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EquiTheory

Dedicated to Making Science Accessible & Deep, Authentic Horse-Human Relationships More Possible Than Ever Before. EquiTheory is an Equestrian Podcast — produced by the host, Jill Treece — dedicated to making science accessible & deep, authentic horse-human relationships more possible than ever before. EquiTheory covers topics All Things Horse, Science-Based Progressive Training, Equine Behavior, Mental Health & more all in an effort to move the horse industry toward a better world for horses & their human counterparts. I want to challenge equestrians to try something new & different. I want to encourage them to take their journey with horses into their own hands & explore the why’s of training. Investigate how your individual horse learns best. Incorporate a liberated philosophy & practice around ethical based training. Research, learn, & understand so that you can control the unique relationship that only you & your horse share. The idea is not to demand that you train & experience horses identically to myself, but to instead provide you with alternative information & give you permission as an equestrian to decide for yourself what is best for your horse. My goal is to give you — as the reader, the rider, the horse-lover, the equestrian — the tools you need to ask questions, discover your own voice, & create a world for your horse where fear is no longer something you offer. Instead, you offer connection & empowerment. Tune in every week for new deep dives, stories, training advice & a new perspective! Spice up your drive to the barn, stall cleaning, or normal human things with a podcast all about improving your relationship with & understanding of your horse!

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Hi All🌞🌎

Have you ever wanted to learn more about saddle fit, but never knew where to start? Then, this is the episode for you! Sonja, from Saddlefit 4 Life, joins us this week to break down a some of the basics of saddle fitting.

Here’s an idea of what topics + questions we cover:

  • The most important thing about saddle fitting
  • The biggest consequence of a poorly fitted saddle?
  • Pros + cons of different types of panels (wool, foam, air)
  • Adjustable vs. fixed trees
  • How far back should the saddle go? Correct length?
  • How do you include shoulder asymmetry in saddle fitting?
  • Pros + cons of treed vs. treeless
  • New saddle on a budget
  • Half Pads
  • Multiple horses & not enough $$$ for individual saddles

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Hi All🌞🌎

Things are changing! I've updated to options available to Patreon Members and am sharing with you guys the details behind the change as well as what opportunities these changes offer to you! Beyond that, I go over what's been happening with me and the horses lately. Finally, I answer the final patreon questions that I'll likely ever be answering on this podcast in this format. It's been a wildly educational journey answering these questions, but I think the podcast is about tapped out on them. So, I'm moving things around and doing them privately. The episode explains more!

So! The final patron questions are answered in this episode and they include:

  • Two young horses who won't pick up their feet — "the filly always tries to kick me and the colt has bitten me a few times."

  • When is the clicker signal important & is it more effective to not use it? Plus information about what marker signal to use while riding.

  • A horse who struggles with the farrier working on his feet. 

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Hi All🌞🌎

This week, we’re diving in with Jim Masterson, creator of the Masterson Method. This episode went in so many cool directions all surrounding the topics of body work, connection, mindfulness, softness, subtlety and so much more. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Jim and hope you guys enjoy the conversation as much as I did. 

The Masterson Method: https://mastersonmethod.com

 

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Hi All🌞🌎

This week's episode answers Patron McKenna's questions. Here's an idea of all the topics we covered:

  • What are your thoughts on how & when one should use sedation (Ace, Dormosedan, etc.)?
  • Is it possible for the clicker/R+ way of training to be too slow for a horse’s well being?
  • When should a professional clicker trainer get involved in-person?
  • Could a horse could be “too far gone” to train?
    • Do you think it is ethical to try & “fix” a horse in a state of post-trauma recovery & continue to try to reintegrate the horse into a normalized way of functioning, or should we instead try to find a way to comfortably retire them (permanently or temporarily) & cease the majority of reintegration training as a way to respect them in their present situation?
  • Could you please clarify how “combined reinforcement” works?
    • Is it possible in the clicker training world to use both +R & -R together ethically?
  • What are your thoughts are on the idea that humans decide on a training method based on their past traumatic experiences? Has that been true for you in choosing R+? What are your thoughts on using “energy” pressure when training horses?
  • Is it advisable and/or ethical to train a horse when in a conflicted/irritated/angry mindset?
    • Therefore, is it advisable & /or ethical to train a horse while suffering from a mental disorder flare-up when it causes a conflicted/angry/etc. mindset?
  • Do you know of any sources that describe how to best transition a horse from daily “feedings” to 24/7 forage access?
  • What are your thoughts (in general) on the Extreme Mustang Makeover & The Road to the Horse competitions?
    • Do you know if there is any data concerning these competitions specifically that would suggest that these horses are more likely to have bolting/bucking/"problem horse" issues or even health problems post-adoption/sale?
    • Do you think it's possible to compete in short term training competitions like these with clicker training?
    • Of the clicker trainers I know of, very few actually compete on a regular basis in the hopes of refraining from putting too much pressure on their horses.
    • Do you think that clicker-trainers will ever be willing to participate in these kinds of competitions?
    • What do you think it will take to get people to do so?

