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By Sarah Hickner

Come adventure with us and enjoy stories (often horse related) from real life. Some are good or hard, but they’re always raw and real. We’ll unearth the lessons from these stories together so we can be transformed into a braver, kinder version of ourselves.
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A Memoir of Broken Dreams and the Faith of a Mustard Seed
A Memoir of Broken Dreams and the Faith of a Mustard Seed
Welcome to the LiveRideLearn Podcast and the very first ever public reading of CHAPTER ONE of my memoir, Finding Gideon! That subtitle isn't set in stone yet, and the cover is temporary, but isn't it fun to be a part of the process? This chapter has not seen an editor yet, so things are subject to change. This is 100% my (Sarah Hickner) work and under no circumstances can it be reproduced without permission from me (again, still Sarah Hickner). Want more of the story? SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST! Right now this is the only way you can get the story, chapter by chapter, as they are released (this is like, pre-Netflix style). For more information on me or my books, check out www.LiveRideLearn.com. HUGE thanks to www.Streamhorse.tv for partnering with me. Don't forget to follow them on instagram: @streamhorsetv  or YouTube: @streamhorsetv Love that epic intro song? You can find the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's called So Darey by Bus Window Also, huge thanks to Pixelbay for the hoofbeat sound effect!
28:08
November 22, 2022
When Polo Changes Lives: A chat with Work to Ride Graduates Shariah and Marc Harris
When Polo Changes Lives: A chat with Work to Ride Graduates Shariah and Marc Harris
We are gearing up for the inaugural Philadelphia Polo Classic! In this episode, I chat with two graduates of the Work to Ride program who will also be competing at the event. Shariah and Marc Harris talk about what it was like growing up in the program, where they are now, and of course, polo! To purchase tickets to the event, visit www.philadelphiapoloclassic.org To follow Shariah on Instagram, go to www.instagram.com/shariah_h To follow Marc on Instagram, go to www.instagram.com/marcharris1 To connect with Marc on LinkedIn go to www.LinkedIn.com Thank you to Streamhorse.TV for partnering with me on the LiveRideLearn Podcast. Check out their Trailblazing Horsewomen show if you haven't already! Want to connect with me, check out my books, and/or receive a free short story? Just got to www.liveridelearn.com. ~Sarah Love that epic intro song? You can find the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's called So Darey by Bus Window Also, huge thanks to Pixelbay for the hoofbeat sound effect!
46:01
September 15, 2022
The Healing Power of Horses, with Ebony Horsewomen's Pat Kelly
The Healing Power of Horses, with Ebony Horsewomen's Pat Kelly
Pat Kelly, the founder of Ebony Horsewomen, has made a life out of bringing hope and healing to the kids of Hartford, CT. In this interview, she shares how horses gave her hope and peace, and how she decided to share the goodness of horses with kids, families, and veterans through an urban riding center. To learn more about Ebony Horsewomen and the Black Boots Awards, visit www.ebonyhorsewomen.org. Thank you to Streamhorse.TV for partnering with me on the LiveRideLearn Podcast. Check out their Trailblazing Horsewomen show if you haven't already! Want to connect with me, check out my books, and/or receive a free short story? Just got to www.liveridelearn.com. ~Sarah Love that epic intro song? You can find the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's called So Darey by Bus Window Also, huge thanks to Pixelbay for the hoofbeat sound effect!
44:07
August 16, 2022
Riding out the Bucks (and pretending we know what we're doing) with Equestrian Romance Author Sarah Welk Baynum
Riding out the Bucks (and pretending we know what we're doing) with Equestrian Romance Author Sarah Welk Baynum
Who doesn't love a good horse book? And who doesn't love chatting horses? If the answer is "not me," I'm not sure this episode is for you, but give it a try and see! This week, new author Sarah Welk Baynum is on the show to chat all things horses and books. We commiserate over off the track Thoroughbred shenanigans, track changes from editors, and where to find good new music (and does it even exist?). To find Sarah's books, just go to Amazon! I'll make it easy for you. Here's the link: Impelled on Amazon Also, my new journal is available on Amazon!!! My Stories from the Barn Aisle: A Prompt Journal and Guide for Writing Epic Short Stories by Amazon.com Thank you to Streamhorse.TV for partnering with me on the LiveRideLearn Podcast. Check out their Trailblazing Horsewomen show if you haven't already! Thanks for tuning in! ~Sarah Love that epic intro song? You can find the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's called So Darey by Bus Window Also, huge thanks to Pixelbay for the hoofbeat sound effect! 
