Tag Archives: backing

Atticus and Trailer Loading Skills, 5-1-2018

It’s been a long time since I updated anyone on Atty’s progress with the trailer.  In fact, it’s been a long time since we even worked on it.  But I’ve had a few days to do so since I’ve also … Continue reading

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Diamond and the Trailer, 5-1-2018

As we continue to train for loading onto the trailer and, of course, to train getting OFF the trailer, Diamond and I did a couple more sessions today. I really like how she leads me by a good 20 feet … Continue reading

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Diamond and the Trailer II, 4-30-2018

This morning I had a narrow window of time in which to train, which is probably a good thing for me as I then can’t get stuck, greedy, or drill the horse to death!  It’s like making a good pie … Continue reading

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Diamond and the Trailer, 4-29-2018

Diamond seems to have balancing and coordination challenges.  Maybe proprioception problems.  Her feet get stuck in place and she often stands in a parked out way – all stretched out.  This makes it difficult to handle her back feet but … Continue reading

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Diamond Polishing – 4-18-2018

Diamond has really been making progress.  Or maybe I should say that I have.  Or something.  I do tend to get stuck on a particular behavior and I don’t want move on to a new behavior until I have what … Continue reading

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Diamond – More Progress – 4-10-2018

Now that the weather is getting somewhat warmer this week (it will be 75 by Friday!), I’ve been trying to train more with Diamond and with Atticus. Some of the things we’ve been working on is hind-end awareness – backing, … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Progress, 3-28-18

Recently, I’ve introduced a few new behaviors, designed to help me work with her hind feet. One is that I’ve been shaping her to back onto a board with her back feet. I started by walking her forward onto the … Continue reading

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Diamond and Hoof Handling, 7-21-17

Since my last blog, Diamond and I have backed up to a point where I thought she was successful.  And she is, as long as I stay with the right front.  I have, after all, spent more time with that … Continue reading

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Backsliding? Diamond, 7-13-17

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” My last blog post was about loving latent learning because Diamond pleasantly surprised me by offering clean leg lifts on both front legs and letting me catch and … 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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