Diamond’s Journey, 5-25 and 26-2017

5-25-17 I’m already forgetting everything Diamond and I did together  on the 24th, the 25th, and the 26th.  But I have to some video from the 25th to remind me.  We worked on several things, including halter shaping, ears up, … Continue reading

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Diamond and the Trailer, 5-23-2017

Today I decided to see what Diamond’s reaction to the trailer would be.  Also, I thought that maybe if I worked on hoof handling after the trailer experience, that the possible negative of being near the trailer would then predict the … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey, Days 5 & 6, 5-22-2017

Day 5: Sunday and, because of my schedule, we all took the day off training. Day 6: Monday and it’s raining.  While on one hand I don’t think Diamond would be bothered by rain all that much since she must … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey, Day 4 – 5-20-17

I love latent learning.  I love that I can wake up in the morning, go out to train, and find that the student has learned what to do overnight. Miss D certainly seems to have figured out a few things … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey, Days 2 and 3 – 5-19-17

Day 1: The first day Diamond was here was only in the evening and overnight.  I just let her be in the “lane” next to my barn and paddock.  The boys, Atty and Ollie, could be next to her separated … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey, Day 1 – 5-18-17

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Recently, I was asked if I would foster a horse for someone and I said, “Yes.”  I agreed only because I was asked by someone I knew through social media and in person. To be honest, had I just run across a … Continue reading

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Reasonable Expectations – 4-27-2017

There is a quote that I like:  Expectation is premeditated disappointment.  (I would love to give credit to whomever said it first in that way, but I can’t find that source.) This quote reminds me often that I must have … Continue reading

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Deadly Trust

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Stoopid Hooman! 2-4-2017

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This is more of a collection of thoughts that seem to be related rather than a fully fleshed out essay.  Please bear with me. The most recent event on this journey of clicker training was noticing that my dog, Sophie, … Continue reading

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Temporary Groom

This week I’m working as a fill-in groom for my former dressage trainer until the new groom starts next Monday. It’s interesting to me that not only have I forgotten how to do some basic chores, such as putting boots … Continue reading

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