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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Aug 26, 2020

In this episode, I explain the relationship I see between pressure, composure, and building a horse's confidence on the trail. I also answer the question, “How you go about getting your horse to trail ride alone? Every time I try to go out, she freaks out…" 

Aug 19, 2020

How do horses develop confidence on the trails? Does confidence come from riding with another confident horse? Are some horses just born confident and others will always struggle? Can confidence be trained? I answer this listener question while out riding on the trails.

Aug 12, 2020

Episode 91: Take a moment and think about what YOU think might be the biggest problem or most common mistake you see when out trail riding.
Visualize the problem. Here are some common problems that I see as symptoms: Head tossing, rushing up hills, refusing to move forward (maybe mud or water) rushing down hills,...

Aug 5, 2020

Trail riding vs arena riding. They both come with advantages and disadvantages which is why I find a combination of both beneficial. In this podcast I discuss why some horses seem resistant to arena work, letting the horse make decisions on the trail, how to know if you are letting the horse make too many decisions on...