Monthly Archives: December 2012

Stand on Mat in Paddock

I decided I should really get around to teaching Frankie to wait in place while I take Maurice out of the paddock, as it currently needs two people to get one horse out and keep the other one in. I … Continue reading

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Halter 2

2nd session of putting the halter on today, went really quickly!  Frankie started off even further on from where we left off yesterday – he immediately started really searching out the loop to put his nose in. Yesterday I was … Continue reading

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Putting the Halter on

Frankie’s been a bit rubbish about having his halter put on lately (the ear is no longer an issue). Although he’ll bring his head towards the halter when I hold it out he has started lifting his head as I … Continue reading

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Maurice and his Handy Indicator!

Interesting session with Maurice today. I decided to teach him to move away from me when I touch his hindquarters (would make mucking out his stable while he’s in it a whole lot easier!). I started by just laying my … Continue reading

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Horse Agility – Narrow Gap

We’ve been practising a couple of Horse Agility obstacles – choosing to do them at liberty of course! For this one you have to “park” your horse and walk through a “narrow gap” and then ask the horse to come … Continue reading

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Walking up the Track at Liberty

Unfortunately Andy didn’t get the whole walk in the video, but still enough to show how much we have improved our walk up the track. We can now do it at liberty where once Frankie would sometimes pull away and … Continue reading

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Do You Have to Do That?

Yesterday I read a post on facebook entitled “Don’t” by Bookends Farm and it got me thinking about how words can affect our actions, and beliefs – particularly in connection to how we relate to, and interact with, our horses. … Continue reading

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