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Making Milestones

English, Equestrian, 1 season, 89 episodes, 4 days, 5 hours, 59 minutes
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A podcast for Equestrians (or animal enthusiasts) trying to find their way in this crazy world. Discussing ethicality and some of the common and more uncommon problems within the horse world. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
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Unmasking Stress in the Horse World: Freak Accidents

Today, we're diving into a multifaceted discussion on some pressing issues in the horse world, recorded live while running errands. The focus? A tragic incident at a dressage competition where a horse died after bolting and running into a stone wall. We'll explore the underlying causes of such extreme behaviors, from training practices to environmental stressors, and why it's crucial to address them. This episode also touches on the role of the equestrian community, media, and organizations in either perpetuating or alleviating these issues. We'll discuss the importance of recognizing stress behaviors in horses, the impact of punishment-based training, and the need for a shift towards more compassionate and scientifically-informed practices. Support the Podcast: Shop my clothing and bridles: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Check out free resources, webinars and more: http://milestoneequestrian.ca Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Tip jar: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Follow me elsewhere: http://facebook.com/milestoneequestrian96 http://instagram.com/sdequus http://tiktok.com/@sdequus http://youtube.com/c/shelbydennis  
5/25/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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Overcoming Obstacles and Manifesting Dreams

Welcome to a poignant episode of Making Milestones where we delve into the highs and lows of life, tackling issues such as financial struggles, seasonal depression, and the pursuit of dreams. We explore the roller coaster ride of adulting, highlighting how things like unexpected repair bills and new business ventures can test one's resilience. However, amidst the tumult, we spotlight the strength of community spirit and the magic of dreaming big. Support the Podcast: Shop my clothing and bridles: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Check out free resources, webinars and more: http://milestoneequestrian.ca Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Tip jar: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Follow me elsewhere: http://facebook.com/milestoneequestrian96 http://instagram.com/sdequus http://tiktok.com/@sdequus http://youtube.com/c/shelbydennis
5/6/202441 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Positive & Negative Reinforcement in Horse Training

Welcome to another enlightening episode of the Making Milestones podcast, where we uncover one of the most debated topics in the equestrian world - positive reinforcement vs negative reinforcement in horse training. We dissect these two methods, clarifying common misconceptions, and shed light on aversive pressure versus neutral pressure. Support the Podcast: Shop my clothing and bridles: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Check out free resources, webinars and more: http://milestoneequestrian.ca Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Tip jar: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Follow me elsewhere: http://facebook.com/milestoneequestrian96 http://instagram.com/sdequus http://tiktok.com/@sdequus http://youtube.com/c/shelbydennis
4/26/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 5 seconds
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Reclaiming Spirituality: An Awakening of Consciousness in a Materialistic World

Welcome to an enlightening episode of the Making Milestones podcast, where I shift focus from horse training to delve deep into the world of personal growth and spiritual awakening. Listen as I share my journey of self-discovery and transformation, shedding light on critical areas of self-awareness, ego death, and the value of authenticity. I also confront society's inherent flaws within our capitalist system and propose embracing spirituality as a reinvigorating solution. We explore the harsh reality of how wealth accumulation often leads to disconnect with society and environment, revealing an unfillable void that materialistic pursuits cannot satisfy. I will also discuss how aspects of the horse world, specifically equine behavioral science, have shaped my outlook on life. Come with me as I highlight the challenges I faced in finding my individuality, breaking free from societal expectations and prejudices, and cultivating an environment for self-expression and happiness. Explore with me the significance of developing authentic connections in relationships and learn from my experiences of handling criticism by maintaining authenticity. Tune in to hear about my journey from toxic relationships to embracing solitude, all in a quest for a happier, more authentic self. Learn about how psychadelics have influenced my spiritual growth and why I found value in alternative medicinal practices. The episode concludes with a powerful message on embracing our true selves, moving away from societal judgment or expectations, and embracing the freedom and happiness we all deserve. Join me on this journey of spiritual awakening as we explore it in a raw, unscripted, and authentic manner. Support the Podcast: Shop my clothing and bridles: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Check out free resources, webinars and more: http://milestoneequestrian.ca Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Tip jar: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Follow me elsewhere: http://facebook.com/milestoneequestrian96 http://instagram.com/sdequus http://tiktok.com/@sdequus http://youtube.com/c/shelbydennis      
3/27/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Grief & Confusion of Reforming Horsemanship Practices: A Tough Journey

