What are the most important steps to take to become a horse trainer?

Stacy Westfall Horseblog

“Dear Stacy, I am studying to become a horse trainer at LBCC and had a question I would like to ask you. What, in your opinion are the most important steps to take to become a horse trainer? Your answer would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. ” -Holly B.

The number one thing is knowing yourself and your goals. These will likely change as you change but it is still important to have a general idea of where you are headed. Being a horse trainer can mean different things to different people. For example, you could be a horse trainer who does some training and some lesson, or you could be a horse trainer and take horses to national shows or even the Olympics.

Knowing this general direction is important because three things to consider when becoming a horse trainer are the lifestyle, your knowledge level and your financial capabilities.Your current knowledge level will determine where you start...your willingness to learn will determine where you go.-Stacy Westfall

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How Sharp Is Your Tongue?

Have you ever heard someone say “it’s not what you say, but how you say it?” The tone in which we speak to each other says a lot about us as a people. Have you ever known someone who really seemed nice until you hear them speak? They never really say anything wrong; however, they cut you right in two with the tone of their voice. Have you ever read an email or text message that you were sure someone was being ugly or snippy in because of the tone of the message? As a respectable human beings we must guard ourselves against having unwanted tones in our voices when we speak. It is impossible to convey an idea or desire if when we speak it is delivered with an unwanted tone. You certainly would not attempt to tell your significant other that you love them dearly with a hateful tone of voice. Why would talking to horses be any different?

I have found that while my horses are in their stalls eating that this Continue reading

Let It Go…Let It Go.

Ok I guess i have some catching up to do since I haven’t posted anything for several days. I am so over all this cold weather and snow. It has become liken to having a house guest. I was very happy to see it come, but I can’t wait to see it leave. It has long over stayed its welcome. I look outside and all I can say is “Let it go, let it go”.

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I am still trying to get over one of the worst head colds that I can ever remember having. This cold did not even make any sense. My head was so stopped up yet at the same time my nose was running like a water faucet. It was making me feel down right miserable and the wife said i was even grumpy. Which by the way I  did not agree with her assessment because I never get grummpy. Ok well almost never.

On a more positive note warmer weather is in the forecast for next week. My wife and will be going to Kentucky before too long to pick up a 60 foot round pen that I purchased. I hope that we have better weather by then since we will be traveling through parts of West Virginia. This will be our second trip to Kentucky and we have plans to visit the Horse Park in Lexington, KY. while we are in the neighborhood.