Determined and focused

Hi! My name is Maddie P. I am a brand new fan and I am so sorry for your loss of Roxy. I saw one of your videos and it was amazing, I fell in love with you and your horse and would really love to get my horse to be able to do that same thing. You see my horse is very good she just is kind of stubborn sometimes and is very, very green. I do not know if my horse will ever be as outstanding as Roxy, but  I would love to give it a shot. So here’s my question and if you don’t want to answer its fine but I would be ever so grateful. I was wondering if you might want to share the method you used to train Roxy with me because me and my horse are both new at things and haven’t really had a chance to bond or get to know each other and I would love for my horse to trust me and understand as well as Roxy did you. And I know it won’t be easy but I am determined and focused so can you please please, please get back to me.

Thank you oh so very much for even reading it,

Maddison P

P.S. I have seen all these amazing horses being able to do things I didn’t even think were possible and when I heard the story with you and Roxy I knew I wanted my horse Regal to do just the same with me!

Get back to me as soon as you can please!!!!!!!!

Thanks again!!!



Thanks for writing to me. I know what you mean about wanting to give your horse the best chance possible. I know some people think it is just a sales pitch but when I made my DVD’s I had teaching people like you in mind. I grew up in Maine and there were not many people to learn from. Right now the only ways to get the info is by attending a clinic or watching the DVD’s. The clinics are great but cost more than the DVD’s AND the big thing is that you really should study the DVD’s before you even come to a clinic. Why spend five hundred dollars or more to learn what you can from a fifty dollar DVD, then when you come to the clinic I can answer the questions not found on the DVD’s. I do need to make more DVD’s. It took over 1,000 hours to get Roxy trained for the bareback and bridleless ride and right now I have about 15 hours worth of teaching on the DVD’s so although it is a great start it is not everything.

Ride with Faith,

Stacy Westfall


  1. Rita Woodworth Richardson, TN on December 11, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Great advice…Please keep up the good work,Stacy…you are amazing!

  2. Heidi (nrhareiner) on August 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    So Stacy what do we need to do to help you get these made?? LOL.. I will let you use one of my horses if you want. Ok am I in need of some more info or what?? Hate that 4 hour drive to my trainers. Off to ride my ZFH mare. Have a good week.

  3. Dixie on August 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    YEH Spins and Leads will be my next purchase if you create them. Thanks Stacy for all you do!! I love my Breyer Roxy and watch your DVD’s all the time when I find myself asking Y too many times~ God Bless!

  4. Heidi (nrhareiner) on July 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

    That would be great. I have other DVDs from other reining trainers and find yours much easier to use and under stand. They work great with even finished horses and I have been using a lot of them on my Zan Freckles Hickory mare. She is close to being finished but I seem to get close then something happens. The exersizes help a lot. Even showed them to a Dressage friend. Well looking forward to the next set.


  5. Heidi (nrhareiner) on July 31, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I have a few of your dvd’s. Even though my horses are finish refiners. And have access to trainers I find thedvd’s very insightful and helpful. You can never have too much knowledge. I’m looking forward to the next set of DVDs. Will it spins, perhaps lead changes, or circles?

    • Stacy on July 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Thanks! And yes, spins and lead changes are two of the ones I would like to do next!

  6. simone schulz on July 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

    stacy’s dvd’s have helped me build a good partnership and communication with my mare! above all, the basic body controll and basic groundwork dvd’s were a good start.we non pros out here are so glad that you share your knowledge ! thank you!

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