Author Archives: J.R.

Training Mission

After the training session with Taj, I got out Mission. He is three. His dam was Fanny and his sire was Titan. I have been intermittent with his training. I started his training last fall, but not often enough to have very … Continue reading

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Training Taj Mahal

  Taj Mahal received his name because my daughter, Josie, was traveling in India and visited the Taj Mahal on the day that he was born. At the moment, I don’t remember his exact birthday. Maybe Josie will have a record. I … Continue reading

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Mission Ground Driving

Today was the first day in the four days of training that Mission stood for the saddle. Consequently, there was no round penning. I tied the rope to each side of the bosal and ground drove him. This was the … Continue reading

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Mission Saddle Introduction

  Last May I round penned Mission to a successful join-up, but I didn’t put a saddle on.   Mission is now two years and four months old. He seems physically immature for his age, but he is still a stallion and … Continue reading

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Horse Training Rocky: June 1-8

I didn’t get to ride over the last weekend, but I have ridden Rocky last Thursday, Friday and every day this week up to Friday the 9th. Rocky’s owner asked me if Rocky had an attitude. Perhaps Rocky’s owner meant … Continue reading

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