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Episode 255: Lessons from Outliers: Horses not on the ‘traditional’ path

This episode, Stacy answers a listener's question about working with ‘outliers’. Outliers are horses with unique needs or circumstances. Stacy shares insights ...

Episode 254: My horse is so heavy: skillset and mindset

In this episode, I answer a listener question about a horse who has become heavy on the bit. Topics include: The importance ...

Episode 253: Tack & technique: choosing bits

In this podcast episode, I answer a question from a listener who is preparing to start their horse under saddle and has ...

Episode 252: What is a finished horse?

A listener wrote in that she recently got a new trail horse, and she said, “he's supposed to be a "super finished" ...

Episode 251: Should I reward the smallest try…or expect more?

Early in training, or early in introducing a new concept, it is an EXCELLENT idea to reward the smallest try. But here ...

Episode 250: How to use your seat to cue your horse.

It is remarkable how well horses can learn to read a rider's seat cues.  In this podcast, I explain how I use ...

Episode 249: Does your horse have a limiting belief?

If you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while, you have probably heard me say, “Your horse is asking you questions.” ...

Episode 248: Am I doing this right?

The questions you ask will impact the information you gather and your entire riding experience. Often times, the question “Am I doing ...

Episode 247: How do I know it’s the cue and not the repetition of the pattern?

One goal when riding is an increasing consistency in your horses' response to your cues. This will only be possible when YOU ...

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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