Vlog 001: Which horse was your favorite?

Tell me your favorite in the comments!

Inside my email list, people frequently reply with questions. This one came in from Sarah, “So all this being said I’m dying to know if you had/have a favorite? Who was or is your best horse friend? I don’t know all of your horses, but Popcorn is my favorite. 🙂 ”
I’m answering this question live!


  1. Jo on July 22, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    My closest horse, that bonded with my heart the most was and Overo paint mare named Giggles. She came to me with rotting hoves, underweight and unloved. I healed and loved her. She was the only horse that I rode bareback. I am 64 yrs old now and I know that I most likely will never own a horse again. We raised and trained overo paints many years ago, and sadly horses probably will not be a part of my life. I miss it so!

    • Stacy Westfall on July 24, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      That’s a name I’ve never heard, lol!
      If horses are still your dream, don’t give up, but either way it sounds like you have wonderful memories:)

  2. Jessica on April 17, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I really like how you described your relationships with the horses you work with. For me, my Paso gelding, Sam, was my best friend from 11 years old until I graduated college 10 years later. I still have him, but he is retired now, and we don’t spend every day riding the trails and finding new adventures. I also have Comet, who has taught me so much about working with a rescue/green horse, and I value our relationship in that way. He’s very sweet and he loves his people. I also have Lex, my Paint gelding. I was determined when I bought him that he would be a project horse that I would turn around and sell, but there just seems to be something special about him. I think we can have relationships with all of the horses we come into contact with, but some of them, as you pointed out, are just the special ones at certain points in our lives. I enjoyed learning about the other horses you have connected with over the years, because I do mostly associate you with Roxy!

  3. Ginny Telego on March 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I agree Stacy – each horse I’ve ever worked with has offered me something of value. That said, my first pony was definitely my saving grace as a teenager when my father died. And one of the horses I have now,Wager, took me on a journey of self-discover that I am forever grateful for. There are some horses that I trained that have stuck with me for various reasons, as well as a lesson horse who was incredibly special for all that he did for so many kids I taught. I appreciate all of my own horses for their uniqueness and consider each of them to be special in whatever gifts they offer. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your story!

  4. Jenny Cook on March 15, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    I have discovered to appreciate the unique qualities that each of my horses possess and were created for.

    I try to allow them to express themselves with respectful guidance. When I allow them to “be” a horse, they always give more than I could ever had imagined or commanded them to do.
    Horses (and people) will follow rules when given strict guidelines, but they will soar if you encourage or allow them to be their best.

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