Thank you guys for checking it out! And thank you to Patron McKenna for asking such thought provoking questions!

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I hope you guys are ready to dive into some training + behavior questions from EquiTheory Patrons! (To ask your question, join at http://patreon.com/equitheory) Maybe you'll relate to a few or it'll give you an idea of what you'd like to work on with your horse. So grab your tack cleaner, pitchfork, or trail riding pony & tune in!

Here's the short version of the list of questions I answer in this episode:

1. What would be better solutions to help with the biting? 

2. How do you start rebuilding a bond with your horse after it’s been a while?

3. Any tips/tricks on trailer loading?

4. What do I need to do to recondition the halter? How can I change my training to help her?

5. How would I go about retraining a horse to ride that has been a pasture pet for the last 4 years?

6. Do you have any suggestions for how I can reduce my pony's stress with grain time? 

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We're officially back in business! My break is over and I'm thrilled to be back recording!

This episode goes top to bottom covering allllllll the updates you've been waiting for + more. From moving houses & horse farms to how Zo is handling her recovery to my career and love life updates haha! It's all in this week's new episode. With the updates I've made to the podcast, some things are changing, but the important things will all stay the same. We're moving post days to Wednesdays, but the format will forge ahead as normal otherwise. I hope you guys enjoy the episode as if it were a casual catch-up chat with an old friend before we dive into training + behavior questions next week!

Thank you guys for checking it out!

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Hi All🌞🌎

This week's episode is a difficult one to make, but I wanted to update you guys & fill you all in on the process I went through in deciding to go through with Zo's Kissing Spine surgery. I also answered some of your questions about Kissing Spine as it is still a relatively new diagnosis! More episodes on her KS are coming, so stay tuned(: ____________________________________ 🔥💙 LINKS MENTIONED 💙🔥

  ______________________________________   🔥💙 WHERE TO FIND US 💙🔥   ✧ Patreon — Patreon.com/EquiTheory ✧ Merch — https://JETEquiTheory.MyTeespring.co ✧ Website — JETEquiTheory.com + EquiTheoryPodcast.com ✧ Contact me — EquiThe[email protected] ✧ YouTube — JETEquiTheory & EquiTheory ✧ Instagram & Facebook — @EquiTheory @JETEquiTheory ✧ Twitter — https://twitter.com/jetequitheory

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Hi All🌞🌎

This week's episode includes an update to the podcast's schedule & also answers some patron questions:

  1. My question involves nipping... specifically nipping me in my face.
  2. My question is about tail flicking while riding.
  3. Half of the time she is a lovely lady but the main problem is that she bolts in hand. It’s not like she spooks… It’s more like 'i want to go this way.’

Thank you guys for checking it out! Please leave a review for us & follow the socials! Don't forget, if you have a question for the podcast, become a patron!   ______________________________________   🔥💙 WHERE TO FIND US 💙🔥   ✧ Patreon — Patreon.com/EquiTheory ✧ Merch — https://JETEquiTheory.MyTeespring.co ✧ Website — JETEquiTheory.com + EquiTheoryPodcast.com ✧ Contact me — [email protected] ✧ YouTube — JETEquiTheory & EquiTheory ✧ Instagram & Facebook — @EquiTheory @JETEquiTheory ✧ Twitter — https://twitter.com/jetequitheory

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Hi All🌞🌎

This week's episode covers your questions regarding two different cases of separation anxiety, a few aggression cases, and a horse who is ear & poll shy, but needs a bridlepath & to be haltered! Tune in to hear how I would go about working through the challenges these horses are facing & get some ideas for your training with your own horse.

Thank you guys for checking it out! Please leave a review for us & follow the socials! Don't forget, if you have a question for the podcast, become a patron!   ______________________________________   🔥💙 WHERE TO FIND US 💙🔥   ✧ Patreon — Patreon.com/EquiTheory ✧ Merch — https://JETEquiTheory.MyTeespring.co ✧ Website — JETEquiTheory.com + EquiTheoryPodcast.com ✧ Contact me — [email protected] ✧ YouTube — JETEquiTheory & EquiTheory ✧ Instagram & Facebook — @EquiTheory @JETEquiTheory ✧ Twitter — https://twitter.com/jetequitheory

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Hi All🌞🌎

We're back!! Season 4 is off to a hot start in this episode where I discuss all the things that are happening and have happened since my break. We delve into mental health, quitting, the fact that me and the horses are MOVING & ah! So much. So tune in!

Thank you guys for checking it out! Please leave a review for us & follow the socials! Don't forget, if you have a question for the podcast, become a patron!  ______________________________________  🔥💙 WHERE TO FIND US 💙🔥  ✧ Patreon — Patreon.com/EquiTheory ✧ Merch — https://JETEquiTheory.MyTeespring.co ✧ Website — JETEquiTheory.com + EquiTheoryPodcast.com ✧ Contact me — [email protected] ✧ YouTube — JETEquiTheory & EquiTheory ✧ Instagram & Facebook — @EquiTheory @JETEquiTheory ✧ Twitter — https://twitter.com/jetequitheory

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/equitheory)