Horse training programs or apprenticeships…does Stacy Westfall offer them?

Dear Stacy,

“…I am wanting to train horses. But I am a very hands on person. I love watching the training videos but my way of learning in to be right there in the action if you know what I mean. I want to be taught how to train. I am currently waiting to apply to murray state university for equine science. I love you techniques. I have looked at the Parelli’s and Clinton Anderson’s horse training programs but they are so expensive. With that being said have you ever thought of having a apprentice program or do you currently have a program like that other than clinics. My husband and kids are a big part of my life and my other part are my horses. I have been out of the horse world for so long 10 yrs as in owning my own horse that is. But when I was a little girl I always knew I wanted to work with horses. But put all my dreams aside to take care of my mom and sister when I was in high school. And I don’t want to just be a stay at home forever. I want to live a little and by working with horses that makes me feel like I am living a little more of my dreams when I was younger. I love how being around my horses make me feel so free. And no matter what problem I am having any day of the week, I leave it all outside the gate when I enter my pasture. If you do have anything like a apprentice program how much would it cost to learn from my favorite horse trainer?”


Thanks for writing. I don’t currently offer an apprentice program. I do LOVE the idea and get questions about it weekly.

For me, the biggest challenge in life is finding balance. As much as I would love to offer a program, I am choosing not to until my kids are grown. Having said that….

I do have an interest in helping people get started in the horse industry. I am working on putting together some information to help people who are considering the equine industry as a profession.

Ride with Faith,

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  1. Faith Schroeder on July 30, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Stacy! My name is Faith and ever since I saw your bridless, no saddle video on youtube I fell in love with your training. I am a junior in high school and have a passion for working with horses. I live near Chicago, Illinois and I plan to find a reputable trainer to apprentice after high school, specifically western training. I was wondering if you are looking for an apprentice in the next couple years or if you know of anyone looking for one, or just any suggestions at all! Thanks!

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  3. Nikki B on January 3, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Meagan, I am also a very hands on person, I watch all of Stacy’s videos (I have them all!) with a pocket sized note book and write down each step in detail so that when I’m out there with my yearling I have Stacy in my back pocket. He doesn’t seem to mind if I stop to have a read – he gets a break 🙂 It’s hard to remember all the steps and in sequence especially if the horse is being resistance. Pocket books are what you get in the Clinton & Parelli kits, make your own and by doing it yourself you can write it in a personal way so it’s easier to follow and it’s much cheaper than buying a kit. Good luck following your dreams 🙂

  4. Mrs. A on January 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I am right there with Meagan. Thanks for doing what you do!

  5. Maggie Logan on January 3, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Stacy My name is Maggie Logan i’m 20 years old I go to a equine school in Ohio . it is a 2 year program What i want to do is train horses , I really like liberty work or using natural horsemanship like you do. I have a horse she is actually my training project at school. for my school we have to do a senior project . i chose different training styles of trainers . I used you and how you use natural horseman ship listening to the horses body language. I wanted to see if you had any advice on how to get into training or how to learn more about natural horse man ship or Liberty. Thank you for reading this Have a good day ~ Maggie

    • Stacy on April 28, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      I am working on adding some info on getting started…I just can’t seem to find enough time!

  6. Stephanie Hobson on January 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    A new blog! Went and signed up for notifications immediately!

    • Stacy on January 4, 2014 at 12:26 am

      Lol, it will be very different and I am interested to see how it turns out. It may take me a few weeks to find my rhythm 🙂

  7. Gretchen Ruffin on January 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Hi! Happy New Year! Will you be doing any clinics in different spots across the US any time soon?

    • Stacy on January 4, 2014 at 12:26 am

      That is one of the ideas. First we will get packed and try our first move with horses, kids, etc and then decide how to proceed. But hopefully!

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