Life In The Saddle
Episode 28: Tales from the Trail: Three Forks Saddlery

Episode 28: Tales from the Trail: Three Forks Saddlery

November 10, 2022

Welcome to 'Tales from the Trail' which is a special podcast series we are recording in person as we travel the west during our Winter Clinic Tour. From gear makers and ranchers, to horsemen and other interesting people - tune in to enjoy as they share their stories.

Fun to visit Three Forks Saddelrey again after bringing our 2019 Ranch Tour Guests there for a tour of the workshop. Tune in to hear more about what they do to provide good gear in Southwest Montana and around the world.
https://3forkssaddlery.com 

About Life In The Saddle Podcast:
Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy who spent the last 11 years working in the equine industry in New Zealand, before moving back to the US with his wife and 4 kids. Ben shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com  
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship  
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship  
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl  
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship  

Episode 27: Tales from the Trail: Buckaroo Businesses

Episode 27: Tales from the Trail: Buckaroo Businesses

October 30, 2022

Welcome to 'Tales from the Trail' which is a special podcast series we are recording in person as we travel the west during our Winter Clinic Tour. From gear makers and ranchers, to horsemen and other interesting people - tune in to enjoy as they share their stories.

It was great to sit down and visit with Scott & Brad from Buckaroo Businesses in Billings, Montana. We have worked with Buckaroo Businesses a long time and value their quality gear and expertise. They have the very best buckaroo gear for horsemen, and women who love the old traditions.
Buckaroo Businesses – Keeping the Traditions

About Life In The Saddle Podcast:
Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy who spent the last 11 years working in the equine industry in New Zealand, before moving back to the US with his wife and 4 kids. Ben shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com 
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship 
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship 
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl 
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship 

 

Episode 26: Interview with Nicole Masters

Episode 26: Interview with Nicole Masters

September 27, 2022

It was such a pleasure to be able to talk to a regenerative agriculture expert like Nicole Masters. My wife, Natalie, and I are still early in our journey to learn more about grazing and ranching with soil health at the forefront of our minds. Nicole and I got to talk specifically about ways to manage grazing for horses, so be sure to check it out!

Nicole is offering a 25% discount on her Soil Health Course for Horses!

Promo Code: TrueWest25

 

About Nicole Masters:

Nicole is a globally recognized agroecologist, speaker and author. She has over 22 years practical farming and food production experience, with 18 years of experience as a regenerative Ag coach and educator. Nicole is formally trained in soil science, organizational learning, pattern thinking, and adult education. She has worked closely with diverse production sectors from; dairy, sheep & beef, viticulture, compost, nurseries, market gardens, racing studs, lifestyle blocks to large-scale cropping. Working with such diverse clients has fostered a broad knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing different production systems. During many of her years as an educator, Nicole has been practically involved in food production.

www.instagram.com/integrity_soils/ 
www.facebook.com/IntegritySoils
www.integritysoils.com

Wormcasting link Nicole talks about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUWDI9dAsxE

About Life In The Saddle Podcast:
Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy who spent the last 11 years working in the equine industry in New Zealand, before moving back to the US with his wife and 4 kids. Ben shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com 
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship 
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship 
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl 
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship 

 

Episode 25: Ben Longwell - Storytime: A Bull in the Mountains

Episode 25: Ben Longwell - Storytime: A Bull in the Mountains

August 22, 2022

It's Story-Time! In these podcasts I share an exciting personal story from my life with horses and the lessons we can learn through the crazy adventures you can find yourself in!

About "Life in the Saddle" Podcast: 
Join horseman Ben Longwell as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com 
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship 
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship 
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl 
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship 

 

Episode 24: Ben Longwell - Horsemanship for the Flighty Horse

Episode 24: Ben Longwell - Horsemanship for the Flighty Horse

July 17, 2022

In this episode, we are going to discuss some communication keys for a Flighty Horse. Without us digging deeper and helping to build confidence, the flighty horse will be just that, perhaps for the rest of his life.

About "Life in the Saddle" Podcast: 
Join horseman Ben Longwell as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com 
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship 
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship 
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl 
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship 

 

Episode 23: Interview with Vicki Wilson

Episode 23: Interview with Vicki Wilson

June 12, 2022

Tune in to listen to my conversation with Vicki Wilson, one of New Zealand's top equestrians. I first met Vicki during the inaugural Kaimanawa Stallion Challenge in '14 and we were both presenters/clinicians at the national horse expo for many years.

