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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Feb 8, 2023

In this podcast, I answer a listener's question about riding in different disciplines on the same horse.
Topics discussed include: 
  • how the horse's original training was approached (was it based in reactivity or responsiveness (the ability to think through versus reacting)
  • the horses talent in the discipline.
  • the...

Feb 1, 2023

In this episode, I discuss the difference between the mentality of showing versus training. These are complementary systems when you understand the difference between them.

Showing is polishing.
Showing is taking a test.
Showing is an external evaluation.
The judge’s job is to evaluate against a standard.

Training is...

Jan 25, 2023

In this episode, I discuss the concept of high value and low-value cycles. I define what they are and share one tool I use to avoid or get out of a low-value cycle.
This is work worth doing to create long-term success.

Jan 11, 2023

Are you confused about how to make your dream into a goal?
If you are, you are not alone. This is especially common with riders who have relationship type goals.

_To form the bond I have always dreamed of.
_I dream of having a connection with him….
_To do anything on my horse with more confidence, and just...