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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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Trailering Skills, Sessions #169-172, 9-25-2014

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Atticus and I practiced hand grazing.  Each day is getting better than the previous day.  He is not pulling me around nearly as much and I can get him redirected without having to use the … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions 165-168, 9-19-2014

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For the past four sessions, I’ve been concentrating on walking Atticus around our parking area and yard. Why would this be part of trailering skills? In my opinion, I’ll need behaviors in place for offloading in strange places.  There’s no … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions 160-164, 9-13-14

We haven’t worked on this in months. Months! But why months of nothing, you ask? Stuff. Stuff got in the way. Stuff like a really severe winter around here. A winter where I just wanted to curl up in all … 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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Making Strides – Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 5-27-14

Sophie and I are continuing on our program of loose-leash walking and she’s really doing very, very well. The last few days that we’ve been out, the weather not only has cooperated, but so have the distractions.  Either there weren’t … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills Session #151, 5-14-14

Today, Atticus walked nearly the full length of the lane to get on the trailer.  This was of his own accord as I was standing by the open side door on the trailer.  I did not have to go get … 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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