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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
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
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
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
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
Tagged clicker training, feeding for position, foot placement, grooming, hoof cleaning, horses, pedestal, shaping, standing, targeting, Trailer loading, treats, waiting
5-25-17 I’m already forgetting everything Diamond and I did together on the 24th, the 25th, and the 26th. But I have to some video from the 25th to remind me. We worked on several things, including halter shaping, ears up, … Continue reading
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Animal Magnetism Atticus and I have managed to get through the “worst” of the rehab of his laminitic episode back in April. He has lost 200 lbs. and our training time is not focused so much on just exercise. We … Continue reading
Tagged clicker training, cues, feeding for position, forward, gravitational pull, horses, magnet, rubber band, shaping, standing, targeting, treats, waiting, walking
This is my contribution to #Train4Rewards challenge. Ollie is a fearful horse. I’ve said for years that he’s afraid of air or that he’s neurotic, although the word “neurotic” can’t really be applied to horses and that word is also … Continue reading
Tagged backing, calm, choosing, clicker training, cues, feeding for position, forward, horses, reaction, shaping, targeting, treats
Recently, I have been traveling and co-teaching with my friend and co-conspirator, Peggy Hogan. She had flown to the east coast from her home in California to do two clinics – one in Greensboro, North Carolina, and one in Pennsylvania … Continue reading
Many of my blog posts have been updates on the boys’ training. This is one of those. But it is also related to the “Lumping and the Environment” series because Ollie and trailering skills is what got us to look … Continue reading
Tagged backing, body awareness, clicker training, cues, deliberate, environment, feeding for position, foot placement, forward, horses, impulsion, lumping, mat work, pedestal, proprioception, reaction, shaping, standing, targeting, Trailer loading, treats