Category Archives: Kiwi

Horse Training Marathon

Over the years, I’ve unintentionally collected horses. Some of them wound up staying here because of past abuse and/or difficult temperaments. I don’t want to sell them at the sale barn where a lot of the horses are bought and sold … Continue reading

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My Personal Horse Training Marathon

Today I rode four horses in this order: Pearl, Jihad, Dawn Treader and Kiwi. I rode them in the order of least to best trained, although perhaps Dawn Treader is a little more advanced than Kiwi. Dawn Treader is so … Continue reading

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“The woods are lovely, dark and deep…”

At dusk and in the misty rain Dawn Treader and I spent a quiet moment and I thought of Robert Frost’s poem.. I hadn’t really thought of it as a method, but with the new trainees I have used Stacy’s … Continue reading

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  In the Bible when the people were rebellious the prophets would often call them “a stiff necked people”. I’m sure the visual reference “stiff necked” was referring to livestock, such as oxen, donkeys or horses. The animal will show … Continue reading

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Training Log: Kiwi, fear frustration anger

Training Log: Kiwi day twenty-four, fourteenth ride ordinary parked non-threatening skidder scary skidder as seen by a horse Sunday, January 09, 2011 No one knows how the world looks through a horse’s eyes.  Some have said a horse can see … Continue reading

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