Insecure horses and self control

Thankfully the horse show ended better than it began! Willow (the 7-year old I mentioned in a previous post) recovered nicely. Willow is not a naturally confident horse and this was her first horse show. To give an example of how nervous she was, the first night I was...

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Day 1: Bringing the nurse mare foals home

A quick blog, late at night, to update everyone on the foals... ...as of 3:15 this afternoon we officially loaded up our nurse mare foals and headed home! Both foals came with names that Last Chance Corral had given them. The little draft cross on the left with the...

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Clinics, lessons and learning oppertunities

We are at the Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio this weekend and lots of people are asking about clinic, lessons and other learning opportunities. I'm posting this blog with easy links to the pages that describe these. Clinics: http://westfallhorsemanship.com/clinics/#...

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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...

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Phone call contest time!!!

I've teamed up with my sponsor, Tekonsha, to run a 'Win a Phone call with Stacy' contest. The rules are on their Facebook page. Look for this photo and follow the direction on their Facebook page. The last time we did this I had a great conversation with Theresa....

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Untamed is a mindset.

Untamed. Unconfined, left to do as it will. The whole house has gutters, the barn too. But not this porch outside of my bedroom. “No gutters please”, I said to the builders. “The water will cause damage”, they said. “It will wash out the hill.” “It’s ok.” I said to...

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The old bay mare

The old bay mare. It doesn't bother me to call her that because she was mine. My first horse. And I named her Bay. Not the most creative name but she didn't hold it against me. On nights like this, when the weather is frigid, thoughts of her pop into my mind. I'm not...

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Homemade Rustic Bridle Rack Instructions

I posted my top five gift ideas for horse owners and few days ago and one of them was a homemade bridle rack. Many of you asked for pictures...so heres a picture and instructions! Items needed: 1) rough cut board 2) spare pieces of firewood 3)screws. Instructions: 1)...

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Which comes first: Inspiration or Action?

Inspiration strikes...hopefully followed by action. Although I often find that action is require first, and inspiration then follows.  Lets break this down because that may have been a bit confusing. EXTERNAL inspiration, watching someone do something amazing with...

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How can I help you in 2018?

This is the question I keep asking myself. How can I help you? What do I have to offer that would be of value to you? What have people asked for?  Thankfully many of you have been vocal. I get emails, messages and face to face requests. Many subjects are covered but...

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Horse Holiday Shopping 2018

Let the holiday shopping begin! ...or was that last month? JUST KIDDING! Although it seems like every year the shopping season really does move back a bit earlier.   As I was grooming my horse yesterday and marveling again at my new favorite barn item (hint: the first...

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Birthday Reflections

Yesterday was my birthday. Birthdays have always been like mini New Years day for me. Many people set New Years Resolutions on January first…but I have always found my birthday to be a more impactful day for that type of thinking.  Maybe it is because its a more...

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Weaning foals with older horses

It's weaning time! Actually, it has been weaning time for these two fillies for awhile now as we use a gradual system of weaning. These photos are from yesterday and they are turned out with Popcorn, my older gelding. I like weaning gradually and I like keeping them...

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Have you discovered why?

Some days just require a little more motivation. For me that might be reading something inspirational, talking to someone that I find encouraging or encouraging someone else. Yesterday was one of those days. This prompted me to search for quotes.  Then I searched for...

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DIY horse care or call the vet?

Just when you think your day is planned this happens: All I can figure out is that she must want a scar that matches Prestos ... but bigger. Thankfully I have handy friends and family. Here is a selfie, shot by my oldest son Caleb, as he holds the fillies hip. Carlye,...

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