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1107: Control of Life Pt 1

Julie’s friend finds a better sense of control in her horse and her life ...
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1022: Gray Matter

Julie Goodnight helps a handler learn to start her older horse ...
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Becoming The Leader

I love when kids are interested in riding. Most of the time the best horses for learning are the lazy ...
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Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Success

Anyone who has ever invested in the stock market has seen this disclaimer: Past performance is no guarantee of future ...
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Episode 905 – Lil Bit of Groundwork

Julie Goodnight helps a newly adopted horse and her owner learn to communicate clearly before riding ...
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3 Leadership Activities

By: Heidi Melocco with Julie GoodnightTop trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight gives you three fun activities designed to enhance the bond you ...
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Trust Is A Two-Way Street

Trust is an elusive thing, both to give and to get. You cannot force or implore someone to trust you, ...
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Feed-Time Aggression Fix Q & A

Feed-Time Aggression Fix Q: Help! What do I do, my horses are crowding me when I go into their pen ...
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Your Horse’s Quiet Place; Teaching the head down cue

Getting your horse to drop his head gives him a serene, quiet place to be. It’s a great horse-training technique ...
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Relationship Fix Series

Relationship Fix Series Bonding Dos and Don’ts By Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco Top trainer Julie Goodnight discusses how to ...
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Episode 810 – Not Gonna Take It

Julie Goodnight helps a youth rider gain confidence and stop her horse from testing ...
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Episode 809 – Step Up To Success

Julie Goodnight teaches a rider to cross trail obstacles ...
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Episode 807 – Law & Order

Julie Goodnight explains how respect on the ground translates to obedience in the saddle ...
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Episode 803 – Large And In Charge

Julie Goodnight teaches a handler to expect obedience and respect ...
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Ground Manners; Audible Sounds of the Horse (Rick Lamb with Julie Goodnight)

Julie and Rick talk about ground manners and what happens when your horse moves into your space– with his nose ...
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Horses Living Alone

I first started riding horses more than half a century ago. I was a shy and introverted kid, so growing ...
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Ground-Work Exercises

RIDE RIGHT WITH JULIE GOODNIGHT Ground-Work Exercises Hone your horse’s manners and your leadership skills over the winter for a ...
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Horse Guilt: Focus On Your Personal Riding Goals And Ditch Any Guilt About Not Riding Enough

My friend Nancy is a life-long rider in her 60s and a pretty good hand with a horse. One day ...
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Episode 724 – Outward Bound

Julie Goodnight helps a barn-sour horse follow his rider’s lead and head out on the trail alone ...
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Episode 719 – Norwegian Feud

Julie Goodnight helps an experienced horsewoman gain her horse’s respect ...
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Nervous Horse

Solid training advice to get a troubled horse headed toward recovery. http://americashorsedaily.com/nervous-horse/#.VCHtBE10yM9 ...
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Avoid An On-Trail Spook

Your horse sees objects far away much better than those nearby. As a prey animal, he’s programmed to scan the ...
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Mount Up!

Improve your horsemanship, and develop a kind, trustworthy relationship with your trail horse with top clinician/trainer Julie Goodnight. This issue: ...
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My Horse Takes Advantage Of Me

Teaching leadership to horse owner’s http://bayequest.info/static/my-horse-takes-advantage-of-me.htm ...
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Riding In Perfect Position

Your position in the saddle affects your horse’s ability to move freely. It also affects your safety, and how you’ll ...
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Bridle-Less Riding

Bridle-Less Riding http://juliegoodnight.com/bridleless/ ...
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Canter Control

Dear Julie, I have had my horse for 10 months. I am scared to ride her outside because every time ...
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About Face

Dear Julie, My Rocky Mountain/Arabian horse cross is five months old—I’ve had him for two months. He is calm and ...
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Jealous Little Girl

Dear Julie, I have a two-year-old mare that’s an eager learner and wants to spend time with me. She readily ...
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Grieving The Loss

A grieving horse may constantly look for his missing friend—checking out the empty stall and waiting for a return that ...
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Becoming The Leader

Question: I need advice for my daughter and her horse. My daughter is 10 years old and very interested in ...
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Reconditioning Program

Question: Hello Julie, My horse has been off all summer due to an injury and I would like suggestions as ...
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New Horse Issues

Question: Hi Julie: I just recently purchased a horse in October this is my first horse and boy I am ...
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Acting Up On The Trail

Why does my horse act up on the trail? Questions about how your horse should act on the trail –and ...
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Keeping Focused

Ask Julie Goodnight: What can I do to keep my horse focused when we’re on the trail? Question: Dear Julie, ...
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Stand Statue Still

Stand Statue Still Lots of people “do” ground work but like with any type of training, it can be done ...
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Does The Lead Horse Participate In Mutual Grooming?

Ask Julie Goodnight: Does the Lead Horse Participate in Mutual Grooming? Dear Julie, First of all, I would like to ...
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Gate Sour Behavior

Avoid Gate Sour Behavior… Is your horse gate sour? Does he want to stop at the gate and think he’s ...
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Why Are Horses So Spooky?

