45 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, 83 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

    Tips to Get Trail-Ready

    Tips to Get Trail-Ready

    Trail riding season is fast approaching, and whether you go out for a few hours or a few days at a time, and whether you're going to take 1 or 2 trail adventures this year or 1 or 2 every week, I want to share some of my tips that I've learned through the years.
     
    Want your question answered in the What the Hay? Q&A segment? Email it to podcast@juliegoodnight.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Horses That Rip & Run

    Horses That Rip & Run

    Today's topic is about dealing with horses that rip and run. I'll talk about this dangerous behavior, what it looks like, how it develops, and situations where it's likely to happen. We'll look at what this behavior means—why the horse does it, and how he benefits. Fortunately, most horses never learn how to overpower people and get away, but once it's been learned, it can't really be unlearned, and it makes the horse particularly difficult to handle. Whether or not you have a horse with this problem, you're going to want to listen to find out how to mitigate the issue, and prevent it before it becomes a problem. Plus, I've got some brand new questions to answer in the What the Hay? Q&A segment!
     
    Show Notes:
    Short Courses & Academy Memberships: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/goodnight-academy/
    FREE Daily Doses of Horsemanship Homework: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/daily-dose-of-horsemanship-homework/
    Episodes About Horses That Rip & Run (watch with your Library or Interactive Membership): 
    Episode 213: The Great Escape http://signin.juliegoodnight.com/videos/horse-master-shows/episode-213-the-great-escape/
    Episode 412: Break on Through http://signin.juliegoodnight.com/videos/horse-master-shows/episode-412-break-on-through/
    Don't have a membership yet? Get yours here: https://juliegoodnight.com/join

    • 47 min
    Ride Through the Spooks

    Ride Through the Spooks

    This topic is often asked about, and was also inspired by my first few rides out this spring on my young horse, Pepperoni. We're going to take a look at the behavioral aspects of spooking, how to train the horse to face what he's afraid of, and most importantly, how to execute the emergency stop when all else fails.
    Want your question answered in the What the Hay? Q&A segment?
    Email it to podcast@juliegoodnight.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Canter with Confidence

    Canter with Confidence

    In this episode, let's talk about cantering with confidence! I'll go over the mechanics of the gait, how to cue, how to ride it, how to set your horse up for the correct lead. We'll even talk about controlling and refining the canter, and I'll address the issue all of you advanced riders want to hear about: the flying lead change. As always, we've got some brand new questions to answer straight from our listeners in the What the Hay Q&A segment!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Collection: A Short Story Made Long

    Collection: A Short Story Made Long

    In this episode, let's talk about collection—what it is, and more importantly, what it's not. I'll share with you how to prepare for this skill, how to cue your horse for collection, and how to feel it when you get it right. Plus, we've got some brand new questions to answer straight from our listeners in the What the Hay Q&A segment!
     
    Episode Resources:
    Refinement & Collection Video: https://shop.juliegoodnight.com/product-tag/refinement-and-collection/
    Goodnight's Principles of Riding 1-5: https://shop.juliegoodnight.com/product-tag/goodnights-principles-of-riding/
    Goodnight Bitting System: https://shop.juliegoodnight.com/product-tag/bitting-system/
    Bit Information: http://juliegoodnight.com/bits

    • 50 min
    How Can I Help My Horse Like His Job?

    How Can I Help My Horse Like His Job?

    In this episode, I'll talk about having reasonable expectations for your horse, considering the horse's point of view in the discipline you are training, and providing the physical and emotional support your horse needs. Plus, how to avoid training burnout and plateaus in your training. In other words, how do I keep my horse moving forward in his training, progressing, and still staying fresh and enjoying his job?
    Episode Resources:
    Perfect Practice Training Video & Booklet: https://shop.juliegoodnight.com/?s=Perfect+Practice
    Balance & Rhythm Training Video: https://shop.juliegoodnight.com/product-tag/balance-rhythm/
    Julie's Clinics & Events Schedule: https://juliegoodnight.com/events/

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Cindy in Illinois ,

Every episode is full of such useable information

There are so many great clinicians out there, but Communicating ideas and techniques in this format it takes someone special. I’ve been around horses for a long time, yet every podcast I learn something new, offered in a clear and articulate way. Thank you for offering your expertise, it has h err loves me spot in my Horsemanship journey

ealti ,

Best equestrian podcast!

I’ve sampled so many horse related podcasts and yours is the only one I’ve kept on my queue. You always have the best subjects and you explain everything so well! I look forward to each new episode. I’ve seen you at the Equine Affaire in Massachusetts many times.

hamlinpops ,

Mark from Bondurant

I’ve sampled many horse clinicians’ podcasts. Yours are great. Your podcast on bits covered them from A-Z, was informative, cogent, logical, and sooooo helpful. I’ve previously heard so much conflicting and misleading information. You sorted a lot of things out.

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