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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Jul 28, 2021

Learn how to identify what lead your horse is on when watching from the ground or when riding. What makes a lead ‘right or wrong’ or correct or incorrect?
What is counter canter? What is cross firing?
If a horse is constantly cross firing…what’s going on? Is this a soundness or a weakness issue?
I answer all...


Jul 21, 2021

I recieved an email awhile back that asked a short question. Here is what was written.
“The biggest question I can’t seem to get a clear answer for is “how do I ask for the collection?”

It is such a short…and seemingly simple question. I explain the underlying issue of collection and why the answer isn’t as...


Jul 14, 2021

Are you naturally a low energy or high energy person?
Is your horse a naturally low energy or high energy horse?
How does this impact you training the horse?
Sometime people solve this issue by buying the ‘opposite’ horse.
High energy person=low energy horse
Low energy person=high energy horse
Some people solve it...


Jul 7, 2021

Do you think horses can be taught to be emotionally mature? What would that look like? Can you teach a horse to ‘help you out’? Or do you expect things will always feel ‘manual’ with your horse?
In this episode I share my thoughts on emotional maturity and the three reasons people don’t teach it.
(Spoiler...


Jun 30, 2021

How often do you practice feeling excited…and patience?
Is it more common for you to be excited…and rush?
In this episode, I use three examples to illustrate how learning to be excited while being patient can dramatically improve your ability to train your horse.
There is MAGIC in getting excited about something...