Barn Banter – Episode 8 from title sponsor Straight Arrow Products

Horse Illustrated podcast Barn Banter episode 8: Hosts Susan Friedland and Raquel Lynn chat with Elizabeth Orris about all things BreyerFest and with Taylor Hall of The Tried Equestrian.


Barn Banter Episode 8

Welcome to Barn Banter, the official podcast of Horse Illustrated. In Barn Banter episode 8, hosts Susan Friedland and Raquel Lynn chat with equestrian entrepreneur Taylor Hall of The Tried Equestrian about show clothes, consignment and saving money. Then, they catch up with Breyer enthusiast Elizabeth Orris and dive into all things Breyer and BreyerFest. Finally, we learn about Atlas, this month’s adoptable horse.

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Listen now to meet Taylor and Elizabeth. Plus, hear about our ASPCA Right Horse adoptable horse of the month, Atlas, offered by the Humane Society of North Texas.

Title Sponsor: Straight Arrow Family of Brands

Taylor Hall, founder and owner of The Tried Equestrian

Barn Banter episode 8 guest Taylor Hall
Taylor Hall, Barn Banter episode 8 guest

Taylor Hall, a lifelong hunter/jumper rider, is the founder and owner of The Tried Equestrian—the horse girl’s equivalent of The RealReal or ThredUp. The Tried Equestrian believes in creating ways to make the sport more inclusive with lower barriers to entry.

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Elizabeth Orris, farm owner and Breyer enthusiast

Elizabeth Orris, a guest on Barn Banter episode 8
Elizabeth Orris, Barn Banter episode 8 guest

Elizabeth Orris has been riding since before she could walk, and now owns and operates her late mother’s horse business: Hunter Spring Farm in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth’s mother fostered her passion for Misty of Chincoteague and Breyer model horses, and Elizabeth has been a life-long collector who attends BreyerFest every year.

Featured Adoptable Horse

Adoptable mustang Atlas
Atlas. Photo courtesy Humane Society of North Texas

At the end of episode 8 of Barn Banter, we talk to Amanda Stevens, the equine trainer from the Humane Society of North Texas. This month’s ASPCA Right Horse adoptable horse of the month is Atlas, a 20-year-old Mustang gelding available for adoption in Joshua, Texas, near Fort Worth.

Atlas arrived at HSNT in need of patience, love, and lots of groceries. He also needed his left eye removed. Now healthy, he’s ready to find his perfect person who will treat him right for the rest of his days. Atlas is young at heart and loves to run, buck and play in the pasture. He requires an intermediate handler but is super willing once he trusts you and has bonded closely with several staff members at the ranch.

Learn more about Atlas 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 8, you check out all previous episodes of Horse Illustrated’s podcasts.


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