Monthly Archives: May 2014

Trailering Skills (#159) and Paddock Games, 5-27-14

This will just be a summary of what we’ve done in the past eight sessions and a correction of my training plan. In my last post, I said that I was planning of driving Atticus 50 feet for the next … Continue reading

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Making Strides – Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 5-27-14

Sophie and I are continuing on our program of loose-leash walking and she’s really doing very, very well. The last few days that we’ve been out, the weather not only has cooperated, but so have the distractions.  Either there weren’t … Continue reading

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Paddock Games, 5-14-14

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We did some more play and practice at paddock games today.  A couple of days ago Atticus reacted strongly to his saddle slipping forward onto his shoulders.  At least I think that’s what happened. I was putting up his tree … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills Session #151, 5-14-14

Today, Atticus walked nearly the full length of the lane to get on the trailer.  This was of his own accord as I was standing by the open side door on the trailer.  I did not have to go get … Continue reading

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I’ve Misplaced My Bullwhip, 5-12-14

Every night at dinner time for the horses, I feed them in the paddock.  I only have two at home now and they get the same food.  A couple of nights ago, I didn’t have to call them at all.  … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills Session #149, 5-7-14

This particular day started out a little odd as I began by asking my husband to help me reset the blueberry bushes in their pots – they’d sunk down about eight inches or so.  He said he’d be out in … Continue reading

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Trailering Session #150, 5-12-14

In the last four sessions of practicing trailering skills, I have moved Atticus, while in the trailer, five feet, ten feet, 30 feet, and 50 feet.  He has done excellently each time – waiting for each piece of our routine … Continue reading

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Reading Between the Lines, 5-1-14

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As I continue to work with both horses, Ollie and Atty, and the dog, Sophie, I keep having to remind myself – or maybe the animals are doing the reminding – to slow down!  As much as I write about, … Continue reading

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