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    Saddling Lucky

    Spent about an hour tonight working on saddling. It has been months since I’ve saddled Lucky, as we’ve been playing bareback. So, I discovered he still had a LOT of anxiety about being saddled. The process tonight involved lots of…

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    Riding Lucky

    The last couple nights I’ve had fun sessions with Lucky. Last night it was very very windy with a front coming through. Our entire session consisted of lots of TTouches while I stood on the mounting block, settling him enough…

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    Lucky welcomed the hackamore!!!

    The picture says it all. I added treats to our play sessions, and everything fell into place. This last picture was taken out in the open pasture we ride in, and Lucky walked to me when he saw me coming…

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    Lucky – more on the bridle

    I used a different approach today with Lucky. I realized that my energy yesterday was still too aggressive, demanding results. As gentle as the leading from behind was, it was still done with the intention of being a consequence of…

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    Lucky – accepting the bridle

    After the weekend off, I had plans to ride Lucky again tonight.You know what they say about plans…When I went into the corral with his hackamore, he walked away. He had done this the last couple times we worked together.…

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    Ted

    I submitted Ted’s case history to the TTEAM offices for approval the other day. It occurred to me that my readers might find his evolution interesting.Ted is a 16 year old Welsh Cob gelding. When I first met Ted, he…

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    And tonight we rode!

    Dianne came this morning to do some Sportsmassage on Lucky. Got some really fascinating releases in his gluteus accessorius – he stretched his hind leg waaaaay back, and then stretched his tail (he usually carries his tail to the left).…

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    Whoo-hoo! Lucky & EFT

    Making some real progress with Lucky! This is so exciting!Honestly, it’s as much about progress with myself as with him. He’s such an amazing teacher. Our leading from behind is improving. My signals are getting more subtle, and he is…

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    A stroll with Lucky…

    Now that Lucky has had his teeth done by Krystin Dennis www.horsefloss.com it’s time to get back into training. I’ve been using a combination of TTEAM, waterhold rituals and EFT with Lucky. For those of you familiar with Carolyn Resnick’s…

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