53:47
July 18, 2022
Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty (but at least I know now)
Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty (but at least I know now)
I find that almost all the lessons I learn around horses can be applied to regular life. Last month I welcomed a new horse into the family. He's my first young project in a decade, and it's put me in a reflective mood. In this episode, I share some of my favorite pieces of wisdom I've picked up over the years - for horses and life. Want to follow my journey with the new horse on Instagram (where I'm spamming everyone with adorable horse reels)? Check out @liveridelearn If you want a bonus free short story, go to www.LiveRideLearn.com and join the newsletter! I generally send an email out 1-2 times a month with updates from the writing desk, special offers from other authors, and updates on the podcast. Thank you to Streamhorse.TV for partnering with me on the LiveRideLearn Podcast. Check out their Trailblazing Horsewomen show if you haven't already! Thanks for tuning in! ~Sarah Love that epic intro song? You can find the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's called So Darey by Bus Window Also, huge thanks to Pixelbay for the hoofbeat sound effect! This episode was edited by Maddie Morgan.
40:09
June 18, 2022
How to Self-Coach Through Tough Emotions and Build Break-through Habits, with Melynda Benlemlih
How to Self-Coach Through Tough Emotions and Build Break-through Habits, with Melynda Benlemlih
Have you ever had a dream come true, only to be met with tough emotions you didn't expect? Have you ever been on vacation and found yourself frustrated because you're pulled from your daily routine or to-do list?  This week something I have been working toward for months finally came together, and I was heartbroken over it. It was the last thing I expected. I thought I would be giddy, like a school girl who walked out to the mailbox to find a new pony! Instead, I've spent the week swallowing back tears at inopportune moments.   When I logged onto my computer to interview Melynda, the last thing I expected was a coaching call with me at the center. Melynda guides us on a deep dive into choices, habits, emotions, and how to gain better control of all of them.  I hope this interview enriches your life as much as it has mine.  ~Sarah, host of LiveRideLearn All the details we promise during the episode: Melynda refers to a previous episode where I talk about making lists! Here's the link. (PS this was one of my first episodes and WOW have things grown!) Melynda is AMAZING and gifting us a FREE habit tracker! Just go to this web page and scroll down: https://www.cognitiveagilityllc.com/habit-tracker Have some stuff to work through? I HIGHLY recommend booking a discovery call with her. Honestly all those negative emotions are GONE after our interview (I'm honestly wondering where they wondered off to). https://course.cognitiveagilityllc.com/bookacall To get your free short story, "Three Horses and a Wedding", just go here! http://www.liveridelearn.com/freeshortstory/ Instagram: Find me here: @liveridelearn  Follow Streamhorse.tv here: @streamhorsetv  Thank you to Streamhorse.TV for partnering with me on the LiveRideLearn Podcast!  Love that epic intro song? You can find the song here.  It's called So Darey by Bus Window Also, huge thanks to Pixelbay for the hoofbeat sound effect!
01:04:55
May 05, 2022
Unconventionally Good Horse Books, with Natalie Keller Reinert
Unconventionally Good Horse Books, with Natalie Keller Reinert
Natalie Keller Reinert took an unconventional route in life, which is one of the reasons she can bring so many places and experiences to life in her fiction. When I read her book, Runaway Alex, I immediately fell in love, so much so that I wrote a blog post about it, and dropped everything to invite her on the podcast.  Our chat spans from sharing our love of lizards to what it was like to work for top event trainers and so much more. Whether you've read her books or not, Natalie is an incredibly interesting person with a great story. If you love to read and, like me, have hardly touched a horse book since middle school, I implore you to check out her page-turning fiction! You won't be disappointed. The best place to start is on her website where you can join her newsletter and get access to a free book or two! https://www.nataliekreinert.com Follow her on Instagram here: @nataliekreinert Follow the LiveRideLearn podcast here: @liveridelearn Follow Streamhorse.tv here: @streamhorsetv If you want a bonus free short story, go to www.LiveRideLearn.com and join the newsletter! I generally send an email out 1-2 times a month with updates from the writing desk, special offers from other authors, and updates on the podcast. Thank you to Streamhorse.TV for partnering with me on the LiveRideLearn Podcast. Check out their Trailblazing Horsewomen show here! Thanks for tuning in! ~Sarah Love that epic intro song? You can find the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's called So Darey by Bus Window Also, huge thanks to Pixelbay for the hoofbeat sound effect!
