Monthly Archives: November 2014

Trailering Skills, Session #194, 11-24-14, #thevolunteeringhorse

Today was a great day in different ways.  First it was warm!  It got to nearly 70 degrees today and that was a nice respite from the sub-freezing temps we had just a few days ago.  It was sunny but … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #191-3, 11-22-14, #thevolunteeringhorse

During session #190 where we were all having a party, things went really well.  At least in the human’s mind.  Ollie jumped on far sooner than I had expected and he left out all of his little circles at the … Continue reading

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Clarity in Training (and Explaining) – 11-21-14

I think I need to reiterate and clarify what I’m doing with the horses regarding trailering skills training. What I’m doing is not training them to get on the trailer, per se. What I’m doing is desensitizing and classically conditioning … Continue reading

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Partay at the Trailer! #thevolunteeringhorse 11-18-14

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Although I just wrote about the boys and trailering skills yesterday, I feel I must post again already.  It was just too fun! First, I started with Mr. Atticus (I usually do) and he made a beeline for the trailer.  … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #188-189, 11-17-14, #thevolunteeringhorse

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The last two sessions with both horses I’ve focused on using the yummiest treats that I can find for them and make those treats available ONLY in the hay bag on the trailer. This is working very well for Atticus … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #182-187, 11-15-14

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In the last ten days, I’ve worked with Atticus six times.  These are subsequent to his going to see the chiropractor an hour away and Ollie went with him. The first two sessions after the trip, I only wanted to … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions 179-181, 11-4-14

Sunday, 11-2-14, I wanted to see if Atty would load and how well.  Friday had been windy and he seemed distracted or nervous.  He loaded well and, while, he backed up a step or two, he didn’t back off.  I’m … Continue reading

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