EquiTheory

EquiTheory

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The EquiTheory podcast — formerly Equine in Theory/JET Real Podcast — follows the real-time journey of master’s student & equestrian Jill Treece (me).Each week I discuss topics ranging from horse training to care & handling to story-times to just my


9 || +R Riding — Part 3: From Start to Finish (Ft. Caine Meyer)
Oct 20 • 114 min
Hi All🌞🌎In this episode, Caine Meyer, of Meyer Horsemanship, & I discuss riding with +R & Clicker Training! This is the 3rd episode in the series of riding with positive reinforcement. This final piece to the discussion part of this series wraps…
8 || +R Riding — Part 2: How It Works (Ft. Caine Meyer)
Oct 13 • 102 min
Hi All🌞🌎In this episode, Caine Meyer, of Meyer Horsemanship, & I discuss riding with +R & Clicker Training! This is the 2nd episode in the series of riding with positive reinforcement. There is so much content to cover on this topic that there’s…
7 || +R Riding — Part 1: Getting Started (Ft. Caine Meyer)
Oct 6 • 83 min
Hi All🌞🌎In this episode, Caine Meyer & I discuss riding with +R & Clicker Training! This is the first in the series of riding with positive reinforcement, so we cover a lot! What do you need to consider before getting started, what does riding…
6 || The Mares & Foals Escaped, Trailering Anxiety, Mental Health & Stallion Manners
Sep 28 • 87 min
Hi All 🌞🌎 In this episode, I tell the story from the other night’s events wherein I had to round up all the loose the mares & foals! It was a wild ride for sure lol, but the episode doesn’t end there! I discuss possible solutions to two patron questions…
5 || I Saved A Dying Horse & Was Forced to Give Up My Cat
Sep 22 • 55 min
In this episode, I discuss a 3 year old filly’s near death experience & how I saved her as well as why my cat, Archie, had to leave. This episode is a bit tense, but I think it’s an important topic. Give it a listen & let me know what you think!
4 || Stalling vs. Turnout (Feat. Shelby Dennis)
Sep 14 • 128 min
Hi All🌞🌎In this episode, I have a conversation with Shelby Dennis to discuss all things Stalls vs. Turnout. Is one better than the other? What are the costs & benefits of each? When do you do which? Which is ethical & which is practical?All…
Trailer — Welcome to EquiTheory!
Sep 9 • 2 min
The EquiTheory podcast — formerly Equine in Theory & then JET Real Podcast — follows the real-time journey of master’s student & equestrian Jill Treece (me). Each week, I discuss topics ranging from horse training, care & handling to story-times to just…
3 || Aggression/Biting, Herd/Food/Lesson Anxiety, Riding Struggles + More
Sep 8 • 128 min
Hi All🌞🌎In this episode, I answer your questions! The questions/concepts include…How to help a head shy horse who struggles with aggression; working with a horse who is concerned about her herd + fine tuning training backing up to get the treat; should we…
2 || Exciting Updates + What Podcast Changed My Horse
Sep 1 • 72 min
Hi All!This week’s episode is done in a conversational style. I just wanted to level with you guys this week since I’ve been under a lot of stress lately including some heavy things that I didn’t have time to cover fully in this episode, but maybe I will…
1 || A New Chapter
Aug 25 • 18 min
Hi everyone! The podcast officially has a new name with this new season. Hopefully, it’ll last longer than just one season… If not, WE SHALL CHANGE IT AGAIN BECAUSE WE’RE OPEN MINDED AND DON’T BELIEVE IN BECOMING STUCK IN OUR WAYS RIGHT??Leave a review…
35 || Join Up - A Response
Aug 18 • 157 min
Okay guys so this week’s episode is a bit different. It has recently come to my attention that a video as well as several posts were made in response to my comments regarding the join up method during my dominance theory episodes. Enough was said that I…
34 || Mounting Block, Treat Value, Balking Undersaddle, & Personal Space
Aug 11 • 86 min
Hi guys!In this week’s episode, I discuss a horse who seems to have no other issues but just won’t stand at the mounting block, answering if treats/food reinforcers lose their value or not, problem-solve about a horse who just won’t walk forward, &…
33 || Diving For Grass, Lazy Lunging, Complicated Barn Relationships, Cues & Food Anxiety
Aug 4 • 77 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode, I discuss horses who pull you to the grass instead of walking by it, horses that are difficult to get to go forward on the lunch line, relationships with barn managers & whether or not to leave, cue confusion, and anxiety…
32 || What & How to Train at Liberty
Jul 28 • 76 min
Hi guys!In this week’s episode, I discuss training with/at liberty. All the disadvantages & advantages of working without ropes & allowing the horse to truly have a choice.———————————————————Leave a review for this podcast!Shoot me an email if you have a…
31 || Debunking Your Questions: Dominance Theory in Horses — Part 2
Jul 24 • 148 min
Hi guys!In this week’s episode, I continue the discussion on dominance theory in the horse world via answering your questions! I asked you guys what questions you have about conventional equestrian ideas that you must be the “Alpha,” “Lead Mare,” “the…
30 || Debunking Dominance Theory in Horses — Part I
Jul 21 • 101 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode, I discuss dominance theory in the horse world. The idea that you must be the “Alpha,” “Lead Mare,” “the Dominant.” I disagree and so does the science. So, hear me out & give this episode a listen! If you’re interested in…
29 || An Apology, Saddled Yawning, Your Questions & Exciting Azula Update!
