Barn Banter – Episode 20

Horse Illustrated podcast Barn Banter episode 20: Hosts Susan Friedland and Holly Caccamise chat with blogger Raquel Lynn, our former podcast co-host.


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Welcome to Barn Banter, the official podcast of Horse Illustrated. In Barn Banter episode 20, hosts Susan Friedland and Horse Illustrated Editor In Chief Holly Caccamise discuss the 2024 AHP Equine Media Awards, where Horse Illustrated took home six awards. Then, they chat with former Barn Banter co-host, Raquel Lynn, about how life with a baby is going and her online empire with Horses & Heels and Stable Style. Finally, they talk with February Star Sanctuary about this month’s ASPCA Right Horse adoptable horse, Admiral’s War Chest.

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Listen to Barn Banter episode 20 now to catch up with Raquel and hear about “Admiral.”

Raquel Lynn, Entrepreneur and Blogger

Barn Banter episode 20 guest Raquel Lynn with her baby and horse
Barn Banter episode 20 guest Raquel Lynn with her daughter, London, and her horse, Fira

Raquel Lynn lives in an equestrian neighborhood in Los Angeles with her husband Adam, daughter London, Paint mare Fira, Mango the Pomeranian and six Silkie chickens. She runs two blogs: Horses & Heels and Stable Style. Raquel created her dream job one blog post at a time on her website, Horses & Heels. With a knack for interior decorating, beautiful photographs and inventive recipes, Raquel has garnered thousands of fans over the years.’s Stable Style category grew so popular Raquel launched a sister website,, focusing on barn tours and tack rooms. When she’s not riding through the hills of Griffith Park, she’s sharing barn tours on Stable Style or packing up candles.

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Admiral’s War Chest, Adoptable Horse of the Month

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Admiral’s War Chest. Photo courtesy February Star Sanctuary

Admiral’s War Chest is quite the celebrity in Maryland. Not only is he a 5-time race winner, including the 2015 and 2016 Maryland Million Classic Stakes, but he has also been written about in magazines, newspapers, and more. Now Admiral is looking to start a new chapter in his life, as someone’s forever friend.

This horse can jump to the moon. He is an amazing horse for someone looking for a step up. Admiral is still working on his ground manners, but he is a doll. If you think Admiral’s War Chest is a good fit for you, complete the interest form and find out!

Learn more about Admiral here.

In addition to Barn Banter episode 20, you can check out all previous episodes of Horse Illustrated’s podcasts.


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