Tag Archives: balance

Diamond Polishing II, 4-18-2018

I‘ve mentioned several times that Diamond seems to have balance issues and often her feet get stuck in a particular spot and she doesn’t seem to know that she can move those feet in order to balance.  Oftentimes she’s stretched … 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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Trailering Skills – Ollie 9-22 and 25, 2015

By this time Ollie has had at least seven previous sessions where I’m trying to shape him to get on the trailer while standing at his head at the back of the trailer.  We are pretty  much at a stand … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #195-7, 12-7-14

In our last couple of sessions, I’ve played with Ollie first with the intention of possibly transporting Atty again.  However, a little problem with the trailer has postponed the actual possibility of that.  I can’t close one of the back … Continue reading

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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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Make Haste Slowly, Part 3, 4-19-14

Ollie: Continuing on with Ollie, we had a very good day today – making progress and moving more quickly.  As the title suggests, we get to move more quickly now because we took more time earlier. Ollie is leaving less … Continue reading

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Make Haste Slowly, 4-16-14

Hoof handling and grooming and sheath cleaning training continues with the boys, Atty and Ollie. It doesn’t matter much what I think about the process and how fast we’re progressing.  Or not.  In fact, it doesn’t matter at all what … Continue reading

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Play Clothes, 4-8-14

Today is Tuesday and I’ve played with Atticus for the last three days.  Sunday we repeated a quick practice of loading onto the trailer and then on to the tree target game.  That game is the new “hot” trick these … Continue reading

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Different Horses, Different Strategies, 1-2-14

I currently have two horses to work with, Atty and Ollie, and I decided to play with a stability ball that I bought just for them. It’s been hiding in my closet waiting for the “right” moment to finally blow … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Session #125, 12-4-13

Today was set up as the two previous days and went about as well. He backed off the first time while I was still standing by his open side door. He did seem like he was listening for something. But … Continue reading

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