Monthly Archives: April 2014

Questioning, 4-27-14

If you’ve been reading my blog for long or you’ve managed to go back and read many of the posts, you probably know that I’m still working on a long-term project with my horse, Atticus.That project has to do with … Continue reading

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Ollie Has a Happy Spot, 4-21-14

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I started Ollie with some applesauce in my palm next to the dosing (big) syringe and kept squirting more applesauce in my palm a little at a time.  A couple of times I was able to squirt applesauce into his … Continue reading

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Another Piece on Appeasement Signals in Horses

http://click-treat.livejournal.com/975.html  

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Make Haste Slowly, Part 3, 4-19-14

Ollie: Continuing on with Ollie, we had a very good day today – making progress and moving more quickly.  As the title suggests, we get to move more quickly now because we took more time earlier. Ollie is leaving less … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-19-14

Sophie is getting really good at this and I’m happy to report that we made it all the way to the neighbor’s driveway today.  That’s perhaps 100 feet from the end of my driveway.  We didn’t have to do figure … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-17-14

Sophie is continuing to improve even to the point of being off leash on my driveway when I go to get the mail or the morning newspaper.  When we first start out near the farm gate, she is right by … Continue reading

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Make Haste Slowly, Pt. 2, 4-17-14

Today as I worked with the boys, one of the things I did was review with Ollie about applesauce and syringes.  Just the beginning and I need to lubricate that syringe.  It was basically stuck! On foot lifting, today showed … Continue reading

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Calming Signals: Are You Listening?

Originally posted on Relaxed & Forward: AnnaBlakeBlog:
If you are standing next to your horse and he looks away, do you think he’s distracted or even disrespectful? When your horse yawns, is he sleepy or bored? If he moves slowly,…

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-16-14

Sophie and I have been out a couple more times since the last post on this topic. I did notice that she does really well as long as we’re still in/on my driveway.  Once we make the turn to the … Continue reading

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Make Haste Slowly, 4-16-14

Hoof handling and grooming and sheath cleaning training continues with the boys, Atty and Ollie. It doesn’t matter much what I think about the process and how fast we’re progressing.  Or not.  In fact, it doesn’t matter at all what … Continue reading

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