The Dominant Horse

Stu is a dominant horse. It took me a surprisingly long time to realize this.  There were many times I made excuses for his behavior. He’s a little bit slow, he doesn’t understand what I want, etc. etc.  But what actually is taking place is he just doesn’t want to do it. He’s incredibly lazy, […]

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Shot from the Top

My deck overlooks my pasture, and I’ve been wanting to experiment with getting overhead photos of the horses. One day the horses were hanging out by the deck so I seized my chance.  While I didn’t get exactly what I was looking for, I love their reactions.  Pony took the opportunity to show Stu that […]

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The Kool Aid Man

Several days after Stu’s last breakout, I was again mucking stalls. The stalls happen everyday, but this time was going to be different. (This blog is well on its way to just being a chronicle of Stu breaking my fences.) You know the movie, “The Butterfly Effect,” where the tiniest thing can change how events […]

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More Misadventures of Stu

It was late afternoon, and I was walking into my kitchen after hanging out with baby. My tiny yorkie wanted to go outside, so I let her out, and turned to grab some food before I went back to baby. My eye caught something out of place, and I paused, looking out the window. Stu […]

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Excitement in the Field

My husband told me the horses were running around the field. Well, he actually said, “That idiot horse is tearing up the field again.” I might be paraphrasing here, but the meaning was clear. (Also, he was referring to Berry this time, not my other idiot. But when I went out, both were running around, […]

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Working with Stu

Stu is no longer mostly idle. Instead he gets worked every night, or every other night. (Basically, like 40% idle now, which is why it can be mostly not idle.) We’ve been working on the lunge line at a walk still, which is a bit disappointing to me. I’d like to start trot work. But, […]

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Stu’s Not So Bad

After a week of Stu’s antics, I was ready to sell him. I was almost ready to give him away to the first person who said they wanted him. Not only did he knock down a fence to get to the mares, he learned from that experience how to knock down fences. In total, he […]

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Evaluating Stu’s Face with TTouch

I find TTouch fascinating. I don’t know if how accurate it is, but it does seem to have some truth behind it. It’s more accurate than palm reading, but it seems to fall into that realm.  TTouch was created by Linda Tellington-Jones. It’s both an encyclopdia of horse characteristics and how they relate to personality, […]

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Lots of Lines

Two things have been accomplished in the last few days. I’m so excited to be making some progress! I actually don’t know which I’m more excited about. They both give me satisfaction, but which gives me more? I’ll have to think about this. I think Stu was getting frustrated too – he actually gave me […]

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