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 anyway? Links mentioned in podcast: Jac…testing me: https://youtu.be/hYKM0IsHvp8 Jac…

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Full Transcript Links mentioned in podcast: Here is a link to the episode that discusses the four stages of competency: unconsciously incompetent, consciously incompetent, consciously competent, unconsciously competence. https://stacywestfall.com/episode-5/ Great article on Spanish riding school longe lessons: https://dressagetoday.com/instruction/longe-lessons-at-the-spanish-riding-school-12294 The Ball Stacy sits on: Weaver Leather Equine Activity Ball Stacy’s Favorite Reins: Stacy’s favorite reins: I…

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A listener asks a question about feeling overwhelmed. She is studying and learning about good horsemanship, developing true partnership and relationship. She is aware there are a LOT of things happening. First I give an overview, then I give FIVE actionable steps for addressing this and then I close with a real life example that…

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The first six minutes of this episode could change how you think about horses forever. Where would you start with a horse that is a bully when leading to and from the pasture, pins ears when feeding, pulls back with the farrier and sometimes when trailer loading too… On a positive note she does collect…

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It’s fun to look back and see how much Willow has matured. This is a video from 2019 which was the first year that I really showed her a lot. She matured so much! Following my lead change theme…and because I’m hoping to show Willow in reining this year…here is a throwback video from August…

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  Is it the object or the energy level that triggers your horse? What does your horse do…when …other horses are running…deer jumping…new object appear…loud sounds happen… It is easy to think about the ‘things’ involved but I like to think about the ‘energy’ they create. In this episode I answer two listener questions on…

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The AQHA Journal did a story on me! Scroll through this PDF or click to download. I’m kinda speechless (can you believe it?) and I don’t know what to add except, thank you to Holly Clanahan for telling the story, Donnie Rosie for the beautiful photos and those who were interviewed, my husband Jesse, and…

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