Tag Archives: saddling

Diamond Training Progress – 12-6-17

Diamond and I have finally had a breakthrough.  I will try to discuss this further and with video in another post.  In this post I want to show you what we worked on today! I had started working with Diamond … 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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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, 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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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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Springtime Fun, 3-22-14, Trailering Skills Session #137

In some of our springtime fun yesterday, Atticus and I practiced trailering skills, pedestal, tree target, the barrel, saddling, and playing with his “play clothes” on. In the trailering skills department, we did the same as the day before except … Continue reading

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Building a Happy Spot for Atty, 7-30-13

When at liberty, Atticus has shown some discomfort with certain procedures in the wash stall. These include: grooming, hoof cleaning, hoof trimming, and saddling. This video shows the highlights of two days of working with the saddle in the wash … Continue reading

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