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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Feb 24, 2021

Is it the object or the energy level that triggers your horse?
What does your horse do…when …other horses are running…deer jumping…new object appear…loud sounds happen…

It is easy to think about the ‘things’ involved but I like to think about the ‘energy’ they create. In this episode I answer...


Feb 17, 2021

House rules. Pasture rules. Grandma’s rules…
Do you really mean that? Are you bluffing?
Can I chase your kids?
Can I have your spot in the pecking order?
When you walk by a stall does a the stalled horse threaten?
When you walk by a tied horse…does that horse threaten?
When you are leading or riding…does the...


Feb 10, 2021

Q&A: How much say do you let your horses have your two way conversation?
What types of things do you allow the horse to say?
I love the idea of listening…but I'm getting a lot of backtalk... maybe I’m being too easy on her?
⭐ How do you build emotional control with a horse who gets frustrated and defensive to your...


Feb 3, 2021

This episode contains general thoughts around selling horses and I answer a listener asks a question about a horse who is aging: how to find him the best next place and be sure that he will be well taken care of.
I discuss reasons for selling, including,
Safety- Training mismatch between horse and rider
Enjoyment-...


Jan 27, 2021

A confident, dominant mare who doesn’t really want to connect, a two year old that pins her ears at certain movements, and a horse that wrings its tail when ridden. I’m answering these listener questions and tying them all together with the themes of using curiosity when training, receiving feedback from your horse...