01:06:03
March 28, 2022
Learning from the best with Donna Brothers
Learning from the best with Donna Brothers
Donna Brothers, champion female jockey, joined us to chat all things racetrack. From giving racehorses second careers to handling rude people with grace, our conversation was enlightening and educational.  For more information on the episode, check out www.LiveRideLearn.com and Streamhorse.tv Love that epic intro song? You can find the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's called So Darey by Bus Window
57:27
March 03, 2022
Kareem Rosser: the Sport that Changed His Life and How to Pass it On.
Kareem Rosser: the Sport that Changed His Life and How to Pass it On.
Kareem Rosser, the author of the award-winning book, Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport that Changed Their Lives Forever, joins us for this week's episode. Rosser's story is entertaining, funny, gut-wrenching, and inspiring. In our conversation we chat about breakfast, all things polo, and ideas for helping break the cycles of poverty and violence in places like "the Bottom" where Rosser grew up.  For more information on the episode, check out www.LiveRideLearn.com and Streamhorse.tv Love that epic intro song? You can find the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's called So Darey by Bus Window
56:18
February 08, 2022
Dream Chasing, Horse Racing
Dream Chasing, Horse Racing
This episode was originally titled “what’s the big idea?” And the title was changed. This one’s much better don’t you think? Did you tune into Episode 1 of this season's LiveRideLearn Podcast? If so, you heard me drop a huge teaser. I was so mean! I told you over and over that I had this exciting announcement, and it was coming, and then I brought you an episode that had nothing to do with the announcement. Ha! Sorry (not sorry). So, here it is. The BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS... you've got to listen to find out (but I can promise you I'm NOT pregnant). Truly, I hope this big idea inspires you in your own big ideas. Chase the dream, do the thing. I'd much rather try and fail than regret never trying. I'm so excited about this grand adventure, and only wish there weren't so many logistics to keep us from starting already. To read the blog post accompanying this episode (look for the blog post around 1.26.2022), go to www.liveridelearn.com Love that epic intro and extro song? (I made that word up by the way.) You can find the song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's called So Darey by Bus Window. Don't forget to check out www.Streamhorse.tv and subscribe to their email list. They send out so much juicy content for the horse world!
25:54
January 21, 2022
Defying the Odds with Tootie Anderson
Defying the Odds with Tootie Anderson
Meet Cynthia Tootie Anderson, horsewoman and author. In this interview, she tells about her $10 horse that took her coast to coast, winning competitions and setting records. Together they defied the odds and blazed a path that can encourage us in our own lives.  Extra Info: Isn't that intro song incredible? It's a song called So Darey by Bus Window. To check out Tootie Anderson, here's her website: https://optimusfarm.com or check her out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.l.boudreau For an accompanying blog post, check out www.liveridelearn.com, and to check out StreamhorseTV, just click on their name!
49:43
January 07, 2022
When We Believe The Lies: A Story of Imposter Syndrome
When We Believe The Lies: A Story of Imposter Syndrome
Welcome back! We are officially in season 2 of LiveRideLearn! In episode one, you get a heads up of what to expect for season 2 (there is a BIG secret!), and a throwback to the roots of LRL - a story. If the title of the episode didn't give it away, it's a tale of lies and imposter syndrome. I got hit dead center with it, and once I made it to the other side it was a realization that we all deal with this in some way. Enjoy! More info: Isn't that intro song incredible? You can find it here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3NbcVKKJAhQhSPh4kSewYC?si=u_dkgAlJRmmvn38XdSlJcw It's a song called So Darey by Bus Window.  For an accompanying blog post, check out www.liveridelearn.com, and to check out StreamhorseTV, just click on their name!
26:38
December 16, 2021
What’s up with LiveRideLearn?
