Julie Goodnight Articles and Videos

{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} horse Riding in the Moment Julie Goodnight One thing horses are really good at is being present in the moment. People, not so much. We tend to carry baggage from the past and stress about the future, but not stay present Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} horse Top Five Concerns for Winterizing Your Horse I grew up in Florida, where the main riding season is the winter. Our main chore to get ready for winter was body clipping the horses, to get rid of the winter coat they were not going to ne Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} schedule Have You Ever Been Kicked? Julie Goodnight Julie Goodnight takes on topics you want to know more about in her online training library—part of her ever-expanding Horse Master Academy ( Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} horse Does Your Horse Like You? Julie Goodnight Recently at one of my clinics, a rider told me that three different trainers told him flat-out that his horse did not like him. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type}  Photo by: The Whole Picture, LLC.” Three Common Mistakes that Erode Your Horse’s Trust Julie Goodnight Horses know good leadership when they see it because their lives depend upon it. We probably all agree that the ultimate relationship with a horse is one in which the horse looks up to you, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Goodnight Trust Your Intuition to Avoid Injury Julie Goodnight “Try That One More Time.” When it comes to horses, these words are often looked back on with regret. They’re often the words muttered right before something goes terribly wrong. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Photo by: The Whole Picture LLC Getting Ready for the Riding Season—Top 3 Mistakes Riders Ma Julie Goodnight Getting Ready for the Riding Season—Top 3 Mistakes Riders Make Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Goodnight Feeding Transitions in the Spring Julie Goodnight My horses claim about 10 of our 15 acres of land, which you’d think would be plenty for half a dozen horses. Our house, barns, arenas, offices, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} graze Avoiding Feed-time Frenzy Julie Goodnight If you keep your horses at home, you’ve probably already developed a routine that makes your job efficient and keeps the horses happy. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Melocco Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight “Does my horse have a sense of fairness?” Recently, one of my Interactive Academy members asked me this question Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Goodnight Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight At each of my clinics, my attention first turns to the horses’ tack to check for fit, adjustment and function. When it comes to saddle fit, my eyes always go to these three parts Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Riding Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight When I was a kid, horses and ballet lessons were the only non-school activities I did. I went to the barn every single day to ride my horse. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} resistance to canter Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight What do you do when your calm and cool horse doesn’t want to move out at the trot or canter? Resist the urge to peddle and make sure your horse will listen to your cues. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight Confidence is tough to regain after a fall. It’s much easier to work through your fears when you trust the horse you ride when your fears are still actively surfacing. Make sure that the hor Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Horses are Survivors Julie Goodnight Have you worked with a rescued horse or a horse with abuse in his past? The lessons learned from working with these troubled-but-not-disposable horses are priceless. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie and her friend Lucy’s horse, Dodger. Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight Anyone who has ever invested in the stock market has seen this disclaimer: Past performance is no guarantee of future success. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie and Dually Trust Is A Two-Way Street Julie Goodnight Trust Is A Two-Way Street Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight An assignment from my first riding instructor—assembling a bridle from scratch—at first seemed like an easy task. But what seemed easy turned out to be daunting. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Having a well-trained pony that is the right size can help children learn skills Sharing Your Passion for Horses with Kids Julie Goodnight Sharing Your Passion for Horses with Kids Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} It’s About Time Julie Goodnight Most things in life that are important, take an investment of time—an education, a career, a relationship. Mastering a skill or a sport, starting a new business, overcoming setbacks; Read More
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