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Episode 287: Distracted: Should I let my horse stop and look, or keep him moving?

In this podcast episode, Stacy explains the options you have for handling a distracted horse. She explains why there are mixed views, ...

Episode 286: When Words Fall Short: How You See It vs. How I See It

In this episode, Stacy dives into the challenge of using words to describe what happens with your horse. She starts with a ...

Episode 285: Five levels of distraction you can see in a horse.

In this podcast, Stacy shares five levels of distraction that she see in horses. This is important to think about, because if ...

Episode 284: How Riders Can Avoid These 3 Self-Created Obstacles

In this episode, Stacy shares three ways riders unintentionally complicate their journey, creating unnecessary hurdles in the process. This includes a discussion ...

Episode 283: Switching Gears: Mastering Multiple Roles with Your Horse

This podcast episode discusses the dual roles riders embody: the supportive advocate and the accountable coach. The challenge arises when riders need ...

Episode 282-Riding Towards Understanding: the Virtual Tevis Cup Challenge

In this episode, Stacy Westfall explores the power of goal-setting and learning in layers, using her own experiences and the upcoming Virtual ...

Episode 281- Earning Wisdom: Two Stories of Personal Growth

Today's podcast explores the concept of wisdom as something attainable through experiential learning, rather than mere accumulation of knowledge. Through two compelling ...

Episode 280: Gratitude Amidst Adversity: Caring for Orphaned Foals

Stacy Westfall shares a deeply personal journey of unexpected challenges and gratitude in her latest podcast episode. Following the sudden loss of ...

Episode 279-The Pitfalls of Regret: Tracing Its Effects on Thought Patterns

In this episode, you will hear a segment from a recent Zoom call where Stacy celebrates a student's first horse show experience. ...

I have structured my podcast in 'seasons' that focus on a particular subject. The last episode or two in a season are often focused on answering questions that people have asked about the subject.

Season 1 (episodes 1-11) covers the Riders Mind. Topics include fear, failure, goals, mindset, competency and more.

Season 2 (episodes 12-21) covers the Riders Body. Topics include riders aids, strength, flexibility, breaking habits, muscle memory, bareback riding and more.

Season 3 (episodes 22-34) covers the Horses Mind. Topics include underestimating your horse, how a horse asks questions, training routines, correcting behavior and more.

Season 4 (episodes 35-49) covers the Horse's Body. Topics include forward motion, teaching whoa, disengaging vs engaging, improving steering, hot horses and more.

Episode 50 is a special episode discussing work life balance.

Season 5 is focused on tack and equipment.

Season 6 is focused on how I put these techniques and ideas into use with my horses.

Season 7 is listener Q&A.

Season 8 is interviews with other equine professionals.

Season 9 is Trail Riding!

Season 10 topics are around the Riders Mind.

Season 11 is listener Q&A.

Season 12 is going to the next level, collection, maturity, etc.

Season 13 brings many concepts together discussing physical awareness, skill confidence vs self confidence, patterns, being awkward, etc.

Season 14 discusses life coaching principals, goal setting, and other riders mind issues.

Season 15 is listener Q&A.

Words from our Fans

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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