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Episode 135: Is mental exhaustion hindering your horse training?

Can you effectively train your horse on a day when you feel mentally exhausted? Today I answer a listener question about this ...

Episode 134: How do you get that bond and trust with your horses?

To answer the question of creating a bond of trust I discuss the balancing act of Training & Time. How much time ...

Episode 133: Collection: Western vs Dressage

How is collection the same…or different between the western world of reining vs dressage? How does relaxation fit in? What changes with ...

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 ...

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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