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Feeding For Position, Redux Times Two, 4-23-15

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I’m still working with Sophie to be able to stand on four pods, one pod for each foot.  I thought I had the two front feet pretty good and started trying to work with the back feet.  It was very … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location – 1/3/2015 – #thevolunteeringhorse

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In real estate, the oft-quoted axiom is, “The three most important things about real estate are location, location, location.”  The same is true for clicker training.  Almost.  They may not be the three MOST important things about clicker training, but … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #195-7, 12-7-14

In our last couple of sessions, I’ve played with Ollie first with the intention of possibly transporting Atty again.  However, a little problem with the trailer has postponed the actual possibility of that.  I can’t close one of the back … 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 Session, #174, 9-27-2014, #thevolunteeringhorse

Well, today was one of those days where I had my plans and the universe had others. My plan was to turn my rig around so that I could load Atticus in the parking area.  But I forgot how difficult … 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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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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Just Feeding the Chicken, 11-7-13

11-7-13, Trailering Skills Session #113 Bob Bailey: “If your criteria are too low, you’re just feeding the chicken.” Yesterday it was raining, not terribly hard, but a steady, light rain. Atty does not like rain coming down on the trailer … Continue reading

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Stable Games, 9-11-13

Atty and I played with “head up”, targeting the saddle pad, apple bobbing, and targeting the tree target. We started with putting the head-up exercise on cue. I dropped a treat in his feed pan to begin. Then, when he … Continue reading

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Stable Games, 9-10-13

Atty and I played with heads up, apples, targets, and saddle pads today. We started with the saddle pad and he chose to be at the hay box. He was willing to play a little, but I did notice that … Continue reading

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