Tag Archives: natural horse training

Positive Reinforcement in Training

Right now I have four Fell Ponies in my largest paddock.  While in the past I’ve had as many as seven ponies there, even four provides plenty of excitement when it’s vitamin bucket time in the morning.  Managing the jostling … Continue reading

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Waiting for Answers

I am told quite often that I ask good questions.  In fact my Fell Pony mentor in Cumbria has, after taking phone calls from me for seven years now, developed the habit of starting our conversations with, “And what questions … Continue reading

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If He Bites, Say Thank You

I heard a story about a woman whose abdomen was covered with deep blue bruises.  The welts had been caused by her stallion when she was handling him; he would reach around and bite her stomach.  While I am fortunate … Continue reading

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A Treat Game for a Mouthy Boy

Of the ten ponies currently in my herd, only three get hand-fed treats.  These ponies are polite about it; the others are too mouthy, a behavior I don’t want to encourage.  The mouthiest of my ponies is my Norwegian Fjord … Continue reading

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