Jackson’s Paddock Paradise & Hooves Built, Not Carved

Building horses from the ground up is becoming a popular challenge. Jamie Jackson conceived of a management or boarding concept based on the lifestyles of the naturally healthy U.S. Great Basin wild horses. His ‘Paddock Paradise’ helps horse owners provide an environment that more closely resembles a horse’s natural habitat. Debbie Roberts Loucks interviewed Jaime for the second time on Horsemanship Radio to catch up with how his concept is growing.

“Our 194th episode of Horsemanship Radio is one of the most important we’ve done,” said Loucks. “We explore the subject of whether we are helping our horses build their feet with every step or are we breaking them down. Immediate functionality vs. sustainability.”

Jaime Jackson has been a professional hoof care practitioner since the 1970s, and in the 1980s he conducted studies of the lifestyles and hooves of U.S. Great Basin wild, free-roaming horses. This changed his career path forever to become a pioneer as a non-traditional, natural hoof care practitioner. This transition culminated in his first book, The Natural Horse: Lessons From the Wild in 1992, updated in 2020. Other written works by Jaime are currently used by the Institute For the Study Natural Horse Care Practices (ISNHCP) to train students in the artful science of natural hoof care.

In 2005, he wrote the book Paddock Paradise: A Guide to Natural Horse Boarding to help horse owners create habitats for their horses that simulate the wilderness experience of this species.

Our second guest, farrier clinician David Landreville, quickly learned that there was a difference between just leaving the shoes off of a horse and promoting a good bare foot. Rebuilding hooves has been his focus now for over 15 years. Landreville turned to barefoot trimming after coming very close to having to euthanize his horse, Santo, whom he had been shoeing for a little over a year at the time.  He was always fascinated by shoeing, it requires much of the craftsmanship skills that are developed in other trades, but the application can be a matter of life and death for the horse. David desperately searched for ways to change the predicted outcome for Santo. He quickly learned that there was a difference between just leaving the shoes off of a horse and promoting a good bare foot. This has been his focus now for over 15 years: rebuilding hooves.

After passing a half million followers on Facebook, Monty Roberts has just announced a new show sponsor for his HorsemanshipRadio.com podcast on the Horse Radio Network. John Piracha of American Harvest Inc. will be our guest on the podcast in an upcoming episode to explain the synergy with Monty Roberts and healthy, happy horses.

Horsemanshipradio.com: A podcast is nothing more than a radio show online.  The advantage over regular radio is the many choices for how and when to listen to the shows. With podcasts you can listen on the website using the players in each show listings. Or download the shows off of the website and listen on a player. Also, the shows are found on pod catchers for free. Subscribe to the shows for free in order to automatically receive them when they are published. It is all about choices. Listen while cleaning stalls, on a trail ride, or driving to a horse show. Podcasts are about choices.

The Horsemanship Radio Show is an online radio show (podcast) dedicated to the exploration of good horsemanship throughout the world. Hosted by Debbie Roberts Loucks (Monty Roberts’ daughter) the show includes segments, tips and interviews exploring good horsemanship. Guests have included Olympians, Trainers, Farriers, and clinicians. Since launching in the fall of 2013, Monty Roberts, Charlotte Bredahl, Temple Grandin, Dr. Robert Miller, Ada Gates, Joe Camp, Ron Ralls, Phillip Ralls, Richard Winters, Sandy Collier and many others have all contributed their knowledge of horsemanship.

Monty Roberts declared that the time had come for the cross-discipline concepts of non-violent training be shared on the airwaves. He added that he supports the efforts of the Horse Radio Network and Horsemanship Radio.

Glenn Hebert of Horse Radio Network summed up the first quarter after adding Horsemanship Radio to the line-up saying “I am so thrilled at the response to the show. People are mentioning it in emails, etc.”

Host Debbie Roberts Loucks shared that ‘Feel good about the direction horsemanship is going’ is the byline of the show and has delivered encouraging trends in the industry in every episode. The shows are aired on the 15th and 30th of every month and can be found here: www.HorsemanshipRadio.com  Or people can also search for the Horsemanship Radio on the Horse Radio Network here: http://www.horseradionetwork.com/

People can find it free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and all their favorite pod catchers.


The New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts is available for interviews.

 MONTY ROBERTS first gained widespread fame with the release of his New York Times Best Selling book, The Man Who Listens To Horses; a chronicle of his life and development of his non-violent horse training methods called Join-Up®. Monty grew up on a working horse farm as a firsthand witness to traditional, often violent methods of horse training and breaking the spirit with an abusive hand. Rejecting that, he went on to win nine world’s championships in the show ring. Today, Monty’s goal is to share his message that “Violence is never the answer.” Roberts has been encouraged by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the award of the Membership in The Royal Victorian Order, as well as becoming Patron of Join-Up International. Other honors received were the ASPCA “Founders” award and the MSPCA George T. Angell Humanitarian Award. Monty developed the first of its kind Equus Online University; an interactive online lesson site that is the definitive learning tool for violence-free training.

 DEBBIE ROBERTS LOUCKS joined her parents, Monty and Pat Roberts, in 2002 to build Monty Roberts’ international training schedule and oversee their publishing, product development and licensing. Monty Roberts is the world renowned Horse Whisperer and New York Times Bestselling author of The Man Who Listens to Horses. Pat Roberts is an internationally acclaimed sculptress of horses. A graduate of UCLA, Debbie has extensive experience in marketing as well as new business development. Debbie’s life-long work with horses, as well as her commitment with Monty to advance his concepts, uniquely qualifies her to extend the MPRI brand into a global leadership organization which has impacted millions of individuals, companies, organizations, governments and industries. She is credited with helping Monty develop the first of its kind Equus Online University; an interactive online lesson site that is already being considered the most effective educational tool for horsemen on the web. Learn more about Debbie at http://www.linkedin.com/in/debbieloucks

 Join-Up philosophies can be seen at work with both humans and horses across the world, from farms to major corporations. To learn more about Monty Roberts or the many applications of his Join-Up training methods, visit www.montyroberts.com

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Media Contact: Debbie Loucks
Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International
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