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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

May 12, 2021

“How can I build my horses confidence, help her learn to respect me as her leader…without her being afraid.”

A discussion about fear, discomfort, comfort zones, creating maturity in horses, confusion, clarity, energy…and choice.

May 5, 2021

In this episode I’m answering two questions that illustrate the dance between the horses body and the horses mind. The goal for us humans is to learn to read the body…to see what the horses is giving us for feedback. The challenge is that as we train our horses we are often working to increase their comfort...

Apr 28, 2021

“What have you learned by studying Classical Dressage? What things changed? Will you continue to ride Dressage?”
I answer these questions and discuss the similarities and differences, precision, speed, accuracy, transitions, self carriage and more. Some of these things I discovered myself…others my horses reported...

Apr 21, 2021

On trail rides there are many situations for scary footing; boggy areas, water crossing, big ditches, hills and more. In those moments do you have a plan that covers the things your horse might do? Are the cues you use interfering or helping the horses balance?
This podcast discusses the rider fears, the reason that...

Apr 14, 2021

Today I’m answering two questions. The first is about an injured horse that is hand walking…his owner would like suggestions about maintaining other routines through groundwork.
The other question is about trick training…clicker training, loading the clicker, using the clicker when riding…and what is a trick...