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Rider’s Edge

The Rider's Edge Podcast is brought to you by Farley Schweighart, Physical Therapist looking to pursue educating riders about their health and fitness, and the health and fitness of their horses. I am interviewing prominent guests within the realms of the horse industry, healthcare, veterinary medicine, rodeo and other athletes. Our goal is to bring you information that you can use to help you and your horse be physically fit, mentally fit, healthy, and return to winning in the arena.

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07: Conversation with Dona Kay Rule

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation with Dona Kay Rule, a barrel racer with a heart of gold & full of wisdom to share! Today, we'll talk with Dona Kay about how she gets in her physical & mental game before a run, & get some tips on how she works with her horses to keep them at the top of their physical game for the arena while she's on the road competing. 

12mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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EIPH: A Conversation with Flair Equine Nasal Strips

Join us today as we have a conversation with Jim and Hanna of Flair Equine Nasal Strips. We cover a lot of ground on the complicated situation that is exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage(EIPH) in performance horses. There is foundation and science of EIPH laid out in an easy to follow conversation. We also cover how Flair Equine Nasal Strips fit into the picture of your horse's health. Finally, we discuss proper fit and troubleshooting of the Flair Equine Nasal Strips. 

58mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Conversation with Wendy Murdoch

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation with Wendy Murdoch, internationally known equestrian instructor & creator of the "Murdoch Method" & the "SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program". Today, Wendy will talk with us about the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program & how it can help your horse become more grounded & confident whether you're hitting the trails or looking to better your performance for the next big horse show!   

55mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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We All Needle Little Help Sometimes- Let's talk Dry Needling

Come join us on today's episode for a "to the point" conversation about dry needling. We will chat about what dry needling is, how it works, & what it can do for you & even your horse so you can get back to training & winning in the arena.  

16mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Freakin' Laser Beams!- Let's talk Class IV Lasers

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation about freakin' laser beams! We're going to take a look at the Class IV laser. We'll have a chat about how this modality works & more specifically, what it can do to help you & your horse return to winning in the arena! 

16mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis- What You Need to Know!

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation about Eastern Equine Encephalitis & the things you need to know for both you & your horse. We'll talk about what Eastern Equine Encephalitis is, how it presents, prevention methods, and where you can find more information on the current outbreak in the United States. 

13mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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What's Fascially Possible for You & Your Horse?

Join us on today's episode for a conversation about myofascia & what is fascially possible for you & your horse! We'll talk about what the myofascial system is, what happens when this system is not working properly, & how a myofascial release can help you & your horse get this system back in check before your next event!

16mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Small Steps Equal Forward Motion

We all have goals we are working towards, both inside & outside the arena...Come join us on today's episode for a conversation about turning those daunting goals into small steps that will give you forward motion. 

12mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Cribbin' Crazy!

Join us on today's episode for a conversation about what drives us cribbin' crazy! We're going to dive into what the research says may cause or predispose a horse to start cribbing & talk about some different ways to manage this habit that can drive us all a little crazy!

21mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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It's Just Nature

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation about "nature", the nature of growth... the nature of progress... the nature of the journey to reach a goal... Whether you are working on personal growth or progressing to the next level of performance with your horse, we'll talk about the process of reaching that goal, celebrating the short wins, and the importance of patiently embracing the nature of the journey towards that goal.

16mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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06: Interview with Dr. Nicole Coleman, PT, DPT, WCS

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation with Dr. Nicole Coleman,PT, DPT, WCS,  pelvic floor expert & creator of the Pelvic-Core Methods. Today, we'll talk more about the pelvis & core & get some tips from Nicole on how to better engage the pelvic floor & core muscles to provide you with more stability & control & help you enhance your performance in the arena.

42mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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05: Telehealth: Let's Check Out How Healthcare is Catching Up With the Jetsons

Come join us on today's episode where we will check out how healthcare is catching up with the Jetsons by using telehealth. We'll chat about what telehealth is & how you can use it to enhance your healthcare experience from wherever you are at in the world. 

13mins

26 Jun 2019

Rank #12

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Ep 04: How You Can Help That Pain in Your Boot- Let's Chat About Plantar Fasciitis

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation about Plantar Fasciitis. We'll talk about what it is, what it isn't, what can contribute to developing it, and how you can help yourself battle & prevent this common pain in your boot!

17mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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03: Interview with Emie Dunn

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation with Emie Dunn, wife, mother, & barrel racer. We'll talk with Emie about physical fitness, mental fitness, & returning to riding after taking a break from the arena.

33mins

10 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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08: Navigating Low Back Pain & the Healthcare System

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation about low back pain & becoming more informed consumers of the healthcare system when we get "down in the back". We'll talk about what happens when  low back pain develops & how to navigate the healthcare system when low back pain strikes so you can get back on your horse & back on the road to competing ASAP.

21mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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The Essentials to Know about Oils

Join me today as I have a conversation with DeAnna Harrison about the theory and thought behind essential oils. DeAnna does a wonderful job of laying the foundation of essential oils. We also talk about using oils as an additional treatment to complex issues such as ulcers and EIPH. No matter what your opinion about essential oils is, take a listen. Knowledge is power. Listening to this episode, may help you decide or understand which fence row you sit on about this subject. 

45mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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Fact vs. Myth: Revealing the Truth About Pelvic Health

Come joins us on today's episode for another knowledge-bomb filled episode with Dr. Nicole Coleman, PT, DPT, WCS, pelvic floor expert & creator of the Pelvic-Core Method. On today's episode, we'll talk about the "norms" for pelvic health, debunk some myths of pelvic health, & look at how you or a loved one who may deal with pelvic health issues can move forward & return to all of the activities you love in the arena.  

35mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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Moaning the Winter Blues

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation about surviving the winter blues. Winter is upon us across the country, so we're going to take some time to talk about some ways you can help get yourself through those winter lows, tips to help your horses stay hydrated & healthy even in the cooler weather, & we'll take some time to discuss the great "to blanket or not to blanket" debate that comes up every year.    

20mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Conversation with Jonnell Thurman, RN, CCM: Navigating the Insurance System

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation with Jonnell Thurman, RN, CCM, as she breaks down some assumptions that are often about insurance programs & shares her first-hand knowledge on navigating the insurance system. We'll touch on some basic questions to ask your insurance advisor, and we'll discuss a variety of topics to help you be informed so you can get the best insurance coverage & best health care for you & your loved ones.

45mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Getting Back in the Saddle After a Shoulder Injury

Come join us on today's episode for a conversation about your shoulder! We'll take a look at how your shoulder works, what you can do to help get your shoulder ready for the roping pen, and what you need to know to be an informed patient if you ever have a shoulder injury so you can get back to winning in the arena.  

25mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #20