What kind of weirdo would think it’s a good idea to ride a horse all over the country?
And what kind of horse would be willing and able to go along with that idea?
This episode seeks to answer these two frequently asked questions. Learn about Meredith’s horse life that prepared her for the journey, and her domestic violence story that motivated the journey. We’ll also discuss Apollo’s origin story, and how he found his way to Meredith.
Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse.
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What to Listen For:
00:25 Introduction to the episode
01:27 My childhood as a horse-crazy city kid
04:21 My parents finally admit that horses aren’t a phase
05:43 I go to college to study horses
09:35 I fall in love, and the early red flags
10:46 Why I gave up horses for 9 years
12:21 Teen dating violence, an interview with Nicole Rouhselang
23:24 My escape from abuse, and the decision to do this ride
26:11 Horse shopping, and how NOT to do it
31:29 Apollo’s parents and the story of his birth
32:25 Apollo’s second home
33:20 Apollo’s third home
34:34 Apollo’s fourth home… with me!
34:53 Initial training problems
35:39 Celebrating the podcast launch with a giveaway
36:38 Closing statements
37:22 End of episode
Breana & Nicole Rouhselang
About our guest:
In December of 2018, Nicole Rouhselang’s stepdaughter Breana was sexually assaulted and then murdered by a classmate, in a tragic case of teen dating violence. She was only 17. Since then, Nicole has been speaking out about this all-too-common but little-discussed aspect of domestic violence.
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