What’s up with LiveRideLearn?
Just a little check in
02:05
October 21, 2021
A Simple Tip for Adding More JOY to Your Life
A Simple Tip for Adding More JOY to Your Life
Want more joy?! This episode shares one of my simple shifts that helps me find more joy. To find me on Instagram check out www.Instagram.com/LiveRideLearn. To get your free short story go to www.LiveRideLearn.com. To read my book (!!!!) check out Stories from the Barn Aisle on Amazon!
16:56
July 07, 2021
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of horses - Faith from Pure Liberty shares her journey
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of horses - Faith from Pure Liberty shares her journey
Faith, popular YouTuber and instagramer shares about becoming a horse owner. Just two years ago she knew nothing and her new horse refused to let her catch him. Today she shares with the world the joy she has found in Liberty training with her horse Zach. Find her on YouTube here https://youtu.be/rgWt8akUr9M and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/_pureliberty
29:08
May 21, 2021
Kentucky Derby recap- the winners, the losers, and what you need to know about Medina Spirit
Kentucky Derby recap- the winners, the losers, and what you need to know about Medina Spirit
Did you know Medina Spirit was sold for $1000 as a yearling? And how does that compare to his competitors in the derby? Was his win really THAT surprising?! The 2021 Kentucky Derby recap is here! Did you see the race?! Dive with me into fun facts and figures on what makes this years winner so special. Then we take a look into some other horses in the field and how they finished. And finally, we look ahead into what’s next. As promised in the episode, here’s the link to watch the race if you missed it: https://youtu.be/oNNlSdkjuqA and here’s the link to the other race that I mentioned. https://youtu.be/gCTVHksVEaI
25:31
May 06, 2021
DERBY WEEK deep dive! All this week, all things Kentucky Derby.
DERBY WEEK deep dive! All this week, all things Kentucky Derby.
Have you dreamed of experiencing the Run for the Roses yourself? Today we’re diving into what it’s like to be at the Derby! Be sure to dm me with your Derby questions for tomorrow’s episode. Find me on IG @liveridelearn or check out my web site LiveRideLearn.com
21:21
April 30, 2021
Derby Fever!!! What to eat, drink, and how to pick a winner for the big race
Derby Fever!!! What to eat, drink, and how to pick a winner for the big race
It’s Derby Fever y’all!!! Dive in to hear my Derby day must haves as well as how to pick a pony. Also I talked all about one of my favorite items in the episode and promised to post the recipe- the web site no longer exists. I’m going to post the recipe on the blog on LiveRideLearn.com. I can’t wait to hear which pony you’re putting your money on!
30:34
April 30, 2021
Three Lessons from my Book Journey for Your Next Goal
Three Lessons from my Book Journey for Your Next Goal
People keep asking me about the lessons I’ve learned from writing a book, so after a lot of thought I mapped out 3 to share in this episode. Whether your goal is to write a book, run a marathon, or survive the day with a smile, these are things we could all use more of in our lives.
38:10
April 21, 2021
Reading of “Finding a Place”, or as I like to call it, Rearing Rogue
Reading of “Finding a Place”, or as I like to call it, Rearing Rogue
Finally, as long promised, I’m reading a story from my Stories from the Barn Aisle book! It’s like a free audio book! It’s been one of the more complex ones to work through (I made changes to the story even after recording this), but also one of my favorite. Probably because it was such an epic, embarrassing, and in hind sight, hilarious moment. The cover and formatting are being finalized THIS WEEK and it should be available to order soon!
15:31
March 10, 2021
How powerful are your expectations?
How powerful are your expectations?
Come back in time with me to a story of failure, struggle and success, and one of my biggest takeaways from it all. What did you take away from the story?
22:21
March 03, 2021
How I do “all the things” (and you can too), plus all about producing a book
How I do “all the things” (and you can too), plus all about producing a book
People keep asking me how on earth I’m getting everything done. So, I spent a few minutes sharing how I’m doing everything (momming, podcasting 2 shows, writing, blogging, wifing, horse riding, and continuing to build my Mary Kay biz!...oh yeah AND exercising). I’m tired just listing it all. Then I also wanted to share what’s going on with the book - it’s a real life no fluff view from the inside where I spilled my guts a tad. Enjoy!
