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- Episode 1: Fear vs Danger
- Episode 2: Leadership vs Getting Along
- Episode 3: Responsibility and the Stages of Learning
- Episode 4: Responsibility and Accountability
- Episode 5: The Four Stages of Competency
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Thank you Stacy for talking about what fear is vs danger. Our mind is a wonderful thing but it also can be the biggest road block. Deep breaths and muscle memory get me through the initial moment of fear. The older I get the more real fear is, especially in regards to getting hurt. Luckily 50+ years of being a crazy horse girl keeps me swinging my leg over and riding on. Here’s to us!
Stacy, I can’t find where to start my own comment. I am afraid of falling. I have ridden for over 35 years but have had two major back surgery and do not want to fall. I know anytime you get on a horse their are not garuntees. That keeps me from riding my younger horses. Their are less garuntees.
What wonderful information!!! I really needed to hear some of this!!!
Hi Stacy. Listened to Fear vs Danger to help a friend of mine who has been having panic attacks for about a year and didn’t want to ride her mare. This is same mare we use sometimes for beginners and even little kids (under age 10). She’s that quiet and gentle under the right supervision. Your podcast helped me explain some things to my friend and she is now working hard to read her horses body language in order to be less scared. I think it helps her in that she focuses more on her horse which makes her “forget” her own issues. Gives her something to think about other than her fear.
Thanks and keep up the great work!
I love the discussion about leadership vs. getting along. The mental aspect of how a horse can have one set of rules with one person compared to another makes complete sense. It makes it less intimidating when Stacy compares it to children’s mentality when they get away with certain things with different people.. that animals do it as well. I would love to continue the discussion with the physical aspect of how to put leadership into play. Thank you, Stacy.
I am so enjoying your podcasts. I find myself in many if the things you are talking about. Not being a strong enough leader, not physically, but mentally. Fear I don’t understand all the correct ques and therefore may confuse/screw up my horse. I hope you continue with this. I am learning so much about myself.
I listened to Fear vs Danger. This podcast really spoke to me because I had a wreck from a young horse. After I had healed physically I wasn’t healed mentally. I was afraid of getting bucked off again. My old faithful QH that I had broken 20 some years earlier helped me to work through this issue. Thanks to him, I have successfully broken two more horses since. Unfortunately, that fear creeps up every now and then when I am either too tired to be teaching my green horse something new or when I am short on time. I have found that I need to evaluate myself before each ride to know which avenue I need to take to make sure I am giving my horse a positive ride that day. My horse needs a leader and I have to take that job seriously.
I have so enjoyed these podcasts – and I’ve not subscribed to a podcast before. Love them and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this information in such a meaningful way. I can’t wait for more!
Thank you so much, Stacy for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience with us, mere mortals! 🙂 You are truly an inspiration in life, in training and with our horses in the arena. Merry Christmas…
It’s been said that fear stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. You brought out that point very well in this podcast. Very informative and full of real life experiences. Loved it! Keep it up please!
Just listened to fear vs danger, interesting. I like the four factors.
Love the podcasts great to listen to while doing barn chores! Great to see someone who is remarkable in the horse world is still in touch with all aspects of horsemanship! Merry Christmas to you and the family!
I love these podcasts! I think I have listened to all of them! The fear vs danger is my favorite so far! The one about making the horse responsible is the most thought provoking one for me though?
Thank you so much for doing a giveaway! I always love watching or listening to you! Appreciate everything you do for us viewers!
I love the podcasts, as well as all the other online content you’ve always put out. Please keep them coming, I’d love to hear your thoughts about “what horses think about humans”. Hmmm… I wonder about this one ?
I also wanted to say I hope you continue to make these podcasts as most of us live busy lives it’s nice to download the podcast and enjoy listening to it while working away in our Barn. For all of us who cleans stalls it’s nice to have something interesting to listen to shoveling !
I just finished listening to all of the Podcasts really enjoyed them . The last one was definitely my favourite . I ride every day and I love learning and I feel like you motivated me even more to go out of my comfort zone and crossover to some other disciplines to help make me become a more solid rider and have better communication with my horse . Thank you for all you do for us riders out there and I’m looking forward to my new adventures . Thank you again, Niki
Dreaming. Walking my horse, head in the clouds, thinking of what life is like… Thanks Stacy!
I drive carriages, and I am constantly trying to equate how you teach under saddle and on the ground, to how you communicate when a horse is in harness and all you have is voice, reins and the whip. Fear can become overwhelming very quickly to both the driver and the driven horse – resulting in catastrophic wrecks. Controlling that fear through rewards and building trust is my job as the driver. Sometimes it is very hard!
