Monthly Archives: July 2009

Being Ridiculous

Looking for some other information I came across this today… “Ethnomethodologists have often noted the blank, glassy stares and strange states produced by violating peoples’ expectations – by, for example, getting into an elevator and facing the other people in … Continue reading

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using poles and cavaletti for horse rehabilitation

Horses have their own comfort zones and habits they revert too when uncertain or worried. With Big Guy, he exhibited that yesterday with his antsy behavior around the mounting block and his duck / bow / run behavior. He was … Continue reading

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Building back (first ride since the fracture)

First ride on Big Guy in probably over a year. He’s been on rest for 7 months since the pelvis fracture and the three months before that we were in a temporary boarding situation that did not have a safe … Continue reading

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vet visit for the horse gang

I’ve gotten the okay from the vet to step up BG’s workout. I can take him over ground poles to strengthen the obviously, lax and weak hindquarters. There is still no guarantee he will be sound enough to ride and … Continue reading

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Pony gets the c(l)ue!

Something I forgot to post about today – I think Pandora has figured out that I want her to lie down! We did some arena work. To get there I had to go into the field where Caspian is temporarily. … Continue reading

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The benefit of videotaping

I am very glad that I am videotaping ZZ’s progress. As I told someone today, yes it was time for her Baby Memories videotaping session. Today, we had our third saddle fitting and walking session, grooming while being tied (added … Continue reading

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first saddling of Z

Today was ZZ’s first day to have a saddle on her back by me. I’m trying to ramp up a bit on the training. I’ve been tying her at the hitching rack for short periods of time while I get … Continue reading

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