The Complete Guide to Improving Steering & Teaching Neck Reining (Beta)

Step-by-step instruction for understanding the training, learning correct rider aids and creating excellence in steering

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"This is my best teaching yet!" -Stacy Westfall

Do you want to understand the whole steering process...so you could figure out what to work on next?

Do you feel confused at times about which aid to use when?

Do you wish you could simplify the aids you're giving your horse?

Does your horse seem frustrated...and you suspect your inconsistency could be to blame?

In this course, Stacy clearly explains the stages of training, the techniques in each stage, how she uses them and why.

She shows examples of horses that are confused and frustrated as well as the appropriate way to handle them.

If you are a rider who strives to understand training from the horses point of view, with actionable instructions on how to train your own horse, this course is for you.

Think about the training from the horses point of view...

Do you have a series of techniques that build upon each other to improve your steering?

About the Course

The Complete Guide to Steering and Neck Reining is just that; complete.
In this course, Stacy takes you on an in-depth look at the stages of teaching a horse to steer.

She clearly explains how and why each stage exists and shows you how each stage layers onto the next.
She explains common rider mistakes and shows some of the mistakes that horses make during the learning process also.

Stacy has done the hard work of condensing all of this into short, bite-size video clips. The main teaching segments are less than ten minutes each, making them easy to watch and even easier to navigate back to for future reference.

But fear not!

For those of you who want to go deeper, Stacy has created ‘deep dive’ modules which can be considered ‘extra credit’ for students who want to take an even deeper look.
After thoroughly guiding you through the stages of steering, Stacy takes it one step further by giving you ‘Audio Ride Guides’. These are audio files that you can listen to using your smartphone while you ride.

What is an 'Audio Ride Guide"?

Changing habits can be challenging. But gone are the days of trying to remember what the instructor said as you practice new techniques. With Stacy's Audio Ride Guides, you'll be coached through each technique while you practice riding the pattern she's taught you.

Here's what other students had to say about the Audio Ride Guides, “
“I loved the 'relax and shoulder roll' along with all the cues, and the timing was extremely helpful! It kept the ride consistent and held you accountable for not leaning forward, being too quick with hands and not using legs…. This is brilliant because it will build confidence, consistency and muscle memory! Love, love , love it!"-Lisa

"It was a great audio. I felt very comfortable and knew what you meant every step of the way... Reminding me to breath, roll shoulders back, massage mouth, move hands back and forth, and be aware of head placement really helped me focus. I really enjoyed it! One thing I realized is that my focus was on what you were saying and applying it while I was riding---Could not think of anything else....just on what I was doing (not dinner or work tomorrow) Kinda like yoga--where you clear your mind and focus on what you are doing. :)" -Martina

Your Instructor

Stacy Westfall
Stacy Westfall

Great insight and an effective teaching style have made Stacy Westfall one of the most popular and sought-after clinicians in the horse industry.

Stacy Westfall is an AQHA and NRHA Freestyle Reining Champion who dazzled the horse world by winning top-level competitions while riding both bridleless and bareback. Her famous Quarter Horse Congress Freestyle Reining Championship ride, seen by millions on the Internet, led worldwide acclaim and appearances on the Ellen Degeneres Show.

In addition to her accomplishments within the reining arena, Stacy Westfall was the first woman to win the highly competitive Road to the Horse colt starting competition. In 2012 Stacy was also inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. With her husband, Jesse, she presents clinics at venues worldwide to inspire and teach people how to build better relationships with their horses.

Course Curriculum

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  Module 2A: Deep Dive: More examples of active inside rein exercises with different horses at different stages
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  Coming soon...Module 5- AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 19TH!
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  Module 5A: Deep Dive
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  Module 7: Troubleshooting
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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.

What is a 'beta version' ?

This is the beta version of this course, which means it is the first time it is being released to the public, so there are a few things you need to know:
  1. There are seven modules.
  2. Upon purchase, you’ll get immediate access to the first three modules and the remaining modules will be added weekly.
  3. You'll receive a 20% discount (regular price $247...beta price $197)
  4. You'll get lifetime access to the course and its updates, so you don’t need to complete the modules each week. Go at your own pace.
  5. As an added bonus, during this first launch, you'll also have access to me to give feedback and ask questions. The 7th module is dedicated specifically to student questions, so please help me with your questions and feedback!
I’ll be closing the course on February 15th because I want to test working with batches of students rather than having students sign up and start at different times. This way I can focus on answering students questions, which I think could have a positive impact on completion and success rates.
What is a 'Founding Member'?
A 'Founding Member' is any student that enrolls in the beta version of the program. Founding members will receive:
  • early access
  • a 20% discount on the program. The beta price is $197 but when it is complete it will be priced at $247.
  • And...a tee shirt!!!
    • All Founding Members will receive a special tee-shirt! Anyone who is a Founding Member will receive an email on March 16th asking for your tee shirt size…because I’ll be mailing you a ‘founding member’ t-shirt*! This t-shirt will be unique to this course and only available to those who sign up before February 15, 2020.

Ride with Faith,

Stacy Westfall
More info on t-shirts:
*T-shirts will be shipped for free to students in the US
*International students who wish to receive a tee shirt will be given an estimate on shipping rates. If the international student wishes to receive a tee shirt, the student will be responsible for shipping fee.