Horse Illustrated’s December 2021 Podcast Episode on Horses in the Morning Rounds Out the Year with More Vet Adventures from Dr. Courtney Diehl and a Winter Reading List with Trafalgar Square Books’ Rebecca Didier

Horse Illustrated and Horse Radio Network ended the 2021 together with their last show of the year on December 23, and it was a festive and filled with laughter with two more entertaining guests for the eighth episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning podcast. Hosts Glenn the Geek, founder of the Horse Radio Network, and Sarah Evers Conrad, Horse Illustrated’s Digital Content Editor, celebrate the holidays with more vet adventures from Dr. Courtney Diehl, who authors the Vet Adventures column for Horse Illustrated, and with recommendations for your winter reading list from Rebecca Didier of Trafalgar Square Books. This episode was presented by Title Sponsor Straight Arrow Products. To listen in and to learn more about the guests, visit

Courtney Diehl, DVM, has been an equine veterinarian since 2000. She completed an internship in Saratoga Springs and a fellowship in critical care and emergency medicine at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee (now Hagyard Equine Medical Institute) in Lexington, Ky., and has owned two mobile equine practices in the Colorado Rocky Mountains over the course of her 21 years in practice. She presently serves as vice president of the Colorado State Veterinary Board. Her Vet Adventures column is one of Horse Illustrated’s most popular columns.

Rebecca Didier has worked for Trafalgar Square Books, the leading publisher of equestrian books and videos, for 19 years. Trafalgar Square Books is a media partner of Horse Illustrated and Young Rider brands. She currently serves as both managing editor and graphic designer, and her role in the small company spans acquisitions, editorial, design, and marketing. She has worked with top riders, trainers, and equine experts from around the globe to bring their books to print. In addition, Trafalgar Square Books publishes a specialized list of craft titles, and a limited number of canine and nature books. Didier has designed more than 200 book covers for the non-fiction, biography, memoir, and fiction genres, as well as packaging for videos, including the Telly Award-winning series 7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman, from the director of the international hit feature film Buck. She is co-author of the book Dressage with Mind, Body & Soul with world-renowned animal behaviorist Linda Tellington-Jones. A book conceived of and edited by Didier—Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-By-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England by naturalist Mary Holland—is a winner of the National Outdoor Book Award.

While this month’s episode was early due to the holidays, The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning usually goes live on the fourth Tuesday of every month on,, and on podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. For show notes and more information about each episode, and to subscribe for email updates, visit Sponsorship opportunities are available; interested parties can contact Rima Dorsey at Stay tuned for more great shows in 2022.

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