A Time for Horses

Recent Episodes

May 8, 2022

On the Hoof

At 37, Jesse McNeil - at times carpenter, commercial fisherman, dabbler in real estate - decided to buy an untrained horse, make himself into a horseman, and ride all the way across the United States, from the Pacific to the …

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Jan. 8, 2019


News, of sorts.

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March 12, 2018

The Horse at War

“A horse, a horse! My Kingdom for a horse!” Having lost his mount, standing amid the chaos of war that August day in a Leicestershire field, Richard Plantagenet, third of that name to sit on the throne of England, knew …

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Dec. 7, 2017


Across cultures and throughout time, tales and legends from around the world show us a clear set of universal character types, or archetypes. These characters are so universal that the psychologist Carl Jung developed his theory of personality around t...

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Sept. 27, 2017

Lightning in a Bottle

We know that genetics is the science of heredity. It’s likely common knowledge that in the last half-century, human understanding of that science has exploded. Each year, the pool of knowledge grows, so that now, humans, working in a laboratory,

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July 10, 2017

Regulatory Discretion

This is the story of how a decision was made, with all the best intentions and for all the right reasons, to withdraw the prescription drug pergolide mesylate from the market in 2007. The United States Food and Drug Administration …

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April 12, 2017

Persistence of Vision

This concludes our two-part story about the man who changed the way we see horses, which began in Episode 5.

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March 5, 2017


This is the first part of a story that combines art, technology, industry, science, and horses.

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Jan. 30, 2017

Staff Sergeant Reckless

We conclude our story of Reckless, a native Korean mare who became a United States Marine.

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Dec. 30, 2016

Pride of the Marines

We continue the story of Reckless, a native Korean mare who became a United States Marine.

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Dec. 1, 2016

Flame of the Morning

This episode explores the bond between humans and horses through an unusual story from the middle of the twentieth century.

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Oct. 15, 2016


This is a podcast about people and horses. Each episode, we tell a true story that connects to horses, horse people, or the horse business. When you put people and horses in the same place, there are always going to …

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