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Proudest Sister on the Planet

That’s right. I am without a doubt the proudest sister on the planet right now. As some of you may remember, Jen (my sister) and Luc rocked their very first cross country schooling a few weeks ago. It was a huge confidence booster for them heading into their very first three-day event. You can probably […]
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What to Leave Behind, What to Take Forward: Part 1

I wanted to share Alexandra Kurland’s reply to a recent question posted in the online course forum here, as it says so many things that people new to clicker training need to know, and there was no point in writing my own version as she writes so much more eloquently! There are several parts. This […]
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Bill’s Trip to the Emergency Room

Monday evening Bill came off Zeloso during a jumping lesson with Dominique. Zeloso OVER jumped a small jump. Bill was a bit off balance because of this athletic maneuvour. Within a few strides there was a turn to the left at the end of the arena. Zeloso stumbled and Bill hit the dirt. Mainly his […]
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To Pick or Not to Pick: Ins & Outs of Field Manure Management

While not the most glamorous of topics associated with the equine industry, good manure management practices are essential for horse farm owners and the health of your horses. Economic and environmental advantages are many and include: • Improved soil quality and productivity • Protecting surface water, ground water and drinking water • Protecting air quality […]
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Small Victories

Today’s word of the day is DISTRACTED, defined as being unable to concentrate because one’s mind is preoccupied. That is how Luc felt for the majority of my latest ride. There was no real reason for it other than the fact that he got two new girls in his paddock – which, for the record, […]
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Spring Song on Film

Here are some videos showing Spring Song’s training progress. Spring Song garrocha pole and gate Obstacles set one Spring Song Head loop Spring Song September 2014 Favourite Things    
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Horse, Follow Closely

A few weeks ago a friend gave me a book to read. It’s “Horse, Follow Closely” by GaWaNi Pony Boy. The book I read was printed in 2000 and this was the fifth printing. GaWaNi Pony Boy starts with an explanation of the herd, then he relates an incident. A horse got loose and he […]
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Pax Rocks the Show

Ron and Pax attended the Canadian Breed show near Erin this past weekend. The biggee…would he get on the trailer in a timely fashion? He was on and happy within 30 seconds. Whew! Saturday his first class was a halter class of geldings. He won it. He distinguished himself by nibbling on the judge’s hat […]