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Refocusing on Games at Liberty

The day dawned with a temperature of -23. Undaunted I decided to not ride and refocus on games at liberty. The temperature in the arena started at -12 and worked its way up to -7 while I played with Blue, the Pax, then Kye, then Spring Song and final...

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Leading from Behind

This is about our fourth attempt at me leading Zelador from the croup....

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Zelador Cleans Up

Here’s Zelador tidying up the arena....

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Toys in a Bucket

Well, Zelador did a fabulous job today at liberty. I’ve played with the game, on and off for many years, of putting toys in a bucket…cleaning up after playing. I’ve never really gotten very far. I’ve used plastic garbage cans. These are v...

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Find Alex

Much to my surprise the forecasted low of -19 was totally incorrect! It’s -28.7. This afternoon around 1:00 it will warm up to -15 for a few hours with the wind chill -30 or warmer. That’s when I’ll turn the horses out. The Vizslas are not amus...

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Check Out The Power of 2

This past summer during the Pan Am Games the movie “The Power of 2, On the Road to Gold” was featured at one of the cultural events. I was unable to attend the showing and tried to find other times that the movie would be presented. I was unsucce...

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Ghost Horse

Ellen Cameron created the attached photo of Zelador and Zeloso. Her website is at www.ellencameron.com  ...

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Flying Changes

I decided to try to teach the horses to do flying changes at liberty, travelling beside me. They already do them changing from circle to circle. I’ve done two sessions with Zelador. One key element is establishing a safe distance between him and me...

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Holiday Walk

Ron rode Pax during the Holiday Walk. When Pax first saw the baby stroller he was a bit concerned, but he was quickly able to relax when the “thing” was nearby. The weather was a bit challenging, but the cool temperature (zero) and wind were NOT ...

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Fencing, Bowing and Cavorting Around the Farm

There’s been a lot going on around the farm. Here are some notes on a few of them: 1. We’re doing some fence repairs on the farm. In the morning I talked with the workers, Joe, Brandon and Sally, and pointed out which paddocks did not have ho...

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