Category Archives: Straightness Training

Implementing a training schedule (part 3)

Well, those recent posts were all well and good but how are you going to do this day to day? How do you even make this plan of Friendship-Liberty-Traditional? The first thing I do is create a list of what … Continue reading

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Chunking down training tasks

(excuse the squealing in the above video, I’m trying to sound really excited! ha) Like I discussed in the last blog post, I’ve been re-examining my training on Dante. We need to move forward and we seemed to have gotten … Continue reading

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Free Play vs. Equipment Work

Before Dante was injured and work halted, I had noticed a big difference in his attitude when we did clicker training with a target and NO halter/cavesson on him, VS. when I did the same work with clicker and target, … Continue reading

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Finally back to some sort of work

Dante seems sound enough to get back to some basic work. I still think he seems a little off but I’ll need a helper to trot him off so I can view him from behind and lately I’ve been on … 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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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

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Rope Halters are a fake-out that people have bought into

I don’t like Rope Halters  – they are trendy NH shit that in reality is a false premise that it provides a “light” contact. No, they don’t. The thinner rope acts as a wire on the nose; it easily twists … Continue reading

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