Monthly Archives: September 2008

Some horsie time

I took T-man over to the Roundpen to continue his half-halt ground training. I started with using the whip to give signals but halfway through, he was doing so well, decided to see if he could listen to voice and … Continue reading

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Precious Day

The storm blew through overnight and instead of staying today we had a Perfect Day – light breeze, cool and sunny. WONDERFUL!! Just groomed T-man. You all are probably tired of reading about it, but I am still amazed at … Continue reading

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Two States Cannot Exist

Hmmm I just read this, while researching a different subject then horses… Milton Erickson, for example, often used a technique called confusion, in which he said things that on the surface seemed logically contradictory and yet in essence conveyed an … Continue reading

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We can’t get WET!!

Rain again. Apparently during the last rain which was colder, when BO went down to feed my horses, they refused to come out of their run-in-shed (which is placed about in the middle of the paddock and not near the … Continue reading

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Signals to encourage re-balancing through half halts

Today was our third session of work. Today I started T-man on a halter with a long line attached to the side (inner ring). He got clicked and rewarded for head down, and listening to my signals. His actions and … Continue reading

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Half Halt groundwork

Main goals at this point is to get him to half halt with my body language and signals, while free lunging, and being reinforced by the clicker. I can get half halts from the saddle but they take a lot … Continue reading

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First blanketing for fall rain

Typical. Fall arrived with a sudden drop of 15-20 degrees, and hard, cold rain. Jolly. Decided to blanket T-man with his raincoat (light coat that I use as an outer shell, during winter I layer blankets under). He has a thin skin … Continue reading

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