Podcast Episode 12: Equine Adoption and Horses in Hollywood

In the 12th Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, meet an an equine adoption specialist and a Hollywood horse trainer.



In the 12th episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Straight Arrow Products, hosts Glenn the Geek and Holly Caccamise chat with Cailin Caldwell, equine content manager for the ASPCA’s Right Horse program and Mary Towslee, a TV and movie industry horse trainer.

Hosts: Holly Caccamise, Editor in Chief of Horse Illustrated & Young Rider and Glenn the Geek, host of Horses in the Morning.

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Cailin Caldwell, The ASPCA’s Right Horse Program

Lifelong equestrian Cailin Caldwell helps horses find homes through her position with the ASPCA’s Right Horse Program. Photo courtesy Cailin Caldwell

Cailin Caldwell is a lifelong equestrian who combines her passions for marketing and horses as the equine content manager at the ASPCA. Working specifically on the ASPCA’s Right Horse program, Cailin’s work is focused on educating and promoting adoption to the equine industry and horse loving public.

Cailin is a proud graduate of Colorado State University’s Equine Sciences program. She currently resides in Seattle with her horses and enjoys competing in the jumper ring.

Meet this week’s Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, Class is Beautiful.

Website: MyRightHorse.org
Instagram: www.instagram.com/therighthorse
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheRightHorse

Mary Towslee, Hollywood Horse Trainer

Mary Towslee uses her years of experience riding horses to train horses for Hollywood movies and television shows. Photo by Merri Melde

Mary Towslee started her career as a gallop girl and assistant trainer at racetracks. While working in New Mexico, she happened upon TV horse training when a racehorse-based teen drama, Wildfire, needed well-trained horses to portray track life. After a brief break when the series concluded, Mary returned to the movie business.

Since then, she has trained horses for movies and television shows such as The Lone Ranger, The Magnificent Seven, Hostiles, News of the World, and 1883. She’s moved up the ranks to serving as “gangboss,” running the wrangler crew, giving riding lessons to actors, and handling horses on set.

Read more about Mary’s Hollywood adventures in this article from the April 2022 issue of Horse Illustrated.

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