In this compelling episode of the Making Milestones podcast, Shelby about her transformative journey from a traditional to a modern, compassionate horse trainer. This shift not only revolutionized her approach to horse training but also challenged her identity and provoked a deep internal reassessment. This episode encompasses upturns and downturns as Shelby faced disillusionment, professional obstacles, and emotional turmoil on her path to transformation. Navigating through turbulent times, she cherishes the period of downfall as it bestowed her with a fresh perspective and a commitment to prioritize horse welfare over commercial success. Furthermore, she elaborates on the challenges of authenticity in a profession rife with skepticism and traditionalist beliefs. Concluding the discussion on a transformative journey, there is emphasis accepting the trials of life to reconstruct identity and shape a more fulfilling professional path.   Support the podcast: Shop apparel and horse bridles http://shopmilestoneeq.com Tutorials, Q&As and more http://patreon.com/sdequus Webinars, learning resources and more http://milestoneequestrian.ca Tip jar: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian  
3/20/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 32 seconds
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Misogyny in the horse World

In this eye-opening episode of the Making Milestones podcast, we delve into an often overlooked issue within the equestrian world: misogyny. Despite being a predominantly female industry, gender biases still pervade, creating an oppressive undercurrent that female riders and trainers have to navigate.  We also delve into gender-related issues beyond women's experiences, acknowledging the struggles of non-binary individuals and members of the LGBTQ+ community.   Support the podcast: Shop apparel and horse bridles http://shopmilestoneeq.com Tutorials, Q&As and more http://patreon.com/sdequus Webinars, learning resources and more http://milestoneequestrian.ca Tip jar: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian  
3/11/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Concept of Neurodivergency in Humans & Horses

Welcome to a captivating episode of Making Milestones podcast, where we delve deep into my personal narrative of neurodivergence. This episode presents my life's journey from being diagnosed with ADHD to embracing this newfound understanding and how it transformed my worldview and interactions, especially with horses. Support the podcast: Shop my store: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Subscribe to Patreon for Q&As, tutorials and more: http://patreon.com Check out my website / buy my book: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/my-book One time donation: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian Engage in our heartfelt conversation as we critique societal norms, dispel stereotypes around ADHD, and highlight the legitimacy of self-diagnosis. We emphasize the importance of authenticity and explore the intriguing intersections of neurodivergence among humans and animals, pushing Equestrian boundaries. Immerse yourself in our informative discussion on brain anatomy, stress, trauma, and neurodivergency in horses. We highlight the profound impact of early life trauma on equine behaviour, reinforcing the necessity for compassionate training methods and adequate care. Discover the moving stories of Mustangs and the traumatic experiences they endure, reinforcing the similarities between horse and human responses to trauma. Our focus extends to human-induced traumas on these majestic creatures and our collective responsibility to change how we perceive and treat them. We also probe into the fascinating parallels between human wealth hoarding and individual desires. In the process, we highlight the importance of transforming ourselves and how these changes cascade to improve the mental wellbeing of the horses under our charge. This episode underscores our collective responsibility to create safer and empathetic interactions with all lives around us. This enlightening episode will resonate with listeners who have an affinity for horse care, personal growth, and the neurodivergent community, inviting them on a journey of self-understanding and inspiring change.
2/28/20241 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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How Horse Abuse, Capitalism & Patriarchy Are All Related...

