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In The Barn

53 EpisodesProduced by Horse Girls ProductionWebsite

Welcome to our little corner in the podcast world. Where we have real conversations about real topics that matter to you and your horse. Join us along on our journey of discovering the research (or lack of research) behind popular horse products, trends, and anything else that peaks our interest.

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49. Going Cross Country With FLAIR strips and Ice-Vibe Boots

April 28th, 2022


With many five star events looming in the future, you know you'll soon be flooded with many ads for gear, top level riders are using. Some of the …

48. What The Actual Feed?!?

March 24th, 2022


How much protein, fiber, and fat should your horse get in a day? It's a pretty simple question, that seems like it should have a readily available …

47. The Mystifying Facebook Supplements

March 3rd, 2022


Do you ever find yourself scrolling Facebook and spotting ad after ad of the same supplements like GutX, Biomane, or Equinity? Better yet, do you …

46.2 USEF: The George Morris Problem, Part 2

February 10th, 2022


The down fall of George H. Morris.

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46.1 USEF: The George Morris Problem, Part 1

February 3rd, 2022


This is the story of someone who was once thought of as the greatest horseman perhaps in the history of the horse. His blunt sayings and his tough to please demeanor made him a legend in almost every barn in America. …

45. Social Media: The Young Horse Dilemma

January 13th, 2022


We're kicking the year off right with one of the most heavily debated topics out there; when should we be starting our young horses? Not only do we …

44. Ovarian Manipulation vs. Gelding Scar Manipulation

October 28th, 2021


Mares and geldings, ovarian manipulation and gelding scar manipulation, myth or fact? Both of these seem to be two different sides of the same coin. …

43. Bemer: Good MLM or Bad MLM?

September 23rd, 2021


With many 5* events of the year firmly in the review mirror, we can all look back at the products we saw all over top riders Facebook pages and Instagram feeds. One of those products seen over and over again, was Bemer. …

42. Death at the race track: The Juice Man

August 12th, 2021


The lucrative world of fast horses, faster money, and custom drugs, runs rampant in the horse racing industry. With horse racing comes gambling, with gambling comes money. That desperate grab for monetary gain, gives …

41. Olympic Count Down: the most problematic Olympics in history

July 29th, 2021


While we all wait in eager anticipation for the Tokyo Olympic 2020 kick off, let's take a brief look back over the years. Some years have come and gone relatively smoothly, while a few others have crashed and burned in …

40. When is it too hot to trot...

July 15th, 2021


Many equestrians pride themselves on not being fair-weather riders, but when does the not-so-fair-weather become dangerous? Better yet, how do we …

39. Bitless bridles: trials and tribulations

June 24th, 2021


We've talked about what the research says with bitless bridles, but what do our horses actually think of the different designs? Today we share our …

38. Why pasture injuries won't ruin your horse's career

May 21st, 2021


Has a little birdy ever chirped in your ear about the pasture being a dangerous place for a horse? Heck, maybe that same little bird has encouraged horses to be stall kept. We have certainly heard our fair share about …

37. SUMMITing MT. Bull Sh*t: Summit Joint Performance

May 6th, 2021


Summit Joint Performance, the latest and greatest joint supplement or just another cash grab? When you look at their website, Facebook page, and merely google their names you will find dozens and dozens people standing …

36. The Kentucky 3-day recap

April 29th, 2021


It came and it went, and if you blinked you may have missed it! Land Rover Kentucky 3 day event happened, we saw some record dressage scores, watched the leader board get shaken up during cross country, and tallied …

35. The Kentucky Collective: Who is paying for the Land Rover Kentucky 3-day event?

April 23rd, 2021


It's here BABY! The Kentucky 3-day event is on and one of the few 5* events that have manage happen this year. This of course comes with a heavy dose of anticipation and eagerness to watch these riders fly across the …

34. Stop, drop, and roll...addressing rotational falls

April 8th, 2021


Rotational falls have always been an eventers worst nightmare. The question is, how do we avoid them and reduce the numbers. On more than one occasion we have all clicked on to Facebook, an online magazine, or heard by …

33. Joint Supplements: buy or cry?

April 1st, 2021


The supplement industry is booming. New magical pellets are being rolled out every day, all claiming that they hold the answer and solution to …

32. FEI: The Marilyn Little Problem

April 1st, 2021


Marilyn Little...problem rider or just unlucky? From bloody mouths to court cases, we cover it all and then some.

