How Do You Know If You Have a Spoiled Horse?

Spoiled horses are not only obnoxious—they can be dangerous. In Julie Goodnight’s latest episode of her Ride On with Julie Goodnight podcast, “Spoiled Rotten? How to Know & What to Do,” she talks about what this kind of behavior looks like and how it typically originates from mishandling by people.

“In the same way that poorly behaved children are a product of poor parenting, a horse that throws a fit when it doesn’t get its way, or has blatant disregard for the rules, has been taught to act this way by its owner,” says Goodnight.

If a horse is prone to temper tantrums, aggression, defiance, destructive behavior, or refuses to comply with simple requests, you may be dealing with a spoiled horse. Goodnight gives riders advice and realistic solutions for horse owners to improve their handling techniques and turn that little monster into a perfect angel.

With nearly 132k downloads, Ride On has interesting and informative training topics for every rider, at any level. There are now over 60 episodes for riders to listen to anytime, whether they’re brushing up on their training skills or interested in learning something new.

“Julie is the real deal, and this podcast is the best,” says Missy in her review on Apple Podcasts. “FREE advice from such an accomplished horsewoman is an incredible gift. I keep my horses at my own place, so I need to keep top-notch information coming to me. So glad I found this inspirational podcast to help me move forward with my horses. Thank you, Julie. It is wonderful. I will be sharing!”

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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.

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