52 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

Ride On with Julie Goodnight Julie Goodnight

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    • 4.9 • 115 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

    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
    Doc Gunner: Genetic Deep Dive Part 1

    Doc Gunner: Genetic Deep Dive Part 1

    Today's episode is about the genetic profile test report for my 4-year-old foster horse, Doc Gunner. We have no history on this horse prior to December of his 3-year-old year. Given that we know nothing about this horse's breeding or history, it was important to me to get as much data as I could so I can more effectively give him the rehab and training he needs to be successful for the rest of his life.
     
    I'm really excited to have two expert guests in the field of genetic testing and equine veterinary medicine, Christa Lafayette, founder and CEO of Etalon Diagnostics, and Dr. Ben Buchanan from the Brazos Valley Equine Hospital. Join us as we review the full genetic report on Doc Gunner and his unusual genetic traits. We'll get answers to some medical questions we've had, and how we'll manage this horse going forward. Plus, we'll talk about his unique temperament and character, how that relates to his performance potential, and how that is evident in his genes.
     
    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
    Read Julie's blog post, The Making of a Trail Horse: JulieGoodnight.com/Blog

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Benefits of the Counter Canter

    Benefits of the Counter Canter

    In this episode, I'll talk about the counter canter. I'll discuss what it is, when it's the right time to incorporate counter cantering into your training regimen, why you need it, how you and your horse benefit, and most importantly, how to do it. Plus, I've got some brand new questions to answer straight from our listeners in What the Hay? Q&A.
    Want your question answered in the What the Hay? Q&A segment? Email it to podcast@juliegoodnight.com
     
    Show Notes:
    Doc Gunner's Training Journal on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/102611707180/575448296741249
    Julie's Building Confidence Short Courses & Memberships: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/goodnight-academy/ 
    Counter Canter Video & Behind-the-Scenes Bonus Footage (available to Library and Interactive Members): https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?s=%22counter+canter%22

    • 55 min
    How to Stay Safe with Horses

    How to Stay Safe with Horses

    Today's topic is about how to stay safe with horses. I'll give you some practical guidance and some sage advice. We'll talk about danger zones around horses, how to prevent accidents and we're going to talk about your personal safety habits. Being safety conscious around horses will help you will help build your confidence and help you enjoy the ride even more. Plus, I've got some brand new questions to answer in the What the Hay? Q&A segment!
    Want your question answered in the What the Hay? Q&A segment? Email it to podcast@juliegoodnight.com
     
    Show Notes:
    Doc Gunner's Training Journal on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/102611707180/575448296741249
    Julie's Building Confidence Short Courses & Memberships: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/goodnight-academy/ 
    Helmets Julie talked about in the episode: Troxel Helmets (https://www.troxelhelmets.com/)
    Certified Horsemanship Association: http://cha.horse/

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

horse girl 44444 ,

Amazing!🐴🐎

I love this podcast so much! It really helps me understand horses and how to help them. I would like to have a episode to help new horse riders!

jrydb3636 ,

Falls

Once my horse spooked on a trail when the horse in front of her kicked her. If I would have listened to this earlier I could have done better in that moment.

wtc shorty ,

Great Equine Podcast

I’ve been a big fan of Julie’s for a long time. She is an outstanding horse woman with excellent communication skills and a desire to educate horse owners on a variety of topics. I look forward to each and every one of her episodes and always learn something new. She’s the best!!

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