How is horse welfare impacted by patriarchy and capitalism? Listen to find out. *note* sorry about the audio on this, I used a new mic and it was not great but didn't want to re-record as I felt it was a good discussion.   Order limited edition merch: https://milestone-equestrian.creator-spring.com/ Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my store: http://shopmilestoneeq.com See my blog, training help, webinars and more: http://milestoneequestrian.ca Order my book: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/my-book  
12/30/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 37 seconds
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2023 Recap + 2024 Intentions and Goals

Talking more about lessons I've learned in 2023 and things I want to work on in the new year.   Support my work: http://patreon.com/sdequus http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://milestoneequestrian.ca   Year end / new year journal prompts: https://instituteofyou.org/year-in-review-50-powerful-questions-to-reflect/  
12/27/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 5 seconds
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Year End Reflections (This Year Was a Sh*t Show)

Reflecting on 2023, the good the bad and the ugly...   Support me elsewhere: http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://patreon.com/sdequus http://milestoneequestrian.ca  
12/19/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 5 seconds
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Disconnection is a Disease in Humanity

Talking about disconnection and how it enables abuse in and out of the horse world.   Other ways to support my work" http://patreon.com/sdequus http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://milestoneequestrian.ca  
11/30/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds
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I Am Tired

A little life update, why I’ve been a little subdued and MIA, talking about the current world situation and my thoughts about it. This is not very horse related so if that bothers you, don’t listen.   Resources & charity orgs: http://instagram.com/motaz_azaiza http://instagram.com/belalkh http://instagram.com/wizard_bisan1 http://instagram.com/jvpny http://instagram.com/jewishvoiceforpeace http://instagram.com/ifnotnoworg http://instagram.com/danielmate http://instagram.com/gabormate http://instagram.com/solutionsnotsides http://instagram.com/byplestia http://instagram.com/reprashida http://instagram.com/breakingthesilenceisrael http://instagram.com/whatifpolitics http://instagram.com/goubtube http://instagram.com/nemahsis http://instagram.com/mohannadalkhteeb Support my work:   http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://milestoneequestrian.ca http://patreon.com/sdequus http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian  
11/12/202347 minutes, 3 seconds
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Interviewing Dr. Temple Grandin: Animal Welfare, Neurodivergency & More

Interviewing Temple Grandin about her work with animal welfare and neurodivergency/autism advocacy.   Check out her books and other info: https://www.templegrandin.com/templegrandinbooks.html https://templegrandin.com/   Support me/the podcast: Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my store: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Donate to Phoebe's surgery: https://gofund.me/a766d361 http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian  
10/27/202349 minutes, 31 seconds
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Paris Horse Welfare Conference on Hyperflexion: RECAP

Talking about my experience in Paris, France at a Horse Welfare Conference on Hyperflexion that the FEI sent representatives to attend...   Help support the podcast / my work: http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://patreon.com/sdequus http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian  
9/19/202356 minutes, 27 seconds
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Holistic Hoof Care: with Dr. Tomas Teskey

Talking to Dr. Tomas Teskey, an equine veterinarian specializing in hoof care about all things hoof.   Support the podcast: http://patreon.com/sdequus http://shopmilestoneeq.com   Check out Dr. Teskey's pages/book: https://www.facebook.com/insighttoequus https://www.insighttoequus.com/  
9/14/202347 minutes, 7 seconds
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Loving Your Horse Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Cause Harm

Discussing how we can still harm welfare even with good intentions, especially with normalized practices in the industry and what we can do about this.   Help support my work: http://patreon.com/sdequus http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://milestoneequestrian.ca   Donate: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian    
8/15/202347 minutes, 14 seconds
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Personal Growth & Self Esteem: The Journey of Creating It

Talking about my experience with leaving toxic relationships and how I built self esteem afterwards. How to deal with hateful comments and mean people without letting it damage your self concept.   Help support my work: http://patreon.com/sdequus http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://milestoneequestrian.ca  
8/9/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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Harm Reduction in the Horse World

Discussing how we can reduce harm in the horse world even in situations where we may have less control to make big changes.   Support my work: http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://patreon.com/sdequus http://milestoneequestrian.ca http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Get a free diet analysis for your horse: http://madbarn.com/analyze-diet/?ref=1329 Get a discount on MadBarn products with code SDEQUUS
7/29/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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Toxic Relationships In & Out Of The Horse World: Life Update& Discussion

