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Ride On with Julie Goodnight

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Helping horses, one human at a time. Each month, horse trainer, clinician, and host, Julie Goodnight, breaks down the topics riders want to hear about most—whether you’re new to horses or refining your upper-level skills—from building confidence and setting goals to ground-manners, canter departures and more! Listen anytime, while you ride or when you drive to the barn. To submit your question for ”What the Hay? Q&A,” email podcast@juliegoodnight.com

Helping horses, one human at a time. Each month, horse trainer, clinician, and host, Julie Goodnight, breaks down the topics riders want to hear about most—whether you’re new to horses or refining your upper-level skills—from building confidence and setting goals to ground-manners, canter departures and more! Listen anytime, while you ride or when you drive to the barn. To submit your question for ”What the Hay? Q&A,” email podcast@juliegoodnight.com

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United States

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Helping horses, one human at a time. Each month, horse trainer, clinician, and host, Julie Goodnight, breaks down the topics riders want to hear about most—whether you’re new to horses or refining your upper-level skills—from building confidence and setting goals to ground-manners, canter departures and more! Listen anytime, while you ride or when you drive to the barn. To submit your question for ”What the Hay? Q&A,” email podcast@juliegoodnight.com

Language:

English

Contact:

7195300531


Episodes

Does Your Horse Need Professional Help? (Finding the Right Horse Trainer)

12/1/2022
In this episode, we'll talk about professional training for you and your horse. I’ll cover why you might need a trainer and how you should expect to benefit from it. Then, I’ll get deep into the weeds of how to find the right trainer for your horse, what type of trainer you should look for, how to know if you’ve found the right match, and how much in time and money this is going to cost you. Finally, I’ll share some caveats about horse training for so-called “problem” horses and how...

Duration:01:07:20

Old Friends, New Adventures & New Horses

11/4/2022
In this episode of my podcast, you’ll meet my dear friend "T" Cody. We’ve worked together off and on for the last 25 years since we first met at a horsemanship clinic at The Home Ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We’ll talk about our fabulous trip to Ireland for two weeks of clinics and riding the Wild Atlantic Coast—the horses we rode, where we rode, what we did, and what we learned about the amazing people and horses in Ireland. Then I’ll talk with T about her return to horse...

Duration:01:07:07

Right from the Start: Raising Young Horses

9/20/2022
In this episode, I’ll talk about raising baby horses to be solid, reliable adults, discuss some do’s and don’ts, and the most common mistakes people make with young horses. I'll also go into what you should and should not do when it comes to training weanlings, foals and yearlings—and why. Finally, I'll share how you can create the ideal environment for young horses, and give them the enrichment they need to start life out on the right hoof. Plus, in the What the Hay? Q&A segment at the...

Duration:01:28:58

For Your Horse: What Every Rider Should Know About Handling Reins

8/27/2022
In this episode, I’ll discuss what we mean by saying a rider has "good hands." I'll talk about hand position, feel, common mistakes, what horses hate that riders do, and what riders can do to improve their communication with their horse. Plus, in the What the Hay? Q&A segment at the end of this show, I’ll answer questions from listeners about how to teach a horse to neck rein and dealing with emotional horses. Want your question answered in What the Hay? Email...

Duration:01:17:08

Summertime Grooming Challenges & Fixes

7/30/2022
In this episode of my podcast, I’ll talk about tricks of the trade I’ve learned throughout my career, about horse grooming and how to get a “bloom” on your horse. I’ll specifically—and separately—address the mane & tail, haircoat, face, and legs. We’ll talk about best practices for keeping your horse comfortable in the hot summer months and glowing with health year-round. Plus, in the What the Hay? Q&A segment at the end of this show, I’ll answer questions from listeners about a horse...

Duration:01:23:48

Going to a Clinic? Set Your Horse & Yourself Up for Success

6/29/2022
Whether it’s the main goal or a stepping stone on the way, a clinic of any kind is a big investment of time, money and energy. In this episode, I’ll talk about different types of clinics, how to know if you are ready to attend a clinic, and how to find the right clinic or clinician for you and your horse. I’ll cover how to get ready for the big event, what to expect when you get there, and how to keep a positive mindset throughout the clinic. Plus, in the What the Hay? Q&A segment, I’ll...

Duration:01:18:28

Unclear is Unkind: Approach Training from the Horse’s Perspective

6/1/2022
A horse is always learning—for better or for worse. The more you understand how horses learn and how this shapes their behavior, the more effective training is, the more responsive the horse is, and the more cohesive the horse-human relationship is. Plus, in the popular “What the Hay?” segment at the end of the episode, I’ll answer questions from listeners about a young horse with bad trailer loading experiences, a mustang with trouble focusing, and finally, a dominant off-track...

Duration:01:10:28

Find the Holes: How to Evaluate A Horse’s Training

4/27/2022
If you are just getting to know a new horse, working with a horse with an unknown training history, going back to basics with a training project, or simply developing a new training plan—start with a thorough evaluation. In this episode, I’ll talk about how to find the holes in a horse’s training, determine what problems need solving, what new skills must be taught, what experiences are needed, and how long it might take to achieve your training goals. I’ll share some of the actual...

