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7 Best Binge-Worthy Horse Podcasts (Riding, Training, Etc.)

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Written by Michelle Greene

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Much like Apple iPhone commercials reminding you that “there’s an app for that,” no matter what kind of riding you enjoy “there’s a podcast for that.” Every discipline, every niche, from professionals chatting about their training methods to amateurs giving hacks for showing on a budget, you can find a podcast for every corner of the equestrian world.

Listening to equestrian themed podcasts is a great way to stay in touch with the equine community, and a fantastic option for long commutes to the barn or road trips. Though the sheer number of equestrian podcasts can be overwhelming, here are my top choices for different aspects of our horse happy universe.

Equine Themed Podcasts

Looking for advice on horsemanship? Wondering how to enter the world of eventing? There’s a podcast for everything equine related, but here are my top choices by category:

Category Top Pick
Best Horse Behavior Podcast The Willing Equine
Best Western Themed Podcast The Ride by Horse & Rider
Best English Themed Podcast Heels Down Happy Hour
Best Natural Horsemanship Podcast HorseHour Podcast
Best Horse Training Podcast Horses in the Morning
Best Wild Horse Podcast Wildish
Best All-Around Topic Podcast The Horse Trailer Post

Additional ShoutoutsDaily Strides, Amateur Hour, EQUUS Film and Arts, Young Black Equestrians, Saddle Stories

Best Horse Behavior Podcast- The Willing Equine

Adele Shaw is the host of The Willing Equine. This podcast has one goal in mind—to improve the relationship of horse and rider.

They use science-backed research to help you better understand equine behavior.

You’ll Love It If:

  • You’re looking to develop a relationship with your horse, beyond just riding
  • Love good story-telling and sharing experiences of a researched equestrian
  • Like varied topics about horsemanship

You Might Want to Skip It If:

  • You are in a lesson program and do not own a horse

Listen to it on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google

Best Western-Themed Podcast- The Ride by Horse & Rider

As a bonafide English equestrian from toes to helmet, I learned so much delving into the western world of horse-themed podcasts!

The co-hosts, Michaela and Nicole provide updates from the western equestrian industry intermingled with personal stories.

You’ll Love It If:

  • You want to hear interviews with Western trainers
  • Interested in learning different western disciplines
  • Love learning about western training from top industry professionals

You Might Want to Skip It If:

  • You’re only interest in western riding is Yellowstone

Listen to it on: Horse and Rider.com, Spotify, Apple Podcasts

Best English-Themed Podcast- Heels Down Happy Hour

An off-shoot of the Heels Down Magazine, the Happy Hour is a great overall “who’s who” and “what’s what” of the English world. You’ll find topics like managing horse-life-work balance to tips on building the perfect arena. Hosts Justine Griffin, Jessica Payne, and Ellie Woznica give updates from larger show venues and start every podcast with the Happy Hour Drink recipe.

If you love this podcast, you can also join the Heels Down Happy Hour Lounge on Facebook—which is a great gathering of adult equestrians!

You’ll Love It If:

  • You love the English discipline and want to learn about every aspect
  • Enjoy interviews with influencers, trainers, and riders
  • Want to stay up-to-date with show results from major venues

You Might Want to Skip It If:

  • You’re more interested in natural horsemanship and day-to-day horse ownership information

Listen to It On: Horse Radio Network, Apple Podcasts, Spotify

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Best Natural Horsemanship Podcast- HorseHour Podcast

This UK-based podcast is hosted by Amy Frost and is the #1 equestrian podcast in the United Kingdom. You’ll learn everything from parasite resistance to behavior insights with highly reputed equine researchers.

This podcast goes in depth into a variety of equine subjects and is always well-researched and cited. Bonus—British Accents!

You’ll Love It If:

  • You want to listen to interviews with natural horsemanship experts and top trainers
  • You want to learn more about the equestrian world as a whole
  • You love to learn more scientific-based information on how behavior and horsemanship go hand in hand

You Might Want to Skip It If:

  • You are only interested in US-based podcasts

Listen to It On: Horse Radio Network, Audible, Apple Podcasts

Best Horse Training Podcast- Horses in the Morning

This daily podcast has listeners in over 90 countries! It makes for a great way to start every day with something horse-related and is perfect to listen to when you’re having your morning coffee, or tea.

