Category Archives: Training Diary

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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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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Why Would You Leave Me?

It’s ages since I’ve done anything with Maurice, poor old boy. Today I picked up where we’d left off months ago – working on “Why Would You Leave Me? (WWYLM)”.  We pretty much got back to the same place we’d … Continue reading

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