Jul 14 • 86 min
Hi guys!In this week’s episode, I address the mistake I made when I was discussing mental health & medication in last week’s episode, a horse who yawns when saddled & moves away from the mounting block, a +R trained horse who kicks out & rushes his…
28 || ADHD Diagnosis, Relationships, & Baby Horses
Jul 7 • 43 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode I discuss some recent updates, my feelings on relationship things & how/what I’m doing with the baby horses!All discussed in this episode of the JET Real Podcast(:Be sure to leave a review for this podcast if you liked it &…
27 || Why Change is Difficult in the Horse World
Jun 30 • 48 min
Hi guys! This week I’m just a rambling and a chatting away about things that are difficult to confront in the horse world. Apologies in advance for the chaotic energy lol!All discussed in this episode of the JET Real Podcast(:Be sure to leave a review for…
26 || I’m Overwhelmed & BLM
Jun 26 • 61 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode I just wanted to talk honestly. I’ve got a lot going on and a lot of thoughts, so les jus talk.All discussed in this episode of the JET Real Podcast(:Be sure to leave a review for this podcast if you liked it & shoot me an…
25 || Rider Confidence, More Girthiness, A Horse Who Won’t Take Treats & More!
Jun 23 • 57 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode I dive deep into some questions you guys emailed me!The topics I cover include — a rider regaining confidence after a fall, a complicated girthy horse, trailer loading with +R, verbal rewards, stiffness, and a horse who…
24 || Learned Helplessness, Balking, Cribbing, Liberty, Saddle Fit & More!
Jun 19 • 105 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode I dive deep into some questions you guys emailed me!The topics I cover include — A horse gone rogue without discipline (learned helplessness recovery), refusing to lead to the pasture, cribbing & weaving, more water fear, a…
23 || ADHD, Horse’s Water Fear, Biting, Clicker Fear, Head Shy, A Bad Bucking Horse & Much More!
Jun 16 • 150 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode I dive deep into some questions you guys emailed me! I accidentally got a little bit more heated than I meant to!The topics I cover include — A horse who is afraid of water, having someone train your horse who you don’t…
22 || Balking, Mounting Block Drama, Distracting Grass, Tying Anxiety, A Danger Baby, Chubby Horses, Does My Horse Understand the Clicker, Is +R Better, & More!
