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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. ...

5 steps for teaching the free walk for western dressage.

Example of 'Looking down through the bridle" shown by Stacy Westfall and her mare Gabby "Stacy, How can I teach my horse ...

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 ...

How do you teach a square halt for dressage or western dressage?

"Your horse should stop and stand square during the halt." “How?” Was the first question that popped out of my mouth. The ...

Trail to the Western Dressage World Show with Stacy Westfall

Do you like seeing behind the scenes? I do. The end result is often enjoyable; the fully decorated cake, the perfect wedding...an ...

3 Pros and 3 Cons of having a reader for your dressage test

My horse, I Can Can I (Willow), a reining bred mare I'm showing in dressage. “Stacy, Do you utilize a reader for ...

How do you pick where you’re going to live?

This was originally posted in 2016...I'm healthy and fine...but still trying to let people know that we don't live in Texas (see ...

3 Mistakes I made reading my first dressage test results

"I felt confused and slightly disappointed..." When I rode my first dressage test I thought I had done the hard part… until ...

3 fixes for mud in horse pastures

I’ve lived in different areas of the country and seen many ways to deal with muddy pastures and paddocks. Some places don’t ...

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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