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Teaching Atticus to Bob for Apples

This has been an interesting experience. To begin, I filled the tub with water and let each of the horses have a go. Ollie is a champ at it. But both Buzz and Atticus needed help. They did not want … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Session #106, 9-18-13

Today’s plan was to do some trials of loading Atticus both with the boys in their stalls and with them in the paddock. I also wanted to do some paddock games, especially apple bobbing so that the chained effect of … Continue reading

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Atty Apple Bobbing, 9-12-13

Today’s strategies at getting the apple. Notice that he’s now diving all the way down to get it and he’s using the side of the tub to help him split the apple.

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Stable Games, 9-11-13

Atty and I played with “head up”, targeting the saddle pad, apple bobbing, and targeting the tree target. We started with putting the head-up exercise on cue. I dropped a treat in his feed pan to begin. Then, when he … Continue reading

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Stable Games, 9-10-13

Atty and I played with heads up, apples, targets, and saddle pads today. We started with the saddle pad and he chose to be at the hay box. He was willing to play a little, but I did notice that … Continue reading

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Paddock Games, 9-6-13

Update on Apple Bobbing, 9-6-13 Yesterday, I put enough water into the tub so that there was tow to three inches of water under the apple. Atty pushed it to the bottom and got it. But then while he tried … Continue reading

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Paddock Games, 9-4-13

Today, 9-4-13, I took Mr. Atticus out without halter and lead to the trailer, which was open and waiting for him. I just wanted to see how willing he was to load since his abscess is not fully healed, but … Continue reading

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Apple Bobbing Games

8-26-13 I’ve played this a couple or three times with everyone. Buzz basically gives up right away. So a time or two ago, I cut the apple into quarters and removed most of the water so that there was just … Continue reading

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