Jun 12 • 121 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode I dive deep into some questions you guys emailed me! The topics I cover include — A horse who doesn’t want to walk out of his stall & dances at the mounting block, a horse who doesn’t seem interested in training over grass,…
21 || Stall Aggression, Balance in the Saddle, Guilt, Fly Spray Phobia, Navicular, & Cantering Struggles
Jun 9 • 53 min
AboutHi guys! In this week’s episode I dive deep into some questions you guys emailed me! The topics I cover include — a horse who’s aggressive in his stall, a rider who’s having difficulty staying on a spooky horse, guilt over not noticing a problem…
20 || Food Anxiety, Trailering Woes, Rider PTSD, Join-Up Thoughts, Treats Mugging/Begging, +R Frustration, Old Horses/New Tricks, Learning to Read Horses, & Arena End Phobia
Jun 2 • 92 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode I dive deep into some questions you guys emailed me! The topics I cover include — Food Anxiety, Trailering Woes, Rider Anxiety, Join-Up, Mugging/Begging for Treats, +R Frustration, Old Horses & New Tricks, Moody Mare,…
19 || Leading Anxious Horses, Rescuing Ex-Racehorses, Mixing Reinforcements, +R Creating Stress, Toxic Cues, and Willing Horses
May 26 • 60 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode I dive deep into some questions you guys emailed me! The topics I cover include — leading the anxious horse, whether or not I support rescuing ex-racehorses, can you combine reinforcements, concerns regarding creating…
18 || Teaching Mounted Back Up, No +R Instructors Around, Aggressive Horses, Girthing Solutions, & +R Specific Horses?
May 19 • 55 min
Hi guys! In this week’s episode I dive deep into some questions you guys emailed me! The topics I cover include — how I would teach a horse to back up while I’m in the saddle, someone who’s wanting to learn to ride but doesn’t have a +R riding instructor,…
17 || Zoë Has Kissing Spine
May 12 • 59 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss Zoë’s recent diagnosis of Kissing Spine. I delve into what made me think she had it, her X-rays, what kissing spine is, treatment options, my treatment plan & why I think it went on for so long. Please listen in even if…
16 || Losing Ghosty
May 5 • 34 min
Hi guys! This week’s episode is quite somber. In the last few days, we lost a mare who was very near & dear to us. She is the mother of our month old colt, Astro, but unfortunately suffered a freak colic. This episode is that story and where we’re at now.…
15 || Zoë’s Hock Update & the Ethics of Maintenance + Competition
Apr 28 • 43 min
Hi guys! This week’s episode includes an update on how Zoë is doing after having her hocks injected as well as my views on the ethics of riding and competing a horse once they’ve begun to show some signs of body probs(: Hope you all enjoy it!Be sure to…
14 || Injecting Zoë’s Hocks & Horses in Pain
Apr 21 • 53 min
Hello all(: This week’s episode is more of an update on Zo’s current status. I detail how she was feeling & acting before getting injected so as to explain why that is the route we chose to go. I also discuss a bit about how difficult it is to deal with…
13 || Baby Ponies, Why I Chose My Major, Productivity Guilt & Mosie Trewhitt’s Online Course
Apr 14 • 71 min
Hi guys! This week we’re sticking to the chill, conversational style episode. I asked you guys to send me questions on instagram & boy do we have a lot to get in to! From +R to Master’s in Psychology to the foals to mental health and so on! I cover a lot…
12 || Lessons I Learned in Love & Heartbreak
Apr 7 • 47 min
Guys, this episode revisits last week’s topic to fully cover this huge topic. I’m hoping you guys can gleam some of the wisdom that I acquired the hard way when it comes to romance and heartbreak. So tune in while you clean your car, house, room, or…
11 || My Dating Experiences… & Future?
Mar 31 • 91 min
With everything going on in the world right now, I thought it would be appropriate for this week’s episode to be a pseudo-conversation with a friend. Most people really bond over talking about relationships and advice. So that’s exactly what I did this…
10 || How I’m Going Bridleless & Why Bits May Be Better Than Bitless
Mar 17 • 45 min
Hey guys! On this week’s episode, I delve into how & why I’m trying to convert Zoë to being ridden bridleless! Yes, bridleless, every little girls dream! Beyond that, I redact some statements I made in last Tuesday’s episode regarding equipment. I had a…
9 || Bits, Whips, Spurs & Neckrope Drama
Mar 10 • 54 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss a small lil baby controversy that came up the day I recorded! It called into question my use of the Unbridled Guide. In this episode, I go into detail why I’m using it, but more importantly, HOW I’m using it. Beyond the…
8 || Riding Zoë for the 1st Time in Over a Year
Mar 3 • 54 min
This week’s episode is about all the intricacies of working zo undersaddle. From tacking up to riding around, this is what I did. Plus, I have some fun, lighthearted updates, potential new project horse deets, my workout routine and more!Be sure to leave…
7 || Turning Your Passion into Your Career… Should You?