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31. Why feed hay, when you could feed supplements?

April 1st, 2021


Want your horse to have healthy hooves? Don't worry there's a supplement for that. Do you think your horses hormone level are out of whack? Well, there are supplements for that. Is your horses hind gut health out of …

30. The trending therapies

April 1st, 2021


The bandwagon is loading and we've all jumped on, loaded-up with our Theraguns and Equi-tape ready to hit the road. The only question left is whether these products are just another trend, or are they sticking around as …

29. Do treeless saddles have an advantage?

April 1st, 2021


Anyone and everyone has come face to face with saddle fit issues at some point in their life with horses. There are many different factors to …

28. Helmets, safety vests, and cadavers

April 1st, 2021


Horses are dangerous, but we have gear in place to lessen the risk. This week we take a look at the research behind helmets and air vests. Which are the best on the market, who has done the most studies and testing, and …

27. Does a bit cause more damage than bitless?

February 4th, 2021


We've talked about the impacts a bit has on the horses respiratory system, we've looked exclusively into Dr. Cooks research, now it's time for us to address PAIN. Today we looked into the research behind the pain and …

Bonus: who stole the bitless bridle design?

January 28th, 2021


Do you know which bridle came before Dr. Cook's famous bitless bridle? Funny thing is that the "original" bitless bridle he produced was taken from someone else and at one time was known as the Spirit bridle. We explore …

26. What does Dr. Cook's research actually say?

January 28th, 2021


Dr. Robert Cook is a well known name surrounding anything bitless. We have read many different studies, articles, and journals that reference Dr. Cook's research, as well as heard plenty of testimonials in favor of his …

25. can your horse focus longer than a goldfish

January 14th, 2021


Who has a longer attention span, a horse or a gold fish? In this weeks episode we take a peek at what science says about the 3 second rule we all …

24. New Year, New us

January 7th, 2021


New Year...same 'ole us, just a new training philosophy. This week we wanted to share how our opinions and training methods have shifted this year. …

23. to bit or not to bit, which is better?

December 17th, 2020


We finally decided to add our voices to the masses who have discussed the infamous topic of bit vs. bitless. Rather than looking at the same argument over and over, we decided to remove pain from our discussion today …

22. Can grooming improve your bond with your horse?

December 10th, 2020


Heartland, Flicka, Black beauty, and just about any other horse movie is going to sell little girls the dream of a"true bond" with theirs horse of choice. However the reality and scientific research don't tend to back …

21. POMMS earplugs were not created to blockout sound

December 3rd, 2020


Did Vicki Wilson cheat by using a Liquid Titanium hood during the Road To The Horse Competition? We take a look at different calming aides out on the market and what research is behind them to support their claims. We …

20. foam or no foam? the truth about using Gumbits and Bit Butter

November 26th, 2020


Many of us have heard that a horse with a relaxed jaw will have some foam around their mouths. Many of us have determined a good ride because our horses were producing foam. Products have been developed to create this …

19. the truth about adjustable saddles, Wintec vs. Thorowgood

November 19th, 2020


Let's talk adjustable saddles! We realized that a lot of adjustable saddles seem to be purchased and advertised to fit a variety of horses. They are …

18. stocking stuffer ideas: the first pony

November 12th, 2020


Whether it was a fluffy little Shetland that left you in the dirt every day, a little Welsh that bolted every chance she got, or a fiery Morgan who …

17.2 ceramic, magnetic, ionic, oh-my!

