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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Feb 26, 2020

Episode 67: Can training horses to do tricks like rearing, bowing or lying down cause problems? I answer this question by using examples of six different horses to illustrate my answer...which is sometimes yes and sometimes no.
I also explain how I decide which horses are better candidates than others...and how timing...

Feb 19, 2020

Episode 66: Today I answer two listener questions.
Question #1- "My question for you is how you can tell when your horse is ready to go on its first trail ride. What kind of skills do you like to have in the arena? And then what do you practice on the first trail? Right. How do you know when to call it quits and what...

Feb 12, 2020

Episode 65: What is a tipping point in horse training? Why does it matter? How would it help with spooking?
In today's episode, I discuss the idea of tipping points and how they impact my outlook on training. I see smaller tipping points where the small day after day lessons finally result in a bigger change. I also see...

Feb 5, 2020

Episode 64: The Complete Guide to Improving Steering and Teaching Neck Reining is here!
My newest teaching course releases today and I’m really excited about the content. It’s my best teaching yet. I explain the stages of training that horses go through and the techniques and patterns that I use. 
To save you time,...