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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

May 27, 2020

Episode 80: Today, I'm answering two questions, both of these involve the idea of riding different disciplines. The first question discusses ethics, showing, and competition. And the second question is more about how to handle the apparent contradictions between some disciplines and their cue systems.

May 20, 2020

Episode 79: Answering two questions in this episode!

Question 1: My horse wants to run and play at the beginning of lunging. It takes a long time to get her to walk. Should I accept this or change it? How would I change it?

Question 2: My horse has been recovering from an injury. I would like to go back and improve his...

May 13, 2020

Episode 78: A listener called in a question about training her first two-year-old. She is struggling to find the balance between quality vs quantity and also a concern of causing boredom during the training process. Stacy explains her views on finding a balance between quality and quantity beginning with the idea that...

May 6, 2020

Episode 77: How does planning help set your horse up for success? How do the layers of training build into a more refined cue system? These topics and more come up as I answer the two following questions. 

Question 1: I loved the pattern you shared on Episode 70, Riding Circles within Circles. I felt a huge difference...