63 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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    • 4.8 • 159 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!

    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
    Reading Horses: Interpreting Emotional & Communicative Behavior

    Reading Horses: Interpreting Emotional & Communicative Behavior

    Today’s podcast episode is about “reading the horse,” as it’s commonly referred to by horse folks. It’s about observing and interpreting the horse’s emotional and communicative behaviors so that you have greater insight into its motivations and intentions.
     
    Plus, I’ve got some brand-new questions to answer, straight from our listeners, in my "What the Hay?" Q&A segment.
     
    Resources from This Episode:
     
    Events:

    The 2021 programs at C Lazy U Ranch are full, but check it out for 2022! Visit JulieGoodnight.com/Events for more info.

    Nov 9-11: I’ll be in Fort Worth, TX for the Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference. This is an awesome hands-on educational program, open to anyone, and I will be doing clinics and workshops there. Get more info at CHA.horse.

    I have three horse expos lined up for late winter/early spring of 2022, in Oregon, Idaho and Wisconsin. I can’t wait to see everyone and do live presentations again! Find out more at JulieGoodnight.com/Events.

    Go to Juliegoodnight.com/Join and check out my online short course on building your confidence with horses, also we offer online training resources, curriculums, and personalized coaching programs.


     


    Horse Behavior Resources:


    Speak the Language: Horse Behavior (Streaming or DVD): https://shop.juliegoodnight.com/product-tag/Speak-the-Language-Horse-Behavior

    Articles from My Training Library: https://signin.juliegoodnight.com/?tag=horse-behavior-resources


     


    What the Hay? Q&A: Restarting an Older Horse


    Podcast Episode: “Start Out on the Right Hoof” from September 2018

    More resources: JulieGoodnight.com/Restart

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Training Setbacks: How to Deal & Move Forward

    Training Setbacks: How to Deal & Move Forward

    Today’s topic is about how to deal with training setbacks with your horse.
     
    We've all been there at some point or another in our journey with horses where things don’t go according to plan. The horse that normally walks right into a trailer suddenly refuses to load. Or your horse has one bad experience at a horse show, and that turns into an ongoing problem. Or maybe you had a frightening experience on a normally unflappable horse, or an incident that overwhelmed your horse and broke down his confidence.
     
    Horses have wills of their own, and they are predictably unpredictable. They're flight animals, they are sensitive and reactive, and they run the full gamut of emotions—from utter contentment, to fear, anger, and resentment.
     
    Sometimes when horses go south on us, it’s because we made a mistake. But sometimes you have a training setback with a horse due to situational circumstances, like getting a bad draw in a cow class or someone else’s horse spooks and runs off on a trail ride, causing your horse to have a meltdown.
     
    It’s unreasonable to think that in the long-term training of a horse, which takes place over years and decades, that everything would always go perfectly and you would never encounter a setback. Neither human nor equine are robots and stuff happens.
     
    In this podcast, I want to focus on what to do after the setback, how to analyze the situation, dissect what went wrong, and be proactive in developing a plan to get your horse back on track.
     
    Plus, I’ve got some brand-new questions to answer, straight from our listeners, in my "What the Hay?" Q&A segment.
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Spoiled Rotten? How to Know & What to Do

    Spoiled Rotten? How to Know & What to Do

    Today's podcast topic is about spoiled horses. I'll talk about what that looks like, what causes well-behaved horses to act poorly, and how sometimes the owners are blissfully unaware that other people think their horse is spoiled. Most importantly, I'll talk about how to improve your handling techniques, and turn your little monster into a perfect angel.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 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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