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I’m Stacy Westfall. I’ve loved horses as long as I can remember and I’ve followed that passion all my life. My mission is to share both what I’ve learned about horses, and what horses have taught me about life. Many people feel stuck when training their own horse. I teach people to understand the ‘why’ as well as the action steps for creating clear, confident communication with their horse….which leads to better results.
My experience as an international speaker, professional coach and sought-after endorser has given me the chance to work with a variety of people and horses, in a vast number of environments. I take each problem or challenge and try to see it from its unique perspective so I can offer a unique solution, not a cookie-cutter response.
I appreciate the time and effort my clients spend working with me, so I do my best to make sure clinics, lessons, training materials and presentations are packed with useful insights. My aim is that clients walk away with a set of tools, and the confidence they need, to continue to move forward in their horsemanship aspirations – and in life.
Evan Bonner was born and raised on a small farm in Port Orchard, Washington and grew up with horses always in his life. It was when he was a young teen that he stumbled upon great horsemen like Pat Parelli and Buck Brannaman and he knew that he had to chase horsemanship. After high school, he began helping people with their horses, starting colts and continued learning the philosophy of true horsemanship. Later in his career, he met and studied with Peter Campbell. Meeting Peter greatly impacted the direction of Evan’s life. He knew that there was something unique about Peter and his ability with horses, and has been chasing that feeling ever since. Evan’s life experiences and study of the teachings of Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt, Peter Campbell and being a true student of the horse have shaped who Evan is as a horseman. Today, Evan spends most days riding horses for clients and conducting weekend horsemanship clinics for the public both offsite and at his and his wife’s facility, the Olympic Glen Arena, located in Port Orchard, Washington. Evan teaches the mechanics of proper riding and operating a horse…but he also teaches people what it means to ‘feel’ of a horse. Once a person experiences a horse responding to their ‘feel’, the opportunity for progress and change is greatly improved. Evan believes that when we become the person that our horse really enjoys…not only do we feel better, but it usually benefits and lifts all other areas of our life including our interaction with our family, friends, and other people.”
From an early age Steve had an extreme passion for being around horses. This passion spread to a thirst for more knowledge as he traveled across the country to mentor under some of the greatest horsemen of all time, including the late Ray Hunt. The culmination of this tutilage and his work helping thousands of horses and riders over the last 20 years, is the basis for Steve's Excel With Horses Program. It is one of the most sought-after training methods in the country and has made it possible for so many horsemen and women to achieve their horsemanship dreams. Steve is dedicated to helping those wishing to pursue a better relationship with their horse and has designed a simple step-by-step program designed for all breeds and disciplines.