Category Archives: Pearl

Ruby: Day 15 horse training walking quietly

  Today in the round pen, when I walked toward her with the saddle, she ran away. I encouraged her to run by slapping the whip on the ground. I asked her to turn and go the other direction often. … Continue reading

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Ruby and Pearl: Day 14 horse training milestones

Today I took the mares out for their daily ride. I left the other one so that she couldn’t be seen by the one I was working with. It worked better. Jigginess is a vice or a fault in which … Continue reading

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Ruby and Pearl: Day 13 Horse Training/ Separation Anxiety or Buddy Sour

I was wrong about Pearl not caring about the separation from Ruby. She didn’t show any anxiety in the pasture. However, I rode Pearl yesterday. I saddled up Pearl pretty close to where I’ve been keeping Ruby, and Pearl showed … Continue reading

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Ruby and Pearl: Day 7 Horse Training

Sensitization and desensitization are two major components of horse training. Sensitization has to do with the horse┬ánoticing and responding to the aids i.e. reins, legs, and voice. Desensitization has to do with the horse getting used to and remaining calm … Continue reading

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Ruby and Pearl: Day 6 Horse Training

Ruby and Pearl: Day 6 Horse Training “Patience, time, and consistency will get you there. I have faith in you. ” Gina Haggard: horse trainer, friend   Any job of work that you undertake, especially when there are some surprises, … Continue reading

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