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‘A’ Challenge Complete

Today it’s August 30, 2015. On July 31 I started showing six horses the letter ‘A’, Zelador, Zeloso, Spring Song, Kye, Blue and Pax. On July 31 I set a challenge for myself: to present the letter ‘A’ to the horses every day for 30 days. Tod...

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Smarty Pants Spring Song

Something really interesting happened with Spring Song today. She had a lesson with Alex Reinfels (he rode her) yesterday so today I wanted to change things up by only playing with her in the arena. I turned her loose and started bringing out toys fo...

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21 ‘A’ Days

For the last week I’ve been presenting the word ‘EAR’ occasionally to all six horses and almost daily to Zelador, Zeloso and Spring Song. I place the letters left to right just as they would appear in print. I think back on the learning...

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Hot, Hot Working Equitation Clinic

This heat wave just doesn’t seem to be going away. Sunday during our Working Equitation Clinic the really smart people rode before 11:00. I snuck in a half-our session from 8:30 to 9:00. My scheduled spot was 2:00 to 3:00. Kimberly da Silva’s bee...

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Here’s to Ears

I love those giant steps forward!!!! Today I took my box with the letter ‘A’ on it and added two cylinders, one red and one blue. One had the letter ‘E’ on paper taped to the cylinder and the other had the letter ‘R’. I figured I should f...

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Talented Horses

I Googled “Talented Horses” and on the page there was one strip of photos of “Talented Horses”. You will NOT believe who was in the first photo!!!! It was the classic picture taken in our arena with Sue and Zelador sitting and looking at each...

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Choosing ‘A’ Word

Today’s letter ‘A’ was lovely. Once again I presented to one horse after another (this allows plenty of time to eat the treat between touching the ‘A’). I did the wooden letter and the boxes. This time I used the blue box an...

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‘A’ Update

Today McGuire Fencing came to put in a fence dividing off a portion of our middle paddock. The new section will have permanent Working Equitation articles in it. Yippee! The fencers also replaced the sagging, old west side of the paddock east of the ...

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Dinner Interruption

I received this email from a friend. “…and this horse next door will not stop neighing and it is a loud, long neigh. He is beautiful, but I could use a break. I hope they bring his friend back soon!” A few minutes later the followin...

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Seven Days of ‘A’

Zelador let me know that he LOVES the blue box (the letter ‘A’ is on the green box). When I asked him to touch the letter ‘A’ Zelador picked up the blue box, tossed it, picked it up again, brought it to me, dropped it, spun it...

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