Monthly Archives: May 2013

Atticus and Trailering Skills, 5-31-13, Session #76

Everything is the same as the last two days: truck and trailer are by the paddock, the hay bag had his breakfast in it, I walked him out on a target (no halter, no lead). He loaded just fine with … Continue reading

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Atticus and the Trailer, 5-30-13, Session #75

All conditions are the same as yesterday and the day before: Trailer is in the driveway next to the paddock and about 40-50 feet closer to the back fields than it has been for several weeks. Atticus loaded up just … Continue reading

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Atticus and Trailer Loading Skills, 5-29-13

Although, at this point, maybe I should rename these entries as “trailer staying on” skills or “trailer riding” skills. 🙂 Today was a sort of take it easy and see what’s up day. The trailer is back in the same … Continue reading

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Atticus and Trailer Loading Skills, 5-28-13

Still no camcorder batteries. Sorry. I moved the trailer yesterday so that I could load him right from the paddock and drive forward about 40-50 feet. I put his breakfast, a couple of carrots, and a Stud Muffin in the … Continue reading

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Atticus and Trailer Loading Skills, 5-27-13

Still no camcorder batteries, but I have some on order. 🙂 The trailer is still in the parking area for the third and last time loading here. All went very well. As before, we came out the barn gate and … Continue reading

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Atticus and Trailer Loading Skills, 5-24-13

Today was very interesting. He came out of the barn a bit more energized than usual, and, therefore, a bit more bargey. We had to practice coming out of the gate a little. But only once and then he was … Continue reading

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Atty and Trailer Loading Skills, 5-23-13

As with yesterday, I have no camcorder batteries at the moment, so no video. I think I left something out of yesterday’s description and that was that on attempting a third loading of Atty onto the trailer to work on … Continue reading

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Trailer Loading with Atticus, 5-22-13

No video today as both of my camera’s batteries died. 😦 I moved the trailer again to what we call the “parking area”. It’s a large gravel area where all of cars fit and it’s in front of the barn. … Continue reading

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Atticus Loads on the Trailer in a New Place, 5-21-13

This session lasted about 25 minutes. To start, I moved the trailer forward from its usual spot about 40 feet. The test is to see if Atty will load in a new spot, showing that he has generalized the behavior, … Continue reading

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Atty on the Trailer as it Moves, 5-20-13

In this session which lasted about 10 minutes, I’m by myself with Atty on the trailer – no husband to release the parking brake. That means I have to do it myself, so the plan is to let him load … Continue reading

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