Testimonials from people like you
"As a hobby, about five years ago, I started to show my horses in reining. My mom knew of my dream to train a prospect, and she bought me a nice little gelding.
I took multiple lessons a week from highly respected professionals in a couple of disciplines, including reining, for five years. Although positive, these experiences left me no closer to my goal. I actually found myself discouraged and lacking in confidence in my abilities. With my new prospect, very early on I was told, “You’re going to have to put him in training.” And that was exactly what I didn’t want to do. I was tired of being trainer dependent.
Not having a program – a method – was a problem. I was taking hundreds of lessons a year, but they didn’t build on each other or have an overarching vision. And I had so many aimless tools. If something came up I’d think, “This tool might work. That’s what they say it’s for. But wait; doesn’t it contradict what I just taught him? Why would I want to do that?”
I used to watch Stacy’s video with Roxy that she dedicated to her father. I’d watch it every day and just start bawling. I don’t exactly know why, but it was the most beautiful connection. It’s what everyone who loves horses aspires to – to be one with the animal. It was what I wanted and was so far from.
I never looked into her training methods, though, until my friend saw her clinic series online. She sent me the link and it was exactly what I’d been praying for – a program to teach HOW to train the horse.
Now, thanks to Stacy, I have the knowledge to take a horse and reasonably teach it a lot. I also have confidence in my ability. Before, I thought that I had no “feel” and so I was just doomed. Stacy gives you exercises that allow you to learn feel.
I’m now an independent problem solver. I think it’s because in Stacy’s clinics she first gives the big concepts, and then incorporates them into multiple scenarios. When you watch her do this enough, you learn to do the same thing.
I have a new mindset with my horses. I always knew that horses learn by the release of pressure. But I wasn’t really employing it across the board. I recognize now that horses aren’t being defiant. They’re just asking questions. I’ve learned to embrace that conversation and allow them to take part in their learning process.
I still have to think my way through things, but the knowledge and skills I’ve gained from working with Stacy have put me much closer to achieving my dreams . . . and enjoying the journey."
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