Tag Archives: bonding

A struggling spring flower

For whatever reason, much stuff has been internally shifting this last month. I haven’t wanted to post about it because these emerging feelings are still very fragile. When I started off the established path about 17 years ago, I’ve struggled to … 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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Z with the neckrope

I had a wonderful day today with the horses and have much to report back to you… Even though it was hot hot hot – and 100 by 11 a.m. 😦 Anyway let’s focus on the good. First, after doing … Continue reading

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Freedom: Horse-led and Deciders

I’ve written before about Horse-led activities vs. Human-led activities when interacting with your horse. Horse-Led means that the horse determines the game, the length of the interaction, is able to disengage and leave, and overall provides the horse (within the … Continue reading

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Intuition or What is Right

I’ve been pondering the problem that is Z (rather like the old Sound of Music melody of Maria~How do you solve a problem like Maria?). While Ride the Right Horse did give me further insight into the mind of a … Continue reading

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long discourse on liberty work

One reason that I raise my eyebrows and roll my eyes with Big Name Trainers is their adherence to rules. It seems to be “do only this” when in reality, horses are individualistic animals which dictate a flexible and adaptable … Continue reading

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Come running when called

Here’s a photo from today – Pandora and ZZ in the alley and I’ve just called them to come down to me. The chestnut is ZZ’s Arabian gelding buddy.

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