Monthly Archives: June 2012

Getting One Horse out of the Field

This video shows how much easier it is for me to get one horse out of the field while the other stays in. Maurice will back up from a “pointed finger” cue and stay put to eat his reward, and … Continue reading

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Introducing the Cavesson

Today we started the very beginnings of our Straightness Training by introducing the cavesson (something new for all 3 of us!).  The first exercise in ST is ”forward down” which teaches the horse to relax his head and neck forward … Continue reading

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Marijke de Jong Straightness Training

I’ve just signed up for Marijke de Jong’s Straightness Training home study course! Marijke presented a 2hr free webinar introduction to Straightness Training last night and I really loved her philosophy and approach to horse training.  I already know some … Continue reading

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Picking out Hooves – Back to Kindergarten

Picking out Frankie’s hooves has totally fallen apart … I’m wondering if this is because of how I’ve just been shovelling treats into him for standing still for the farrier (trimmer), without paying any attention to what his feet are … Continue reading

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Shower 3

Frankie stood at liberty to be showered, today we got all the way up both front legs, across his chest, and along his left side up to his hip. Only our 3rd session and I’m pleased with progress  I’m especially … Continue reading

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Shower Time!

It’s hit 38 degs here so it’s time for daily showers to cool off the horses. Frankie doesn’t like the hose at all, if I’m using it on Maurice he stays well out of the way. Yesterday I gave Moz … Continue reading

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Fly Spray

This morning I sprayed Maurice and then tried to spray Frankie – he ran away!  So that told me what my next training task was  So this evening I got out the spray bottle with just water in, asked Frankie … Continue reading

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