Where in the World are the Westfall’s?

You may have heard that we sold our house. Many of you have questions like:

“What will happen to Jac?” (he will come with me)

“Will you still blog?” (yes, and it might even get more exciting)

And “Where are you going?” (this one is a bit more complicated)

We are going to try living nomadically for awhile.

I know we are heading to TX in Feb for a few months but after that we are pretty

house viewwide open to ideas! Visiting friends in PA…visiting CO…really, we are not sure.

Dani on Facebook sent the suggestion to visit  Salt Creek Ranch in Vail Valley…CO. Wow. Sounds like a fun place to visit!

Colorado ranch


While we have some ideas in mind we are still open to ideas and suggestions. So if you have any thoughts feel free to leave a comment below. We will likely be traveling with six horse and WILL have three kids too!


  1. Deborah on January 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

    How about the good ole State of Maine!

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Don’t worry, my family is pushing for it. How about we say we will visit for sure?

  2. Becca Tingley on January 10, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Hi,Stacy! When you are visiting Pa You should head up to Stagecoach West Tack Shop before you leave! I am sure they are going to miss you!

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      We will still be working with them!

  3. Lee Anne on January 10, 2014 at 5:42 am

    One of my favorite places to ride is Hocking Hills, Ohio in Logan. It is 1 1/2 hours SW of Columbus and offers caves, caverns and some challenging riding. Beautiful scenery and you can bring your own horses if they are conditioned for hill work, basically if your not going up, your going down. Some of the sites include: Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cathedral Cave (also known as 21 horse cave), Cedar Falls, and the Repelling area. There is also zip lining and repelling for other activities. Have fun in your travels.

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Haven’t ridden there but have zipped and rock climbed, it was great!

  4. Cindy on January 10, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Hope you’ll be back in Ohio for the Equine Affaire in April. Will be my first time and was hoping you were doing a clinic. Started riding last year after my Mother pasted (late bloomer at 52 years young) and love it! Bucked off in august and ended up in ICU for a few days but as soon as I could ride I was back on a horse ( not the same one)! Good luck in your travels and looking forward to watching the journey. It will be amazing and am certain you will meet many wonderful people along the way. Stay safe and God bless.

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      We will be back for Equine Affaire!

      • Cindy on January 20, 2014 at 4:40 am

        Yay! I’ll be at your clinic!

  5. Susanne on January 10, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Do you make clinics in February in Texas? I’m from Europe and will be in Texas in February! It would be so exiting to meet you!!!

  6. Else on January 10, 2014 at 1:28 am

    What About the netherlands we need some good trainers that are fair with Horses i enjoy your post and always watch them !

  7. Meredith on January 10, 2014 at 1:16 am

    What will you be doing with client horses and horses in for training?

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      They come along too for the most part. It is a one on one talk with the individual to see if it make sense.

  8. Teresa on January 10, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Since you will be in Texas anyway, I would like to invite you and you family to attend the Big Country AQHA Show in Hamilton, Texas, Feb. 28 to March 1. It won’t be a huge show but is centrally located and near several state parks with fishing or even preserved dinosaur tracks. The weather should be very pleasant.

  9. angie on January 10, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Living the nomad life in Canada would be really exciting! Come and visit up here 🙂

  10. Marybeth on January 10, 2014 at 12:36 am

    What a chance for family adventure and new experiences together! I know we are off the beaten path… BUT if you would dare make it out to California, we would love to entertain you in the Bay Area! We could take you on a tour of Pixar, show you how a family of 6 country-folk-at-heart homeschool in the big city, and there could possibly be some free tickets to Disneyland thrown in! And you could possibly stable your horses here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/redwood-ranch-oakland

    The Lord bless your trip…
    The Taylors

  11. Jana on January 10, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Hello Stacy!
    If you are planning on travelling up into Canada, and travelling to the beautiful province of British Columbia, I would suggest looking into a Ranch in 70 Mile (beautiful country in northern BC). The ranches name is Siwash Lake Ranch and I believe you and your entire family would thoroughly enjoy the experience of staying at this ranch! The scenery in 70 mile and on the ranch alone is bar none to anything I have ever experienced in BC, and I have lived here my whole life. The staff and owners of the ranch are also fantastic people, great family atmosphere. Here is the link to the ranch: http://www.siwashlakeranch.com

  12. Sharon on January 10, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Sure seems like a bad winter to start a move! Better come to beautiful sunny, warm S.California! 🙂

  13. Tracey L Palmer on January 10, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Wow, Stacy…
    It would be nice to see ya’ll in central Arizona.
    I know it’s got to be scary for you!
    I’m doing the same thing, except it’s just me, 3 horses, a dog and a cat.
    Oh yeah – one of the horses is my 31 yr old QH stallion…
    Wishing you & your family luck & safe travels… xx

  14. Trisha Davis on January 10, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Would love to see you come to BC Canada 🙂

  15. Allison Kiger on January 10, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Oh I forgot to tell you there are beautiful places to ride in the mountains if you had time.

