Monthly Archives: March 2012

Being Caught and Hoof Trimming

Andy went to get Maurice out of the field for the farrier and Frankie got out too, so Andy called me to come get him back in.  He was grazing so I laid the rope over his neck (I do … Continue reading

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Stand on a Tree Stump

I was pretty tired after the session with Frankie and didn’t really know what to do with Maurice.  I was going to just go sit with him while he ate grass but then I spied a slice of tree trunk … Continue reading

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Leading and a Little Walk

Started by calling the horses up and then gave them some hay, not to repeat last session where Frankie was a bit high energy.  All that achieved was him standing by the gate getting anxious and waiting for me.  And … Continue reading

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What Not To Do

Frankie was pretty fidgetty with his head and nippy today, and Maurice was extra vocal about being left in the field.  I probably shouldn’t have taken Frankie up to the picadeiro straight after he cantered up the hill when I … Continue reading

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Session with Amber

We did pre WWYLM – Amber led Maurice round the flower pot circle and I c/t at each one.  This was more for Amber than Moz, to get her walking where she wanted to go rather than following him around … Continue reading

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Lots of Different Things!

Today Amber (9yrs old) was here.  We took Frankie up to the picadeiro and she brushed him while I clicked for him staying calm and ears forwards.  Amber picked each front foot up 3 times – Frankie was a little unsure … Continue reading

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Backing Up

Unplanned training session this morning in my dressing gown (whilst waiting for chicken to lay egg for breakfast)!  Inspired by people on the Clix College forum I’ve decided I’d also like to teach my boys (especially Frankie) to back across the picadeiro. … Continue reading

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