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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Feb 28, 2024

In this episode, Stacy explains how to know if your horse is ready to move to a more advanced technique, or combination of cues, or when you should return to the basics.
If you find yourself wondering, “Is my horse ready to move on?” or if you have moved on, but your horse shows signs of resistance….this episode is for you.

Topics include:

  • Believing your horse's signals and returning to foundational techniques
  • Muscle Memory and Habit Response
  • Rider muscle memory and habit response in riding
  • Horse muscle memory and habit response dynamics
  • Importance of consistent practice before facing crises
  • Assessing your willingness to put in the necessary repetitions
  • Recognizing the role of consistent practice in improvement
  • Addressing issues like head tossing, reluctance to move forward, pulling on the rein, and excessive speed