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Horses are Suspicious by Nature

April 27th, 2011 Comments Off

After daily sessions in the round corral, Corona was calm and his eyes were soft.  He stood with one hind leg cocked and his head lowered while he was being saddled.  Every task that Janie asked him to do he did quietly and willingly.  There was no more dust swirling about the corral, and no [...]

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Ground Work Can Be Fun

April 20th, 2011 Comments Off

Corona had been scared and abused in his past by humans, but he was still able to be a willing partner.

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Patience and Persistence Pay Off

April 15th, 2011 Comments Off

The previous day Corona had circled Janie in both directions without protest or resistance. This day he had totally forgotten how to circle counter clockwise.

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An Old Age Approach to Training

April 13th, 2011 Comments Off

Corona, smart and savvy horse that he was, knew he could avoid being mounted by maneuvering himself just out of reach of Janie’s foot coming near that stirrup.

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A Snag Appears in Angel’s Training

March 12th, 2010 Comments Off

While she was hesitant to enter this strange contraption, Angel was learning that this gate held no danger for her. The morning came, however, when all this would change.

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Angel Expresses Her Opinion

February 25th, 2010 1 Comment

The rider reached back and smacked Angel’s hip with his bat. Angel exploded, went airborne and when she returned to earth the rider had landed on the ground

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Angel Meets A Rider

February 19th, 2010 Comments Off

A man on foot entered the round pen and approached Angel who was being held by the rider on his pony. Angel was not overly alarmed by this but her eyes widened…

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Angel Meets Her Racetrack Pony

February 15th, 2010 Comments Off

Gradually he inched the gelding closer to Angel whose eyes were wide with alarm. Finally she reached her nose to smell the gelding, and much to her surprise…

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Angel and Janie Connect

February 4th, 2010 Comments Off

When Janie approached Angel walked away from her, but she did not seem afraid, just wary and taking no chances that the person walking toward her was dangerous.

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