the studio or any show notes... that's because I don't want to start yet another blog, but I don't think such posts belong on any of the blogs that are already underway.  In the second half hour of the "horse talk" radio time slot, I re-aired a "Conversations Worth Having" show from the series with perspectives on aging and death.  I love that one "Five Wishes" in particular because my parents participated...  By the way, I've been posting recaps and audio of that series on blogguelph.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

not quite horse talk, but worth listening.

rob via cfru posted "Ansley Simpson and I having a lovely chat with Kim Logue on CFRU yesterday before our show at the Cornerstone:)"

i love what Ansley posted
Thanks SO MUCH Kim Logue for the tea, garlic caps, and slippery elm! I was really struggling with my voice, and concerned I wouldn't be able to make it through my set, but the tea was nothing short of magic! Opening my voice right back up! Thanks again!! Too much fun being on the radio with ya!

Sunday, May 07, 2017

S#11, Ep 208, More Firsts?

Today's show took me exactly 1.25 hours of volunteer time.  Am I dedicated, or what!  How accurate was our log sheet?

I had my bio ready to give anyone that wanted to interview me, but it turns out my horse enthusiast interview guest was way more interested in tech than in talking horse.  And you can tell from the way my song dedication/shout out to my little buddy Lexy went that I can use tech help!

I know the Mike Evin cd I played looks like CFRU property.  But, I swear I found it in the "free" pile on the shelf outside the door at CFRU where "unless your name is Alex Rimmington" you do  not put things!!!!  We also did our best at a one-time hoofbeats recruiting PSA take, despite the flawed draft script provided our talent.

I didn't get a chance to tell you about the horse related DVD's I have out of the library right now.  I also didn't read you any of the articles I've saved lately from magazines.  AND -- I forgot to remind you that Bob-my-horse-pal is for sale.  But I did suggest you just pay movers and a piano tuner and adopt a 100 yr old FREE beautiful piano in good condition... email me for details.  I am pretty sure works ok.