Discussing my experience with toxic relationships and thoughts on it.   Support my work: http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://patreon.com/sdequus http://milestoneequestrian.ca http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Get a free diet analysis for your horse: http://madbarn.com/analyze-diet/?ref=1329 Get a discount on MadBarn products with code SDEQUUS
7/27/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 40 seconds
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Normalized Apathy Towards Sport Horse Distress

Discussing the horse welfare movement, realistic change and weird things the industry has normalized as being completely benign when there are indicators of harm caused.   Join the horse welfare movement and sign the petition: http://linktr.ee/allianceforhorsewelfare Subscribe to Patreon for tutorials and more: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my product line: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Support my work: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian See my website for training webinars, behaviour consults, resources and more: http://milestoneequestrian.ca  
6/27/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 40 seconds
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Self Love & Developing Confidence In & Out of the Horse World

Discussing the journey to self confidence and self love.   Check out my links & support the podcast below: http://patreon.com/sdequus http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://milestoneequestrian.ca http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Sign the petition and support the new welfare organization: http://linktr.ee/allianceforhorsewelfare  
6/19/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Horse Industry is Failing to Protect Horse Welfare

Discussing the horse welfare movement and need for immediate change in the industry.   Join the welfare movement and sign the petition: http://linktr.ee/allianceforhorsewelfare Subscribe to my Patreon to support my work & access tutorials and more: http://patreon.com/sdequus Help support me in my journey to Paris to speak at a welfare conference: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian Shop my products: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Checkout my resources page: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/resources    
6/11/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mental Health Talk & The Craziness Of Life

An update on the absolute insanity that has been life lately.   Checkout my links: http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://patreon.com/sdequus http://milestoneequestrian.ca    All Info on the Alliance for Horse Welfare In Sport http://linktr.ee/allianceforhorsewelfare  
6/2/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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Horse Bodily Dysfunction with Equine Therapist Ansley Bevan (AB Equine Therapy)

A discussion with Ansley Bevan of AB Equine Therapy on a variety of common issues we see in horses and how they affect the overall biomechanics of the horse.   Shop my products: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus     Follow Ansley on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abequinetherapy Follow Ansley on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abequinetherapy    
5/18/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 8 seconds
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Improving Horse Welfare in the Industry with Renate Larssen, Equine Ethologist

A discussion about horse welfare and modern equine science with equine ethologst, Renate Larssen.   Support the podcast: http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://patreon.com/sdequus http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Follow Renate: http://instagram.com/renatelarssen https://www.facebook.com/theequineethologist  
5/1/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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Creating Positive Change In The Horse World with Lockie Phillips of Emotional Horsemanship

Talking with Lockie Phillips of Emotional Horsemanship about a number of different aspects of the horse industry. This is an inspiring and emotive episode that was such an excellent conversation to have. Thank you Lockie! Where to find Lockie: http://emotionalhorsemanship.com http://instagram.com/emotional.horsemanship   Support the podcast: Subscribe to Patreon for behind the scenes, tutorials and more: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my product line: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Check out my new book: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/my-book My website: http://milestoneequestrian.ca  
4/7/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why Are We So Accepting of Punishment In The Horse World?

Discussing punishment culture in the horse world and how I think it starts within how we treat ourselves and other humans for doing the "wrong" thing.   Check out my store: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus  
3/8/202334 minutes, 13 seconds
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Year End Reflection, The Karl Cook Situation & Self-Accountability in The Horse Industry

A messy mishmash of a podcast episode prior to the end of the year. See y'all in the new year after a break.   Follow up article: https://horsenetwork.com/2022/12/lets-talk-about-that-kalinka-video/   Support me elsewhere: http://patreon.com/sdequus http://shopmilestoneeq.com http://milestoneequestrian.ca/my-book  
12/28/202259 minutes, 51 seconds
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Autonomy In Horse Training: Is Autonomy Reinforcing?

