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Why do horses swish or wring or use their tails? With and without riders…

Do horses use their tails when turned out to play? I know I am opening a huge can of worms here....but lets ...

Dressage Masters: Techniques And Philosophies Of Four Legendary Trainers

It's cold out...and I notice that I'm reading more. Yes, I think there is a direct correlation here. I might as well ...

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.”-Eleanor Roosevelt

Here is another screen shot I've had on my phone since 2016! I'm sure there would be ways that the quote could ...

Riding circles inside of circles to improve accuracy

This video shows one of my favorite training exercises. It helps the rider be more accurate with their aids, which in turn ...

My exercise partner is a horse!

Check out my ‘equine-cross-fit’ video from 2018 with my running partner, Willow! The weather is cold and snowy here but I’m looking ...

Can resistance in the horse be caused by lack of fitness in the rider?

Have you ever seen resistance in a horse…that you suspected was caused by an unbalanced rider? This week’s theme on my podcast ...

Can you recommend an online show for a beginner with a gaited horse?

“My goals are not near as grand as yours, but one of my main goals with my mare is to compete in ...

Does the phrase ‘goal setting’ make you cringe?

I talk a lot about setting goals.🌼 I’m aware that even using this phrase brings up negative emotion for some people. Sometimes ...

Behaving badly or struggling with something difficult: applies to horse too

I see so many similarities between raising children and educating horses. I took this screen shot in February of 2016 and it ...

Stubborn or persistent? I’m talking about me not the horse…

Two of the things I talked about in this weeks podcast were looking ahead to set your goals and…goal setting. Sometimes it ...

Unbridling problems: my horse flings her head up and causes the bit to bang her teeth

"Hi Stacy,  I was wondering if you could answer a question for me? It would be greatly appreciated. I have a new ...

The rewards of goal setting…years later

Seriously, setting goals works! This trophy just arrived in the mail from the AQHA! In 2019 when I decided to show at ...

Words from our Fans

About Stacy

Growing up, I shared a love of horses with my mother but neither of us knew what we were doing. Over the years we dealt with horses that wouldn’t load into trailers, wouldn’t pick up their leads and wouldn’t stand still to be mounted. I fell off more times than I could count and was bitten, stepped on and run away with before I was old enough to drive a car. There were many, many good times too. My favorite childhood memories all involve horses (and one ornery pony.)

It took me years to develop to the point where I became a successful competitor in a male-dominated industry. The beauty of this is that it proved that true strength is a mental game more than a physical one.

I believe in creating win-win-win relationships. I can show you how to reach your goals faster if you’re willing to put in the work. Whether you love trail riding, have goals of showing or would someday love to understand bridleless riding, I can show you the way.

…and yes I still clean stalls."

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