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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Elevate Yourself!

Last night a monsoon blew through town, and I mean BLEW! These very large, boisterous summer storms send out significant wind gusts ahead of the dark clouds, thunder, lightening and heavy rain. I was feeding my herd when the wind … Continue reading

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Movement Inspiration at Liberty… More

What has been most interesting to me recently, has been discovering which of my horses prefer the come along or the squirt off as a way of creating energy and under what conditions. (See previous post for descriptions of each). … Continue reading

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Movement Inspiration at Liberty!

Some horses are just naturally energetic, athletic and brimming with spirit and personality. The spirit of some horses are an elusive treasure that has to be coaxed through, oh, so carefully. As I repeat myself often – every horse is … Continue reading

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Relax… then Reward Food, pt 1

Recently, I’ve been helping a few of my horses relax during the “receipt” of their food reward, and also lessening of some of the excitement and stress (with the goal of removing any and all stress). But before I explain … Continue reading

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Relax… then Food Reward, pt 2

Now that I presented my general feelings about using food rewards in horse teaching and playing sessions – let me return to the original reason for this post, and that is helping my horses relax more when they are receiving … Continue reading

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Whisper, Please!

Years ago a farrier was working with one of my horses, and he wanted the horse to take a few steps to the side. He pushed on my horse’s hip and my horse didn’t move. He pushed harder and my … Continue reading

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Liberty is in the NOW!

Every time I meet new handlers and their horses, my insight and inspiration deepens. Recently I presented a 1-day introduction into Liberty. It was a very windy day. there was some concern about the wind and how the horses would … Continue reading

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Touch First, Walk off Second

This is part 2, and follows the previous post:”Don’t Touch Me!” When India was relaxing walking next to me, very close to my body, I began to reach out and pet his neck and shoulder. This was not well-received. I … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch Me!

I’ve noticed a very interesting phenomenon at Liberty and that is this: Some of my horses really enjoy being touched and petted, at Liberty, when we are hanging out. And most (not all) of my horses enjoy my presence up … Continue reading

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