  16. Kimi Baduria on January 10, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Where are u actually moving to? Are u completely leaving Ohio for good? I hope not! All the other good trainers move to warmer states too and I liked that u were here in Ohio!

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      If we don’t come back to settle down, I’m sure we will visitL|:)

    • Sherri Pryor on January 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Kimi, I’m with you ! I thought it was cool that Stacy was from my home state of Ohio!

  17. Allison Kiger on January 10, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Would you come do a clinic in North Carolina. Lone Hickory Arena is a great facility, there are people around here that would love to see you!

  18. Melissa on January 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Stacy!
    The nomadic lifestyle will certainly be an adventure! And what an awesome opportunity for your boys!
    An idea for your travels is to come on up to Ontario, Canada and visit the beauty of Algonquin Park. It’s really quite spectacular! And the colors are quite rich in the fall- with minimal bugs!
    A friend has a business that could easily host you family and equines. It is also a great access point for horseback riding in the park.
    Check out http://www.southalgonquintrails.com
    There’s also an associated kids summer camp!

  19. Chris on January 9, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Okay . . .Here is an exciting option: ILLINOIS! Pawnee, specifically. Are you stoked? Okay, maybe not. BUT. . .we have a unique ministry that pairs kids and mentors in an incredible horsemanship program and we would LOVE to share it with you. Why yes, we do only have 4 acres and 10 equines. And a cozy little spot for our family nine. Yep. Nine. 2 parents, 3 bio kids, and 4 foster kiddos. (Don’t worry. We could find some floor space for you. KIDDING! Kind of.) But we love community and fellowship and I promise things are always interesting here! One way or another, looking forward to following your adventures!

    • lori on January 10, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Hi Chris, would love to hear more about you ministry that pairs kids and mintors in the horsemanship program

      • Chris on January 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

        Hey Lori! Here is our website: http://www.refuge-ranch.org though it sorely needs updated!

        I’d be glad to share anything you’d like to know! It’s been an amazing journey!

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Lol, the floor is ok…I just won’t be able to walk the next day, lol

  20. Kate on January 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm


    Come to Vermont!! The green mountains are beautiful! 🙂 Good luck in your travels!


  21. Lisa on January 9, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Come up to Bellingham, WA area! Lots of horse people up here and would love to see you do a clinic here!

  22. Kathy on January 9, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Hello & congratulations on the sale of your home. SOUTH CAROLINA is a great place to live! Year round riding! Circle M Ranch is for sale! Covered arena, indoor arena! Not sure how much land? We would love having you & your family as neighbors! God Bless on your new venters!
    Kathy Black

  23. Robin on January 9, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    It’s a crazy idea, but you should visit SLC UT, I’m not aware if you have before but I know tons of people who would love to see you!! You’re a huge inspiration to me and so many more. Come visit!

  24. Judy on January 9, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Arizona is nice

  25. familes on January 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Wow, you are a brave woman, lol. Home schooling, hauling horses, training along the way, and keeping up with the videos and blogs. You are without a doubt one of the strongest women I have seen. I would just like you to know what an inspiration you have been in my life. I still can’t watch you and Roxy without tearing up and then to have the same success with Vaquero was amazing. I’m rooting for you and I’m sure you will end up right where you are most needed.

  26. Rhonda on January 9, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I believe the gorgeous coastal area of South Carolina would be an awesome place for you and your family!! We could certainly use your training and knowledge here too!

  27. Gloria E. on January 9, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Tenn is a great horse state – I live in GA – but traveled 10 springs to a week-long trailride that was wonderful. The state has no state income tax and you need to go on their state website and look at all the wonderful horse trails they have. They are definitely horse friendly and close to the Kty Horse Park – land is still reasonable. It is pretty centrally located. Check it out. If you visit GA – I’m near the GA Intl Horsepark in Conyers, GA – they have hookups and stalls and horse trails.

