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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Sep 27, 2023

In this episode, I answer a listener question about a horse who has become heavy on the bit.  

Topics include:

  • The importance of identifying concerns as a crucial first step before implementing any training techniques.

  • How to identify limiting beliefs or thoughts that could hold you back
  • I offer a new belief…with...

Sep 20, 2023

In this podcast episode, I answer a question from a listener who is preparing to start their horse under saddle and has questions about the progression from a rope halter to bits with shanks. 

Topics include:

Progression with a focus on understanding the purpose of each tool.
Consideration of the horse's understanding...

Sep 13, 2023

A listener wrote in that she recently got a new trail horse, and she said, “he's supposed to be a "super finished" trail horse.” 
But he is not acting the way she imagined a finished trail horse should…

Which brings up the question: What is a finished horse?

There are many categories that can be used to...

Sep 6, 2023

Early in training, or early in introducing a new concept, it is an EXCELLENT idea to reward the smallest try. 

But here is the question.

When do you start expecting the full answer?

This is where people often get stuck.

In this podcast, I explain the challenge that comes along with only rewarding the smallest try,...