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Episode 132: When would I start introducing collection to my horse?

“My horse has good basics. We can walk, trot and canter. The groundwork is good…what next? When would I start introducing collection?” ...

Episode 131- Painful thoughts that hold us back with our horses

  The way we think about things created a feeling that shows up in our body and our horses are aware of ...

Episode 130: The discomfort of learning new things

“How can I build my horses confidence, help her learn to respect me as her leader…without her being afraid.” A discussion about ...

Episode 129: Physical and mental comfort zones for horses

In this episode I’m answering two questions that illustrate the dance between the horses body and the horses mind. The goal for ...

Episode 128: Dressage vs Reining: Lessons I have Learned

“What have you learned by studying Classical Dressage? What things changed? Will you continue to ride Dressage?” I answer these questions and ...

Episode 127: Survival brain vs rational brain on a trail ride

On trail rides there are many situations for scary footing; boggy areas, water crossing, big ditches, hills and more. In those moments ...

Episode 126-Mental games for injured horses, clicker training Q&A

Today I’m answering two questions. The first is about an injured horse that is hand walking…his owner would like suggestions about maintaining ...

Episode 125-Retraining older horses vs starting with a clean slate

Today I’m answering two questions about older horses. One about restarting and one about a horse that doesn’t want to listen when ...

Episode 124- Scared on the trail: Let them look or keep them busy?

Have you ever been in a situation where your horse saw something in the distance…maybe out on a trail ride OR even ...

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.

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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