Stacey Westfall on Ellen Degeneres Show

@shell52 (144)
United States
March 19, 2008 11:38am CST
Did you see Stacey Westfall with Ellen the other day? She is an awesome trainer, equestrian. She rode without saddle and briddle. She talked about the number of training hours she has in training her horse. Did you see her on rode to the horse 2006 & 2007? Compare her to other trainers as to how she differs.
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Hi Shell I have seen her she is awesome what a graceful proformer. Good discussion Sweet xoxoxoxoxoxox
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@shell52 (144)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Thanks, and she is gracious also. She has a sweet smile and quiet personality. She sure had a stinker of a horse to work with last year at Roat to the horse. Video clips showed the horse stiking out. I guess she had her handsful, but pulled it together a bit by the end. Glad she won in 2006.
@lightningd (1041)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I actually did see her on Ellen. I had also seen her on tv on a reining competition. It's quite impressive. I know a few others who have their horses trained to do stuff like that. I have actually ridden one of them without any tack. It was quite an experience. I'm not sure though who was more confused, me or the horse, as I train barrel horses and train them to turn into leg pressure, and of course the horse I was on was trained to turn away from it. So I was trying to turn one way and he was turning the other. He was a roping horse named Tango. It is an amazing feeling to ride a horse without any gear though. I have my horse to where I can ride him without touching the reins, to a degree..... we have the left and right down, but the whoa ain't too great. Still need some type of head gear. I have though, ridden him with just a piece of orange baler string looped around his nose, bareback in the pasture. I never mastered that bowing trick with any of my horses, but my son can lay one down. He's got a real gift with them. As for her as a trainer, I don't know that much about her. Only seeing the one horse she has trained, it's hard to judge. As I tell my clients, every horse is different. I use Monty Roberts methods for starting a young horse, combined with a few tools from an old horse trainer friend of mine. He has videos all over youtube, and he has the gift. look for pdjoneshorseranch (all one word, no spaces) on youtube. You'll see alot of his, especially good is his hobble breaking video. What I can say for sure is that it takes alot of time and patience to train a horse that well.
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@shell52 (144)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I bet that was fun and confusing. It is sorta like training a standardbred pacer to trot. LOL. My daughter is doing that. She put her over ground poles and rewarded her for her trot. The funniest was in jumping competition, the mare paced after jumping the first jump and wiped out the second jump at the pace. Believe me, the next time she remembered and cantered through both perfectly. good for you in your barrel training. Sounds like you have put a lot of time into your horse. thanks for the sharing.