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The Whole Horse Exam

February 25, 2023

The Whole Horse Exam: An Inside Look

Master sports medicine practitioner, Cooper Williams, VMD, DACVSMR, ISELP, takes us through the intricacies of the whole-horse exam and how a methodical approach can yield vital information.

Shane & Taylor Hanchey

January 6, 2023

It Takes Two: Shane & Taylor Hanchey

It’s rare that you find two rodeo stars and WNFR competitors in the same household. In Shane and Taylor Hanchey’s case, they share a passion for rodeo, their commingled string of top-tier horses and their Cajun side gig that brings Shane’s Louisiana roots to Texas.

Four: Hailey Kinsel

December 22, 2022

Four: Hailey Kinsel

Newly crowned four-time World Champion Barrel Racer, Hailey Kinsel, talks all things National Finals Rodeo, gives details on her famous mount Sister and shares her take on the rodeo road.

Nick Dowers Means Business

October 7, 2022

Nick Dowers Means Business

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Nick Dowers is the epitome of what it means to be a cowboy. Listen in for a first-hand look into the reined cow horse world, the hidden outpost of Dyer, Nevada and how this rural ranchland helped shape the life, mental fortitude and competitive spirit of one of the western world’s greatest stars.

Bottom Line on the Topline

August 11, 2022

Bottom Line on the Topline

Listen to an in-depth chronicle of the topline, the muscles that make up its vital function and how to properly evaluate, maintain and build the ideal topline in the horse.

summer heat

August 5, 2022

Summer: A Love-Heat Relationship

Join Platinum’s technical services veterinarian, Dr. Matt Durham, as he discusses heat-related health issues and the importance of healthy drinking, hydration and sweating.

Kenda Lenseigne

July 30, 2022

Guns Blazing

Overall World Champion Mounted Shooter Kenda Lenseigne talks about the thrill of competition and the horses that have taken her to the top.

Dakota Eldridge

July 15, 2022

Tried & True: Dakota Eldridge

From breaking into professional rodeo as steer wrestling’s young gun to becoming one of the sport’s biggest stars, hear from Nevada’s own Dakota Eldridge on tackling the challenges of the sport, embracing his family’s deep history and chasing adventure on the rodeo trail.


April 22, 2022

Liz Halliday-Sharp’s Need for Speed

USEA Rider of the Year and U.S. Olympic Team member, Liz Halliday-Sharp, discusses her love of fast sports, memorable horses, tips for mental strength and motivation, and preparing for the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event and beyond.


April 15, 2022

It’s All In The Genes

Is our fate predetermined by our genetics? It turns out that the study of genetics has evolved considerably in both humans and horses, showing us what role genes really play in disease, how environment and diet impact gene expression and why our genes may be the golden ticket into the realm of precision medicine. Here, celebrated veterinarian and genetics expert, Dr. Carrie Finno, discusses advancements in the study and application of genetics in humans and horses.


April 1, 2022

The King & Queen of the Cow Horse

Get to know the endlessly talented Chris and Sarah Dawson who have together taken the reined cow horse world by storm. Hear first hand about major victories about celebrated mare Selvarey, and what’s next for the Dawson duo.


March 25, 2022

EPM: The Evolution, Treatment and Prevention

Join Drs. Bryan Waldridge and Rodney Belgrave as they discuss the pathophysiology of Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM), the evolution of the condition, clinical signs, preventive strategies and treatment protocols for more successful outcomes.


March 12, 2022

Breaking Down EHV-1

From biosecurity to strategies for treatment and prevention, hear the latest details on the current EHV-1 outbreak and the condition itself. Learn from an expert roundtable of veterinarians including Dr. Steve Reed, Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz and Dr. Lori Bidwell who is on the ground in California with affected horses.


February 26, 2022

Colitis: Advancements and Strategies for Success

Join Drs. Diana Hassel, Piper Norton and Rodney Belgrave as they discuss the etiology of colitis along with advancements in treatment and the strategies they rely on in their daily practice for successful outcomes.


February 18, 2022

The Dynamic Duo of the Arabian Horse World

When it comes to the Arabian horse, Joel and Ashton Kiesner are the breeders, trainers and showers of champions. Passionate, driven and endlessly talented, this husband/wife team knows a thing or two about how to achieve success together with the horses they love.


February 11, 2022

Challenge: Mare

An up-close look at the broodmare — including barren and aged mares — and how best we can care for them as more than just a vehicle for the foal. Featuring veterinarians and boarded theriogenologists Drs. Karen Von Dollen and C. Scott Bailey.