Love you Stacy! You are not only a wonderful horsewoman but a wonderful Christian also. I watched you the night you rode roxy bridleless and bareback. That is the most fearless thing I have ever seen. I’ll never forget it! Love the podcast so far too!
Been following Stacy for years now, she’s the one that motivated me to start riding bridleless. Glad I found this podcast so I can learn new things that I can try with my horse for the New Year.
Thank you for putting together this fun podcast for us! I enjoy tuning in every few days to see what you have shared. And also thanks for the giveaway – I love your weaver leather line and have several items from it. Merry Christmas 🙂
Thank you for all your podcasts. I lost my riding horse last year, and am fearful to ride another. Cinder did all I ask and never let me worry. I am going to listen to your podcast again there is so much in it. I never thought to separate fear and danger, interesting . As I have gotten older (60), I have gotten more fearful of getting hurt. I appreciate the thought you and your husband put into your different , blogs, podcasts….. you are making a difference in people’s thought processes. Thanks! Oh, I have 7 horses , three that are broke, but the trust is not there…..yet.
Wow awesome content! Regarding accountability, I have a similar issue as discussed by others here with my mare. I feel like I bully her a lot, assuming that I (the Type A control freak that I am) am 100% responsible, when she is equally so. Often, this mentality leads to less conversations between us and more ordering on my part (which leads to sassy mare attitude on her part). Youve helped me realize I need to trust her ability to learn and let her make some decisions so that she can grow. Thanks!!!
I have been working through fear of riding for many years now after an accident I had a few years ago. I have ridden and done well, but I still can’t do anything over a canter. See I fell off of a horse as she and I were canteting in a left circle. Out of nowhere she turned right and took off. I tried to correct her but lost balance and fell off. I experienced excruciating pain in my lower back and around my ribs. What I’ve been told is that I quit breathing and CPR was performed. I began breathing again and about a year later I bought my own horse who I love so much. She is really patient with me. She and I have learned so much from each other however I have reached a point where I can’t do anymore. I’m too afraid. So I let others ride her to let her learn more and become a better horse. I want to do what is best for her, however I’ve reached a spot that it hurts that I can’t get past it. She is a much better horse than I am a rider. I appreciate your help and advice for people like me. I need all the help I can get. I’m still trying to overcome my fears. Maybe someday I can. Please know you are appreciated greatly by so many for how you reach out to help others. I know I appreciate your time and efforts.
Thank you for doing your podcast; each one seems to get me thinking. The one that really hit home was dreaming; I forgot how to do that with my horse and my life. I was so focused on becoming a better rider that I think both me and my horses suffered from it. Sometimes you just need to dream while on the back of your horse. Thank you so much last night was amazing under the stars just walking the boys around and dreaming.
Fear vs Danger: Made me realize I was bringing fear/anxiety from an experience on another horse to the current horse I am riding when he has given me absolutely no reason to have anxiety with him.
I would like to comment on the Responsibility and The Stages of learning. A light bulb went off when I was listening to this. I was putting a lot more of the responsibility on myself and not expecting 100% from my horse. That will be my goal this week to make sure he holds up his end of the partnership.
Thank you for making us all better horse men and women
I Love Your Videos and The podcasts are a Great learning Experience-Looking Forward to more upcoming ones:) Thanks for sharing Your knowledge:)
You are the bomb, proof! I absolutely love all of your email, videos, and Podcasts!
I would like to comment on responsibility and accountability pod cast.
I like the comment that my horse is 100% responsible and so am I.
The problem I sometimes have is at times my gelding does not want to do something as simple as enter the arena to do penning competition.
I make him accountable by nagging him until he goes in with my legs.
So what is acceptable in terms of concenquences if your horse is not being accountable. How can I hold him to his part assuming he understands what I am asking and his health is good.
My wife and really enjoyed your pod cast and look forward to others. We are always learning new things together to be better riders and horse owners. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
A friend of mine mentioned you to me a few years back. I have been following you off and on since. I have two special babes in my pasture, that I would love to do more riding with.
