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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Nov 17, 2015

Trainers of the VHTC

Trainers of the VHTCThere was a lot more coverage of this year's Vaquero Heritage Trainers' Challenge.  Several local newspapers and photographers had some great pieces and photos of the event.  One reporter, Key Budge, covering the event for the Tehachapi News produced several audio interviews of the trainers of the VHTC.  Key was kind enough to supply me with those interviews so I could share them with you.  The interviews were conducted early in the competition and the trainers of the VHTC have some wonderful insights about the horses and competition.

We used seven of Key's interviews for this show.  He talks to David Jeffers, the winner of the event.  Erika Underwood came in second and talks about the challenges of training the new colt.  Shaula Carboni is from Italy and has worked for a mustang rescue organization.  Steve Perron is a two-time competitor of the event.  Shane Flanigan traveled from Utah to get an Oak Creek Horse and participate.   Dal Bunn watched all three days of the event as the emcee/announcer and has a sharp eye and analysis of these horses and trainers of the VHTC.  Finally, Key talks to me about my experience with Scratch.  I learned a lot from the experience.  Yeah, we made some mistakes, but that's sometimes the best way to learn.

Trainers of the VHTCLinks on the show

Tehachapi News Coverage


Bakersfield Large Animal Hospital

Matt Sheridan Performance Horses


Rancho Rio Stables

Sean McRoberts Horseshoeing

Joanne Galbraith

Downunder Horsemanship

Boone Campbell Horsemanship

Blog about Scratch

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Welcome to the Whoa Podcast about Horses and Horsemanship.   I am your host  John Harrer.  Along with my wife, Ranae, each week on the show we talk about some aspect of owning a horse.  It could be feeding or supplementation.  It could be bits and bridles, tack, or cowboy boots.  We cover training problems, or competing in shows.  We talk to farriers and horse chiropractors.  We talk about movies, books and magazine articles.  And, we travel to places we think you would like to take your horse.   That’s what the Whoa Podcast is all about.

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