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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Dec 28, 2022

If you’re saying to yourself, “That was too much. I need to cut back this year.” 
This podcast is for you.

There are times when adjusting your goals is in your best interest. 
But before you decide if you will repeat a goal or change it, remember to factor in what HAS changed…which is you.

YOU are not the same...

Dec 21, 2022

Self-doubt is often born out of a low-value cycle.

“I could have done better.” sound so innocent.
But what it really begins a little spiral of self-doubt.

The next time you have to make a decison, a part of you will feel doubt, because you KNOW you’ll be judging yourself in the future. 

Your treatment of yourself...

Dec 14, 2022

When a rider sets a goal or begins to struggle, they are often tempted to heavily focus on the ‘how.’ This often appears as a heavy focus on the horse's body or the rider's body. 

The real ‘how’ of reaching a goal or finding your path through a current struggle is a combination of the things you do, and the way...

Dec 7, 2022

In this podcast, I explain how it is possible to teach a horse to offer desirable responses. I describe it as having a ‘conversation’ with a horse. I discuss the theory AND I give actual riding examples, including a link to a video example.

Inside a conversation, there are ‘gaps’ or spaces left for the other in...

Nov 30, 2022

In this episode, I discuss the difference in the energy of starting something new, versus re-starting something after your plans were interrupted. 
New starts often come with an excited type of energy. 
Re-starting is an entirely different skill set. 
It requires you to use a different energy and a different way...