23:53
February 16, 2021
Two words that you may need to say more often
Two words that you may need to say more often
I’m throwing another life coping hack at you. Sometimes it comes down to these two little words...
14:17
January 29, 2021
Part 2 of Following your calling when you’re juggling all the plates, with Magen Thurman
Part 2 of Following your calling when you’re juggling all the plates, with Magen Thurman
Part 2: Special guest Magen Thurman brings it, discussing her Instagram video series and juggling all the things. From leading worship to being a Mom, she keeps it real and raw. God is using her! Find her on IG @magenthurman and on Spotify as Magen Thurman
25:06
January 23, 2021
Part 1 of Following your calling when you’re juggling all the plates, with Magen Thurman
Part 1 of Following your calling when you’re juggling all the plates, with Magen Thurman
Special guest Magen Thurman brings it, discussing her Instagram video series and juggling all the things. From leading worship to being a Mom, she keeps it real and raw. God is using her! Find her on IG @magenthurman and on Spotify as Magen Thurman
26:12
January 22, 2021
Over, under, around and through - a story of perseverance from Martial Arts Instructor, Sethi
Over, under, around and through - a story of perseverance from Martial Arts Instructor, Sethi
This week martial arts Instructor Sethi from Oriental Sports Academy & OSA Women on Top tells her own story on perseverance and how it shaped her into a businesswoman who lifts others up. To learn more about Instructor Sethi visit www.osafamily.com and www.osawomenontop.com. You can find me, host of this podcast @liveridelearn on IG and www.LiveRideLearn.com. Let’s connect!
31:58
January 15, 2021
How to find your footing when you start the mental spiral
How to find your footing when you start the mental spiral
We’ve all been there- the text with bad news or the governors mandate that changes everything (like you can’t leave your house unless it’s essential). Sometimes it may be as simple as a bill when money is tight that starts the mental spiral. The episode shares a story and technique for handling it when it feels like the sky is falling.
25:39
January 05, 2021
The stories we tell ourselves
The stories we tell ourselves
So much of our perspective is shaped by stories- assumptions we make that we assume to be true. She didn’t answer my message, he’s not coming for Christmas, his text message said this- why? We often answer the question, but are we answering it correctly? Is it the truth?
09:02
December 22, 2020
When you have to be wrecked to be rebuilt, featuring Brittney Irving of HumbleYoke podcast
When you have to be wrecked to be rebuilt, featuring Brittney Irving of HumbleYoke podcast
Tired of people filtering life and making it all look perfect? Dive into the deep with Brittney of the HumbleYoke podcast as she talks about the valleys, the muck and more, the ways God has held her through it, and where she’s being called to go. You can find Brittneys Facebook group with @humbleyoke
38:56
December 17, 2020
2 lessons from my horse that could change your life
2 lessons from my horse that could change your life
Whether you are riding a horse or on the ride of life, these 2 lessons could be a game changer for you! For more details check out www.liveridelearn.com or follow me on Instagram @liveridelearn
13:08
December 17, 2020
Overcoming Obstacles- how MS does not define or stop Veronica
Overcoming Obstacles- how MS does not define or stop Veronica
Veronica Gogan makes a guest appearance to talk about living with MS and her para-Dressage riding. Whether you know what dressage is or not, this is an inspiring half hour where you’ll see gratefulness and a good attitude at its finest. Check out www.liveridelearn.com for more info on how to connect with Veronica or to ask questions and leave comments about today’s episode.
32:48
November 21, 2020
Goal setting for the win 🙌🏻🙌🏻
Goal setting for the win 🙌🏻🙌🏻
Want to make a change? Have you been wishing for something but not actually pursuing? Then it’s time to talk goals! Check out this weeks story, all about the importance of goal setting (even if you expect to fail). #goalpower key words: fit, healthy, goals, self improvement, story time, stories
14:23
November 10, 2020
Making the list
Making the list
How do you handle it when life gets overwhelming and there’s more things to do than hours in the day? I handle it with a list. Check it out
16:19
October 30, 2020
Let me introduce myself! & overcoming fear
Let me introduce myself! & overcoming fear
It’s episode 1! Meet your host & have story time about overcoming fear.
16:29
October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020
00:33
October 22, 2020