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Managing Fearful Behavior in Horses

My young horse, Pepperoni, was just a tender 2-year-old with about 30 days undersaddle when I first ventured outside the arena with him. On that day, my number one goal was to make sure he
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The Big Comeback

Confidence is tough to regain after a fall. It’s much easier to work through your fears when you trust the horse you ride when your fears are still actively surfacing. Make sure that the horse
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Episode 909 – Afraid of Your Shadow

Julie Goodnight teaches a spooky horse to investigate what he’s afraid of.
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Fear Of Bugs?

Does Your Horse Have A Fear Of Bugs? Check out this Q and A with Julie Goodnight. Question: My horse has a fear of bugs, over the last year it has steadily gotten worse to
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Managing Fear in the Saddle; Classic Riding Skills; Dealing with Balking (Julie Goodnight on the Rick Lamb Show)

Julie Goodnight talks with Rick Lamb about managing fear in the saddle. Tips to help you feel confident and relaxed. Plus, more about Julie’s approach to rider education and how classic riding applies today. http://ricklamb.com
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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 while practicing her reining patterns in the arena, her horse spooked ‘out of the blue’
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Afraid Of The Canter Cue

Question: Dear Julie, When riding in the arena at the canter, for the first few strides my horse throws his head up in the air. Why is he doing this? Puzzled Answer: Dear Puzzled, This
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Needle Shy

We have seen you a number of times at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo and love the way you work with horses. We desperately need your advice. We have a 2 year old filly who
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The Draw Of Horses After An Accident

Horses have their own gravity. If you’ve loved them in the past and been pushed away because of an injury or accident, it’s possible you’ll be drawn right back to their beautiful, sleek, powerful sides.
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Fear Of Cantering

Ask Julie Goodnight: How do I overcome fears of cantering? Hi Julie, I have been riding for about 2 years. I’m 53, and although I have been around horses (started my daughter riding @ 4-5
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Conquering Fear

Ask Julie Goodnight: Question: Ms. Goodnight, I recently read your article regarding fear of horses. I have a unique problem related to fear and hope you can help. I was in the round pen and
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Canter Cue

Does Your Horse Fear the Canter Cue? At my clinics and during the TV show shoots, I often see horses that are fearful of the canter cue. Many riders are a little intimidated by the
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Fearing The Transition

In Devon Danvers’ “Lost in Transition” episode of Horse Master, I helped a teenager who was ready to stop showing—and riding—because his horse exploded into the canter and just wasn’t fun to ride. The episode
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Fearful Of Riding My Thoroughbred

Question: I need you! I have a 16.2 hand Thoroughbred that after having the greatest relationship with for 2 years I am now petrified to ride. I even think about going on the trails and
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My Horse Spooks At Traffic

Dear Julie, I rescued a Standardbred mare two years ago. She was badly abused by her previous owner and has shown some residual signs of fear. The problem that I now have with her is
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Emergency Stops

Emergency Stops Question Category: Riding Skills Question: Dear Julie, My husband and I went to your seminar on fear of horses at your horse Expo in Denver and I can’t thank you enough!! I thought
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Why Does My Horse Rear?

A rearing horse is dangerous—when you’re on the ground or when you’re riding. Riding Right with Julie Goodnight Why does my horse rear? Dear Julie, I have a 12-year-old quarter horse gelding that hops up
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Coping With Fear

Coping with Fear By Julie Goodnight There’s nothing wrong with being afraid of horses. They’re big scary animals capable of spontaneous violent combustion at any moment. In fact, it’s a bit of an intelligence test
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Safety Concerns: Rearing Causes Death Of Rider

Question Category: Safety Concerns Question: Dear Julie My cousin, who hadn’t been around horses much, bought a used 20yr. old Tennessee Walker, supposedly a calm, old gelding. My other cousin, who’s been around horses and
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Overcoming Fear: How To Be In Control And Feel Safe

Question: Hi Julie, I am a beginning rider, and have been taking lessons twice a week for about three months now. I have wanted to learn to ride since I was a little girl so
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Overcoming Fear: Fear Of Being Thrown

Question: Ms. Goodnight, I recently read your article regarding fear of horses. I have a unique problem: Recently I was involved in tryouts for a Horse Patrol position in my sector. I work on the
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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 problem with rearing, as someone that is experienced in horse behaviour I can not find
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Issues From The Saddle: Nervous To Go On Trail

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Dear Julie, I have an 8-year-old gelding that is very easy to work with on the ground and in the arena. He tends to become uptight, and nervous
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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. You were awesome, and you were so right about fear management, your seminars are packed
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Episode 612 – Ride By Me

Ride By Me: Julie Goodnight helps a rider to overcome her fear of riding in a crowded arena and to calm her horse
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Episode 522 — Confidence Boost

“Confidence Boost” Tips to help fearful riders.
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Episode 411 – Cowboy Up

Cowboy Up: On Horse Master: Teaching a teen to plan his horse’s workouts, build confidence
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Episode 221 – Letting Go

Letting Go: Julie Goodnight teaches a nervous rider the importance of relaxing her rein hold, riding with draped reins
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