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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Jun 30, 2021

How often do you practice feeling excited…and patience?
Is it more common for you to be excited…and rush?
In this episode, I use three examples to illustrate how learning to be excited while being patient can dramatically improve your ability to train your horse.
There is MAGIC in getting excited about something...

Jun 23, 2021

How can you keep yourself safe and make good choices…when you know you are conscious incompetence? In this episode I explain how to develop self awareness while you are riding. Self awareness is key to be able to recognize the difference between fear vs danger. I also review the stages of competency, and the three...

Jun 16, 2021

Can you effectively train your horse on a day when you feel mentally exhausted? Today I answer a listener question about this by discussing B- work, resistance, Physical exhaustion vs mental exhaustion and why I think working on days like this can BENEFIT my horses.

Jun 9, 2021

To answer the question of creating a bond of trust I discuss the balancing act of Training & Time.
How much time does it take? What is the flaw of time? (Answer: being boring)
How do you train while honoring the horses questions and understanding the emotional level? Does increasing the physical level of communication...

Jun 2, 2021

How is collection the same…or different between the western world of reining vs dressage? How does relaxation fit in? What changes with the head low? What happens with the horse behind vertical? How does a horses build and the movement being ridden influence these things?
In this podcast I answer these questions and...