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Report from Ottawa

I had the pleasure of teaching in Ottawa this past weekend. There were a great group of ladies with many, many years of combined horse experiences, but only a few who had been exposed to clicker training, and most of those through the dog world, so it was very exciting to see all of them […]
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Roll Up the Rim and Remove the Halter

As an aside for those of you playing the Tim Horton’s online no need to buy anything roll up the rim game, I found it to be an interesting experiment in reinforcement schedules. I played for a while and even managed to get badges that earned a ballot to a draw for a bigger prize […]
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Donkey Days

I thought it was finally time to write about my clinic in Denman Island that happened last year! It is almost time for this year’s clinic and there is one spot left for anyone interested. Definitely one of the best times of my year, so why don’t you join us and find out what I […]
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It’s Been a Year Already?

Well, 2015 certainly zipped by. I have now had ‘U’ for a bit over a year. Many people would not have been happy taking this amount of time to get to where we are in our relationship, but I have both the luxury, and experience to be able to do feel confident in this decision. […]
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‘U’ and Riding

‘U’ has been doing really well and, as you know, even participated in a clinic this year. He was also doing really well with regards to coming to the mounting block and inviting me to get on…or so I thought. He was happy to come to the block and even let me on. He was […]
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In the Land of Ponyfairy

I sure hope all of you have been enjoying this great fall weather and getting out riding while we can. I will admit my blog is a little late because this is exactly what I have been doing! One of the ladies, Heather, who came to my summer intensive clinic wrote a fabulous blog about […]
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Leaps and Bounds with U

It is hard to believe it has been almost a year since ‘U’ came to live with me. It has been so wonderful to watch him change from a sullen, depressed horse that would stand in the back corner of his stall with a grumpy face and go away air about him into a bright […]
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Catching Up With The Pony Fairy

As the old saying goes, ‘Time flies when you are having fun’. Well not all of these past few months have been fun, a lot has for sure, but it has sure flown by. Valor’s leg injury was looking good and then suddenly the stitches blew and it opened up again and along with it […]
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Be Ready for an Emergency

Well as they say, the best laid plans of mice and men… I had great intentions to get out several blogs, but as they also say…life happens. My two-year-old, Valor, managed to get a hind leg hung up in the wire fence. Luckily, he is the kind of horse who is easy going and has […]
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Cavalia Click That Teaches Clicker Clinic

Sooo it’s been a while since I blogged and many exciting things have happened! There have been two clinics and “U” is coming along nicely too and will post some videos of him soon. I was waiting to get photos from the official Cavalia photographer before posting about the clinic and they have finally arrived! […]
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Inspired By Our Peers

I have great news to share with you all. I am helping out Alexandra Kurland, my mentor, at a clicker clinic at Cavalia in Quebec at their home farm this coming week and have been busy prepping for that. If anyone is interested in attending the next clinic there in June please let me know […]
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‘U’ and ‘V’

Usually this blog is about ‘U’ but this week we are going to talk about ‘V’ or Valor. I wanted to talk a bit about him this week as a comparison to ‘U’. Valor is my not yet two, two-year-old Azteca gelding. I have had Valor since he was about four months old. His weaning […]
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“U” Part Three

As promised, I will have the after leading video in here for you to compare with the before one from an earlier blog. I hope you can see the start of the change in enthusiasm and energy being put forth by ‘U’. If you are watching his expression, you will see that he still has […]
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“U” Part Two

So, I hope all of you had a look at the video clip from the last blog. I’m pretty sure a lot of you out there may have looked at the video and thought ‘I don’t see any issue here,’ and I know that many people would be happy if their horse looked and acted […]
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The Story of “U”

So, at long last here is the first installment in the story of ‘U’ my recently acquired 14-year-old Lusitano gelding. He had spent most of his life, the last seven or so years at least, travelling and doing shows. He was kept in a stall and though he got out several times a day, he […]