20 episodes

Every month, I'm here to share my tricks of the trade with you—from training tips, to overcoming fear and building confidence. I want to help you understand the “whys” of horsemanship and improve your relationship with your horse. All disciplines welcome! Plus, in every episode, I'll share updates from my ranch and answers to your burning questions in What the Hay? Q&A!
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Julie Goodnight established a connection with horses at a young age, and after a successful run as a youth rider on jumping horses, she galloped her way through college riding race horses. For nearly four decades, she’s been at home in the Colorado Rockies, pursuing wilderness sports and riding cow-horses. Founding her training business in 1985, Julie’s reputation as a horse trainer grew far and wide. In 2008, she began producing Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, a popular how-to horse training series that aired weekly for more than a decade, with 260 episodes. She now travels the world to produce compelling horse TV, and educates horse owners everywhere through her online training programs at JulieGoodnight.com/Academy

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    • 4.8 • 138 Ratings

Every month, I'm here to share my tricks of the trade with you—from training tips, to overcoming fear and building confidence. I want to help you understand the “whys” of horsemanship and improve your relationship with your horse. All disciplines welcome! Plus, in every episode, I'll share updates from my ranch and answers to your burning questions in What the Hay? Q&A!
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Julie Goodnight established a connection with horses at a young age, and after a successful run as a youth rider on jumping horses, she galloped her way through college riding race horses. For nearly four decades, she’s been at home in the Colorado Rockies, pursuing wilderness sports and riding cow-horses. Founding her training business in 1985, Julie’s reputation as a horse trainer grew far and wide. In 2008, she began producing Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, a popular how-to horse training series that aired weekly for more than a decade, with 260 episodes. She now travels the world to produce compelling horse TV, and educates horse owners everywhere through her online training programs at JulieGoodnight.com/Academy

    Cultivating a Connection with Your Horse

    Cultivating a Connection with Your Horse

    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 AuthorityRespects Your BoundariesIs Calm & FocusedSeeks 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 listeners like you, in my What the Hay? Q&A segment at the end of the episode!
     
    Want your question answered in What the Hay?Email podcast@juliegoodnight.com
     
    Show Notes:
    Find more information on what Julie talked about in this episode!
    Learn More About Private Clinics: JulieGoodnight.com/PrivateClinic
    Upcoming Riding Retreats at the C Lazy U Ranch: JulieGoodnight.com/Events
    Resources:
    Find Goodnight Academy Online Memberships & Short Courses: JulieGoodnight.com/Join
    Establishing Boundaries Videos (Daily Doses): https://youtu.be/7f9g6lNuJY4 
    Articles About Boundaries: SignIn.JulieGoodnight.com/Boundaries
    Articles About Leadership: Signin.JulieGoodnight.com/Leadership
    Speak the Language: Horse Behavior Video: Shop.JulieGoodnight.com/Behavior
    HandsOn Grooming Gloves: Shop.JulieGoodnight.com/HandsOnGloves
    Lead Line Leadership Training Video: Shop.JulieGoodnight.com/LLL
    Ready to Ride Training Video: Shop.JulieGoodnight.com/Ride

    • 1 hr 35 min
    My Top Trotting Hacks

    My Top Trotting Hacks

    Today I want to talk to you about the trot—with tips both English and Western riders need to know. I'll talk about ways to improve your posting technique. Whether you're just learning this handy skill for the first time, or you're an old pro, there's a lot more to posting the trot than simply going up and down. I'll also cover trotting diagonals—what the heck they are, why you need to know them, and how to feel what diagonal you're on. 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 the episode!
     
    I've also got some brand new questions to answer, straight from our listeners, in the 'What the Hay? Q&A' segment at the end of this podcast. Check it out—you may hear your own question answered!
     
    Want your question answered in the What the Hay? Q&A segment?
    Email it to podcast@juliegoodnight.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    New Year's Resolutions for Horse Lovers

    New Year's Resolutions for Horse Lovers

    Today's podcast is about New Year's resolutions for horse lovers! Recently, I did an interview with Christy Landwehr, the CEO of Certified Horsemanship Association, and the sponsor of "Training Tuesdays" on the popular radio show, Horses in the Morning. We talked about my philosophy on New Year's resolutions (how to make them and keep them), plus I shared some of my personal resolutions. We also discussed popular ideas for New Year's resolutions for horseback riders, riding instructors, horse trainers, and barn managers.
     
    I've also got some brand new questions to answer, straight from our listeners, in the 'What the Hay? Q&A' segment at the end of this podcast. Check it out—you may hear your own question answered!
     
    Want your question answered in the What the Hay? Q&A segment?
    Email it to podcast@juliegoodnight.com

    • 57 min
    Top 10 Canter Hacks You Need to Know

    Top 10 Canter Hacks You Need to Know

    I'll discuss the top 10 challenges riders have at the canter and how to conquer them. Whether you're just starting out and learning to canter for the first time, you've lost your confidence to canter, or you're an experienced rider training a green horse—whatever the case, this podcast is for you. We'll talk about the most common problems that riders have at the canter, and I'll give you some quick fixes and share some horsemanship secrets that you may not know!
    Want your question answered in the What the Hay? Q&A segment? Email it to podcast@juliegoodnight.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ride Your Own Ride

    Ride Your Own Ride

    Have you ever been frustrated with your riding because you think you should be better by now? Have you succumbed to the temptation to compare yourself with another rider, and wondered why you can't ride like that? What do they have that I don't? Or maybe you had a trainer get on your horse when he was acting like a monster, only to see the horse immediately transform into putty in their hands. It's frustrating—I get it. In today's episode, I'm going to talk about how you can ride your own ride and focus on the journey. 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Doc Gunner: Genetic Deep Dive Part 2

    Doc Gunner: Genetic Deep Dive Part 2

    Last time, we talked about the genetic profile of Doc Gunner (who we now call "Doc") regarding his unusual coloration, his deafness, his health conditions, and his behavioral traits. It's fascinating information, and it's invaluable for us in terms of managing his health.
    In this episode, we're going to discuss Doc's ancestry report—how we can find out more about his real pedigree, find some close relatives of his, and possibly even figure out who his sire and dam are. Plus, we'll talk about how DNA testing works, all of the exciting research being done in this field, and how you might learn more about your horse through DNA testing.
    Want your question answered in the What the Hay? Q&A segment? Email it to podcast@juliegoodnight.com
    Show Notes:
    Follow Doc Gunner's story at Doc Gunner's Training Journal: https://www.facebook.com/watch/102611707180/575448296741249/
    Learn more about Etalon Diagnostics: EtalonDiagnostics.com
    Become a Goodnight Academy member or start a Horsemanship Short Course: JulieGoodnight.com/Join

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

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:)

Fan of Mexica Food ,

Best, and most useful horse information ever!

I found Julie’s podcast at just the right time in my life. I used to show but now trail ride. She speaks to so many concerns I have encountered on the trail. She explains in language that is clear and easily understood. She explained the elusive art of collection in a way I can’t wait to try. I feel I can keep busy during winter months riding indoors and be ready for the trail when the weather breaks. I really can’t say enough good things and I haven't even been to her website yet. Julie thank you so much!

kowgurl99 ,

Top ten canter hacks

I love this and I can’t believe how much good training info contained in one podcast. Thank you Julie!

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