Tag Archives: horse behavior

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

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toolbox training

Because I’ve been a bit testy lately in the blog, I think I will review some of the Big Name Trainers and how I personally use them (if I do) in my toolbox. Yes, I do sometimes have a Cafeteria … Continue reading

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groundwork seduction

More truth telling…. People who train and ride, fall into two broad camps when it comes to their attitude about groundwork training. The first camp, probably the majority of riders, do very little to none. They want to ride and don’t … Continue reading

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let’s talk realilty

This blog isn’t here to win a popularity contest – it’s simply for my own pleasure and if a few friends want to join in great. I enjoy reading everyone’s comments and definitely want to remain open minded about other points … Continue reading

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“She’s not like other people’s grandmothers….” Reuben Starkadder, Cold Comfort Farm Over the course of my ownership of Z, it’s been hard to convince people about her personality. Memorably, was the time I was in the Carolyn Resnick online clinic and … Continue reading

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when girls are involved!

Because of Big Guy’s age (18) and his history of the pelvic fracture, the BO has in her mind that he is an old crippled horse that shouldnt’ do anything, let alone trot about 🙂 I’ve tried to tell her … 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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