Monthly Archives: November 2016

Leave ’em wanting more

One of the changes I’ve made with my training routine with Dante is using the concept of leaving him wanting more – not training to the brink of his endurance and mine, but backing off considerably on the time length … Continue reading

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Dante’s winter training schedule

Knowing that Dante is PSSM1 has actually made me feel free of the worry about when we will get to riding. I now know there is a physical issue for him and it makes me more understanding that our time … Continue reading

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Horse Hack: Shortening Lunge Lines

I bought this lungeline from Jeffers and I really like it! It is has a soft feel in the hand which is really nice. It’s rather hard to describe but definitely I like it better then the other flat lines … Continue reading

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PSSM confirmed, where we go from here

I got Dante’s test results back today via email and it confirmed what I suspected – he is PSSM Type 1 positive: Perhaps it is my experience with Pepper and her Cushings, but I’ve been suspicious from Day 1. I … Continue reading

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Gaining the right tempo

We are on fire today! Feeling a lot better about Dante after today and hopefully this signals an upward trend. About a month ago I noticed an issue – when Dante and I would do our ground work which required … Continue reading

Posted in Art2Ride, Clicker Training, Dante, Klaus Hempfling KFH, Linda Tellington-Jones TTEAM, Pyschology and Behavior, Straightness Training | Leave a comment