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Hombre Takes on the Red Carpet

Today when I walked into the upper barn, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER Hombre came to his door and greeted me. Usually he’s busy eating. In the arena I started with walking around and whenever he came to me (without being called) click/treat. I popped up...

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Horses Communicating

Spring Song communicating. Z and Z communicating. Here’s Pax learning to nicker for a treat....

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Watch the Boys Learning to Read

Here’s a video of Zeloso learning how to read. Here’s a video of Zelador learning how to read. We have footage of Pax, Blue and Spring Song and as soon as Bill puts it into the computer I can create videos....

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Meet Hombre

Hombre is an off-the-track Thoroughbred who is living at Winsong Farm. I’m working with him at liberty and with games and tricks. This evening was my 14th day with him (fourteen days in a row). A little history on his rolling out the carpet: the fi...

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Reading and Flag Waving with Zelador

Today I placed a big muck bucket in the northwest corner of Zelador’s stall. His stall is 22’ x 11’ which gives us plenty of room to play games. Along the south wall I put a halter on the ground and at the southeast corner I put a lead line. I ...

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Blowing Bubbles with Zelador

I introduced Zelador to bubble blowing in his stall. When he first saw bubbles a few years ago he turned and left me. He went to the far side of the stall and put his head to the wall. He was genuinely frightened, but trying ever so hard to control h...

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Lauren Bode Booklet Launch

We’re having a Booklet Launch Sunday October 16 from 2:00-3:00 at Winsong Farm near Nobleton, Ontario. The Winsong Farm horses will perform at liberty. They’re looking forward to thanking Lauren Bode for representing animals. Pre-registration req...

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Zelador the Cat

August 24 was our weekly lesson with our instructor. At one point I asked the instructor, “What is going on here!” (Zelador wasn’t exactly “with me”.) My instructor said, “You two aren’t on the same wave-length.” A bit later in the le...

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A Soccer Star in the Making

Today Spring Song did something that was amazing. I first got interested in teaching horses things before the boys were born in 2004. My blacksmith told me about a man who was in his 70s and competing in Quarterama (a BIG event in Toronto for Quarter...

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A Round Pen Performance

Zelador performed in the round pen with about 15 people watching: 1. Rolled out the carpet 2. Fetched Mickey Mouse 3. Picked the “Dr. Trout” card when asked (the “Winnie” card was also available) 4. Blew bubbles 5. Did a lousy job with the ma...

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