 

About Vicki Wilson:
Vicki Wilson was riding not long after she could walk. She started competitive showjumping at 15, and began working full time with horses when she was about 17 years old in the far north of New Zealand. After working her way up from local gymkhanas, Vicki has won more awards at the New Zealand Horse of the Year show than any other rider in history. Winning the World Cup in 2014 took her showjumping career to another level, and she’s now one of New Zealand’s most successful riders.
Outside of the competition arena, Vicki has a special talent for working with ‘difficult’ horses and can start any young horse. She is hugely proud of her work with the local Kaimanawa wild horses, the wild brumbies of Australia and American mustangs. Vicki has started hundreds of young horses and has a very specific philosophy that puts the welfare of the horse first and produces “a happy horse that loves its work”.
Vicki cemented her place as one of the world’s most highly respected horsewomen after winning World Championship of Colt Starting title at the Road to the Horse in both 2017 & 2018.
Vicki Wilson Equine Therapy is aimed at helping as many sore horses as possible. She believes there’s no such thing as a problem or naughty horse and that undesirable behaviour is almost always a symptom of pain or fear.
https://www.vickiwilson.nz/
Vicki Wilson (facebook.com)
Vicki Wilson (@vickiwilsonequestrian)

 

About Life In The Saddle Podcast:
Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com 
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship 
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship 
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl 
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship 

 

Episode 22: Ben Longwell - Response In Spite Of Trouble

Episode 22: Ben Longwell - Response In Spite Of Trouble

April 25, 2022

In this episode, I'm excited to discuss one of my favorite subjects that is so applicable to all riders of any breed and discipline. We need to be specific in developing our strategy to address "trouble" before that actual situation arises!

About "Life in the Saddle" Podcast: 
Join horseman Ben Longwell as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com 
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship 
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship 
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl 
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship 

 

Episode 21: Ben Longwell - Storytime: A Spoiled Mare & A Renegade Stallion

Episode 21: Ben Longwell - Storytime: A Spoiled Mare & A Renegade Stallion

March 27, 2022

It's Story-Time! In these podcasts I share an exciting personal story from my life with horses and the lessons we can learn through the crazy adventures you can find yourself in!

About American Cowboy In New Zealand Podcast: 
Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com 
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship 
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship 
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl 
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship 

 

Episode 20: Interview with Jeremiah Watt - part 2

Episode 20: Interview with Jeremiah Watt - part 2

February 26, 2022

**This episode is broken up into 2 parts...this is part 2**

We got acquainted with Jeremiah when we used to import fine using gear and tack from the US into New Zealand. It was a privilege to be able to provide quality snaffle bits to my students and others. I had the privilege of catching up with Jeremiah late last year and we got so carried away with the conversation we had to edit the interview into 2 parts!

About Jeremiah Watt:
Jeremiah is a renowned cowboy artisan, specializing in engraved bits, spurs and saddles, from Coalinga, CA, USA. A native of Ontario, Canada, Jeremiah Watt developed a love early on for the horses, the gear, and the artistry involved with the saddlemaking trade. After learning saddlemaking in 1976 at a school in Amarillo, Texas, Watt and his wife started their own saddle and tack manufacturing business. He began to teach himself the art of engraving by building silver saddle trim and making his own handmade bits and spurs. Watt has been teaching Western engraving, along with the art of saddle making, for almost two decades. 

https://www.ranch2arena.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jeremiahwattproducts/ 
https://www.instagram.com/jeremiah_watt/

About American Cowboy In New Zealand Podcast:
Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com 
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship 
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship 
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl 
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship 

 

 

Episode 19: Interview with Jeremiah Watt - part 1

Episode 19: Interview with Jeremiah Watt - part 1

February 26, 2022

**This episode is broken up into 2 parts...this is part 1**

We got acquainted with Jeremiah when we used to import fine using gear and tack from the US into New Zealand. It was a privilege to be able to provide quality snaffle bits to my students and others. I had the privilege of catching up with Jeremiah late last year and we got so carried away with the conversation we had to edit the interview into 2 parts!

About Jeremiah Watt:
Jeremiah is a renowned cowboy artisan, specializing in engraved bits, spurs and saddles, from Coalinga, CA, USA. A native of Ontario, Canada, Jeremiah Watt developed a love early on for the horses, the gear, and the artistry involved with the saddlemaking trade. After learning saddlemaking in 1976 at a school in Amarillo, Texas, Watt and his wife started their own saddle and tack manufacturing business. He began to teach himself the art of engraving by building silver saddle trim and making his own handmade bits and spurs. Watt has been teaching Western engraving, along with the art of saddle making, for almost two decades. 

https://www.ranch2arena.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jeremiahwattproducts/ 
https://www.instagram.com/jeremiah_watt/

About American Cowboy In New Zealand Podcast:
Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

http://truewesthorsemanship.com 
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship 
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship 
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl 
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship 

 

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