Every rider has one thing in common—no matter the horse they ride, discipline, or skill level—the universal experience of setbacks. In Julie Goodnight’s latest episode of the popular podcast, Ride On with Julie Goodnight, she talks about how riders have far more to gain from their training setbacks than they lose—if they have the right plan (JulieGoodnight.com/Podcast).
“Even with well-trained horses and experienced riders, eventually you will encounter a situation with horses where the unexpected happens,” says Goodnight.
In this episode, titled, Training Setbacks: How to Deal & Move Forward, Goodnight gives a wide array of examples of what can cause training setbacks to occur. These can range from having a negative experience at a competition, meltdowns due to separation anxiety, getting overwhelmed on the trail, refusals due to gradually increasing disobedience, a frightening experience, and even setbacks caused by physical pain.
“In my whole career with horses, I know of very few training setbacks that were permanent or insurmountable,” says Goodnight. “When you approach setbacks comprehensively, and with understanding and dedication, you will get past them.”
With over 137,000 downloads to date, Ride On has interesting and informative training topics for every horse enthusiast—at any level. There are now over 60 episodes for riders to listen to any time, whether they’re brushing up on their skills, or interested in learning something new.
Listen and subscribe to Ride On with Julie Goodnight at JulieGoodnight.com/Podcast, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, Podbean, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
About Julie Goodnight
Goodnight is the popular host and producer of Horse Master, a successful how-to TV series on handling, riding, and training horses. Goodnight travels extensively sharing her no-nonsense horsemanship with riders of all disciplines. Goodnight is experienced with many kinds of riding—she grew up on the hunter-jumper circuits in Florida and is now at home in the West. She and her husband, Rich Moorhead, live in the mountains near Salida, Colorado, and enjoy riding the trails and training cow-horses.
Explore Goodnight’s training library of articles, videos, and more at JulieGoodnight.com/Academy.