Horsemanship Tips from Stacy Westfall

Stacy Westfall
Stacy Westfall and Whizzard’s Baby Doll performed bareback and bridleless during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Photo: Leslie Potter

Patience in Training Horses
When working with horses, we all know it’s important to have patience, but sometimes it can feel like a struggle. Read more >>

Improving the Stop
When improving your horse’s stop, it is important to have more than one way to ask for it. Read more >>

Teaching the Back-up
Two common mistakes that I see in the back-up are poor timing of the release and asking the horse to go forward too soon afterward. Read more >>

Riding the Lope
Many people have difficulty in sitting the lope. Frequently this is caused by the rider’s lack of experience, although it can also be caused by fear or riding a new horse. Read more >>

Strengthen a Horse’s Weak Direction
If your horse is softer, more coordinated or generally easier to work in one direction than the other, begin your training sessions on his good side.

Saddling Comfort for Your Horse
Keeping your horse happy while saddling can be a cinch if you keep these tips in mind. Read more >>

More from Stacy

Stacy Westfall’s Championship Ride
Watch the bareback and bridleless reining freestyle that made Stacy Westfall a household name. Read more >>

Groundwork for Young Horses
Stacy Westfall shares her techniques for starting a young horse from the ground up. Read more >>

Four-Way Stop
Teach your horse to stop when it matters most. Stacy Westfall shows you how! Read more >>


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