Tag Archives: relaxation

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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Trailering Session #175, 9-28-2014, #thevolunteeringhorse

Life is what happens while you’re making other plans. Once again, I had plans to take Atticus on another short, three-mile trailer ride – assuming he loaded onto the trailer, stayed there, and indicated that it was okay to close … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #169-172, 9-25-2014

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Atticus and I practiced hand grazing.  Each day is getting better than the previous day.  He is not pulling me around nearly as much and I can get him redirected without having to use the … 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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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-19-14

Sophie is getting really good at this and I’m happy to report that we made it all the way to the neighbor’s driveway today.  That’s perhaps 100 feet from the end of my driveway.  We didn’t have to do figure … Continue reading

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Different Horses, Different Strategies, 1-2-14

I currently have two horses to work with, Atty and Ollie, and I decided to play with a stability ball that I bought just for them. It’s been hiding in my closet waiting for the “right” moment to finally blow … Continue reading

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Ollie, Frantic and Not so Frantic, 3-29-13

Ollie can start out quite frantic in his behavior, throwing body parts around all over the place. Then he can finish in a better place, but still not very relaxed. I’m looking for more relaxation and calm, thinking, deliberate movement. … Continue reading

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