Tag Archives: Noble

One step backward, three steps forward

With all of us finally sound and healthy, I took a day off work to make a long weekend and get some momentum with the horses.  Coffee, Roxie, and Tally are beginning to gain some fitness.  It is wonderful to … Continue reading

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In a Split Second

It was Monday and, in the words of The Bangles, it had been a Manic Monday.  But the evening was cool, and well suited for working with the horses.  I was probably too tired, but I’d been unable to work … Continue reading

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I’m still here!

I have not been in the saddle for over six months. One of the longest rainy seasons on record, followed by horse injuries, then my own, have created a formula for stagnation on the horse training front. It’s a formula … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Fly Masks

It’s been the same story every year.  The flies come out.  Coffee and Tally do the Cha-Cha when the fly spray touches their sensitive hides.  And Noble remembers that he’s much taller than we are, when it’s time to wear … Continue reading

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Noble and the mud

There is one constant, every winter – Noble hates the mud.  Once it reaches a certain point of sloppiness, there is nothing that will entice him to cross the ‘bog’ to reach the higher ground and grass.  This has been … Continue reading

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Horsekeeping while ill

The last thing I want to do is drag myself out from under the warm blanket, in my warm house, to venture out into the cold and the rain.  It has been over a week, and four tissue boxes, and … Continue reading

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The fearful equine

A recent Facebook conversation about positive reinforcement led to someone asking a question about one of my favorite fallacies – if you comfort a fearful or spooking horse, aren’t you just reinforcing the fear?  I first encountered that idea when … Continue reading

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