Monday, February 19, 2018

Do YOU believe in the Junior Horse Sport Association of Canada?
Tune in Sun Feb 25th to!  I'm really looking forward to some air time with an "old" buddy, Sara Chauvin

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Mystery Shop Project Begins!

We are thrilled to announce our Audio Documentary project has support Feb 1-Apr 1 from Ed Video!  We look forward to experimenting with new equipment that is more easily accessed on evenings and weekends, with no cost -- not even for parking.

Ed Video’s Production Grant Program supports media art creators by granting no-cost access to our equipment resources. These grants may not be used for corporate work, educational projects, promotional videos, or work done for individuals or community groups. Projects must have a strong artistic component to qualify.

Because we also access the Career and Skills Development Award with No-cost Workshop Access, our producers will be developing a technique be used in a future, by incorporating some film component!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NCRA Awards Submission Feb 2018

I have been producing an occasionally-award-winning horse talk radio show called hoofbeats, for over a decade, and the podcasts are now available in iTunes! 

This submission comes from another project, called Conversations Worth Having, which includes a series on aging and death.  Because Community care in Ontario already is very bumpy, in a system with resources already stretched. And, with the demographics of the gray wave or silver tsunami looming on the horizon, it is time to start talking about it!

In this particular 9min 43sec episode excerpt we hear from Jennifer Mackie, an expert in Medical Assistance in Dying.  When is one’s death reasonably foreseeable? 10/10 of us are going to die.. 

 “We’re all gonna die of something” is an expression I grew up hearing, and I am happy in this segment to include the voices of my very own mom, and dad -  not long before he passed away. 

"Five Wishes" broadcast Sun Jan 29, 2017 on CFRU, 

Producer described as a fictional character?

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 to date include:
Quarter Horse, Kiger Mustang, Oldenburg, Appaloosa, Icelandic, Norwegian Fjord, Lipizzaner, Cheval Canadian, and the Irish Sport Horse.

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.


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

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"

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.

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?