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Started this discussion. Last reply by Wendy May 27, 2010.

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Wendy commented on Michael Matson's video
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Wow! Amazing Horse and Bear Circus Act!

"The horses necks are covered, so they don't feel the bears licking their necks.  All in all, I think it's shameful to do this to the bears and horses !  "
Nov 22, 2011
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Occupy Melbourne - "Get Those Animals off the Horses!"

"Why don't they all just go and get a job..."
Oct 28, 2011
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Mike and Hank

Hubby was bringing over mounting block for me, but decided to fool around instead.....
Oct 3, 2011
Wendy and Old YellowHorse Gifts are now friends
Sep 27, 2011

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Jack the Jack Russell, and Melody the barn cat.

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At 8:48pm on September 15, 2011, Luci Dilkus said…
The carriage driving video is awesome.
At 9:36pm on September 12, 2011, Luci Dilkus said…
Awesome photos.
At 1:25pm on April 20, 2011, Carmen Hall said…
Thanks Wendy.  Lilly has been under saddle for about year and 1/2.  Last weekend was her first horse trial (Starter Division 2'3" pre-beginner novice).  She will be going to a Karen and David O'Conner clinic at the end of May in Benton, Louisiana (Holly Hill) so we are very excited about that.  She has been such an easy horse to start and a quick learner.  Although the free walk and stretchey trot not there yet since she is just beginning to accept a light contact.
At 4:11am on August 15, 2009, sm ammar said…
grate pic
At 3:13am on August 10, 2009, Khalid Shaheen said…
he's a great horse
At 3:07am on August 1, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
Yes , another b/day come and gone, so many horses to ride so little time. lol
At 6:05pm on July 30, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
Hay Wendy, hooray making progress!!!!!!!! That's great you sound ike youare enjoying the work, that's important because Ben will be calmer . Take a feed out when you catch Ben next time , nothing like a bribe to sweeten the pot!!!
At 6:56pm on July 29, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
TECHIQUE FOR GO; Lightly increase the lead preasure in the forward direction. if no immediate response, increase the preasure as you also use whip-taps on the shoulder. This is easier to do if you are facing the horse, so you have to walk backwards. Maintain both pressures until the horse makes an attempt to step forward, so you are rewarding a basic attempt , Then try again from the lead preasure only as you walk backwards. TECHNQUE FOR STOP; After you have walked backwards for 5-10m ,Stop the horse by applying preasure through the lead backwards towards the horses throat, Increase the pressure until the horse's feet stop moving. Release immedaitely as the forelegs stop. Do not be fooled into thinking your horse leads well just because he chooses to follow you some places. The real test of leading is shown by his unconditional reaction to lead to rein pressure- he will go anywhere at anytime. Some people emphasise the need to 'gain respect' from a horse on the ground. These notions of 'respect' are humanistic terms and are not helpful for retraining problem behaviours in horses. It is more helpful and safer for horse trainer and owners to focus on 'having respect' for how the horse learns ( instincts and learned habits) than to focus on 'seeking respect' from the horse. For example when a horse is barging into your space, nudging into you, rubbing, or puching onto you or steping on you toes, think not about a lack of respect or about an issue of pecking order dominance- even though it may appear that way to us. Instead, remind youself that the horse has learned these habits through rewards he has found. Therefore these habits are a clear sign of the horse's lack of basic training in Hand - from every person that has handled that horse in the past. So Wendy, remember to ask yourself "What am I doing, or not doing to reward this behaviour?" You will find the heart of most problems this way. I hope that's a bit clearer as to the why's and how's, have fun be safe. Cheers Geoffrey
At 9:17pm on July 28, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
good job Wendy, before you lunge him do the Stop and Go exersises as well, apply pressure through the lead and release for a basic attempt at a step. Same with Stop. i'M VERY GLAD TO HEAR YOUR CONVIDENCE IS COMING BACK . Cheers Geoffrey
At 8:30am on July 28, 2009, Geoffrey Pannell said…
Hi Wendy , how are you getting on with Ben?
 
 
 
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