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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 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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More Paddock Games and Trailering Skills Session #140, 4-5-14

Today was a bit cold and windy, not my favorite weather.  But I forced myself to go out and train something.  I wanted to video record today and that meant making sure the camera was charged up and cleaning the … Continue reading

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More Paddock Fun, Trailer Skills Sessions #138 and #139

After having spent a fun- and fact-filled three-day weekend at the ClickerExpo, I’m now back home and ready to work with everyone again.  Atty and I are still working on trailering skills and  I still have to work on Sophie’s … Continue reading

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Springtime Fun, 3-22-14, Trailering Skills Session #137

In some of our springtime fun yesterday, Atticus and I practiced trailering skills, pedestal, tree target, the barrel, saddling, and playing with his “play clothes” on. In the trailering skills department, we did the same as the day before except … Continue reading

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Clicker Training Doesn’t Work, 3-22-14, Trailering Skills Session #136

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I’m telling you.  Clicker training just doesn’t work!  I mean it.  It just doesn’t.  Here I am now more than a year later after starting this trailering skills project and I have a horse who WON’T GET OFF the dang … Continue reading

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