Episode 108: On Understanding Horse Whorls & Benefits of Trick Training with Noche Miller (Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast)
Episode 108: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors, including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books, then you are in the right place!
In this Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast episode, you'll meet Noche Miller, author of Understanding Horse Whorls.
Noche talks us through understanding horse whorls and the benefits of trick training horses. With whorls, her analysis goes beyond the forehead whorl and considers head shape as well as all the other whorls that appear on a horse's body.
She paints a clear picture of what we can tell of the inner workings of the horse by looking at the outside of the body. Once considered folklore, science has caught up and validated the analysis of whorls as an accurate predictor of temperament in horses.
Saddle up for a conversation about understanding horse whorls and incorporating tricks into your horse's training to help you better understand your horse and develop a solid working relationship together.
Psst ... You'll get a glimpse of Noche's skill during a whorl analysis of both my horses on the show!
Watch Noche Miller's Interview on YouTube!
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About Noche Miller
Noche had been riding horses since before she could walk. Dabbling in every sort of horse activity she could find, she was happy doing anything, as long as it involved horses.
After graduating, Noche loaded up her horse and moved out west, where she spent time doing ranch work. During this time, she started taking in young horses to train. Already a student of whorl theory, she paid attention to the whorls on horses who came in for training. The ones who were easy to start, as well as the tough ones. She added her own notes to the backs of books about whorls and continued her studies.
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Now a wife and mother, settled down on the farm, Noche spends more time leading children around on horses than riding herself. She has switched from taking in outside horses to training her own small herd of problem horses to do tricks. She still loves looking at whorls and can reach far more horses virtually than she could ever in person. With the expansion of her whorl studies to the internet came her book Understanding Horse Whorls.
In her ‘spare’ time, after writing and caring for children and cattle, Noche is an instructor with the Horse Tricks Club, a reward based online trick training course. She gets to work with people from all over the world, helping them learn how to teach tricks and build better relationships with their horses.
Connect with Noche Miller
Horse Whorl Forum: https://www.facebook.com/HorseWhorls
Horse Tricks 101: https://www.facebook.com/horsetricks
Cattle Tricks 101: https://www.facebook.com/CattleTricks101
Bonus: Read Noche's write up about my horse's head shapes and whorls on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HorseWhorls/posts/
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