Diamond’s Journey, 6-2-17

Diamond and I have been working on standing on a pedestal or a mat the last couple of days.  I started with the pedestal in the wash stall and then moved it to the middle of paddock. In working with … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey, 5-29-17

There always something.  Something else to train.  Something else to add to the list.  Sometimes those things are completely different from each other and sometimes they’re easier versions of something else. My list keeps growing. Stationing:  Pedestals and Mats Multiples: … Continue reading

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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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