Have you ever asked these questions?


How do I ask for the collection?

What do I need to do with my hands and body (aids)?

What do I need to do to prepare/condition my horse to be able to perform it?


Do you wonder where to begin?

Do you dream of increasing your communication skills with your horse?

Have you heard that collection can make your horses gaits smoother to ride? (yep, it's true!)

Do leg yields, side passing, half pass and lead changes seem unattainable or just out of reach?

In this course, Stacy Westfall will show you that it IS possible.


Mastery of the basics creates success.

Using her step by step approach, Stacy will show you techniques, patterns and exercises she uses to improve communication, develop collection and prepare for lead changes. 



"But I could never..."


Sometimes big goals like teaching collection or teaching a flying lead change seem unattainable....

I knew you'd be thinking that, so I have enlisted the help of several students who you will see demonstrating their own training, mistakes and all!

In this course you will watch a rider, Colleen, as she learns these techniques and patterns for the first time. 

Colleen had never trained a horse to do lead changes.

Her horse Fiona had never done flying lead changes.

During this course you will watch Colleen teach Fiona to change leads!

Colleen is proof that if you want to learn something, you seek the knowledge, and you are willing to put in the time…you can do it.



What are you waiting for?


Course Curriculum


  Upcoming Student Video Reviews
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  Set Yourself Up for Success
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  Module 1: Stage One
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  Module 2: Stage 2
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  Module 3: Stage 3
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  Module 4: Putting It All Together
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  Module 5: Lead Changes and Common Problems
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  Module 6: Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions
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Am I ready for this course?

When are you (or when is your horse) ready to start working on collection?

The foundation that collection is built on is an understanding of the rein and leg cues. One 'test' of this understanding is shown in this video.

Watch this video of students demonstrating bend and counterbend. If you and your horse can perform this getting a grade of B- then you are ready to begin working on collection (the exercises will also help improve your bend and counterbend).

If you and your horse CANNOT perform the exercise shown you would benefit from my previous course, The Complete Guide to Improving Steering and Teaching Neck Reining (see below).


 

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you'll decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you'll have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I'm unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you're not satisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.