Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Walk up the Track

We walked about 3/4 of the way up the track today!! Frankie was really calm almost all the time, not too bothered about exploring things and when he did want to check something out he asked politely and gave his … Continue reading

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Frankie Exploring

Frankie loves to explore, and in his excitement usually forgets all about me … so here I’m rewarding him for giving me his attention and not dragging me around all over the place!

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Little Leading Lesson

After he’d had his tea last night Frankie was asking me to do something with him, so I decided as our exploring sessions (last one not written about but was videod – must upload them!) have been going pretty well … Continue reading

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Exploring

Well … the geodome is still up in the picadeiro, and there’s various other bits of party leftovers strewn around outside … so instead of not using the picadeiro until it’s all cleared away I realised I should follow the … Continue reading

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Back-Up on a Voice Cue

I decided today that I’d like to finally get something on a voice cue, and reckoned that Back-Up would be the easiest and the most useful (particularly for when I want to get one horse out and keep the other … Continue reading

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Walk and Halt Softly

What a timely video from Clix College today! http://www.hannahdawsonequine.co.uk/cc-home/videos/leading-and-in-hand-work/walk-and-halt-softly/ Since Frankie learnt how to pull away from me I’ve needed to do more work on leading him, but torrential rain has rather stopped play. Today the sun came out briefly … Continue reading

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Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals

Really interesting talk and videos – a must watch! http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

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