Guy McLean, Australia’s National Treasure and Ambassador of the Outback, joins host Elise Gaston Chand on Because of Horses Podcast

Photo by Alden Corrigan Media

Photo by Alden Corrigan Media

DALLAS — Jan. 8, 2019 — Horseman, performer and poet Guy McLean will join Elise Gaston Chand for conversation Friday, Jan. 11, on the Because of Horses podcast. Originally from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, McLean moved to what became his parents’ Susan River Homestead Holiday Ranch. There, this shy young boy grew up, devoted to horses and developing his horsemanship skills and deep love for the Bush country.

Named official Ambassador of the Outback, McLean has wowed audiences with his performances of horsemanship, Bush poetry and whip cracking since 1999. He strives to keep the traditions of the Bush and the Aussie stockman alive.

In 2005, McLean was the inaugural winner of Equitana’s “Way of the Horse” young horse-starting competition. It was the methods he learned in the Queensland Bush that brought him victory.

McLean and his talented horses have performed for over a million people and achieved worldwide acclaim. He is referred to by his fans and Australian dignitaries as a “national treasure” and “living legend.” Although this humble Australian still blushes at such remarks, it is these kind words and his remarkable relationship with his horses that inspire him to succeed and continue to spread his message.

Now an international sensation, McLean makes his base in the United States, although his beloved homeland of Australia is where his heart resides.

Elise Gaston Chand is the Terry Gross of the equestrian world with her podcast, Because of Horses.
— Kristine Dahms, Life Between the Ears

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Each week, Elise Gaston Chand hosts informative and entertaining conversations with, for and about horses, horse-people and the equestrian life. Because of Horses is the horse-lover’s podcast for listeners worldwide, sharing notable equestrians’ personal stories, challenges, triumphs and expert insights, as well as timely topics and exciting event information from around the globe. For more information, go to

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