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Episode 11: Season One Q & A: Evaluating Horse, Confidence & Desire, Limiting Beliefs

“It's almost easier to get a naturally timid horse to follow a strong leader, because that horse actually needs a strong leader.” ...

Episode 10: Make Mistakes in the Right Direction

“It's easier to get started if you free yourself up to the idea that it's okay to make mistakes. The biggest key ...

How riders view pressure will affect their horses: Podcast Episode 9

“You can teach a horse that training isn't a scary thing, but before that happens you have to believe it in your ...

Episode 8: Failure vs Disappointment surrounding horses and riders

“If you are in a situation where all you can do is keep your horses healthy and fed, you have permission not ...

Episode 7: Setting SMART Goals With Your Horse In 2019

“I believe in setting specific goals and then leaving room for some magic to happen.” Stacy Westfall Share on X It's the ...

Episode 6: The horse’s path of learning is NOT the same as the rider

“Recognize when you're in a certain stage of learning. You wouldn't judge the horse so don't judge yourself.” Stacy Westfall Share on ...

And the winners are…

1st- Deanna 2nd- Mara 3rd- Nicole 4th- Martina Congratulations everyone! Below are photos of everyone with their horses:) This is Deanna and her horse ...

Podcast Launch Giveaway!

Step 1- Read this blog Step 2- Leave a comment using the links below Step 3- Check back Christmas day to see ...

Episode 5: The Four Stages of Competency

There are four stages of competency when riding your horse. I first read about these on an article in Dressage Today. 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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