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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bridge Horses

What is a bridge horse? It’s a term I’ve come up with to describe the horse that has relationships with a group of horses or an individual horse, and then because of these relationships, the bridge horse is able to … Continue reading

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Liberty with Mocha, pt 2

Now that a connection has been started (previous post, Liberty with Mocha, pt 1) In part 2, I begin a rhythm of several behaviors that solidify the energy and social attraction between myself and Mocha. And of course, backing away … Continue reading

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Liberty with Mocha, pt 1

The video that I taped here was almost a year later (from the previous post) and Mocha had not been handled since, but was enjoying living the life of leisure on her farm. Mocha had been introduced to early ideas … Continue reading

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Introducing Mocha, Liberty Horse

Over the next 3 Diary posts, I am presenting a few interesting Liberty Video Journal videos that I taped with a beautiful, young mare named Mocha. This first post and video introduces Mocha to you. Two years ago, this October, … Continue reading

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Horses Yielding to their own “Pressure”

I am reading Tom Dorrance’s book True Unity, Willing Communication Between Horse and Human, for the 4th time. I read this book for the first time about 15 years ago, and it felt ephemeral and very abstract. Each time I … Continue reading

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If You do that… I Won’t Play

The removal of something that your horse wants when they show you behavior that you don’t want… can be a very effective way of communicating to your horse and motivating your horse. It’s also very preferable to creating some kind … Continue reading

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