Julie Goodnight talks about how to determine what clothing and gear sets the rider and horse up for success–no matter the activity or discipline–in the fifth episode of the “Horse Goals or Bust!” series of her podcast, Ride On with Julie Goodnight.
“Rider attire, horse apparel and accessories–it’s not just about looking good,” says Goodnight. “It’s about form-to-function. Clothes, footwear, tack, equipment–it all serves a purpose, and it’s important to get it right.”
In this episode, Goodnight lays out why it’s important to choose specific attire and appropriate accessories for different activities, functionality, safety, competition rules, and more. Plus, she shares her must-have items to make sure you are comfortable in the saddle all day long.
“Nothing ruins an all-day activity faster than developing saddle sores or rashes,” says Goodnight. “It’s nearly impossible to ride correctly if you’re feeling discomfort, and you cannot make your body do something that causes it pain, so be proactive.”
Goodnight put together worksheets, podcast episodes, and blog posts to take riders through each step of the “Horse Goals or Bust!” plan, plus two Facebook groups to support them in their horse goals. Find all of it at JulieGoodnight.com/HorseGoals.
Listen to the “Horse Goals or Bust!” episodes of Ride On with Julie Goodnight at JulieGoodnight.com/Podcast, or any podcast app.
About Ride On with Julie Goodnight
The 2022 EQUUS Film & Arts Festival “Winnie” Award winning podcast, Ride On with Julie Goodnight, gives listeners an informed, entertaining perspective on horse training, equestrian sports and having a greater connection with your horse. With over 250,000 downloads and more than 70 episodes to date, the podcast continues to grow in popularity with horse enthusiasts worldwide. Each episode inspires, informs and motivates listeners to achieve new heights in their horsemanship–no matter their level. In the What the Hay? Q&A segment of each episode, Goodnight answers listener-submitted questions with candor, humor and practical advice based on her lifetime of experience with horses.
About Julie Goodnight
Goodnight is the popular host and producer of Horse Master, a successful how-to TV series on handling, riding, and training horses. Goodnight travels extensively sharing her no-nonsense horsemanship with riders of all disciplines. Goodnight is experienced with many kinds of riding—she grew up on the hunter-jumper circuits in Florida and is now at home in the West. She and her husband, Rich Moorhead, live in the mountains near Salida, Colorado, where they enjoy riding the trails and training cow-horses.
Explore Goodnight’s training library of articles, videos and more at JulieGoodnight.com/Academy.
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