  28. Paula on January 9, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I believe you should come to Northern California… You have lots of fans everywhere I am sure. There’s a local place here where Craig Cameron frequents for clinics & we would sure love to have you here. Wherever your journey takes you; god bless <3

  29. Malory on January 9, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I think it would be absolutely CRAZY, if you were to come to Washington. I haven’t heard, if you’ve ever been to Washington before. It would be wonderful and crazy if you did! Let me know! =)
    You have fans here too!! ; (

  30. Sandi on January 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    we’d love to see you come to Southern California again…last time we saw you here, we had awesome weather…come back for more of that…

  31. Erin Slater on January 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I am on the board with Changing Leads Equine Rescue. We would love to have you stop by Kansas City, Mo and give us some pointers. There are extra stalls so the horses would have a nice place to unwind. I put the link above to our website. Safe travels!

  32. Christi on January 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Will you be posting any clinics or events you will be at on your website?

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Once we figure it out, yes!

  33. Audra Soltis on January 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I’m in Northern CA and the trail riding here is amazing – from County Parks to State Parks to National Forest. We have room if you want to spend some time riding during the day and visiting the beach and amusement parks on the off days with the kids! But, I have to agree with Victoria – Stanley Idaho and the Sawtooths should DEFINITELY be on your list! Amazing!

  34. Ida Marie Carlough on January 9, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Chris, Sam Powell and I would love to see the Westfalls at Rising Glory Farm in beautiful and warm Tennessee. We have plenty of room for the family and the horses. The apartment sleeps 5 and there are plenty of stalls and turn outs.

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Tempting….I remember all the extra goodies that came along with our last stay!

  35. Betty on January 9, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    If your going to Pa. I have plenty of room for you and your horses… My home is open to you and your family…we are south of Pittsburgh..would love to have you..just pm if you are interested… Been following your posts for awhile and they are awsom!!

  36. Tracy Reeder on January 9, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Come do a clinic in Carthage MO. We would love to have you!!!! Spend some time in the Ozarks 🙂

  37. Pam Graves on January 9, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Now if your visiting horsey places you should put Aiken, SC on your list. Our past and present is horses. Palace Malice was trained here we have Olympic competitors training here now. Carriages, cross country, polo we have it all. The Augusta Futurity will be held near here in a few weeks. Then you have people like me that just love a good trail ride. We can house your horses and hook up here as well. Just sayin’ we are proud of our horses and it is a pretty town to visit if you’re going to come to the southeast.

  38. Ann Krnechel on January 9, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    This sure is a chance in a lifetime for your family. I envy you very much and know that all will be well for you. Enjoy and I know you will meet a lot of wonderful people. I live in Pa and am 76 years old. God bless and safe journey.

  39. Danielle on January 9, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Are you going to visit Fredricksburg in TX, you should it’s amazing. My mum lives in TX and I’m hoping to move there this year!

  40. Lynn N Steve Decker on January 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    We have a farm in SW Virginia. You are welcome here anytime. We could even host a clinic for you 🙂

  41. Jen on January 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    After the grain incident getting into Canada, I am sure you don’t want to come back here, but if you do you must let all your fans here know. Hope you get to so another clinic in Ontario at least as many people really wished they could have been there. Wherever you end up I know you guys will do well 🙂

  42. Lindsay on January 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Visit friends in PA !! : )

  43. Kristina on January 9, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    if you need a place in PA near Pittsburgh I’d be more than honored to have you here…Boo would too I’m sure 😛

  44. Vernon Cherni on January 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    You are welcome in Sheridan, WY

  45. Rachel Bendler on January 9, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Last Chance Corral foal season!!! Make a few baby runs! 😉

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Rachel-Keep me posted, email me as soon as anything goes on. I was just texting Sarah from Buckeye today. I will get back with you guys soon, you are NOT forgotten (I’m still stalking your page, have some ideas about the saddles)

  46. Stacey Bailey on January 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Stacy- I visited you a few years ago at a small clinic at your home. I now live in Northwestern CO and I teach in an equine program at a local college. If you come to Colorado, please come speak at our school! We have a Care and Training class that would really benefit from your knowledge and experience.
    We have a place for you, your family and your horses too!

  47. Bobbi Naylor on January 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I vote Mississippi too! Hope this is at least a stop for the Dixie National Rodeo next month! Btw, that’s two votes for Mississippi!

  48. Deb on January 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    You really should make a point of coming to British Columbia,Canada we would love to have you guys here!!

  49. Maggie Cason on January 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    While in Colorado, come to the Western Slope. Do a clinic at our ranch in Glade Park! There is so much we can all learn from you!

  50. garrettrtaylor on January 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Come on through the Bay Area of California and you’ll be a real blessing to us! We’ll show you around Pixar, and you can see how a homeschool fam of 6 copes with city life! (Country at heart 🙂

    • Stacy on January 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      We love Pixar! The boys would be pumped!

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