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Protected: Dealing with Trainers and Riders (when it’s your horse)

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For some time I have suspected that some of Z’s misbehavior is pain-related (tip offs: would not canter in liberty or pasture, had hard time lifting hind feet for trimming, was uncomfortable having back touched, would pin ears when going … Continue reading

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Looking for an inside turn

Today it was cooler – not so high on the humidity. In the round pen we worked on inside turns. You cut the RP in half and turn the horse at let’s say 12 o’clock and then at 6 o’clock. … Continue reading

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a protest is lodged

LOL! Well as soon as I posted how great Z was doing under saddle, she took a turn for the worst today. Today Z decided that trotting while saddled was the WORST THING EVAH! The reality, and don’t ask me … Continue reading

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Z bucked me off today. I am not surprised because I knew she was getting mad about this whole issue of being mounted. This is just her – because she has this strong will of what she wants to do … Continue reading

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Another blanketing adventure

Today approaching the warm 70s during the trim work for all the horses. By the time I walked out the door at 5 p.m to do some evening Christmas shopping, it had dropped at least 30 degrees in the last … Continue reading

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Parting ways – saddlewise and with ownership

There is something cockeyed in his stupid brain that will never be “fixed.” Or perhaps I just don’t have the patience, time and money to do so. Continue reading

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