Episodes

Let’s ease into this podcasting thing shall we?
Periodically we like to check-in with each other, assess what we are noticing in our community and in our industry and share any plans coming up for BITS. In this episode, we covered our newest project “Moments”, the Fireside Chats with our Facebook community and our plans for the end of the year. Want to...
COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP EMPOWERMENT WELL-BEING The CREW is a nonprofit based out of Minnesota that has gone to great lengths to create spaces for children of color to learn how to interact with and grow with horses. In this week’s episode we speak with Jenny and Kenatia from The CREW Urban Youth Equestrians about their journey...
Last week, I applied to receive mentorship and well as to become a mentor with two organizations. Being able to uplift and guide the next generation is important to me because I know the impact my mentors have had on my life. They encouraged me to use my voice, encouraged me to challenge every boundary...
You may have watched his bull riding career, and you may have seen him on the Ultimate Cowboy Showdown, but have you seen what impact Jamon is making in communities across the country? Just Believe provides hands-on equine and agricultural education programs along with trade introduction for youth. They believe in the power that agriculture...
Cowgirl Camryn is an equine innovated learning brand that grew from a children’s book series. As the creator of that brand (and this one) I thought it was important to share how you can bring your ideas to fruition and impact your community in a non-traditional way. In this episode, I share 4 things I...
What does it mean to be Black In The Saddle? After a summer hiatus, the podcast is back with a new name, a new feel, and a new energy. In this episode, Abriana talks about the transition to Black In The Saddle (BITS), her vision for the future of the podcast, and bringing along help...
We made it! 100 episodes of Young Black Equestrians the podcast 🤯 I never in a million years thought I would get to this point or have the opportunity to celebrate this milestone with my YBEfam. I also celebrated the third anniversary of the podcast on February 28th… this is the season of celebration! Tune...
The last time I had Brittney on the podcast, she had just quit her corporate job 2 weeks prior and started working in her lesson program full time. Fast forward to now, with 3x the client load, 3 additional staff members, and her own private barn to run her lesson program, Brittney has learned how...
Whether you are new to horse ownership or you are dabbling into a new discipline, building a team of people around you to support you during this journey is instrumental. In this episode, I share the five key members of your horse care team and the role they should play in your horse journey. Sponsored...
If you search for an image of the “Black Cowboy” you will likely come across Ivan’s work. He has spent the past few years capturing Black cowboy culture, rodeos, and trail rides and telling their stories through captivating images. Ivan’s work has been featured by major brands and outlets as well as on exhibit in...
When confronted with protests and riot cops right outside of her apartment, Nikki West picked up her camera and did what she knew how to do best. Capturing impactful moments through the summer of 2020 led Nikki to her passion for activism in and out of the equestrian space. In this episode, Nikki shares how...
I’ve been holding in a secret for a few weeks and I can finally share! Diversity on Horseback is COMING BACK! In 2020, this “clinic” was designed around the theme of clarity, communication, and confidence and our speakers did not disappoint. This episode is a replay of our conversation with Nahshon Cook from that event....
When having conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, sometimes it’s hard to comprehend what role horses play in the equation. Elizabeth McCorvey has used her social work expertise and equine-facilitated coaching abilities to draw connections between DEI and anti-racism work and how equine professionals show up for their horses and their clients. In this episode,...
Parents of equestrians have a unique challenge when it comes to raising their horse-obsessed children including expense, time, and commitment of horse sports and horse care. But what is it like raising two horse-obsessed kids, ones who have made careers around their passion for these giant animals? Hear it straight from my parents, Illey and...
Another season and another reason to share the passion, culture, and lifestyle of the Black horse industry! I am so thankful that you have continued to listen, share and interact with this platform and message. In this epsiode, I share with you: Season 5 Recap YBE Updates New Merch! Goals for 2022 Future Events and...
From riding with Rutgers University to riding with Crazy Faith, Chelsea has taken more than one step to make sure she can enjoy horses on her own terms. In this episode, Chelsea shares how attending a horse auction led her to a local faith-based saddle club in New Jersey, Crazy Faith Riders of New Jersey,...
As creatives, we are often tasked with telling a captivating story, entertaining and educating at the same time. That is exactly what Brandon G. Alexander has managed to do through his acting career, content, and community. In this episode, you will learn about Brandon’s unconventional entry point into the horse industry and how his passion...
This episode was inspired by a conversation held on Winners Circle Wednesday (weekly Instagram live on Wednesdays at 8pm EST) about how to become more confident in your environment. In this episode, we cover how community plays an incredible part in gaining confidence in this industry, how continued support does not go unnoticed and what...
What horse-loving person hasn’t seen Spirit: The Stallion of the Cimmaron? What horse-lovign hopeful hasn’t dreamt of seeing wild horses and galloping across open plans. Well, now we know this is very much illegal, but this episode shares what could truly be the next best thing. In this episode, Cam Davis shares her journey owning,...