Tag Archives: hoof cleaning

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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Saddle Targeting, Hoof Work, and Sheath Cleaning, 9-19-2014

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I haven’t tried to ride Atticus in over a year.  Why?  Well, mostly because I was focused on trailering skills and desensitization.  Then last summer I took a break from all training for a few weeks.  Then this last winter … 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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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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Trailering Skills, Session #122, 11-30-13

I wasn’t originally going to write a training blog today. I just didn’t want to for some reason. But after talking with Peggy Hogan (www.thebestwhisperisaclick.com), I decided that I really should write this down. The last few sessions haven’t gone … Continue reading

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