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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Apr 29, 2020

Episode 76: Today I’m answering three questions that I think are all related. One is about a horse that pops his head up when he steps on the lead rope, another is about ground tying and the final one is about tying with patience.

When a horse steps on the lead rope while grazing, some will step off the rope without...

Apr 22, 2020

Episode 75: Q&A: Ranch riding, ranch trail…the horror!
How to better prepare for the transition from home to show. 
Preparing a horse for rider nerves.
Practice the pattern or don’t practice the pattern?
The battle with anticipation.

Q&A: While I was riding through a gate on horseback, my horse reached over with...

Apr 15, 2020

Episode 74: Have you ever had a reason that stopped you from riding? Maybe you were injured? Maybe your horse was injured? 
I find that when I look back there have been many reasons that I have missed time or gone 'off schedule' for a number of unplanned reasons. For some of us, this is happening now with the...

Apr 8, 2020

Ep 73: Listen as a caller describes how she changed her lunging experience in a matter of days. Stacy outlines the steps that made this 'leap' in learning possible. Hazel calls in and asks how to get her school horse to respect her space more. Stacy gives her three different suggestions. Amy has questions about how to...

Apr 1, 2020

Ep 72: Question: You referenced lunging in your podcast and videos. I was hoping you could talk more about it. Perhaps elaborate on how you go about it and what you're looking for and feeling for from the horse?

Answer includes: Why lunge at all?
  • Where it comes in useful.
  • How to use it to teach rhythm.
  • Why lunging has...