January 28, 2022

Hats Off to The Stallion

Join us for a conversation with veterinarian and board-certified theriogenologist, Dr. Charlie Scoggin, talking all things related to the management of breeding stallions, including genetics, transitioning stallions from performance to breeding and the importance of a whole-horse approach.


January 13, 2022

New Buckles

King of the Cowboys Trevor Brazile may be out of the rodeo limelight, but he’s focused his attention firmly on the breeding barn. Join us as he discusses the rise of rope horse futurities and his goal of building ultra-athletic equine athletes with stallions Show Me The Buckles and Dirty Fling.


December 17, 2021

EIPH: Managing Bleeders

An inside look at Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage with top researchers Drs. Warwick Bayly and David C. Poole.


November 5, 2021

El Caballero

Join us as we hear from polo’s living legend, revered master Memo Gracida. Wildly talented and respected throughout the world, Memo gives us a first-hand look inside high goal polo and the polo ponies that are the backbone of the sport.


October 22, 2021

Sparkling at Speed

The Harrowing Stunts and Adventurous World of Trick Riding Phenom Madison MacDonald.


September 24, 2021

Equine Colic - Management Tips That May Help With Prevention

There are many types of colic and many different risk factors associated with each type, but many are correlated to nutrition and the general diet. Learn about the top 10 management tips that may help prevent colic from occurring.


August 20, 2021

Straight From The Breeder's Mouth

An interview with Platinum Advisor and breeder of champions, Ashley Taylor, on the ins and outs of choosing the right diet and supplements for your dog.


July 31, 2021

Understanding Equine Headshaking

Recent advancements and practical advice for horses suffering from Trigeminal Mediated Headshaking featuring Drs. John Madigan and Monica Aleman.


July 22, 2021

Top 10 Tips to Beat the Heat

Join Platinum Clinical Nutritionist, Emily Smith, to learn about increasing water consumption, sweating and electrolytes, heat stress and other “hot” topics to keep your horse healthy as the temperatures rise.


May 27, 2021

Inside the World of Mules & Donkeys

So much more than the work animals we’ve known them to be throughout history, Dr. Amy McLean helps us discover the surprising athletic versatility, charming personalities and feeding and care nuances of these beloved long-eared animals.


May 21, 2021

Understanding The Equine Joint

A deep dive into the where, what, why, when and how of the equine joint and how its intricacies can impact soundness and performance longevity.


May 7, 2021

Connectivity: Tendon & Ligament Injuries in the Horse

Listen in while Drs. Carter Judy and Lisa Fortier discuss the preventive approaches, diagnostics and newest treatment protocols for soft tissue injuries.


April 8

Skin & Respiratory Allergies in Horses

An in-depth round-table discussion of equine allergies with Drs. Phoebe Smith, Ben Buchanan and Kim Favier.


March 18

Ben Ebeling Talks Dressage

Journey with Ben Ebeling and his superstar horse, Illuster van de Kampert, as they soar up the dressage ranks and continue their special partnership on the US Nations Cup team and beyond.


March 11

Feeding The Broodmare

No longer seen as simply a vehicle to deliver her foal, the broodmare is being recognized as the ultimate steward of equine life. See how nutrition plays a vital role in successfully achieving pregnancy then nourishing the mare and developing foal...


January 28

Canine Companion with a Cause

A Celiac Disease Service Dog 'Heralds' Life Change for Veterinary Student; The Process of Finding and Training Him.


January 6

Battleground: Laminitis in Horses

Learn how skilled veterinarians and farriers are propelling the prevention and treatment forward for Equine Laminitis featuring Drs. Stephen O'Grady, Andrew Parks, Mark Silverman and Craig Lesser.


December 31

Kicking the New Year Off Right

Health & Wellness for Your Horse: Get to know how Platinum Performance® supports wellness from the inside out with Torri Maxwell, DVM.​


December 17

From the Ground Up - Healthy Hooves and Your Horse

Exploring the inner-workings and critical functions of the equine hoof with tips and insights from expert farriers.​


December 3

Down The Alley With Hailey Kinsel

Get to know World Champion Barrel Racer Hailey Kinsel and her one-in-a-million mare Sister.


November 19

Breaking Down The Ideal Equine Diet

Platinum Clinical Nutritionist, Emily Smith, makes the complicated simple.


November 12

War Horses For Veterans

In Honor of Veterans Day We Have a One-On-One with War Horses for Veterans Founder Patrick Benson.


November 5

Kissing Spines

The Evolution of Diagnostics, Treatment Protocols and Rehabilitation Techniques Featuring Drs. Cooper Williams, Kent Allen, Cliff Honnas and Melinda Story.


October 22

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

A Deep Dive Into Causes, Treatments, Performance Implications and Preventive Measures Featuring Dr. Chad Davis.


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