Category Archives: Johnny

Horse Training: Johnny’s Report Card

Johnny Walker has gone back to his owner. I generally have a three year old for only thirty days, but I got to keep Johnny for sixty.  The extra thirty days with Johnny really helped to finish him in the … Continue reading

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Horse Training: Johnny, Day Nineteen through Thirty

    My computer caught a virus and I had to bring it to the computer vet to get it healed.  I’m just now getting back on schedule with the blog.  In the meantime, I rode Johnny many times but … Continue reading

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horse Training: Johnny, Day Eighteen

Johnny and I took a beautiful ride in the rain. He seemed to enjoy himself and was extra responsive to training, but after about an hour  he seemed over-loaded and just wouldn’t listen any more, although he was still polite. … Continue reading

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Horse Training, Johnny: Day Nine through Thirteen

10/3-7/2011   I have broken down horse training into four categories. These categories overlap one another, but generally progress in stages, gradually preceding the previous stage in importance and emphasis. 1. Exposure: introducing the colt to humans and human paraphernalia … Continue reading

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Horse Training: Johnny Day Eight

Through the Gate Almost from the first day of training in the pen I attempt to ride my colts through the gate. My first attempts are usually futile. I wind up getting off to open the gate from the ground. … Continue reading

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