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Mistakes during simple and flying lead changes: Episode 10-The trail to the World Show Lead changes are simply lead departures to a new lead. Simple idea. Complex execution. Lead changes are often considered simple, ‘because ...

Episode 31: Listener Question: Untraining a Horse or Adding Layers?

“It's super fun to be able to dial your horse up and down.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet Subscribe For Free! This ...

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 ...

Episode 30: Correcting Behavior We Dislike In Our Horses

“If your correction is going to be effective, your horse needs to think about the correction that's coming, and the horse should ...

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 ...

Episode 29: 3 Negative Thoughts Riders Often Have Toward Horses

“Having clarity of thought will get you closer to what you want.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet Subscribe and never miss an ...

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 ...

Episode 28: Is Your Horse Training Routine Dead?

“You can get a lot more done when you use cycles, because you are putting the horse through more cycles, and you ...

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 ...

Episode 27: Horses Can ‘Learn how to Learn’

“When horses get to college-level, they get really good at picking up patterns.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet Subscribe and never miss ...

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 ...

Episode 26: Is Your Horse ‘Swearing’ at You? His Intentions Matter.

“Handler's missing signals can be the beginning of a big big problem when it comes to a horse's intentions.” Stacy Westfall Click ...

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.


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.


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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