In this episode I talk about autonomy for horses and how it can actually facilitate reinforcing the behaviours we want and doing away with problem behaviours.   Check out my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my product line: http://shopmilestoneeq.com My new book: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/my-book  
11/29/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 52 seconds
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Debunking Common Myths About Reward Based Horse Training

"Treats make horses nippy!" "I want the horse to do it for me, not the food!" "You'll be reliant on treats forever and then they won't listen."   Support me elsewhere: http://milestoneequestrian.ca http://patreon.com/sdequus http://shopmilestoneeq.com  
11/25/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 14 seconds
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Navigating Guilt in Horsemanship

Equestrians often hold a lot of guilt towards past treatment of horses and this can be such an obstacle to over come that it may feel more comfortable to ignore that guilt and deny harmful practices. This podcast discusses my journey in navigating shame towards poor treatment of horses and how I think it should be handled.   Shop my product line: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/shop-milestone Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Support the Podcast & My content creation: http://buymeacoffe.com/sdequus http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian  
11/4/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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Misinformation in the Horse Industry

Discussing the degree of misinformation in the horse world and how it impacts equestrians.   Shop my product line: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/shop-milestone Subscribe to my patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my merch: http://shopmilestoneequestrian.com Check out my youtube channel: http://youtube.com/c/shelbydennis  
10/30/202257 minutes, 36 seconds
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How I Would Build My Dream Barn

How I'd build my dream barn/farm for equine welfare.   Shop my product line: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/shop-milestone Subscribe to my Patreon http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my merch: http://shopmilestoneequestrian.com Buy me a coffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/sdequus  
10/27/202257 minutes
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The Horse Industry’s Resistance to Change

Discussing how much denial of science there is in the horse world, where I think it comes from and how to navigate the lack of desire to change in the industry as someone who wants change.   Check out my product line: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/shop-milestone Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus  
10/19/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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Training Wild or Scared Horses With No Ropes/ Restraints... +Life Update

Working with wild mustangs, what it's teaching me and how I'm doing it. Reflecting on normalized practices in the horse world and the learned experiences of horses I work with.   Shop my product line: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/shop-milestone Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus  
10/6/202245 minutes, 5 seconds
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Training Wild or Scared Horses With No Ropes/ Restraints... +Life Update

Working with wild mustangs, what it's teaching me and how I'm doing it. Reflecting on normalized practices in the horse world and the learned experiences of horses I work with.   Shop my product line: http://milestoneequestrian.ca/shop-milestone Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus  
10/6/202245 minutes, 5 seconds
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Early ”Childhood” Trauma in Horses

Talking about trauma in young horses and how it impacts them for years to come and how we as humans contribute to causing this type of trauma with what is normalized in the industry.   Check out my product line: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone   Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus   Buy Me A Coffee: http://buymeacoffee.com/sdequus   Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.ca/hz/wishlist/ls/KLN2OVSDZEK3?ref_=wl_share  
9/11/202246 minutes, 24 seconds
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Is Euthanasia Ethical? + Consent In Horse Training?

Talking about the ethicality of euthanasia along with the idea of consent in training and whether or not horse trainers show any capacity for respecting consent.   Check out my product line: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my merch: http://shopmilestoneequestrian.com Check out my website: http://milestoneequestrian.ca  
8/26/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 38 seconds
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Punishment Culture in the Horse World & Real World

How we are taught to use high pressure, punishing tactics in and out of the horse world from a very young age.   Shop my new products: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus  
7/28/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 44 seconds
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Accepting Change in the Horse World

Discussing the lack of willingness to accept new info in the horse world, even when it comes from credible sources, and how this limits growth.   Shop my bridles, apparel and more: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Shop my Merch: http://shopmilestoneequestrian.com Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus  
7/24/20221 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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Forage Alternatives to Hay: Talk with MadBarn’s Scott Ciesler

