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Is training a pony different than training a horse?

“Hi Stacy, We have just got a pony he is 1 year old and he is still a stud colt we plan on getting him gelded as soon as we can. But I have all but the smart start DVDs of yours but do you have any pointers for me this will be my first time training a pony? I have...

Why use a bit in a horses mouth?

Snaffle or shank? Why not free, nothing in the mouth of your horse.  Sidepull, that's all. One of my horses reacted real good when we stopped with the snaffle. He was very stiff in the neck and became easy and willing, bending his neck in both left and right...

Should I go back to a snaffle bit? Or stay in the shank?

"Hi Stacy, I am viewing your DVD on basic body control. My horse is 20 yrs. old, a Kentucky Mountain boy. I got him three years ago. He is very sweet and willing but has some areas of training missed. For your training ideas in the above DVD, Can we work in his curb...

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...

Building Confidence during Weaning

“How do you try to keep your young horses confident? I see you wean with a buddy but at what time in their lives do they learn to be alone? Tips for preventing buddy sour, insecure horses.”-Margie Great phrasing of this question! It is true that while I am going...

The Bare Facts About Bareback Riding!

“Stacy, I love all your videos on training! I have a question. On riding bareback, I know there are benefits for the rider such as balance and seat. I also know there are possible risks to the horse. So is it something I should include in my training of me and my...

What am I doing wrong?

"Hi Stacy, I'm a trail rider and up until recently I didn't understand the need to ride around in a circle.   I bought a new horse about a year ago and on the trail he will follow my husband's mare with no problems.  He even leads sometimes, if she'll let him.  I live...

How can I encourage my gelding to have fun with the ball?

Hi Stacy, This is cool! First off, thank you for giving us the opportunity to reach out to you with questions in a very real way. I do have a question I have been trying to answer.....THE BALL. How can I encourage my gelding to have fun with the ball and interact with...

American Pharoah and reining horses?

"Stacy, is Smokey (This Whiz Shines), Bob Baffert's stable pony, any relation to Roxy or your other horses?"-Linda L. Yes...Roxy, Jac, and Newt would all be related. It gets kinda complicated but, for the most part, it would be a different versions of 'cousins'.  Not...

Stolen Saddles: What would you do? Where do they go?

"Hi Stacy. I know this is a long shot. But I was hoping that you would share this picture on your Facebook and help to get these saddles returned home."-Kendra H I received this email late last night asking for help in recovering stolen saddles...and it got me...

Success story: Teaching a horse to lie (lay) down

"Stacy, A while back you posted a video about laying your horse down... I followed it and today is day 5 and he has been down about 5 times now! Thank you for such a cool way to approach the lay down!" -Alisha P. I love finding success stories like this one posted on...

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