the horse master
Aired November 16, 2018
Growing up in the ‘60s on a small horse farm in central Florida, Julie Goodnight had a strong connection with horses from a young age. Little did she know then, observing the ponies from her tree-fort in the pasture, that her childhood affinity would blossom into a remarkable career as an internationally known horse trainer and TV personality. Following a successful run as a youth rider on jumping horses, Goodnight headed west to fulfill her dreams of skiing, mountain climbing and white-water paddling. She galloped her way through college on the backs of Thoroughbred race horses in New Mexico, moving to Colorado after graduation, where she started her horse training business in 1985.
It wasn’t long before Goodnight was known for having a special touch with horses and a gift for teaching people. As her reputation grew, she began travelling the world to share her unique approach to horse training. In 2008, Julie started producing the popular TV series, Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, a how-to horse training series that aired weekly on RFD-TV for eleven years. After producing and starring in 260 episodes, Julie has now set her sights on sharing the magical world of horses with a broader audience, through 2Horse Productions, an equine, nature and adventure lifestyle production company.