Talking about alternatives to hay in areas experiencing hay shortages and other things equine nutrition.   Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my product line: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Get a Free diet analysis for your horse: http://madbarn.com/analyze-diet/?ref=1329 Use my code SDEQUUS for a discount on MadBarn products!
7/14/202256 minutes, 13 seconds
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The ”Horse Always Comes First” Myth

Does the horse really always come first in common horse world practices? Or, is this common phrase just used to justify people's training methods and care, regardless of ethicality?   Shop my bridles & apparel: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus  
7/4/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 17 seconds
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R+ & R-: Training Approaches and the Mindsets behind them

Talking about the industry mindsets towards different training methods and the problems they may post.   Shop: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus MadBarn: http://madbarn.com/analyze-diet/?ref=1329  
6/24/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 44 seconds
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Horse World ”Grittiness” Encourages Recklessness

Talking about some of the problematic attitudes in the horse world and how they encourage risk taking behaviours.   Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com.sdequus Shop My Merch: http://shopmilestoneequestrian.com Shop Apparel, Bridles & More: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Tip Jar: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian  
6/6/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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Most Horse People Don’t ”Love” Their Horses The Way They Need To

Talking about how many of us have been taught from early on in our riding careers to show love for our horses in all of the wrong ways, to the detriment of equine welfare, and how we can change this.   Shop my bridles, saddle pads and apparel: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Shop my merch: http://shopmilestoneequestrian.com Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus  
5/28/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 45 seconds
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Everyone Who Works With Horses Trains Horses: Here’s Why

Talking about behaviour and learning science basics and why the info we have on horses shows such a huge need for change in the horse world and horse training practices.   Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop Milestone Products: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Shop my Merch: http://shopmilestoneequestrian.com  
5/27/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 5 seconds
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Reforming The Horse Industry: What it Actually Looks like

Talking about reforming traditional horse keeping & training practices and the reality of it.   Help support the podcast: http://patreon.com/sdequus http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Shop: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone http://shopmilestoneequestrian.com  
5/13/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Bodily Autonomy Rant + What’s Going on With Milo?

Talking about the right to choose and how vital it is as a basic human right. Going into detail on my stance regarding what is going on currently in the US with Roe vs Wade. Basically, just a lengthy frustrated rant on how the pro-birth side has a lot of hypocrisy in every aspect of their argument to try to justify taking away bodily autonomy.   Talking about Milo and some difficulties we've been having (near the end of podcast).   Subscribe to my Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my Merch: http://shopmilestoneequestrian.com Shop Riding Apparel/Saddle Pads/ Bridles: http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone Tip Jar/Donate: http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian   Get a discount on all MadBarn supplements with my code "sdequus" http://madbarn.com/analyze-diet/?ref=1329    
5/9/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 43 seconds
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Reflecting On Previous Riding Practices

An update on my mare who colicked as well as discussing previous riding practices, rolemodels when growing up and how I think the industry creates a lot of the welfare issues we see.   Subscribe to my patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sdequus Use my code SDEQUUS for a discount on MadBarn Products Get a free diet analysis: http://madbarn.com/analyze-diet/?ref=1329  
5/2/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Horse Industry’s Social License

Talking about the horse industry's social license and how elitism impacts some of the issues in the horse world.   http://patreon.com/sdequus http://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone http://milestoneequestrian.ca  
4/18/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
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Interviewing an Equine Nutritionist: Scott Cieslar, founder of MadBarn

Interviewing Scott Cieslar and asking some equine nutrition questions, going over common myths and misinformations in equine nutrition as well as the science behind it. Super interesting and informative podcast! Thank you Scott.   Free diet analysis: https://madbarn.com/analyze-diet/?ref=1329 Subscribe  to Patreon: https://patreon.com/sdequus    
4/13/202254 minutes, 40 seconds
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Overcoming Shame & Guilt in Horse Training

In this podcast, I discuss guilt and shame for past training methods and how I have dealt with it along with the positive correlation in my mental health that I've noticed since developing more empathetic training methods and how I think it is all connected. I also discuss my experience at the Shawna Karrasch clinic and some of my guilt in mistakes made in Milo's training.   https://www.patreon.com/sdequus https://amoreequestrian.ca/pages/milestone https://www.shopmilestoneequestrian.com/  
3/23/20221 hour, 42 minutes
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Horse World Myths & Misconceptions