This podcast touched a few key points with me. I had an awesome horse for 29 years before he passed away. I was afraid to open my heart to another horse, to that pain like you mentioned in your podcast. I got another horse but kept roadblocking our forming a connection or bond because of that fear. I rode him but we had trust issues caused by me not letting him and I connect. I ended up taking him to an Amish friend. He worked with my horse a little over a week. He told me he was a really nice horse, smart and he didn’t see the problem was with the horse but with me. He told me it was obvious the horse wants to do what’s asked of him and his bad behaviors were his way of telling me that but that since I wasn’t allowing that bond we weren’t communicating on the same level. Watching my horse respond to my Amish friend and his blunt but kind assessment of my shortcoming towards the horse was the kick in the pants I needed. We are getting there one step at a time…
Thank you for covering such good topics. Fear vs Danger is a struggle I face. I had a bad fall off a young horse that really hurt me (2 years to recover, and won’t ever be 100%). It really shook my confidence.
i love the idea of being able to listen while driving or riding or doing chores. For me, listening or reading make learning so much easier as with videos i just don’t have the time or patience LOL to sit and watch. I can listen over and over while doing other things and it seems to sink in better, so thanks for making that part easy
and thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience to help others out. We can never know it all and its so great that more experienced horse people, like yourself, share the wealth of knowledge and experience with us.
I love the podcast. I definitely have a fear of riding my horse. She isn’t well behaved from lack of being worked. I don’t spend enough time with her.
Thank you for doing this. It is so helpful!! I’m always looking forward to when you have something new come out. It’s truly helping me as I’m starting my career as a horse trainer.
Stacy you a great inspiration to many. Although my time zone is around 7 hours difference, it has been great being able to connect with you on this level. I have found the methodology is also useful in life outside of my horses. Thank you. Have a lovely Xmas
I first saw you at the Road to the Horse and was totally impressed with your horsemanship. Since then, I’ve seen many videos of your performances and received frequent, informative emails from you. The podcasts are great and a welcome addition to your program. I hope to someday learn from you in person. Keep up the great work! Thank you!
Just got done listening to episode 2. Wondering if there are tips if you are dealing with multiple horses and want to recognize quick cues or body language signals between them all to tell if they are not regarding you as the leader. Again this would be quick up front body language cues that tip off the rider to where the horse thinks you stand between being a leader or just getting along. Thank you for starting the podcasts. Just long enough without being too long.
Though I’ve loved all the podcast, the fear vs. danger spoke to me the most. It is just a tremendous help to know that I’m not alone. I took quite a few years off from riding when my kids were young. I’ve been slowly working back into it and it is hard mentally! Every time I put my foot in the stirrup my mind goes through all the horrible what ifs and anxiety that was never there before. It helps to hear that lots of people feel this way and that I’m not alone in my struggles. Riding for me is so worth it to push through these feelings because it is truly my happy place and I’m a better mom and human when I take that time.
I really gained alot from hearing this podcast. I let my fear of my horse getting out of control due to her being anxious and excitable around new horses and new places. I have been telling myself just do it so we did our 1st Trail Obstacle competition recently and even though she gave me a hard time we got 2nd place!
I really enjoyed listening to the Fear and Danger podcast. I have struggled with this for years when it comes to doing things with my horses, for various reasons. I’m finally starting to step out of my shell a little bit. Watching my 10-year-old granddaughter and her riding experiences is helping wit that, believe it or not.
Fear Vs. Danger was just what I needed!! So excited about your podcast series.
I love listening to your podcasts!! I can be working at the barn and getting great advice from a professional. Even with all of your abilities, you are able to break things down to a level that I can understand and put in to practice. Looking forward to great success in my horses future. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge.
If you don’t learn something from Stacy….you just aren’t listening! There is good info in these podcasts whether you’re new or you’ve had horses for years. We can all learn and what I love about Stacy is she continues to learn and passes it along!
Your fear vs danger really opens my eyes and kinda makes me laugh. I was so young when i started riding and i never ever rember being scared of anything running, bucking nothing. I hadnt rode in years and the horse tripping scared me, or starting to lope scared me i thought the horse was trying to rear up on me. So many thing i think about now.. it waa all out of fear . My horse was a perfect little arabian. My very first horse at 42 years old. Great little trail pony. So i understand the fear or danger because i was never in danger it was all fear!
The fear versus danger also helped me. Am I worrying for no reason? Am I really in a dangerous situation where I should have fear ?
The podcasts are wonderful, and really like your mental diagram of mind of rider, of horse, and body of rider and horse. That right there puts things in perspective for the rest of your podcast. You are topnotch!!
After I heard your podcast re: Fear vs. Danger, I was able to immediately put it to use. I am working with a 12 year old, who had a “fear” attack. She is a good rider, but a few weeks ago, I put her on horse who started to hype up. She jumped off, so no injuries, but it affected her. For the next lesson, she was really scared–didn’t even want to get on my old horse, who is very well behaved. Coincidentally, I had just heard the podcast, and talked to her about why she was so upset –was it her own fear or was this really a dangerous situation? It resounded with her. By the end of the lesson, I had her back on the horse posting away. Thanks for the insight!