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What is the most effective fly spray for horses out there right now?

"Hey Stacy. How about a poll? What is the most effective fly spray out there right now? Anyone got a special mix ...

Show to your horses strengths, specialize or generalize? Episode 11-The Trail to the World Show

What are your horses strengths? How much influence can training have on movement? What is the judge looking for in the event? ...

Mistakes during simple and flying lead changes: Episode 10-The trail to the World Show

https://youtu.be/9nKAS1GI7pM Lead changes are simply lead departures to a new lead. Simple idea. Complex execution. Lead changes are often considered simple, ‘because ...

The most difficult transition we do with a horse: Episode 9-The Trail to the World Show

In this video I discuss transitions of speed, gait...and the most difficult transition I believe we do with horses. Teaching horses to ...

Buddy sour horses, western dressage & why I show: Episode 8- The Trail to the World Show

What do you do if the horses are pawing when tied up? What do you do if they whinny and call for ...

When horses get sore or lame: Episode 7-The Trail to the World Show

Unfortunately, training horses comes with setbacks. Sometimes horses get sore or go lame. While I was at a show with Willow, I ...

Muscle memory from reining not working in dressage-Episode 6: The trail to the world show

Six dressage classes and a wedding! I signed up to show in six USDF recognized classes with the hope of collecting the ...

Feeling nervous or having doubts at horse shows. Episode 5-The Trail to the World Show

The rider's mind has a huge impact on training and showing a horse. I teach what I have learned from over twenty ...

Horse choosing which ball to play with: Presto’s hard choice…

Presto, the foal I adopted from Last Chance Corral, loves to play with the Weaver Activity balls. He is pretty low in ...

Teaching a horse to handle stress. Episode 4: The Trail to the World Show

Click image to watch YouTube video The world can be a stressful place if you don't know how to recover from challenges. ...

How does feeling nervous or excited impact your riding?

Stacy Westfall and her mare, Willow, aka 'I Can Can I' enjoy showing and trail riding. "Stacy, Do you get nervous before ...

Teach your horse to stand still: trail and arena. Episode 3: The Trail to the World Show

Question: Do you trail ride your show horses? Answer: Yes!!! In this video, I explain some of the reasons I trail ride. ...

Words from our Fans

My dream was to learn to train reining prospect from start to finish. I'd about given up, and then I found Stacy.

- ASHLEY HERMANN

Before I worked with Stacy, other trainers and coaches had left me with the impression that my horse was strong-headed, not a very good horse, and that I'd always have to fight with her. Thanks to Stacy, I know none of that is true.

- MARTINA BROWN

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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