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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Jan 26, 2022

A listener asks about how to prepare her 4 year old for his first big horse show.
Topics discussed when answering include:  

  • how to prep depending on the result you’re after (big show or first show),
  • the importance of understanding your horses default (naturally steady, naturally skeptical),
  • knowing the training routine/pattern that helps your horse recover
  • how to prepare yourself and your horse for the feeling of ‘focused intensity’ that riders often have at shows.

Observant riders become skilled at predicting what the horse needs to produce confidence and consistency. First this happens at home…then it transfers to shows.