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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Oct 28, 2020

How many things can a horse excel at? In this episode, I discuss riding horses in different disciplines. I talk specifically about which classes I believe overlap well as well as the order that I introduce them to my horses.  

My horse Popcorn did these things, in this order: Trail, Reining, Pony Horse, Ranch, Tricks,...

Oct 21, 2020

How often do you take time to reflect on your journey with your horse?
Here is a quote to guide this podcast, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
I have three distinct times of the year when I reflect and reset in regards to my horses. I’ve developed this rhythm due to...

Oct 14, 2020

Horses are great teachers. In this episode, I share stories of the horses that have taught me over the years such as focus, loyalty, and trust. I also introduce you to the three horses I am currently training (or that are training me). My hope is that as you hear the lessons these horses have taught me, you will...

Oct 7, 2020

A listener calls in with a question about her horse who gets very worked up on trail rides with too many other horses. She describes how the horse seems to connect with another horse, flicks its head up, and walks as fast as possible.
This podcast breaks down four different ways to look at the things that could be...