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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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Diamond’s Journey, Day 1 – 5-18-17

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Recently, I was asked if I would foster a horse for someone and I said, “Yes.”  I agreed only because I was asked by someone I knew through social media and in person. To be honest, had I just run across a … Continue reading

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Zone Training

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I’ve attended three Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody Chicken Workshops.  One of the things I learned about there was something Bob called “zone training”.  He doesn’t know of anyone else who teaches this. Bob talked about using zones to help … Continue reading

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Ollie, Splitting the Environment, Body Awareness, and Impulsion, 5-10-16

Many of my blog posts have been updates on the boys’ training.  This is one of those.  But it is also related to the “Lumping and the Environment” series because Ollie and trailering skills is what got us to look … Continue reading

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Lumping and the Environment, Part 3

In my last two blogs, I talked about lumping and the environment – how I woke up to the phrase and how it made me look at what I was already doing with a fresh perspective. In this blog, I … Continue reading

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