Author Archives: J.R.

Rocky-May Training

  May 24 When the colts and fillies first arrive in the round pen they mostly want to run away from me. I encourage this. I make the kiss sound, which they quickly interpret as a go forward cue. I … Continue reading

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Rocky: Horse Training Lesson One

Rocky is a Curly Horse. He is six years old about 14 hands and a stallion. He is totally preoccupied with mares and fillies. I can relate to these overwhelming preoccupations with the opposite sex, but not lately. A long … Continue reading

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Horse Training Log ‎8/‎23/‎16

Sophie Today, same as yesterday, only about twice as long a ride. The biggest difference was that today her rein-back was nearly perfect every time. We cantered for the first time. Pearl We worked exclusively in the riding pen. She … Continue reading

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Horse Training Log ‎Monday, ‎August ‎22, ‎2016

Sophie With horse training, it is probably a good thing when each day seems the same especially when there is still some potential wild behavior. At least there were no cowboy moments today. As she keeps to this calm behavior … Continue reading

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Training Sophie Day 6 – 11,  Sunny Delight and Pearl

After the breakthrough on the fifth session (the last post), we repeated the circle game for two more days because she continued to run away when I presented the saddle. Finally, she stopped running and moved out only when I … Continue reading

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