Category Archives: Training

A catch all category for all horse training. Specific trainers have their own category.

Working towards Panther Walk, moving leg lifts forward

It’s been really exciting to follow @intrinzen (on Instagram) as their philosophy closely matches mine (more then any trainer I’ve ever reviewed) and has been a lot of what I’ve personally been striving towards but without having as clear or developed a … Continue reading

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Teaching the Horse to Lift a Leg

One of the things I’ve been working on with Dante is Leg Lifts. This isn’t about lifting a hoof to have it picked out or for farrier work (although you could use it for that) but lifting a foreleg higher … Continue reading

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Horse notes to self

I’m going to start this new thing where a few times a month I’ll jot down some things that have struck me about the training process that I want to remember but don’t really call for an entire blog post … Continue reading

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Playing Horse Ball, leveling up

I posted last month about introducing a large beach ball to the ponies and to Dante. The goal is to get them to free play by moving, kicking and chasing the ball. Benefits: Physically, the horse is determining the pace … Continue reading

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Ramener: the neck, the poll and the back

I mentioned earlier that I was playing around with Ramener so wanted to show you some video. This is only the first of a complicated exercise so I’ll have several more videos as Dante progresses. This is my take on this: … Continue reading

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Catching horses in the field

Here I will give three examples of different horses; all had a degree of disengagement with humans, from mild to severe. Dante – Morgan-Draft X was only ridden occasionally and was plucked out of field to be the grand kids … Continue reading

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rain

We’ve had two weeks of a lot of rain, and only a day here or there that I got anything done with Dante. What little work I did do was a little clicker training with leg lifts, kicking the ball, … Continue reading

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