Tag Archives: positive reinforcement

Bargaining with Noble

When you weigh over 1300 pounds, view the world from somewhere north of seven feet, and have feet large enough to serve dinner on, you command a lot of respect.  Add to that a genius for picking up on cause … Continue reading

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“Needs manners!”

On his visit this week, our farrier declared to my mother that Noble “needs manners!”  This declaration followed an ill-advised decision to disregard my mother’s advice, ignore what has worked in the past, and have his assistant catch and hold … Continue reading

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Personalities “in the bag”

Miss Tally has now been introduced to the bag goblin several times.  Each time it’s “new” to her – but she admittedly takes less time to settle each time.  But, simply aiming it at a different body part makes it … Continue reading

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Halloween comes early …

The spooks and goblins have come early to our place this year – only it’s carrots, not candy, that is getting handed out!

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Crime and punishment

I often start several drafts of posts at one time – sometimes they make it in, sometimes I go back and have lost the original inspiration.  This one was drafted several months ago … and I had forgotten just how … Continue reading

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Do not eliminate the negative!

You’ve got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative Johnny Mercer That advice may be very sound for living your life – but it’s not so valid when it comes to horse training.

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Choice and control

Well, I was all ready to sit down to write a new post … later than I’d hoped. However, someone shared this fabulous video on Facebook and I just had to share it here.

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