Along for the Ride Symposium Recap
On the last week of February 2022, we traveled to the South Point Casino for the Along for the Ride Symposium Andrea Fappani, Shawn Flarida, and Nick Dowers. The brainchild of Andrea Fappani, this first-time event, brought together the leading money winners in reining with the express purpose of sharing ideas about horse training. The symposium featured the colt starting technique of 2-time Road to the Horse Champion, Nick Dowers. Nick started two colts up to their first ride. Watching and asking questions were Andrea Fappani and Shawn Flarida. Spectators not only asked questions, they got to see and hear how these very experienced horsemen reacted to each other.
The three-day event comprised day-long sessions from 8am until 4 PM. There were a few special guests, such as Arron Moses, champion Western Pleasure trainer. We got to see horses of varying ages and what they expected at different stages of their training. Nick Dowers, who competes n the Cow Horse world, demonstrated how he started his horse on cattle. Friday and Saturday evenings there were live Along for the Ride podcasts. These roundtable discussions were open to a variety of topics.
This was a unique event that provide quality information. I hope Andrea Fappani and the sponsors (the title sponsor was Teton Ridge) will host the event again. The crowd really seemed to enjoy the personal connection they made with all the people involved.
Be sure to check out Andrea Fappani’s podcast here!
Join Us on this Journey
We want you to be a part of the show. Tell us about your horse. Share your challenges, triumphs, or just everyday items that make horse ownership unique. Create an audio file using the memo app on your phone. Or contact me and we’ll set up a time to talk on Skype or phone. Perhaps what you have to share can help someone in THEIR horse journey.
You are an enormous part of why we do a podcast. We really love getting your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for the show. Email us at John@WhoaPodcast.com
Thanks for listening.
John & Ranae
Support the Whoa Podcast with this Amazon Link.
Checkout My John Harrer & Horses YouTube Channel
Podcast: Play in new window | Download