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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Apr 14, 2021

Today I’m answering two questions. The first is about an injured horse that is hand walking…his owner would like suggestions about maintaining other routines through groundwork.
The other question is about trick training…clicker training, loading the clicker, using the clicker when riding…and what is a trick...


Apr 7, 2021

Today I’m answering two questions about older horses. One about restarting and one about a horse that doesn’t want to listen when he can’t see the herd.

What is the difference between training a young horse vs retraining an older horse? Are there different risks starting an older horse under saddle?
When working...


Mar 31, 2021

Have you ever been in a situation where your horse saw something in the distance…maybe out on a trail ride OR even when you change something in the pasture or arena?
Did you wonder…should I let them look…or not?
Thats the topic of todays podcast.


Mar 24, 2021

Many riders struggle to find more subtle cue systems and feel like they are constantly in the horses mouth...overusing the rein cues.

Learning how to ride with an independent seat can be a challenge.

In this episode, I answer a listener question and explain how I approach this issue. I also explain where and how this...


Mar 17, 2021

A listener asks a question about feeling overwhelmed. She is studying and learning about good horsemanship, developing true partnership and relationship. She is aware there are a LOT of things happening.
First I give an overview, then I give FIVE actionable steps for addressing this and then I close with a real life...