Posts by Stacy Westfall

5 steps for teaching the free walk for western dressage.

“Stacy, How can I teach my horse to reach his neck down and out for the free walk?” Free walk, stretchy walk, long and low…no matter what riders call it the idea is the same. The horse should lower and stretch the neck downward and outward. To be more specific, western dressage defines the free…

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Western Dressage: What is the judge looking for?

I attended the Western Dressage Judges seminar…and I don’t intend to become a judge. Why did I go? I went because I had one question: What are the judges looking for in western dressage? I had done some online research. I had shown at a few shows. But I wanted to know first hand what the…

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