Question: Why are horses so spooky? Answer: Before we can ever hope to understand, let alone control the movement of ...
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Establishing Dominance

Question: I tend to be a big softy when it comes to dealing with my horse. Now I have created ...
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Hierarchy At Feeding Time

Hierarchy at Feeding Time Here’s a question from a reader: I have a question about hierarchy. I still treat my ...
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My Horse Spooks And Lacks Focus

Dear Julie, I have a 10-year-old horse that was born on my farm. From day one has been an ADD/spooky ...
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Trots Down Hill

Dear Julie: My horse is generally great on the trails, but has one annoying habit that makes him uncomfortable to ...
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Sit The Spook

Sit the Spook Learn how to sit the spook on trail for safety and control with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight ...
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Troubleshoot Gate Openings

Question: My mare knows that when I lift the rope off the gate, I’ll then open that gate. She’s started ...
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Fearful Trail Horse

Fearful Trail Horse Question: Dear Julie, I have an 8-year-old gelding that is very easy to work with on the ...
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My Horse Is Herd-Bound And Barn Sour

My horse is herd-bound and barn-sour–calling to others constantly Would your horse rather stay with his buddies? Is he letting ...
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My Horse Drags Me, Circles Me And Bumps Into Me When Leading

Are you dragged, stepped on and rammed each time you lead your horse? Is your horse anxious and eager to ...
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Episode 712 – Can I Get A ‘Yes Ma’am’?

Julie Goodnight teaches groundwork techniques to instill obedience and leadership ...
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Safety Concerns: Broken Bones, Concussion, Whiplash… Should I Buy This Horse?

Question Category: Safety Concerns Question: Dear Julie, I recently picked up riding after a lifelong LOVE of horses and have ...
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Overcoming Fear: My Horse Doesn’t Respect Me & I’m Scared To Correct Him

Question: Hello, I just found your website and think it’s great. I have a 15-year old gelding – appaloosa/Clydesdale cross, ...
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Overcoming Fear: Instilling Confidence In Young Riders

Question: I need advice for my daughter and her horse. My daughter is 10 years old and very interested in ...
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When To Geld My Colt

Question: Hi Julie, I am planning on buying a yearling stallion. I do want to geld him at what age ...
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Issues From The Saddle: Reconditioning A Horse After Extended Layoff

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Hello Julie, My horse has been off all summer due to an injury ...
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Issues From The Saddle: Rearing Horse

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Dear Julie Goodnight I am writing to you in regards to my horse’s ...
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Issues From The Saddle: Parrot-Mouthed Bucker

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Hello Julie, I have a horse with a few problems. He is a ...
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Issues From The Saddle: Must Be In Front On Trail

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Dear Ms. Goodnight, I have a 15-year-old quarter horse, MAX, who decided he ...
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Issues From The Saddle: How To Deal With A Spooky Horse

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Hello Julie, I was glad to see you are doing a clinic in ...
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Issues From The Saddle: How Do You Stop A Horse When He’s Running Backwards

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: How do you stop a horse when he’s running backwards? I was trail ...
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Issues From The Saddle: Horse Pulls To Arena Gate

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Hello, I am have a Tennessee walker and she rides around the arena ...
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Issues From The Saddle: Gate Sour Horse And A Tom Thumb Bit

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Julie, You have a similar question presented to you being great on the ...
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Issues From The Saddle: Gate Sour

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Hello, I am have a Tennessee walker and she rides around the arena ...
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Issues From The Saddle: Fear Of Riding And Inappropriate Horses

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Hi Julie, I first saw you in 2005 at the Louisville Equine Affaire ...
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Issues From The Ground: Horse Turns And Faces When I Ask Him To Longe

Question Category: Issues from the Ground Question: Hi Julie – First, thank you for all of the helpful advice on ...
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Horse Behavior: Do Horses Prefer Male Over Female Riders?

Question Category: Horse Behavior Question: Hi Julie, I’ve got a question about our five-year-old Paint gelding. My wife swears that ...
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Horse Behavior: Aggressive Kicking In The Pasture

Question Category: Horse Behavior Question: Hi Julie- My husband and I have both benefited so much from your training DVDs, ...
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Building A Better Relationship: Will Groundwork Help My Spooky Horse?

Question Category: Building a Better Relationship Question: Hi Julie, I have a gorgeous 6 yr old Irish sport horse gelding ...
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Building A Better Relationship: My Horse Takes Advantage Of Me, But Not My Husband

Copyright ©Julie Goodnight 2000. All Rights Reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without owner’s express consent. Backlinks ...
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Building A Better Relationship: My horse Is Distracted By Other Horses

Question Category: Building a Better Relationship Question: Hi! I was at your clinics last year at the Equine Affair Massachusetts ...
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Building A Better Relationship: Ground Work Techniques

Question Category: Building a Better Relationship Question: Hi Julie, I caught just a minute of your Ground Manners clinic yesterday ...
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Horse Behavior: Snaking Behavior

Question Category: Horse Behavior Question: Thanks for responding to my first email. Now, the deal is that the mare is ...
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Episode 623 – Rear View

Rear View: Julie Goodnight helps a spoiled horse who has learned to rear so he doesn’t have to work. Groundwork ...
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Episode 503 – Got Your Number

Got Your Number: On Horse Master: teaching a mustang owner that he doesn’t have to play games and can expect ...
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Episode 417 – Follow The Leader

Follow the Leader: On Horse Master: Teaching the horse to follow & turn toward you in the round pen ...
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Episode 416 – Round And Round

Round and Round: On Horse Master: Teaching a young horse to respond to body cues in the round pen ...
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Episode 412 – Break On Through

Break on Through: On Horse Master: Re-training a horse that learned to run away on the longe and lead lines ...
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Episode 401 – R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Julie Goodnight teaches a pushy, dangerous horse to lead respectfully ...
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Episode 321 – Won’t Stand For It

Won’t Stand for It: Julie Goodnight teaches a disobedient mare to stand still & prepare for ground tying ...
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Episode 313 – Don’t Baby Me

Don’t Baby Me: Julie Goodnight helps a yearling’s owner to be safe as she leads the baby ...
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Episode 117 – Pony Power

Pony Power: Julie Goodnight helps a youth learn to be his horse’s leader ...
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