Feb 25 • 57 min
This week’s episode, I break down how I got my job, what my job is, the pros and the cons, and why making your passion your career isn’t always a fairytale. I specifically talk about my current job, which is being an exercise writer/trainer of horses, but…
6 || Finding Balanced Training
Feb 18 • 58 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss in-depth my training ideology. I’ve finally reached a place, mentally, where I can analyze what happened to make me not want to work with horses & create a solution for it. Beyond that, I elaborate on this huge shift in…
5 || Changing How I Train Horses
Feb 11 • 46 min
Hi Guys! In this episode, I touch on a topic that’s been weighing heavily on me for a few months now. I was undecided about what I was doing and something just didn’t feel right. But, the decision was too big of an ask for me at the time, so I waited.…
4 || I Promise this Isn’t the Depression Podcast + Where My Dog Went
Feb 4 • 52 min
This week’s episode is still a bit heavy! I don’t know why it seems to be such a prominent topic at the moment, but in this episode, I touch more on how to handle someone in your life with depression, how it affected my relationships, and what therapy is…
3 || What I Never Told the Internet & Dealing with Depression
Jan 28 • 63 min
This week’s episode is a bit more serious in tone as I decided it was finally time to open up about some things that I’ve kept off the internet for a long time as well as a deep dive into what depression is like for me & where I’ve been mentally for some…
2 || First Week Back & Ramble of Course
Jan 21 • 36 min
This week’s episode episode is a jolly ol ramble where I tell you the things about my life and further on some mental health discussion and also some what-i-be-tryna-do-to-get-my-mental-health-together, you know? Giverra good listen and lemme know what…
1 || Why I Disappeared & How I Moved On
Jan 14 • 53 min
In my first episode back, I wanted to explain why I left social media for a bit, where my head was & everything I learned during one of the most difficult periods of my life. If you’d like the details & for me to tell you how things are now, hava…
Trailer — JET Real Podcast
Jan 7 • 1 min
Produced by Jill Treece, the JETreal Podcast is a podcast about life as an awkward, evolving human. From college to horses to mediocre advice & everything in between, let’s jet real.No. Not a typo; it’s a pun… ‘Get real’ is an expression so like… JETreal……
23 || Improving Confidence In & Out of the Saddle
Sep 10, 2019 • 21 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss confidence in and out of the saddle. Confidence is a necessary skill to being an equestrian — yes, skill. It is something we can develop and improve through our actions. From cantering to jumping to asking for ketchup,…
22 || I’m Not Motivated
Sep 3, 2019 • 25 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss an array of rambly things regarding my recent lack of motivation lol.Have a listen and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts & be sure to leave a positive review for me(:Where to find me:β—‡ Instagram − @JETequitheory…
21 || Social Media: Instagram & YouTube Growth, & Sponsorships
Aug 27, 2019 • 40 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss one the ins an outs of social medias such as instagram and youtube as well as sponsorships! The rest, you’ll have to listen for(: Have a listen and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts & be sure to leave a positive review for…
20 || Basically My Horses Chased Me
Aug 20, 2019 • 30 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss some of the recent & brilliant events that have happened with Mac, Zoë, and I! They’ve been so fun lately & I wanted to share that & my thoughts on how the horses have changed in incredible ways(:Have a listen and enjoy!…
19 || Juno’s Journey (Discussing her history w/ abuse & where we go from here)
Aug 13, 2019 • 30 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss one of the horses I work with, Juno. You may remember her as she was the one who kicked Zoë! Oops! But this particular episode is about her history, one filled with abuse, & what I’m doing to nurture a trusting, positive…
18 || Jerking Hoof Away from Farrier
Jul 30, 2019 • 29 min
In this week’s episode, I answer a listener’s question regarding a horse who jerks their hoof away from the farrier & how to go about solving this issue.Have a listen and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts & be sure to leave a positive review for me(: Where…
17 || Being Proactive Instead of Reactive
Jul 24, 2019 • 37 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss the common misconception that +R trainers are too passive in their training. When problems arise what do we do? When you can’t use food to solve a dangerous situation is there anything you can do using +R?Have a listen…
16 || Why I’m Dropping Out of the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover
