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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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Partay at the Trailer! #thevolunteeringhorse 11-18-14

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Although I just wrote about the boys and trailering skills yesterday, I feel I must post again already.  It was just too fun! First, I started with Mr. Atticus (I usually do) and he made a beeline for the trailer.  … 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 Skills, Sessions 176-178, 10-31-14

Peggy Hogan was here visiting me for a couple of days about a week ago.  We mostly played with color discrimination, but I did want to also play with trailering skills, too.  I set up the trailer and let Atty … 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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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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