Tag Archives: calm

Diamond – Feeding Fast, Training Fast – 12-1-17

Diamond and I finally had a breakthrough.  I’ve been working with her for about six months, although not very much in the last several weeks as I was running for office and didn’t have a lot of time.  Now that … Continue reading

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Working with Fearful Horses

This is my contribution to #Train4Rewards challenge. Ollie is a fearful horse.  I’ve said for years that he’s afraid of air or that he’s neurotic, although the word “neurotic” can’t really be applied to horses and that word is also … 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, Session #194, 11-24-14, #thevolunteeringhorse

Today was a great day in different ways.  First it was warm!  It got to nearly 70 degrees today and that was a nice respite from the sub-freezing temps we had just a few days ago.  It was sunny but … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #191-3, 11-22-14, #thevolunteeringhorse

During session #190 where we were all having a party, things went really well.  At least in the human’s mind.  Ollie jumped on far sooner than I had expected and he left out all of his little circles at the … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #188-189, 11-17-14, #thevolunteeringhorse

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The last two sessions with both horses I’ve focused on using the yummiest treats that I can find for them and make those treats available ONLY in the hay bag on the trailer. This is working very well for Atticus … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #182-187, 11-15-14

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In the last ten days, I’ve worked with Atticus six times.  These are subsequent to his going to see the chiropractor an hour away and Ollie went with him. The first two sessions after the trip, I only wanted to … Continue reading

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Trailering Session #175, 9-28-2014, #thevolunteeringhorse

Life is what happens while you’re making other plans. Once again, I had plans to take Atticus on another short, three-mile trailer ride – assuming he loaded onto the trailer, stayed there, and indicated that it was okay to close … Continue reading

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Trailering Session, #174, 9-27-2014, #thevolunteeringhorse

Well, today was one of those days where I had my plans and the universe had others. My plan was to turn my rig around so that I could load Atticus in the parking area.  But I forgot how difficult … Continue reading

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Trailering Session, #173, 9-26-2014 – #thevolunteeringhorse

Today’s session went very well and was very fun and interesting. Since he actually went somewhere yesterday, three-mile trip around the block back to home, I wanted to check to see if he would get back on the trailer today.  … Continue reading

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