Tag Archives: feeding for position

Random Thoughts: Horse, Cat, Dog, 8-1-2019

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A collection of random thoughts about training: Diamond With Diamond the pony, most of my issues have to do with chaining extraneous behaviors in with the behavior I want. For example, I want to clean out her feet.  There is … Continue reading

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Pieces to the Puzzle, 4-2-19

This post is an essay on thinking through the basic pieces of what I want later and figuring out not only what those parts are, but how to train them. Atticus tends to walk in a downhill way – head … Continue reading

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Atticus and Trailer Loading Skills, 5-1-2018

It’s been a long time since I updated anyone on Atty’s progress with the trailer.  In fact, it’s been a long time since we even worked on it.  But I’ve had a few days to do so since I’ve also … Continue reading

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Diamond and the Trailer, 5-1-2018

As we continue to train for loading onto the trailer and, of course, to train getting OFF the trailer, Diamond and I did a couple more sessions today. I really like how she leads me by a good 20 feet … Continue reading

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Diamond and the Trailer II, 4-30-2018

This morning I had a narrow window of time in which to train, which is probably a good thing for me as I then can’t get stuck, greedy, or drill the horse to death!  It’s like making a good pie … Continue reading

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Diamond and the Trailer, 4-29-2018

Diamond seems to have balancing and coordination challenges.  Maybe proprioception problems.  Her feet get stuck in place and she often stands in a parked out way – all stretched out.  This makes it difficult to handle her back feet but … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Progress, 3-28-18

Recently, I’ve introduced a few new behaviors, designed to help me work with her hind feet. One is that I’ve been shaping her to back onto a board with her back feet. I started by walking her forward onto the … Continue reading

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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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Diamond Training Progress – 12-6-17

Diamond and I have finally had a breakthrough.  I will try to discuss this further and with video in another post.  In this post I want to show you what we worked on today! I had started working with Diamond … Continue reading

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Diamond and Hoof Handling, 7-21-17

Since my last blog, Diamond and I have backed up to a point where I thought she was successful.  And she is, as long as I stay with the right front.  I have, after all, spent more time with that … Continue reading

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