Posts by Jesse Westfall
Where is your attention? written by Jesse Westfall
Recently, I was out riding with a lady whose horse had its head in the air and was looking off in the distance most of the time. The problem with a horse like that is they don’t see the ground that is right in front of them and they tend to stumble when the ground…Read More
My horse is literally laying down on the job, how should I deter this?
“My horse and I have been doing well in training he’s green and young but listens well and learns quickly. But his new thing is he likes to roll while I’m riding him or lunging with a saddle. He is obviously trying to get me and the saddle off his back. What is the best…Read More
Championship vs Horsemanship written by Jesse Westfall
I’ve heard it said that the highest level of everything has a dark side. Whether you’re talking about athletics, business, government or the horse industry. The greed that we have as people is a sad thing to witness. To achieve something and show the world what we are is important to us and to do…Read More
When choosing a horse: pick your partner wisely. written by Jesse Westfall
“When it comes to picking your partner……..choose wisely. It is important in life to know what your goals are. If you are the kind of person that likes to cuddle up on the couch and talk and watch movies with someone then you probably shouldn’t choose to marry someone that can’t sit still till it’s…Read More
What is the difference between a horseman and a horse trainer? Written by Jesse Westfall
“I’ve been around a lot of people that ride horses. I’ve been around people that ride reining horses, cow horses, natural horsemanship and a multitude of other disciplines. There are many people that can get a horse to do what they want. Some of them can train or teach a horse quickly and others slowly.…Read More
Creating Jac: selecting bloodlines for performance reining horses
My husband is one of those guys, you know, the ones who know all the stats from their favorite football team including the past, present and up-and-coming. He doesn’t only do this for his sports team though…he does it with reining horses too. His knowledge of reining horses-past, present and up-and-coming is quite amazing. He…Read More
Stacy’s Video Diary Jac-Episode 34-How a horse responds to a new rider.
Total training time: 143 hours At some point in their lifetime most horses are ridden by more than one rider. Up to this point I am the only one who has ridden Jac. In today’s episode my husband, Jesse, will ride Jac for the first time. I explain that I am planning on taking a trip…Read More
T-H-I-N-K before you speak…written by Jesse Westfall
T H I N K is it Thoughtful, Honest, Intelligent, Necessary, and Kind? All through my life I’ve struggled with the words that come out of my mouth. In last weeks blog I talked about how “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”. What I want to talk about this week is…Read More
The greatest journey is the journey within…written by Jesse Westfall
The most important trait or characteristic a person or a horse can have is a good heart. What is a good heart? The Bible says “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So what comes out of your mouth? When you speak, do you raise others up or do you tear them…Read More
Happy Birthday Jesse!
Today is my husband Jesses birthday (he is a little older now than in this photo, lol) As I said in the beginning of my new book, I have learned more from him than from anyone else here on earth. Have a Happy Birthday Jesse! (oh, yeah, beware…the boys have something planned for…Read More