Julie Goodnight is one of the top horse trainers in the country. She's spent most of her life on horseback and has been training for the last 30 years. She says she never gets tired of watching horse behavior even though she got an early start.
GOODNIGHT: I grew up with horses and my dad was one that was very supportive of what I wanted to do and even though he was a strictly western quarter horse kind of guy he let me follow my passion which was more on the English side riding jumpers.
Goodnight will bring her expertise to the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, April 9th & 10th.
GOODNIGHT: That's my time to get one-on-one with people and their horses. We'll have two groups of riders and each group will do groundwork and mounted work every day. My clinics are very progressive in nature, group one works on something, group two takes that lesson and moves forward with it and then we move through the whole weekend like that. We still have a few spots for riders open in that clinic.
You can sign up at juliegoodnight.com. She says one of the key issues just might not be your horse.
GOODNIGHT: People often argue with horses and get in trouble with horses and they seem like they can be naughty and or downright aggressive but that's not their true nature. Their true nature is to be subservient, to be willing to do your bidding and to be eager to do a good job. If that's not what's coming out in the horse then probably something's going wrong on the human end.
And that's Washington Ag Today. I'm Greg Martin, thanks for listening on the Ag Information Network of the West.