Topics cover everything from English saddle history to interviews with paralympians and horse health reports.

You’ll Love It If:

  • You love every aspect of the equestrian world and want to learn more about different areas
  • You want something a little different every day
  • You love listener call-ins and giveaways

You Might Want to Skip It If:

  • You get overwhelmed when you have unlistened-to-episodes. Since it is daily and some can be lengthy, you may want to not subscribe to this one.

Listen to it On: Audible, Apple Podcasts, Spotify

Best Wild Horse Podcast: Wildish

This in-depth investigative reporting style podcast looks at the past, present, and future of wild horses in America. Presented in a way that represents all angles and opinions, it paints a portrait of the conundrum that is wild horse management in the US today.

Composed of six episodes, this podcast manages to pack in tons of information without overwhelming you.

You’ll Love It If:

  • You love episodic podcasts like Serial or Dr. Death
  • You want to learn more about how wild horses live in the US
  • You are interested in the Wild Horse programs available through the Bureau of Land Management

You Might Want to Skip It If:

  • I honestly can’t think of a reason you would want to skip this one—even my non-horsey spouse was super invested in this series!

Listen to it on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, High Country News, Patch

Best All-Around Topic Podcast: The Horse Trailer Post

Brad Heath, owner of Double D Trailers, hosts The Horse Trailer Post podcast. This podcast covers a diverse set of topics, ranging from horse trailering safety tips (of course) to equestrian vaulting (wow!). 

This podcast covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to everyone from rookies to rodeo stars.

You’ll Love It If:

  • You enjoy listening to a variety of guest speakers 
  • You’re looking for reputable equine experts speaking about their relevant fields
  • You’re looking for content to watch as well as listen to–each episode is also published on YouTube!

You Might Want to Skip It If:

  • You are seeking out recurring content on a specific topic

Listen to it on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Podbean

Watch it on: YouTube

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Even More Podcasts to listen to:

These unique equestrian podcasts either didn’t fit into a category or are worthy of a shout out and a listen! All of these can be found on Apple Podcasts.

Daily Strides – If you are interested in working on your mental health in regards to riding, or enjoy lesson-style tips and challenges when you go hack your horse, check out this podcast!

Host Lorna Leeson will help you develop your skills regardless of whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider.

Amateur Hour – Though the ladies of Amateur Hour are currently on hiatus from new podcasts, their archive is filled with fun episodes.

My personal favorite is when hosts Claire, Kelly, Taylor, and Olivia ask their significant others horse questions—it is pure entertainment along with some educational info!

EQUUS Film and Arts – If you love reading about horses in novels, love watching horse stories on film and TV, and love the work behind the scenes—you’ve got to check out this podcast!

Host Julianne Neal interviews key figures in the EQUUS Festival that is hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Young Black Equestrians – Hosts Abriana Johnson and Caitlin Gooch discuss the culture, passion, traditions, and day to day life of the BIPOC horse community.

This brilliant podcast covers many aspects of the horse world and interviews some amazing equestrians!

The Story Stables – Caitlin Gooch (of Young Black Equestrians) has a non-profit organization called Saddle Up and Read that encourages youth literary excellence through equine activities!

She just launched a new podcast called The Story Stables which will share sounds and stories from life on the farm with Caitlin and books read by kid readers. This is a great podcast for parents with kids.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I listen to the horses in the morning podcast?

You can find Horses in the Morning on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Audible. You can also get episodes by visiting their website www.horsesinthemorning.com.

Q: Where can I listen to the Willing Equine podcast?

You can find the Willing Equine on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. You can also get more information by visiting https://anchor.fm/thewillingequine.

Q: Where can I listen to the Whole Horse podcast with Alexa Linton?

This Canadian podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or listen directly on the website https://wholehorse.ca/.

Parting Thoughts

Now that you have a plethora of podcasts to listen to, you’ll never have a boring drive to work or the barn again!

Remember, if you choose to listen to a podcast while riding, you need to practice safety first and keep one ear available to listen to the world around you. Happy Listening!

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About the author

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Michelle began riding through Pony Club at age 5 and continued training through high school. After a hiatus for school and family, she's now back in the saddle with her hunter/jumper.