Tag Archives: grooming

Diamond’s Journey, 5-29-17

There always something.  Something else to train.  Something else to add to the list.  Sometimes those things are completely different from each other and sometimes they’re easier versions of something else. My list keeps growing. Stationing:  Pedestals and Mats Multiples: … Continue reading

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Reinforcement History and Classical Conditioning, 6-9-15

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Two things have happened this week with my two horses, Atty and Ollie. First, I needed to do shots, only two this time.  Ollie has always been very good for shots and I don’t worry about him but I always … Continue reading

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Reading Between the Lines, 5-1-14

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As I continue to work with both horses, Ollie and Atty, and the dog, Sophie, I keep having to remind myself – or maybe the animals are doing the reminding – to slow down!  As much as I write about, … Continue reading

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Ollie Has a Happy Spot, 4-21-14

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I started Ollie with some applesauce in my palm next to the dosing (big) syringe and kept squirting more applesauce in my palm a little at a time.  A couple of times I was able to squirt applesauce into his … Continue reading

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Make Haste Slowly, Part 3, 4-19-14

Ollie: Continuing on with Ollie, we had a very good day today – making progress and moving more quickly.  As the title suggests, we get to move more quickly now because we took more time earlier. Ollie is leaving less … Continue reading

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Make Haste Slowly, Pt. 2, 4-17-14

Today as I worked with the boys, one of the things I did was review with Ollie about applesauce and syringes.  Just the beginning and I need to lubricate that syringe.  It was basically stuck! On foot lifting, today showed … Continue reading

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Make Haste Slowly, 4-16-14

Hoof handling and grooming and sheath cleaning training continues with the boys, Atty and Ollie. It doesn’t matter much what I think about the process and how fast we’re progressing.  Or not.  In fact, it doesn’t matter at all what … Continue reading

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Been There, Done That, 4-12-14

Ho hum.  What to do?  What to do?  What can I work on with the boys?  I don’t really have anything new and exciting to do.  I still want to do more practice with the trailering, especially moving the trailer, … Continue reading

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Play Clothes, 4-8-14

Today is Tuesday and I’ve played with Atticus for the last three days.  Sunday we repeated a quick practice of loading onto the trailer and then on to the tree target game.  That game is the new “hot” trick these … Continue reading

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Atticus and Hoof Handling, 10-3-13

I had an interesting time today with Atty. He’s had an abscess in his right front foot twice (basically the same abscess that came back). So I have had to mess with the foot a bit and I did again … Continue reading

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