Posts by Stacy Westfall

Dealing with stallions that bite; habits and hormones

“Hi Stacy, again a very interesting podcast. I love how you break it down into parts. This makes is much easier to understand. I have a 4-year-old stallion in training, who was really disrespectful when I first started. Very pushy, using his shoulders to run right through me, not respecting my space at all. The…

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And the winners are…

1st- Deanna 2nd- Mara 3rd- Nicole 4th- Martina Congratulations everyone! Below are photos of everyone with their horses:) This is Deanna and her horse Indigo. They are from right here in Ohio! This is Mara with her two mares, a mother and daughter. This is Nicole with her rescue horse Burlap. He was a rescue who came in…

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Podcast Launch Giveaway!

Step 1- Read this blog Step 2- Leave a comment using the links below Step 3- Check back Christmas day to see if you won!  $839.00 of prizes- see below for photos and description! Where to comment: Leave a thoughtful comment on any or all of the podcast posts Episode 1: Fear vs Danger Episode…

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Rope halter by Stacy Westfall

 Question: “Why do you use a rope halter?” Answer: A rope halter is a helpful because it communicates clearly with the horse and increases responsiveness. The rope over the poll area is more narrow than a traditional web or leather halter. When the handler applies pressure to the halter the signal is clear and more…

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Thank You for Loving Me…Video of nurse mare foals

This visit to Last Chance Corral planted a seed. The seed that it planted grew into me adopting Presto in 2016. I’m so happy I did and I look forward to giving you even more updates! Update: Presto is now two and a half years old. Below, in the comments, Marcia mentioned her teenaged nurse mare…

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Horse training requires long term thinking on bad days.

My body hurts. I’m moving slow. I’m thinking slower.  My time zone change experiment three weeks ago, where I slowly changed my body clock to match Australia, worked. I arrived in Australia in pretty good shape. Coming home I went cold turkey. I did nothing to switch my body back…and now I feel it. My…

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Visiting Craig’s hut & The Man from Snowy River location

Five days at a horse expo means five days of seeing horses, touching horses and talking horses. You would think that after it ended the desire to look for horses would diminish but…nope. To finish our time here in Australia we did pick some things that were slightly less related to horses. Maybe. First up…

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