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davidkendricktx
Mar 16, 2022
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With Haven, our main struggle all along has been her initial fear of being haltered, which has certainly improved. However, we fell backward when I started leaving her while I was on trips to stock shows. March is my biggest absence from home since I planned on attending the Houston Stock Show. Therefore, I didn't want to start anything new. I decided to use these short breaks in between shows to help reinforce some of our earlier lessons. I worked some on loading into a trailer, but I focused on having her come to me in a pen. To accomplish this, I had to work her in the round pen, doing join-ups and a lot of exercises. I also lounged her in our arena. I also had to use more praise on my behalf, both by scratching her and the use of treats (still used lightly because I haven't gotten her weight to where it should be, but we are a lot closer). When working under the saddle, we started to take logs and work on more than just rail work. She hasn't had much experience in this area, but I have a new focus and plan following after Houston. https://youtu.be/enhHAn0rchM
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