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Diamond and Hoof Handling, 7-21-17

Since my last blog, Diamond and I have backed up to a point where I thought she was successful.  And she is, as long as I stay with the right front.  I have, after all, spent more time with that … Continue reading

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Backsliding? Diamond, 7-13-17

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” My last blog post was about loving latent learning because Diamond pleasantly surprised me by offering clean leg lifts on both front legs and letting me catch and … Continue reading

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Diamond, Foot Handling and Latent Learning, 7-10-17

I love latent learning! Diamond and I have continued to practice hoof handling, although I don’t train anyone on the weekends because I’m busy knocking on doors for my political campaign. Diamond’s feet were done last Friday with the help … 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 Haltering 6-14-17

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This morning, while I was filling up Diamond’s hay net, I heard something that sound like a horse getting on a trailer.  Sure enough, Diamond had done just that.  And this time I had my phone on me so that … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey, Haltering – 6-13-17

Miss Diamond and I practiced haltering yesterday and today, in spite of the heat.  I’m trying to take it slowly, but sometimes I don’t succeed in going as slowly as Miss D would like.  And she’s very quick.  If I’m … 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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