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Episode 65: The tipping point in horse training.

What is a tipping point in horse training? Why does it matter? How would it help with spooking? In today's episode, I ...

Episode 64: Improving steering & teaching neck reining, once in a lifetime horses

The Complete Guide to Improving Steering and Teaching Neck Reining is here! My newest teaching course releases today and I’m really excited ...

Episode 63: Equine Career Q&A, full confession and self awareness

In this episode, I make a confession about how much (or not much) I have been working my horses, I discuss self-awareness ...

Episode 62: Good horse training is boring…

This week's podcast continues explaining the levels of training that horses go through. I describe the middle part of horse training as ...

Episode 61: Why would I look forward to my horse spooking?

Why would I look forward to my horse spooking? In this episode, I explain the stages of horse training as I see ...

Episode 60: 5 tips for finding motivation to ride

Welcome to Season Six! In this episode, Stacy shares what is going on in her barn with her horses. She shares how ...

Episode 59: Experiencing a ‘bad’ riding lesson

In this episode, Stacy and Ginny discuss the power of using curiosity to overcome challenges. Stacy tells about here experience with a ...

Episode 58: Christmas morning in the barn

In this special Christmas podcast episode, the host shares a cherished holiday memory that revolves around an unexpected tradition – feeding the ...

Episode 57: Ride with Faith…and training.

Stacy Westfall, a horse trainer, shares her thoughts on the relationship between faith and horse training in a recent podcast episode. The ...

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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