Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Teaching Misty to Halter Herself

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15 minutes

I began my routine by sitting with my equipment and doing stretches for my hamstrings and back (because I was at work all day and I was stiff) for 5 minutes. After that, I began playing the catching game with Misty, just unsticking her feet until she would follow me. Then, I began to teach her to put her head into the halter herself. I would approach her with the halter in position until she put her nose towards it, then I would pull away quick and give her a treat. This built slowly into her following me as I carried the halter in position, and then into her putting her head under my arm and her nose touching the halter. She was so skeptical, but the feel and the interest got so wonderful, that I decided to end it there, even though I did not even finish my routine. Hopefully, tomorrow will benefit from that decision.

My patience was high quality tonight, so good for me. I was very happy with my time with her.

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I am a young horsewoman with a million things on my mind. I have been a student of the horse all my life. As a little girl, I had a desire to understand horses on deeper levels. I believed that there was no such thing as a bad horse, and I believed that all horses were beautiful. One might say that I was a naive child, but I guess I don't have an excuse anymore, because I still believe all of that, and Parelli Natural Horsemanship is helping expand on this perspective.

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