Category Archives: Pandora

My 39″ Miniature-Shetland cross pony who is a Tobiano colored. Originally, part of my lesson horses, Pandora now enjoys life as a retired, and opinionated, mascot and pet.

Dante’s Supplement update and worming

I’ve been horrible about the horse’s worming schedule. Today, I fed the ponies a feed through wormer as they can both be difficult to paste worm and this is very easy on them. I probably will end up switching them … Continue reading

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Playing with a ball – clicker training

Teaching a horse to roll or play with a ball is an easy thing to do with clicker training. It’s a variation of Touching Target, but can become a game you play together, kicking the ball at each other to … Continue reading

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Dead Lame

Dancer gave me a huge scare three days ago. She came up dead lame. We took off her hoof castings and because it was in the middle of the night it wasn’t possible until the next day to examine it … Continue reading

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Dancer gets another round of hoof castings

The first time we did hoof castings we had not cut the slipper toe back very far as we were worried she would go lame like she had in the past. Because of that I don’t think the progress, which … Continue reading

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Dancer’s Hooves get another Hoof Casting Treatment

After doing a natural trim for years (Pete Ramey) we have not seen improvement in Dancer (aka Pandora’s) hooves like we wanted. The right foreleg is the most unsound due to laminitis and has a “slipper toe” but when trimmed … Continue reading

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Clicker Training – deal with the greedy horse by teaching Look Away

One of the biggest issues people have with Clicker Training is the idea that the horse will become dangerous once food is provided as a reward. However, when you train properly with Clicker Training this becomes less of an issue … Continue reading

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Improving pony’s hooves (thrush, laminitis, founder)

For about the last five years I’ve been battling with Pandora’s hooves. I’m pretty sure she has foundered and most likely the coffin bone has rotated.¬†We would get her hooves starting to improve and then they would go right back … Continue reading

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