Discussing some of the common myths equestrians are taught and why we need to stop normalizing them.   Become a Patron Shop My Merch Shop Bridles/Saddle Pads/Etc MadBarn Diet Analysis 
3/15/20221 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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The Trainer-Student Power Dynamic

Talking about how we perpetuate some toxic norms in the horse world when it comes to fair treatment of students.   Subscribe to my Patreon Shop my store 
2/27/20221 hour, 10 minutes
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The Mark Todd Incident and ”Little Abuses” in the Horse World

Talking about the culture of punishment in the horse world and the normalization of rough training tactics and how it will be our undoing.   Shop Ana Luisa Subscribe to Patreon
2/20/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 50 seconds
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Science Denying in Social Issues & TheHorse World

Talking about the freedom convoy here in Canada and how cognitive dissonance contributes to it. Also, talking about how cognitive dissonance impacts horse people.   Check out Ana Luisa's Valentines Sale: Click to Shop   Subscribe to my Patreon
2/3/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Disorder in Human & Horse Psychology

Talking about how our culture in the horse & human worlds perpetuates behavioural issues.   Shop the Ana Luisa sale: https://shop.analuisa.com/shelby  
1/28/202252 minutes, 57 seconds
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2021 (& 2020) Year End Recap & Reflection

Reflecting on some of the many changes the last year and more. Talking about plans currently with the horses and the business as well as what we did the last while. Discussing personal growth, changes in training ideology and more!
1/4/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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If You‘ve Ever Been Afraid of or ”Hated” Horses, Listen to This

A podcast for non-horse people and horse people alike. Send this to your friends, family and acquaintances if they have a fear of horses and maybe it will give them another perspective.   Links: Merch Store Shop Bridles & Saddle Pads YouTube
12/20/20211 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Coercive Training Methods & Bad Management: We Need To Heighten our Standards

Discussing certain high stress/punishment based training methods and why under no circumstances they should be justified. Talking about the state of the horse world and how social media influences this.
12/13/202153 minutes, 36 seconds
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Honest Talk About The Death of My Horse

Talking about some of the trauma from georges death and a word of warning for how you choose to treat people online.
11/29/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Plight of the Modern Horse

Talking about horses as domesticated animals being one of the most misunderstood and mishandled species and why this mindset is so prevalent. Touching on dominance theory and punishment based training and why this is not a standard we should encourage. Refuting common excuses for bad training practice.
11/18/202155 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Culture of Violence in Horse Training

Talking about the whole Amber Cobb scandal along with other concerning attitudes and mindsets that are prevalent in the horse world and how I think our normalization of violent behaviour towards horses contributes to the existence of it all.
9/14/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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Horse Anxiety & Rushing Training

Talking about anxious horses and how often management plays a role in their success.
7/29/202147 minutes, 55 seconds
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An Honest, but sad, life update

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6/15/202158 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Rushing of Young Horses

Talking about training young horses and how prevalent rushing them is on social media.
6/8/202158 minutes, 8 seconds
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My Rescue Horse’s Hoof Journey

Talking about Milo’s hoof rehab journey and other stuff related to him
5/28/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 25 seconds
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Massage for Equine Health & Wellbeing: An Interview with Jim Masterson

In this episode, I get to interview Jim Masterson, a big name in the equine massage and bodywork community. We discuss his new documentary featuring him and co-worker/trainer, Mark Rashid and talk to the producer of the documentary, Dylan Silver. This episode encompasses everything equine body work related, behaviour as well as the human influence on equine comfort both physically and behaviourally. Jim is an exceptionally interesting human and this episode highlights his expertise and offers a wealth of information for new and experienced equestrians alike.    Subscribe to our Patreon for as little as $1/month
4/10/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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Human Trauma-Horse Trauma

