Barn Banter – Episode 15 from title sponsor Straight Arrow Products

Horse Illustrated podcast Barn Banter episode 15: Hosts Susan Friedland and Raquel Lynn chat with polo-playing veterinarian Paige Billek, DVM.


Barn Banter Episode 15

Welcome to Barn Banter, the official podcast of Horse Illustrated. In Barn Banter episode 15, hosts Susan Friedland and Raquel Lynn discuss Raquel’s return to the saddle after baby and their 2024 goals, then chat with Paige Billek, DVM, a polo player and veterinarian whose practice, Integrative Equine Performance Medicine, specializes in preventative and sports medicine. Finally, they talk with Jennifer Hegg, the president and founder of The American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation, about ASPCA Right Horse adoptable horse of the month SH Admiral Blacklaw.

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Listen to Barn Banter episode 15 now to meet Paige and SH Admiral Blacklaw.

Title Sponsor: Straight Arrow Family of Brands

Paige Billek, DVM

Barn Banter Episode 15 guest, Paige Billek, DVM in the stall with a horse
Barn Banter Episode 15 guest, Paige Billek, DVM

Paige Billek, DVM, is a polo-playing veterinarian whose practice, Integrative Equine
Performance Medicine, specializes in preventative and sports medicine. After graduating
from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018, Paige went on to
earn certifications in acupuncture, medical manipulation and rehabilitation and
performance medicine. Listen in to gain insights from a vet and fellow horsewoman who is passionately dedicated to help horses feel and perform their best, and hear her thoughts on the growing equine vet shortage plus advice for aspiring equine vets.

SH Admiral Blacklaw, Adoptable Horse of the Month

A head-on shot of a chestnut Saddlebred
Barn Banter 15’s featured adoptable horse, SH Admiral Blacklaw

Available for adoption from The American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation, Inc. in Kentucky, American Saddlebred SH Admiral Blacklaw is as sweet as the day is long. Kind, willing, and smart, this 6-year-old gelding is full of potential. He is quick learner and ready to start training for groundwork and under saddle. SH Admiral Blacklaw will make a phenomenal partner and likely could be a great beginner, kid horse or lesson horse one day soon with the right training. While he may be smaller in size, he makes up for it with his heart and mind. Price is negotiable for the right home.

Learn more about Admiral here.

Title Sponsor of Barn Banter

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We want to thank our Title Sponsor, the Straight Arrow Family of Brands, makers of Mane ‘n Tail, Cowboy Magic & Exhibitor’s, with over 100 years of grooming excellence. For more information about your favorite products, visit and find Straight Arrow Products at a tack shop near you!

In addition to Barn Banter episode 15, you can check out all previous episodes of Horse Illustrated’s podcasts.


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