In this episode, Stacy explains that she has been pondering the answer she gave to a listener last week and she has more to add this week. She discusses the role of faith in horse training as well as mistakes she sees people make when they use the word ‘faith’ as applied to their horse.…

Read More

Popcorn joined our family when he was three years old. Our boys were four, six and eight years old. It would be fair to say that they grew up together. Popcorn changed from a wild, untouched colt into a well-trained horse. The boys learned to drive, bought their own cars and are all adults now. …

Read More

Horses are excellent teachers…if we choose to be excellent students.  Over the years Popcorn has taught me many things.  From the first day I met him I knew I admired his strong, confident nature. But that hasn’t always made him an easy horse. There is this word that starts with ’s’ that has been used…

Read More

This is a bit of a tricky question for me to answer.  The shortest version is ‘hanging out’…but that doesn’t paint a very clear picture for you. It does, however, illustrate the point that although I make my career in horses, compete with horses and professionally train horses… …my favorite part is still simply being…

Read More

He was tall, dark and handsome (no wait, that was my husband)… … He was sorrel, confident but not cocky. The look in his eye was intelligent and proud.  We met in Tennessee at The Road to the Horse colt starting championship.  When I watched him with the other horses I noticed that he held…

Read More

Have you ever owned a Breyer horse? When I was growing up, I had a small herd of Breyer horses. It would be hard to say which was my favorite. I loved them all. Elegant Arabians, long-legged foals, island ponies that walked right out of a book. No size or shape or color was wrong.…

Read More

Have you ever wonder what that little keeper on the off side of your saddle was for? This video shows how to use that little keeper to hang your cinch in a way that will let it dry between rides. Also using this method will prevent that little keeper from curling out which happens with…

Read More