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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Jul 28, 2021

Learn how to identify what lead your horse is on when watching from the ground or when riding. What makes a lead ‘right or wrong’ or correct or incorrect?
What is counter canter? What is cross firing?
If a horse is constantly cross firing…what’s going on? Is this a soundness or a weakness issue?
I answer all...

Jul 21, 2021

I recieved an email awhile back that asked a short question. Here is what was written.
“The biggest question I can’t seem to get a clear answer for is “how do I ask for the collection?”

It is such a short…and seemingly simple question. I explain the underlying issue of collection and why the answer isn’t as...

Jul 14, 2021

Are you naturally a low energy or high energy person?
Is your horse a naturally low energy or high energy horse?
How does this impact you training the horse?
Sometime people solve this issue by buying the ‘opposite’ horse.
High energy person=low energy horse
Low energy person=high energy horse
Some people solve it...

Jul 7, 2021

Do you think horses can be taught to be emotionally mature? What would that look like? Can you teach a horse to ‘help you out’? Or do you expect things will always feel ‘manual’ with your horse?
In this episode I share my thoughts on emotional maturity and the three reasons people don’t teach it.