*some mild swearing and tw: addiction and brain trauma talk* Discussing trauma within the lens of both the human and the horse. Talking about personal life traumas and how they affected my perception and comparing and contrasting much of these to how horses may feel and how trigger stacking may effect our training sessions with them and change how they receive information.  Socials: Patreon Instagram YouTube Support The Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
3/22/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Importance of Vulnerability & Accountability As Equestrians

In this episode I talk about different horse training methods and my thoughts on peoples responses to them as well as the importance of people holding themselves accountable and being more vulnerable in admitting their mistakes. This covers a lot of different topics, along with some of my favourite quotes from a very good training novel. It’s a little bit of a mishmash of a bunch of different topics but I hope that you all like it! You can go to my website here: http://milestonequestrian.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
3/12/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 15 seconds
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Privilege in The Horse World

Talking about the lack of access in the horse world and how privilege contributed to that. Support the podcast by subscribing to our Patreon: Patreon.com/sdequus --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
1/30/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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Lack of Accountability in Horse Training/Showing

Talking about how “easy” it is to become a horse trainer due to lack of regulatory / certification boards and problems with the show industry --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
1/17/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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2020 Recap

My trials and tribulations in 2020, struggling with depression and my anxiety and ADHD, death of a horse among other things. All of the highs and lows of 2020, trying to be honest and pragmatic about the struggles of lie --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
1/4/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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Is Competition Ethical?

Discussing better practices to improve equine welfare in competition --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
11/17/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Fundamental Misunderstanding of Equine Behaviour and Management

Talking about how skewed the perception of much of the horse world is on effective and ethical training and management of horses and what we can do to fix it --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
10/19/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 33 seconds
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My Thoughts on Plantations Fields

A mini podcast about the latest controversy in the horse world --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
9/18/202038 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tack Talk| Bits and Training Gadgets- What is fair to your horse?

Talking about my opinions on different bits and training set ups and what is best for the horse. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
9/3/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 57 seconds
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Realism in Horse Training Views

A discussion on different training methods (R+ / R-) and having a realistic outlook on what the positive steps are towards making the horse world more friendly for the horses. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
8/27/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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Problems in Training Young Horses: Imprint Training, Young Horse Classes and Other Forms of Rushing

We have a very special guest in for this episode, Jill from JetEquiTheory! I hope you enjoy this discussion on the culture surrounding young horses in the horse world and our thoughts on it. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
8/23/20202 hours, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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Overcoming Past Mistakes with Horses & Discussing My Training Philosophy

Criticizing modern keeping practices of horses and talking about my own past mistakes, what my philosophy now is and what my issues with the horse world are and the changes I'd like to see. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
8/12/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Horse Industry: Abuse, Neglect and Pointing Fingers

Comparing Racing to other industries and discussing the more overt and subtle forms of abuse I see in show industries and how we could improve them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
6/21/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 52 seconds
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Racism and Accessibility in and out of the Horse World

caution: swearing --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
6/12/202053 minutes, 4 seconds
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My Thoughts on Tiktok

Discussing tiktok in general as well as the equine side of tiktok. Also discussing recent police brutality issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
5/30/202057 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Ethicality of Stalling Horses

A discussion on traditional keeping practices of horses. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
4/30/20201 hour, 39 seconds
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Coping with mental illness and my horse’s death

Casual conversation about mental health and how addressing my personal mental health has affected my ability to do my job and overall happiness, also addressing my late horse, George, and the necropsy results --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
3/6/202038 minutes, 30 seconds
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Working as a Horse Trainer

What it’s like working with horses, do I recommend it? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
11/1/201935 minutes, 56 seconds
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Answering your questions with my mom

Answering questions --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
8/21/201940 minutes, 32 seconds
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OTTBs: Dos and Don’ts

All about buying a Thoroughbred off the racetrack --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
7/30/201935 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pilot| Racing Industry Thoughts

Listen to me ramble about how I got into horse racing and my thoughts on the Santa anita crisis. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingmilestones/support
7/26/20195 minutes, 2 seconds