Category Archives: Learning w/ Play & Curiosity

Turning the Key in the Lock, Dante improves

Friday evening had cooled off so I returned with hubby and started the next stage  of Dante’s training: Would Dante follow a new target? Oh yes, he would! After one click, he latched on to the new target and would … Continue reading

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Relaxed Thoughts

Let’s return to Z. She got most of the summer off due to heat and then she was moved up to Missouri. Not having to board her is WONDERFUL!! In the horse management world everything has gone along very well. … Continue reading

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Intuitive Explorations with bodywork

Z and I are continuing to grope about for some sort of mutual understanding. I’ve reduced her actual work sessions to 30 minutes which are a 100 percent, concentrated focus by her and me on simple, but intense, tasks. We’ll be back … Continue reading

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mimicking communication

After reading Gallop to Freedom (Pignon) it got me thinking about using more mimicking play in my work with the horses. Pignon writes about how he will experiment with imitating the horses to see how they respond. While I’ve done a … Continue reading

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thinking outside the box

Note: The information about Linda Tellington Jones methods (TTouch and TTeam) is my opinion and interpretation of materials – numerous books, DVD’s, online YouTube videos, public blog etc…  This post is in no way implies an endorsement by Linda Tellington-Jones of myself, my blog, or videos. I have taken a … Continue reading

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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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The Student’s (Horse) Attitude

If you were teaching, what child would you want? The child who, when you show up, gives a big sigh, slowly pulls out his schoolbooks, and then finds a million excuses (i.e. going to the bathroom, sharpening the pencil, needing … Continue reading

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