Stacy Westfall gives a beautiful performance in this video that reflects the art of horsemanship, and the magical union between horse and rider... WITHOUT the use of reins or a saddle. As Stacy rides her horse Roxy, aka "Whizards Baby Doll", there is clearly no lost connection, or communication lost, between the horse and rider. It reflects the awesome bond that can exist between horse and rider and is a true inspiration to all horse owners and trainers.
Stacy has said that many people describe her as a "horse whisperer", but explains it isn't whispering... it's listening. "Listen to your horse, understand his language, speak his language. Once you do that, the rest comes easy," Stacy explains.
Whether one considers her to be a "horse whisperer" or a horse "listener" or both, my hat is off to her in this outstanding performance. At the Tulsa Reining Classic, Stacy became the first person EVER to win the Freestyle event without tack.
The video was also shown on the Ellen DeGeneres show and Ellen DeGeneres hopes to have her on her show soon. I'm looking forward to that. :) ************************
**UPDATE: It's official, Stacy and Roxy are going to be guests on the Ellen DeGeneres show this Friday, March 14, 2008!