Duration:01:06:54

Boundaries Matter | Where to Draw the Line

2/26/2022
Today’s topic is about the importance of establishing boundaries—in our personal lives, our family lives, and yes, even with our horses. I’ll talk about why establishing boundaries with horses is important for your own safety and the safety of those around your horse, and how clear and consistent boundaries lead to developing a strong bond of trust with your horse. Want your question answered in What the Hay? Email podcast@juliegoodnight.com

Duration:00:54:09

The ”Cinchy” Horse: How It Happens & How to Fix It

1/26/2022
This episode is about how to help your "cinchy" horse. This is a horse that's become emotionally reactive to the tightening of the cinch or girth when saddling, and who may act out with dramatic behaviors anywhere from biting to kicking or worse. I'll discuss what "cinchy" behavior is, what causes it and how to find solutions for a happier horse. Want your question answered in What the Hay? Email podcast@juliegoodnight.com Episode...

Duration:01:18:06

Different Temperaments of Horses & How They Affect Training

12/24/2021
This episode's topic came straight from one of our listeners! Horses are truly individuals—each with their own tendencies, quirks and idiosyncrasies (just like people). Still, there are certain characteristics that some horses share, there are types of horses which is important to understand, and there are behavioral tendencies that can be genetic or learned. Want your question answered in What the Hay? Email podcast@juliegoodnight.com

Duration:01:08:48

The Science of the Equine Hoof

11/24/2021
I’m excited to have a special guest in this episode—Dr. Barbara Page, founder of the International Foundation for Equine Podiatry Research. We’re going to talk about hoof health and disease prevention, and her research on feral horses and how we can apply the lessons she learned to domestic horses. This is a fascinating and important topic, and one we all stand to learn a lot from! Click here to see Dr. Page's Hoof Photos Referenced in the Episode Show Notes & Resources: Find out more about...

Duration:01:08:59

It‘s Time for a What the Hay? Q&A Bingefest!

10/29/2021
Every now and then, we get such a backlog of really great questions from our listeners that we devote an entire episode to answering as many questions as we can. This month, you get a full hour of What the Hay? Q&A, with topics ranging from how to handle displays of aggression, to motivating lazy horses to respond, and controlling the speed of faster horses. Want your question answered in What the Hay? Email podcast@juliegoodnight.com Resources: JulieGoodnight.com/EventsCHA.horse...

Duration:00:04:11

Reading Horses: Interpreting Emotional & Communicative Behavior

9/30/2021
Today’s podcast episode is about “reading the horse,” as it’s commonly referred to by horse folks. It’s about observing and interpreting the horse’s emotional and communicative behaviors so that you have greater insight into its motivations and intentions. Plus, I’ve got some brand-new questions to answer, straight from our listeners, in my "What the Hay?" Q&A segment. Resources from This Episode: Events:...

Duration:01:24:56

Training Setbacks: How to Deal & Move Forward

8/26/2021
Today’s topic is about how to deal with training setbacks with your horse. We've all been there at some point or another in our journey with horses where things don’t go according to plan. The horse that normally walks right into a trailer suddenly refuses to load. Or your horse has one bad experience at a horse show, and that turns into an ongoing problem. Or maybe you had a frightening experience on a normally unflappable horse, or an incident that overwhelmed your horse and broke down his...

Duration:01:06:37

Spoiled Rotten? How to Know & What to Do

7/30/2021
Today's podcast topic is about spoiled horses. I'll talk about what that looks like, what causes well-behaved horses to act poorly, and how sometimes the owners are blissfully unaware that other people think their horse is spoiled. Most importantly, I'll talk about how to improve your handling techniques, and turn your little monster into a perfect angel.

Duration:01:16:05

Rearing to Go: What to Do When Horses Rear

6/29/2021
This episode is all about the horse that rears. Whether you're on the ground or in the saddle, it's one of the scariest and most dangerous behaviors of horses. We'll talk about: What Causes Rearing How to Avoid It What to Do if it Happens How to Stay Safe Around a Rearing Horse Plus, I've got some brand new questions to answer straight from listeners like you in my What the Hay Q&A segment at the end of this podcast! Want your question answered in What the Hay? Email...

Duration:01:04:04

Meltdowns: Bringing Your Horse Back from the Brink

5/20/2021
Has your horse had an emotional meltdown at a show, on a new trail, when he's away from his herd, or other new situations? It's important to understand that horses, as both prey and herd animals, tend to adopt the emotions of the animals around them. Horses have the same basic emotions that humans do, and they reflect the emotions you are feeling when you are with them—nervousness, anxiousness, fear, etc. When a horse becomes overwhelmed by these emotions and reactive, it tends to escalate...

Duration:01:13:55

Time for a Change

4/30/2021
This episode is about repurposing, retraining or restarting a horse under saddle. We'll talk about what that looks like, and why it might be needed. Then we'll look at it from two different angles: From the Horse's Point of View: Why that horse might need a new career, and how we go about repurposing or rehoming a horse. From the Rider's Point of View: What about changing disciplines? What about my desire to do something different with my horse? I'll show you how to get started by...

Duration:01:22:32

Cultivating a Connection with Your Horse

3/31/2021
This month's episode is about connecting with your horse: how to establish or reestablish a bonded and productive relationship with your horse—one in which the horse: Accepts Your Authority Respects Your Boundaries Is Calm & Focused Seeks Your Acceptance We'll take a look at what the objectives are, and I'll give you some specific step-by-step actions that you can take right now to improve your relationship with your horse. Plus, I've got some brand new questions to answer, straight from...

Duration:01:35:51