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Because of Horses

Mar 15, 2019

Glenys Cox, equestrian coach, educator and “trainer of trainers,” hosts the popular Horse Chats podcast and is the director of Online Horse College, which offers education and opportunities to equestrians across all facets of the industry. She believes that through better education of professionals, horses around the world will lead better lives.

Glenys is a former international three-day event and dressage competitor based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She merges 40 years as a horse person with her advanced graduate study and extensive experience in the field of education. She creates programming and content designed to improve the lives of horses through the increased knowledge of those who care for them. Her specialty is preparing and training students to work within the industry.

The Horse Chats podcast first aired in 2017. It features guests who are established industry experts alongside those whose stars are still on the rise. Glenys’ mission is educating owners, riders and trainers on best management practices and training techniques. Horse Chats listeners have a love and passion for horses, the equine industry and a desire to improve their skills and expand their knowledge.

Under Glenys’s direction, Online Horse College offers courses that combine both practical and theoretical components on topics across the industry. Glenys believes in a hands-on approach to learning and stays in contact with each student. Online Horse College’s programs are internationally recognized for excellence.

Topics of Discussion:

[:18] About today’s guest.

[:50] Glenys describes how she helps equestrians prepare for careers.

[2:00] What is more important as an equestrian pursuing a career: education or experience?

[4:48] Glenys’s thoughts on how to improve the welfare of the horse through education.

[8:37] How the safety of people around (or with) horses can be improved through education.

[11:48] What Glenys’s horse journey was like.

[14:08] If Glenys had the perfect play map in terms of guiding an individual to how learn to ride — what would that look like?

[15:50] Some of the other important factors after identifying a great riding school with great instructors.

[16:22] How successful are online programs in terms of educating people about horses?

[19:56] Elise shares a great personal experience at the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum.

[23:44] How has the style of education around horses changed?

[26:05] How education within the horse industry is evolving.

[28:14] About next week’s episode of Because of Horses.

[29:28] About Glenys’s mission and how she expresses it through her work.

[32:50] Where to follow Glenys online.


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Mentioned in this Episode:

Online Horse College

Horse Chats, with Glenys Cox

Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum

Because of Horses Stacy Westfall Episode

Because of Horses Alan Day Episode

Because of Horses James Clement Episode

The Mustang (Film, 2019)

Next week’s episode of Because of Horses

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