‘They Happen to Everyone.’ Julie Goodnight Addresses Training Setbacks & What Comes Next

Every rider has one thing in common, no matter the horse they ride, discipline, or skill level: the universal experience of setbacks. Julie Goodnight talks about how riders have far more to gain from their training setbacks than they lose in this month’s episode of Ride On with Julie Goodnight.

Goodnight has been traveling non-stop this spring, and in lieu of a new episode this month, she continues to support listeners who are now 6 months into their “Horse Goals or Bust” plans with the popular episode, “Training Setbacks: How to Deal & Move Forward.”

“Even with well-trained horses and experienced riders, eventually you will encounter a situation with a horse where the unexpected happens,” says Goodnight.

In this episode, Goodnight gives a wide array of examples of why training setbacks occur⁠—like a negative competition experience, a meltdown due to separation anxiety or overwhelm on the trail, gradually increasing disobedience, fear, and physical pain.

“In my entire 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 not only get past them, but be the better for it!”

Learn more about Goodnight’s “Horse Goals or Bust!” program and how to get started at JulieGoodnight.com/HorseGoals.

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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 JulieGoodnight.com/Academy.

Contact: press@juliegoodnight.com
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