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Barn Banter – Episode 19: Sponsored by Adequan

Welcome to Barn Banter, the official podcast of Horse Illustrated. In Barn Banter episode 19, hosts Susan Friedland and Horse Illustrated Editor In Chief Holly Caccamise chat with Sarah Louise Lilley, a clinical Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or “Tapping”) practitioner, about her passions for helping people overcome fears and supporting equestrians. Finally, they talk with Bonnie McRae, Director of After the Races in Elkton, Md., about this month’s ASPCA Right Horse adoptable horse, Brandon.

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Listen to Barn Banter episode 19 now to meet Sarah and hear about the ASPCA Right Horse Brandon.

Barn Banter Episode 19 Sponsor: Adequan

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Sarah Louise Lilley, Clinical Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

Barn Banter episode 19 guest Sarah Louise Lilley

Sarah Louise Lilley is a clinical Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or “Tapping”) practitioner. She loves helping people overcome fears, blocks and phobias, as well as supporting equestrians who have experienced trauma to get back in the saddle with ease and confidence.

Sarah also mentors the next generation of EFT Practitioners at EFT Universe, the world’s largest EFT certification program, recently teaching alongside Dawson Church at the Omega Institute.

Sarah is also a mom and avid equestrian, always counting down the days until she can get back on a horse!

Brandon, Adoptable Horse of the Month

This month, our hosts chat with Bonnie McRae, Director of After the Races in Elkton, Md., about a big, sweet, and gorgeous gray Thoroughbred that is suitable for a career that doesn’t involve jumping.

Brandon’s Smile, AKA Brandon. Photo courtesy After the Races

Brandon’s Smile is a 4-year-old, 17+ hand high, gray gelding that came to After the Races in partnership with New Start at Penn National Race Course. “Brandon” raced just 5 times and never did hit the board. Brandon’s evaluations at the farm found him to be a bit weak behind on arrival and subsequent evaluations have found some mild neurological deficits. Neck radiographs showed what may be an OCD around c6/c7. While this will be limiting, it is not career ending.

Brandon is incredibly sweet, kind, and definitely fits the description of “gentle giant.” After the Race’s vet believes he will make a nice trail horse or pleasure horse for someone who wants something big, gray, and kind and has modest goals.

Learn more about Brandon here.

In addition to Barn Banter episode 19, you can check out all previous episodes of Horse Illustrated’s podcasts.

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