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Buck Off Banter

Katie Summers and Christa Dillon

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Katie and Christa know how dull mucking out or long schooling sessions alone can be. Join them every other Friday as they take a lighthearted look at all things equestrian and share the chaos of juggling home, work, children and horses. This is not your typical horsey podcast!
 
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In this episode Katie and Christa are excited to be joined by Grand Prix dressage rider Sarah Higgins. Sarah runs a successful competition yard with partner, Olympic eventer, Alex Hua Tian. There are some fantastic top tips and insights that have helped Sarah become a successful dressage rider. The episode concludes with a quick game of this or tha…
 
In this episode Katie and Christa discuss their favourite horsey purchases and some that have been less successful. There are some listener contributions, one of which Christa can't get on board with. They also consider whether they would find it helpful if their horses could talk and decide that it would potentially be to damaging to their self es…
 
Without a doubt the equestrian events of the 2021 Olympics have caused a huge amount of controversy. In this episode Katie and Christa discuss some of the highs and lows from the Olympics and discuss some of the concerns that have been highlighted. They also cover alternative footwear for horses, the perils of box rest and why escalators can't be t…
 
In this episode Katie and Christa share their less than ideal weeks. The episode focuses on some of the recent olympic news but most of it seems to mirror their recent run of luck. This leads them to the conclusion that no matter what level you're at, horses will do their level best to scupper your plans. It is decided that horse sized zorb balls i…
 
This episode is mainly focused on training tips. This includes advice sent in by Cian O'Conner and Olive Clarke (Katie is hugely star struck!) The episode also covers the importance of generosity in a show jacket, Narnia and Animo the lion, goats, lambs and Christa's leg yielding rant. You can step sideways to avoid.........but DO NOT leg yield awa…
 
In this special episode Katie and Christa are joined by Nicola from equestrian fitness. They chat about the importance of rider fitness and get tips on overcoming the inevitable injuries. Christa shares the perils of ballet and Nicola reminds us all to treat ourselves like we would treat our horses. The episode concludes with the best way to spend …
 
In this episode Katie is joined by new co host Christa from Blackhill eventing. They chat about Christa's horses. This includes a story of how she came across two of her horses. This story would make no sense to anyone other than a horsey person who of course it will make perfect sense to. Horsey social media has been a bit tense over the last fort…
 
In this episode Katie is joined by Adele from set fire to the rein. They talk about the return of competition and why Boris may not actually be an eventer. Adele has some exciting news to share so they discuss mixing pregnancy with horse plans. The final wanker of the week is missing from this episode because Katie is a huge wanker and had an echo …
 
In this episode Katie is joined by Christa Dillon from Blackhill eventing. They discuss (and convince each other to spend yet more money on) tack. They then turn to the slightly more controversial topic, of how much can you turn a blind eye to your children doing if you can get a horse lunged. The episode finishes with them discussing starting youn…
 
In this episode Katie and Karla are once again joined by Dan aka Skint Dressage Daddy. They discuss his new 'taste the difference pony" and it's need for matchy matchy. Dan also gives some behind the scenes struggles for his hugely popular You Tube series "Nag Hotel." The episode follows the typical theme of Katie and Karla going way off topic and …
 
In this episode Katie and Karla discuss the latest Andy Kocher allegations. They then move on to the much happier topic of returning to competitions. They discuss some of the new rules and consider the emotional wellbeing of anyone that is asked to man a warm up. The episode finishes with a Wanker of the week, that causes Karla to consider using He…
 
In this episode Katie and kola discuss the recent controversy surrounding Nick Skelton's article in Horse and Hound. They also talk about the recent upsetting Facebook post concerning Harry Evans and consider how to prevent horses from falling into the hands of unscrupulous dealers. It wouldn't be Buck off Banter if they didn't get completely sidet…
 
In this episode Katie and Karla discuss lockdown life and revisit their Christmas game of guess the horsey celeb. To help them answer listener questions they are joined by Krista from From the Ground Up. Krista gives some fantastic ideas for things we can do with our horses while on lockdown. They also make the discovery that Krista is a (whisper) …
 
In this episode Katie and Karla are joined by Jenni Winter-Leach from Flying Changes. They discuss how working with your mindset is a complete package and is not just riding focused. Katie and Karla ask for tips on avoiding social media drama, trolls and how to cope with others judgement. Obviously the episode doesn't remain totally on topic. They …
 
In this episode Katie and Karla get excited at the chance to write their Christmas list full of horsey items they "need." They then take a very unusual academic turn and review some books they've found inspiring. This doesn't last long and the chat soon returns to I'm a celebrity care packages, children eating homework and of course a bit of Andrew…
 
In this episode Katie and Karla are joined by Skint dressage Daddy. They take a look at the annoying things horse owners do and discuss livery options but mostly just enjoy hearing the despair of a non horsey spouse and Father. Dan, (SDD) tells them how he was forced to write his book, from Nags to Numnuts by strangers on the internet and how he is…
 
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