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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Jan 29, 2020

Episode 63: In this episode, I make a confession about how much (or not much) I have been working my horses, I discuss self-awareness and I answer 12 horse training/career questions for a young lady who wrote in. 

Horse Training Interview Questions
  1. What inspired you to be involved in this career?
  2. Describe one of the...

Jan 22, 2020

Episode 62: This week's podcast continues explaining the levels of training that horses go through. I describe the middle part of horse training as boring…
Picture a bell curve. The beginning of the curve is the beginning of the horse's training. I call it elementary school and quite a few exciting things happen there;...

Jan 15, 2020

Episode 61: I explain the stages of horse training as I see them. I use the levels of elementary school, high school and college as levels of horse training. I explain what I’m looking for in those stages…and the idea that just riding a horse for more hours does not necessarily mean they keep moving up through...

Jan 8, 2020

Episode 60: Stacy shares what is going on in her barn with her horses. She shares how she is using the techniques and ideas that she has been teaching in the her own barn.

Stacy starts by answering a listener's question about motivation:

"Hi, Stacy. My name is Andrea. And my question is, how do you just...

Jan 1, 2020

Episode 59: Stacy and Ginny discuss the power of using curiosity to overcome challenges.

Stacy tells about here experience with a 'bad' riding lesson. 

Ginny discusses getting bucked off a horse she trusted and having to decide if she should sell the horse. 

Stacy & Ginny discuss the power of the rider's mind to...