Category Archives: Training

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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Sophie’s First Day of Training

Dancer was 20 years old when she gave birth to Sophie on August 17, 2013. During the later term of pregnancy, Dancer suffered with a horse disease called the heaves. A vet told me it’s a kind of horse asthma. … Continue reading

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Let’s Dance

There is no clear line between religion and horse training. Sorry. That’s not a perfect quote. It was (quote #1) “There is no clear line between religion and fly-fishing,” by Norman Maclean. I watched the Redford movie “A River Runs Through … Continue reading

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Horse Training Marathon

Over the years, I’ve unintentionally collected horses. Some of them wound up staying here because of past abuse and/or difficult temperaments. I don’t want to sell them at the sale barn where a lot of the horses are bought and sold … Continue reading

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