Tag Archives: pedestal

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 and Hoof Handling, 7-6-17

We have been working on hoof handling lately because the trimmer is coming tomorrow.  I’ve been trying to put hoof handling at the top of the list, but there have been lots of other things to work on as well. … Continue reading

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Diamond and Foot Handling, 7-1-17

I just want to catch everyone up on what Diamond and I have been up to lately. There is so much that needs to be done and they’re all top priority: * Haltering * Stationing * Foot Handling * Shots … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey – 6-6-17

Working on stationing definitely has its benefits and I’m glad I did enough of that so that Diamond has an idea that standing still pays off even if she’s not standing on a pedestal. Today we practiced with spraying water … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey, 6-2-17

Diamond and I have been working on standing on a pedestal or a mat the last couple of days.  I started with the pedestal in the wash stall and then moved it to the middle of paddock. In working with … Continue reading

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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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Diamond’s Journey, 5-25 and 26-2017

5-25-17 I’m already forgetting everything Diamond and I did together  on the 24th, the 25th, and the 26th.  But I have to some video from the 25th to remind me.  We worked on several things, including halter shaping, ears up, … Continue reading

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