Jul 16, 2019 • 31 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss why I will no longer be competing in the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover.Read the blog post about it at https://jetequitheory.com/blog/2019/7/12/the-most-important-goalHave a listen and enjoy! Let me know…
15 || +R Misconceptions
Jul 9, 2019 • 29 min
In this week’s episode, I touch on many misconceptions surrounding +R training including : “it’ll make the horse fat,” “hip packs are weird,” “the horse is just doing it for food,” “the horse won’t want to work if given the choice to leave,” and “treats…
14 || Future Plans Edu & Career Wise
Jul 2, 2019 • 19 min
In this week’s episode, I detail my recent trip to tour a graduate college, what I’m doing & did for school, and how that applies to the career I’d like(: Have a listen and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts & be sure to leave a positive review for…
13 || Ulcers: Info & My Experience
Jun 25, 2019 • 23 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss ulcers ooooo. The bane of horse owner’s across the world! Anywho, I’ll be talking about what I’ve learned about ulcers, how to figure out if your horse has them, & what changes you can make to treat & prevent them. I am…
12 || Hip Targeting
Jun 18, 2019 • 17 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss how I taught Zoë to hip target, important things to remember, and some troubleshooting! Have a listen and enjoy!Let me know your thoughts & be sure to leave a positive review for me(:Where to find me:β—‡ Instagram −…
11 || Answering Your Questions
Jun 11, 2019 • 59 min
In this week’s episode, I answer questions you guys asked on Instagram! From what’s up with Zoë, my thoughts on -R, what the Retired Racehorse Project is all about, how I got started eventing, Mac’s history & much more!Have a listen and enjoy! Let me know…
10 || How to Start Clicker Training with +R
Jun 4, 2019 • 37 min
In this week’s episode, I explain (to the best of my amateur ability) how to get started clicker training by describing the two most important skills — in my opinion — as well as the do’s & don’t’s of your first sessions.Be sure to check out the blog post…
9 || Getting on Mac
May 28, 2019 • 33 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss getting on Mac, my RRP project, for the first time! At first try, cinching the girth resulted in some warning nips. But, after treating for ulcers, he’s a different horse! With +R we worked through all of the nitty gritty…
8 || Bridling Mac & Tongue Tying
May 21, 2019 • 39 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss the procedure I use to bridle Mac, my RRP project. At first try, bridling seemed like a monumental task that I wasn’t sure we’d ever get through in the way I’d like. But! This young horse continues to surprise & challenge…
7 || Behavioral Problems & +R Solutions
May 14, 2019 • 34 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss a few of the behavioral issues that I encountered with Mac, my RRP project. He was shut down, jumpy, and afraid, so instead of punishing for the undesirables, I changed the question and environment. I offered more control…
6 || My Experience at an Alexandra Kurland Clinic
May 7, 2019 • 45 min
In this week’s episode, I detail my experience, thoughts, and acquired knowledge from an Alexandra Kurland clinic! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to work with Mac as he & Zoë couldn’t bear to be apart during the weekend, so Alex worked with Mac and I worked…
5 || Balancing Horses w/ College & Staying Motivated
Apr 30, 2019 • 35 min
In this week’s episode, I discuss my daily goings on in a different format. This topic was highly requested, so I thought I’d take a stab at it. There’s not much else to say other than sit back, relax, and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts & be sure to…
4 || Zoë’s Story
Apr 23, 2019 • 47 min
In this week’s episode, I’m stepping out of my scientist/dictionary shoes and into my storytelling ones. I discuss the events that led up to Zo becoming mine and how we got to where we are now! There’s not much else to say other than sit back, relax, and…
3 || What’s the Point of the Clicker?
Apr 16, 2019 • 17 min
+R trainers often use clickers or a specific sound to “mark” a behavior. The marker or bridge signal, bridges the gap from the behavior to the reinforcer. The click becomes a secondary reinforcer because the horse knows that his reward is coming. Trainers…
2 || What is Positive Reinforcement?
Apr 9, 2019 • 22 min
This week’s episode discusses the four quadrants of operant conditioning, positive/negative reinforcement/punishment (+R, -R, +P, -P). I delve into what each of the four means and what it looks like in horsemanship & training. I hope you find this episode…
1 || Welcome to Equine in Theory!
Apr 1, 2019 • 12 min
Welcome! I hope that you guys are as excited as I am to embark on this new platform’s journey. I couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be doing my own podcast. I’m not sure of it’s future, but for now, I am here to share my journey as a horse trainer. Not…