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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 Polishing – 4-18-2018

Diamond has really been making progress.  Or maybe I should say that I have.  Or something.  I do tend to get stuck on a particular behavior and I don’t want move on to a new behavior until I have what … 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 – Feeding Fast, Training Fast – 12-1-17

Diamond and I finally had a breakthrough.  I’ve been working with her for about six months, although not very much in the last several weeks as I was running for office and didn’t have a lot of time.  Now that … Continue reading

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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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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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