151 episodes

"Be Your Best" is hosted by professional horse trainer and clinician, Phil Haugen. Inspired by his “1% better everyday" training philosophy, Phil explains the methods, mindset, and performance tips that drive continuous learning and growth in horsemanship, as well as in life.  Join us each week as Phil shares his experiences over the past 30 years in the horse training industry, discussing the methods that have helped him bridge the language barrier between horse and rider to enhance understanding and performance from foundation to finish.

Be Your Best Horsemanship Phil Haugen

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"Be Your Best" is hosted by professional horse trainer and clinician, Phil Haugen. Inspired by his “1% better everyday" training philosophy, Phil explains the methods, mindset, and performance tips that drive continuous learning and growth in horsemanship, as well as in life.  Join us each week as Phil shares his experiences over the past 30 years in the horse training industry, discussing the methods that have helped him bridge the language barrier between horse and rider to enhance understanding and performance from foundation to finish.

    The Key to Progression

    The Key to Progression

    When it comes to training horses, the process of getting from where we are now to where we want to be can feel overwhelming. When you have high expectations for yourself and your horses, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that every movement you make has to be perfect. While it's important to be accurate with your cues, the expectation of perfect performance is not always realistic. On this episode, I'm talking about the importance of focusing on progression over perfection. Read the full show notes at philhaugenhorsemanship.com/podcast.

    • 28 min
    Training Courageously

    Training Courageously

    Have you ever felt nervous or intimidated about pushing your horse to the next level? For many years, I was afraid to put horses in positions where they may fail because I thought if they fell apart, I had failed them as a trainer. Over the years I’ve learned that the exact opposite is true. On this episode, I’m talking about the importance of training courageously so you can help your horse build confidence and grow into their full potential. Read the full show notes at philhaugenhorsemanship.com/podcast.

    • 28 min
    Playing by the Rules with Kelsie Domer

    Playing by the Rules with Kelsie Domer

    On this episode, I’m joined by WPRA World Champion roper, Kelsie Domer. Kelsie is one of the people I look up to most in this world, and she is someone who implements the concept of being your best everyday. Tune in as we discuss horsemanship, roping, personal development, and everything in between. Read the full show notes at philhaugenhorsemanship.com/podcast.

    • 53 min
    Helping Your Horse Understand the “Why”

    Helping Your Horse Understand the “Why”

    Some horses will challenge you. Some will change you. And, some will shift your perspectives on horsemanship for the better. While I have always placed a value on ‘training through understanding,’ it wasn’t until recently that I fully understood the value in helping my horse not only understand the responses I’m asking for, but to also understand why I’m asking for them. In this episode, I’m sharing a story of one horse that has impacted my perspectives on training and the methods I’ve begun implementing as a result of this new perspective. Read the full show notes at philhaugenhorsemanship.com/podcast.

    • 26 min
    Being the Best You Can Be Today

    Being the Best You Can Be Today

    At some point in life, everyone has asked themselves: "Am I good enough?" Regardless of what area of life you're talking about, there will always be thoughts that slip into your mind and make you question your abilities, your goals, and whether or not you're going to "make it." On this episode, I'm sharing some insight on these limiting beliefs and how being your best today truly is enough. Read the full show notes at philhaugenhorsemanship.com/podcast.

    • 29 min
    When Preparation Meets Opportunity with Rayne Grant

    When Preparation Meets Opportunity with Rayne Grant

    On this episode, I'm joined by the 2022 National High School Finals Rodeo All-Around Cowgirl, Pole Bending National Champion and Barrel Racing Reserve National Champion, Rayne Grant. Join us as we chat about Rayne's record season in rodeo, her preparation for this event, and her future plans for her training career. Read the full show notes at: philhaugenhorsemanship.com/podcast.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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256 Ratings

asphorses ,

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I’m loving the down to earth, real life, real horse training podcasts from Mr. Haugen. I’ve been implementing the “softening the rib cage” technique on all the horses I ride now and WOW what a fantastic impact it’s having not only in their bodies but their minds too. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences as well as techniques that have worked for you to get a partnership with horses. A true blessing.

kimgclovis ,

Great podcast!

Excel information and wisdom thank you love it and will share with my barn friends

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I really enjoy this podcast, and you are very clear and concise without being boring. Great information. I am a barrel racer, and I think everyone should listen to your episode about alleyway/box issues.

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