Category Archives: Training

Training Sophie Day 6 – 11,  Sunny Delight and Pearl

After the breakthrough on the fifth session (the last post), we repeated the circle game for two more days because she continued to run away when I presented the saddle. Finally, she stopped running and moved out only when I … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Training the Fifth Day

As we commenced our circle dance, Sophie, frantic to get out, demonstrated a new level of wildness. This is a problem. As we are working out the training Sophie should be paying more and more attention to me, not concentrating … Continue reading

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Sophie Day Four

Sophie was afraid of the saddle as I walked toward her saddle in hand, so we commenced our circle dance once again. As she circled around me in the round pen she persisted in seeking for a means of escape. … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Third Day

With no halter or any kind of restraint, Sophie stood calmly for the blanket and saddle. To reward her for her lack of fear, I refrained from the round pen exercises. I put the saddle and blanket on and off … Continue reading

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Training Sophia Day 2

Sophie and I were getting harassed by flies of all makes and sizes. Suddenly there seemed to be a calm in the storm of bugs. I looked around; the sudden lack of bugs seemed uncanny.  A sentinel of mini-helicopters had … Continue reading

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