67 episodes

In each episode, I’ll share insight on horse training topics like building confidence, setting goals and developing leadership, plus practical advice on a wide range of topics from ground manners to lead changes, horse behavior, riding tips, and more. At the end of every episode, I answer listener-submitted questions in the “What the Hay? Q&A” segment. Listen anytime as you ride or on your drive to the barn. New episodes are released every month!

Ride On with Julie Goodnight Julie Goodnight

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    • 4.9 • 170 Ratings

In each episode, I’ll share insight on horse training topics like building confidence, setting goals and developing leadership, plus practical advice on a wide range of topics from ground manners to lead changes, horse behavior, riding tips, and more. At the end of every episode, I answer listener-submitted questions in the “What the Hay? Q&A” segment. Listen anytime as you ride or on your drive to the barn. New episodes are released every month!

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

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

    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 evaluation tools I’ve developed for my online coaching program, that help me understand where the horse is currently in its training and where we need to go from here.
     
    Plus, in the popular “What the Hay?” segment at the end of this show, I’ll answer questions from listeners about how to deal with a horse that paws, about a new horse gone rogue, and finally, about re-establishing leadership with a pushy horse.
     

    Want your question answered in What the Hay? Email podcast@juliegoodnight.com
     
    Show Notes & Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

    Julie’s upcoming riding retreats: Juliegoodnight.com/events
    Online Coaching Program, memberships, and short courses: JulieGoodnight.com/join
    Go to Juliegoodnight.com/news to sign up for Julie’s newsletter
    Article: Nurturing the Try in YOur Horse https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/articles/free-articles/julies-blog/nurturing-the-try-in-your-horse/
    Article: Adversarial Relationships with Horses https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/articles/free-articles/julies-blog/adversarial-relationships-with-horses/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Boundaries Matter | Where to Draw the Line

    Boundaries Matter | Where to Draw the Line

    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

    • 54 min
    The ”Cinchy” Horse: How It Happens & How to Fix It

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

    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 Notes


    Julie's Clinic & Expo Schedule: JulieGoodnight.com/events

    Free Training Resources, Memberships, & Short Courses: JulieGoodnight.com/Academy

    Training Tools, Videos, Apparel & More: Shop.JulieGoodnight.com


     


    Resources:


    Replacement Training Resources: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?s="replacement+training"

    Desensitizing Resources for Cinchy Horses: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?tag=cinchy

    Saddle fit resources: https://juliegoodnight.com/saddle-fit


     


    Mentioned in the Episode:


    Podcast Episode, "Different Temperaments of Horses & How They Affect Training" (skip to 20:19 for info about hot-blooded behavior/highly sensitive horses): https://juliegoodnight.podbean.com/e/different-temperaments-of-horses-how-they-affect-training

    Boundary Stick: https://shop.juliegoodnight.com/product/boundary-stick

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Different Temperaments of Horses & How They Affect Training

    Different Temperaments of Horses & How They Affect Training

    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

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Science of the Equine Hoof

    The Science of the Equine Hoof

    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 Julie's upcoming clinics and expos at JulieGoodnight.com/Events
     
    Get information about Julie's riding retreats (Women's Riding & Wholeness Retreat, 2 Ranch Riding Retreats, and the 5-day Horsemanship Immersion) at C Lazy U Ranch at CLazyU.com

    Ireland Riding Vacation & Retreat: JulieGoodnight.com/Ireland

    Nov. Horse Report: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/articles/november-2021-horse-report/
     
    CHA International Conference: https://cha.horse/international-conference/

    Training Resources: JulieGoodnight.com/Academy
    Memberships & Short Courses: JulieGoodnight.com/Join
    Tack, Training Equipment, Grooming, Resources, Gifts & More: Shop.JulieGoodnight.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    It‘s Time for a What the Hay? Q&A Bingefest!

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

    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:


    Find out what's coming up in Julie's clinic and expo schedule at JulieGoodnight.com/Events

    Get more information on the Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference coming up in Fort Worth, TX at CHA.horse


    Resources On the Academy:


    Round Pen Resources: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?s=round+pen

    Interacting with Other Horses: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?s=interacting+with+other+horses

    Golden Moments: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?s=golden+moments

    About Spurs: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?s=spurs

    On Biting:https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?s=biting

    Jigging on the Trail:https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?s=jigging

    Herd-Bound/Buddy Sour: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?s=herd+bound

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

Siouxzqnkola2 ,

Julie has boundless expert horse knowledge & experience

Julie is an amazing horse advocate who shares information in the most intelligent and compassionate way, benefiting both horse and rider of all disciplines.

Robbi59 ,

Great information

I love Julie’s podcasts! She is so knowledgeable and presents information in a clear easy to understand way. Thank you for doing this Julie!

Judi Lexington KY ,

Reiner to Ranch Riding from Judi in Kentucky

Many thanks to Julie for addressing my question on transitioning a reining horse to Ranch Riding in her recent podcast! She is so intuitive and gifted and gets right to the heart of the challenge. I cannot wait to try her recommendations! Also want to say that the podcast regarding trot hacks was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it and even though have been riding (and posting) most of my life I learned so much! So grateful to have access to such wonderful information:)

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