Develop the Right Conditioning Plan for Your Horse

New Episode of Ride On with Julie Goodnight Out Now

Julie Goodnight discusses equine fitness, and how to tailor a conditioning plan to your horse in the third episode in the “Horse Goals or Bust!” series of her podcast, Ride On with Julie Goodnight.

“Nothing worthwhile is easy, and that’s true of getting in better shape too, but all you need to do is take the first step,” says Goodnight.

Goodnight walks riders through their own fitness assessment and conditioning plans to reach their goals in her February blog. This episode picks up where the blog left off⁠—with a focus on equine fitness, and how important conditioning is to help horses get stronger, prevent injury, and perform better.

“Getting stronger, improving your balance, and getting in better shape doesn’t guarantee you will accomplish your goals, but it sure will help both you and your horse,” says Goodnight. “Start with the simple fitness assessments I made for both horse and rider, and then commit to a plan of action. You’ll start reaping the benefits right away!”

Listen to the “Horse Goals or Bust!” episodes of Ride On with Julie Goodnight at, or any podcast app.

 About Ride On with Julie Goodnight
The 2022 EQUUS Film & Arts Festival “Winnie” Award winning podcast, Ride On with Julie Goodnight, gives listeners an informed, entertaining perspective on horse training, equestrian sports and having a greater connection with your horse. With over 250,000 downloads and more than 70 episodes to date, the podcast continues to grow in popularity with horse enthusiasts worldwide. Each episode inspires, informs and motivates listeners to achieve new heights in their horsemanship–no matter their level. In the What the Hay? Q&A segment of each episode, Goodnight answers listener-submitted questions with candor, humor and practical advice based on her lifetime of experience with horses.

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, where they enjoy riding the trails and training cow-horses.

Explore Goodnight’s training library of articles, videos and more at

Megan Fischer

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