Category Archives: Dina-mite

Training Dina: day five through eight

These photos illustrate the exercise of pulling. I’m normally mounted on the horse, but I was doing this exercise on this horse when she fell over. When Kathy took these pictures I was  in too much pain to mount. In … Continue reading

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Horse Training: Dina-mite, day four

It was a gray, gusty day. I knew Dina-mite would be tempted to be spooky in the wind so I made an effort to keep things as calm and pleasant as possible. I led her to the round pen with … Continue reading

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Horse Training: Dina-mite, Day Three

I saddled her by the barn and then rode to the round pen about 100 yards. She was crabby, ears pointing out flattened sideways, tail swishing. I round-penned her for a good long while. She brightened up considerably and got … Continue reading

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Horse Training: Dina-mite, Day Two

Today Dina-mite was a lot more relaxed and compliant than yesterday. I could still feel her tension but not as much as yesterday. I spent extra time in the round pen where she was able to walk and trot around … Continue reading

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Horse Training: Dina-mite

KHAVEL is Dina-mite’s registered name. She is eight years old. Her bloodlines go back to Crabbet-bred Arabians from Great Britain. True to what I have heard about the Crabbet lines she is structurally correct, gentle and good tempered, stocky for … Continue reading

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