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Episode 49: Q&A: Changing Horse’s Habits, Sell or Keep, Hobble Training and Riding Bareback

“If a horse doesn't understand something, it may use an undesirable behavior as an escape route.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet I ...

Episode 48: Multiple Riders & Training Secrets

“My satisfaction comes from educating the horse, so I'm putting the education of the horse above the outcome of the show or ...

Episode 47: Locking and Unlocking Traits in Your Horse

“There are ways to make certain behaviors easier to access and ways to make certain behaviors harder to access.” Stacy Westfall Click ...

Episode 46: 5 Tips for Bringing Up Your Horses Energy

“What you do with your body and your mind is going to be reflected in the horse's body and mind.” Stacy Westfall ...

Episode 45: Whoa! Teaching Your Horse to Stop.

“You'll know you've taken enough slack out of the reins when the horse is showing some kind of sign of recognition.” Stacy ...

Episode 44: How Can I Improve My Horse’s Lope or Canter?

  One of the top issues that I get questions about is improving a lope or canter and doing it safely. In ...

Episode 43: Improving Your Horses Steering

  “Horses don't always follow their heads, but they do always follow their shoulders.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet Have you ever ...

Episode 42: Training HOT Horses

“Hot horses are naturally high energy horses.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet Hot horses are those high energy horses who want to ...

Episode 41: True Forward Motion in a Horse

“When we took our horses trail riding, they would go through the mud and the stream. These horses had learned true forward ...

Episode 40: Why I Do Not Disengage My Horse’s Hips

“Disengagement is going to have the front end of the horse planted and engagement is going to still have forward motion with ...

Episode 39: The Two Most Basic Cues When Riding a Horse

“If people start in high school, they don't really understand that the horses could be controlled by the single rein.” Stacy Westfall ...

Episode 38: Rewarding Physical and Mental Changes in Your Horse

“Being able to recognize the difference between physical timing and mental timing is very important.” Stacy Westfall Click To Tweet Timing is ...

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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