Category Archives: Training

Training Taj Mahal

  Taj Mahal received his name because my daughter, Josie, was traveling in India and visited the Taj Mahal on the day that he was born. At the moment, I don’t remember his exact birthday. Maybe Josie will have a record. I … Continue reading

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Mission Ground Driving

Today was the first day in the four days of training that Mission stood for the saddle. Consequently, there was no round penning. I tied the rope to each side of the bosal and ground drove him. This was the … Continue reading

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Mission Saddle Introduction

  Last May I round penned Mission to a successful join-up, but I didn’t put a saddle on.   Mission is now two years and four months old. He seems physically immature for his age, but he is still a stallion and … Continue reading

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Horse Training Rocky: June 1-8

I didn’t get to ride over the last weekend, but I have ridden Rocky last Thursday, Friday and every day this week up to Friday the 9th. Rocky’s owner asked me if Rocky had an attitude. Perhaps Rocky’s owner meant … Continue reading

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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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