November 5th, 2020


Between Back on Track appearing in just about every barn, to wacky magnetic blankets, and Rambo's new ionic blanket, how are you supposed to know what works? Don't worry, Kelsey and Robin did their own researching and …

17.1 ceramic, magnetic, ionic, oh-my!

November 5th, 2020


Between Back on Track appearing in just about every barn, to wacky magnetic blankets, and Rambo's new ionic blankets, how are you supposed to know what works? Don't worry, Kelsey and Robin did their own researching and …

16. the myth of spooky season

November 1st, 2020


Buckle up we're in for a good one! With Halloween right around the corner, we are feeling the spooky vibes and so are our horses. Or are they? In today's episode we address the stigma surrounding this time of year that …

15. our imperfect home set-ups

November 1st, 2020


We have all seen the luxury barn tours, and drooled over those beautiful arenas and pastures. The problem is, all us average horse owners do not have …

14. the one where we determine how often to ride

November 1st, 2020


Have you ever felt guilty for not riding often enough? Or felt as though you were wasting your horse by not going out to the barn everyday and riding? In today's episode we address this question with doing what is right …

13. why your trainer keeps saying "MORE LEG"

November 1st, 2020


Raise your hand if you've ever been told "more leg", "sit up", "eyes up", "WAIT!". We have all been there, and sometimes we have no idea what our …

12. the horse on the longe

October 1st, 2020


Let's talk longing! Why do you longe your horse in the first place and why it's not a good idea to longe a hot horse. We also discuss why or why not to use equipment! Being the sisters we are, we have opposing opinions …

11. what eventing is today

September 24th, 2020


With the changing of the stars and the creation of an entirely new level, we felt a bit lost and confused. What is a 1* now? What was CIC and where did that go? What is the modified level? Where does it come into play? …

Bonus: our thoughts on Plantation Field

September 19th, 2020


As members of the eventing community we are confused and hurt to have seen what has unfolded this past week. What transpired seems to have lacked …

10. how we are misusing "on the bit"

September 17th, 2020


This week Kelsey and Robin tackle a topic that may be a bit controversial. They discuss what "on the bit" is and how it is being abused. This is one …

9. clinic...with a chance of success

September 10th, 2020


Robin and Kelsey have been watching a bunch of older clinics on USEF tv. This week they decided to tackle the topic of clinic etiquette and how to …

8. the tack and the trend

September 3rd, 2020


Have ever found yourself caught up in a new tack trend? We certainly have! We wanted to break down various products and trends that have come about that we found ourselves buying into. In today's episode we skim the tip …

7. the one where we try to balance life

August 27th, 2020


Welcome back! This week Kelsey and Robin break down how they balance horses, work, and relationships. Sometimes that balance works well, and …

6. the basics? i barely know them

August 11th, 2020


This week Kelsey and Robin talk all about the basics! What are they? Where does the infamous training pyramid come into play? And Do the basics ever …

5. the one where we struggle

August 3rd, 2020


Welcome back! Kelsey and Robin dive into their past and current struggle with horses. Between being a misunderstood tall rider, to having a highly …

4. the horse in the boot

July 23rd, 2020


What's better, medicine boots or exercise wraps? Do boots create damaging heat to your horses leg?  Are the back on track boots even worth it?

Here is the study we reference in regard to heat:

3. raising the bar, advice for moving up the levels

July 16th, 2020


Join Robin and Kelsey as they discuss the controversial topic of when it's appropriate to move up.

2. rider seeking perfect horse, ponies okay, must be less than $1000

July 9th, 2020


What did we do for our horses on the 4th of July? How are we fighting flies this season? And how did we take our average backyard ponies and make …

1. the one where we introduce ourselves

July 9th, 2020


Welcome to our little corner of the podcast world. We are excited to introduce ourselves and get started on this journey. We are just a couple of horse crazy sisters here to have real conversations about topics that …

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