Stacy’s Video Diary: Jac-Episode 6- Horse Understanding training vs being bored

Jac at 1 hour 35 minutes of training.

So many topics are covered during this video clip that it is hard to pick just one to talk about!

In the beginning I am explaining how I know that Jac understands the lesson. Shortly after that Jac told me that dirt was more interesting than me.

So I decided to make myself a bit more interesting.

I love young horses because so much is going on. During this episode I also discuss taking calculated risks, how much pressure to apply in training, finding the edge of a horses comfort zone, how responses now indicate how he will likely react when ridden, how to make yourself interesting, how a horse can ‘ask’ you to step up the training, rhythm vs random in training.

You might have to watch this one twice just to see it all!


  1. Maria on November 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Finally a litte prayer, please consider come to europé and have clinics and shows! I promise you it would be higly appretiated.

  2. Maria on November 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    You are amazing with horses and as a teacher as we’ll. I’m having more aha-moments than Jac is!
    I have a question; you often pointing out to notice when the horses at licking and chewing. I think I understand partly what that means but I don’t get the hole message/meaning what they are telling us and what’s there state of mine at that moment. Please fill me in so I can get the hole picture because some of my hoses do that often when I’m interacting with them. And I will be able know what it really stands for.

    Thanks for your time!

    God bless you

  3. justforlovefarmandstables on November 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    wow i find myself going back and watching all of them to put them all together and watch the work in progress. I really enjoy watching you and wish there was someone here in Louisiana with your method.

  4. Janet on November 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I’m really enjoying the body communication between you and Jack. I especially like his head tilt on his off side. It looks like he is trying to take all the information that you have been giving him on his right on his on side, and have it physically move to his off side by tilting his head. He is incredibly intelligent and move beautifully in his natural state of mind. I can hardly wait to see how this head tilt will turn into a more of a question answer period for you guys, Instead of what the heck are you talking about thing that I’m seeing at this point.

  5. Rhonda Stock on November 1, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Really enjoying watching these. I learn so much more when I can see the whole process and see the good behaviour and the less perfect behaviour! Thanks.

  6. Mom on October 31, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I have watched three times and see more each time ! I love it !

  7. Bobbi Naylor on October 31, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I’m loving watching these! I do have a question. How much of this behavior do you think is hereditary? I know that you have trained so many and it would be interesting to know your thoughts. Does his behavior, at times, remind you of Roxie? That head thing he does…did you ever see it in her? Thanks! Can’t wait for the next episode!

  8. deltamyhome on October 31, 2013 at 6:57 pm


  9. mom on October 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Love ,love, love these!

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