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post #21 of 51 Old 03-14-2013, 09:38 PM
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First not sure why you would not wish to audit or ride in a clinic of hers? She has a lot to offer. Next how would you like to have her look when watching a reining class? A smile does not always equil happy or enjoyment. Nor does the lack of one say are hate what you are doing.

Also, I would not consider Stacy a natural horsemanship trainer.

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post #22 of 51 Old 03-14-2013, 10:00 PM
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She's just not personable it seems which will hurt her business in the end. There's a balance between getting to involved with her fans and this. It is what it is in the end though, she lost a customer in you and I'll bet you won't be the last.
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post #23 of 51 Old 03-14-2013, 10:17 PM
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The things is you are judging a person on one interaction. I really dislike it when people do that. You liked her b/c of what she did in a free stile reining class and you dislike her now b/c of one meeting that lasted less then a few min. Both are wrong.

I have found that most trainers are not people persons. Which is fine. I do not use a trainer for myself. I use them for my horse. As long as that person can do what I want and pay them for that is all I care about. Stacy is no different. She is a very good trainer. I have always found her personable and nice. However I could care less about that. The info she has is valuble and useful. Take it and use it.

I will tell you one more thing I learned from over 10 years working in the music industry. Do not ask to meet your idals. They will never live up to what you have in your mind. It is just not posible.
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post #24 of 51 Old 03-15-2013, 09:39 AM
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Who says I haven't let it go?

Your actions do. You continued to whine about it after nrhareiner gave a very reasonable and logical explaination.

People come on here to dicuss training differences between pat, clint, whomever. Now it usually turns into a debate, which is fine. But people don't start a thread about a trainer blowing them off at an event. It was the same as kid finding out their superhero isnt real. You're hurt and disappointed, we get it and wanted a reason why it happened. You were given that reason.

This is what happens when you have democrats in office
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post #25 of 51 Old 03-15-2013, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Your actions do. You continued to whine about it after nrhareiner gave a very reasonable and logical explaination.

People come on here to dicuss training differences between pat, clint, whomever. Now it usually turns into a debate, which is fine. But people don't start a thread about a trainer blowing them off at an event. It was the same as kid finding out their superhero isnt real. You're hurt and disappointed, we get it and wanted a reason why it happened. You were given that reason.

Well my reason for starting this thread was just to hear thoughts about Stacy Westfall, her training and my own experience. It's everyone elses choice on how to respond, like I said I was impressed by her bareback and bridleless which was flawless with Roxy.
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post #26 of 51 Old 03-15-2013, 02:17 PM
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Okay, this lady was my hero after I seen you winning run bareback and bridleless on Roxy several years ago. My thoughts have changed drastically. I went to Quarterfest and she was a clinician there. I was SO excited to meet her, and I was expecting to have a conversation with her, and was super nervous. First we went up and asked to take a picture with her and she said yep and we got that. And that whole experience was over. My heart literally shattered. All she was doing was trying to sell her merchandise and standed there.

Also, I bought one of her awesome halters. It broke as soon as my horse went swimming in it. (Knot untied). I bought her ball. It deflates within a day. I am extremely disappointed. I feel like she was a fraud all along ): your thoughts?

That was your first post. At no point did you ask to discuss her training methods.
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post #27 of 51 Old 03-15-2013, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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That was your first post. At no point did you ask to discuss her training methods.




EXCUSE ME EVERYONE!

What do you think of Stacy Westfall's training methods?

I liked her bareback/bridleless run on Roxy. I have watched some of her DVD's and even know she knows how to train, I believe CA and Parelli videos are better.

Thoughts?
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I met Craig Camerson last year at the Equine Affair. He had a big smile and hugged me while my hubby took a pic. I also watched him in the warm up arena and my friend also got a pic with him. All the while just as nice as can be. I am sure they all probably like horses more than most people and as someone said they are there to teach while we learn. On the other hand if he hadn't been so nice I sure could see myself in the posters shoes and then again everyone has a bad day now and then. This year the one for me to see is Ken McNabb..
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I met Craig Camerson last year at the Equine Affair. He had a big smile and hugged me while my hubby took a pic. I also watched him in the warm up arena and my friend also got a pic with him. All the while just as nice as can be. I am sure they all probably like horses more than most people and as someone said they are there to teach while we learn. On the other hand if he hadn't been so nice I sure could see myself in the posters shoes and then again everyone has a bad day now and then. This year the one for me to see is Ken McNabb..
I really want to go to one of his clinics, I see alot of posts about him. Where is he based from?
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Ok lets brake this down. First the OP really asked 2 questions. One she asked who was the best trainer. The proof of that is Stacy. She has proven over and over again she can train a horse. She steps out of her confort zone all the time. Showing Mounted Shooting shows that. Where she again has proven she can train a horse.

Next CA. Again at one point and time he has shown he can train a horse and he has proof of this. However I think he read the wright on the wall. While he can train if he had stayed just as a trainer he would have been midle of the road in the reining and reined cow horse world. He has proven to be a much better showman and that is what he has been doing.

Now for PP. That man could not train he wa out of a paper bag. Take away all the showmanship he puts into his shows and that is what they are shows. Really watch what he is doing and whatch his horses. They are tricks nothing more nothing less. While they are fun to watch and I am sure for some fun to teach their horses. That is not training. He has tried several times to show and has yet to get it done.

Next question was the DVDs. Keep in mind that Stacy does not have the productions budget that CA and PP has. So strip all that away and get down to nuts and bolts. Stacys info is shown in a very clear and presice way. She uses horses of different levels of training. She shows what can and does go wrong and how to fix it. What you get with her videos are shippids of how to train certain things.

Now for CA and PP. These DVDs have more production. More energy and what they are pediling is a program. While this may be fine and needed for some I do not want a program. I want to see what a proven trainer does to get the results they get with their horses. That is what you get with Stacy that is what you get if you get a Shawn Flarada DVD and many other proven trainers who do DVDs. They are nippids in time showing how to get the results that THEY get with their horses. That is what makes a good trainer. Not the marketing not the show. Which is what you get with PP and CA.
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