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Ravenclaw won her first belt buckle!

Ravenclaw (that's her AQHA name, I call her Gabby at home) won her first belt buckle! Just arrived in the mail from ...

My horse can’t be ridden but I want to keep his brain active…do you have any ideas?

"Hey Stacy! I have a coming 8 year old QH gelding who can no longer be ridden. He was my amateur ranch ...

“Wisdom comes from the journey, not the destination.”

I love quotes. I collect them in several forms, one of which is by snapping photos of them with my phone. I ...

The horses that teach us: “She wouldn’t be the rider she is today without him.”

“She wouldn’t be the rider she is today without him.” My friend spoke these words about his daughter, who spent the last ...

Getting certified to become a horse trainer

“Hello Stacy, can folks get certified for instructor and horse training through you? If not, what is the best program you recommend? ...

Relationship building with your horse…the unchosen path of injury or sickness

Relationship building…the unchosen path. Building relationships requires some amount of focused time. I’ve observed this with both horses and humans. Here is ...

Cooling and drying horses after winter rides

Hair dry in the barn… Do you ever ride in the winter, put a cooler on your horse, and find that an ...

Problems with teaching a horse to Bow

Hi Stacy, I watched your video on how to teach your horse to bow and I finally got my horse, Espresso, to ...

Warning: contains cute baby Willow footage 😍

This short video explains a bit about Willows journey and commented on her name. In the video I mention buying Willow back. ...

Willow, AQHA ‘I Can Can I’ won an award!

Although this buckle is dated 2019 it just arrived! Willow aka 'I Can Can I' is a registered American Quarter Horse and ...

Ready, Set, Goal!

January 1, 2021. A new chapter in the book. A moment to pause and consider...what would I like to title this chapter? ...

WDAA World Show Test Results (PDF) of Stacy’s rides

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE VIDEOS AND TEST PDF'S The results are in…and both of my horses are now Western Dressage World Champions! ...

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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