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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

May 26, 2021

“My horse has good basics. We can walk, trot and canter. The groundwork is good…what next? When would I start introducing collection?”
This is a discussion of collection including: what is collection? Is collection different in the western world vs dressage? I discuss the building blocks of collection such as...

May 19, 2021

The way we think about things created a feeling that shows up in our body and our horses are aware of it. This is why it is so important to take a look at your thinking. One place to start is by separating the facts from the story.
Then look at each phrase of your story and identify the emotion you feel.
“One of our...

May 12, 2021

“How can I build my horses confidence, help her learn to respect me as her leader…without her being afraid.”

A discussion about fear, discomfort, comfort zones, creating maturity in horses, confusion, clarity, energy…and choice.

May 5, 2021

In this episode I’m answering two questions that illustrate the dance between the horses body and the horses mind. The goal for us humans is to learn to read the body…to see what the horses is giving us for feedback. The challenge is that as we train our horses we are often working to increase their comfort...