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Back on Track

Back on Track

Getting back into the swing of training is where Oakley and I are up to… Oakley’s hoof is now completely healed and he is back to his cheeky self, as well as having grown another 1/2hh taller, Oakley and I set out on the beautiful twilight evening. As we have had a few months of...
Ground Work Games

Ground Work Games

Harley is starting to try new tricks to get out of work and to test my authority… none of which he won of course! Today we did some simple walking around, over logs and around obstacles then moved to start some work on the 7 games… this was where his testing started! For some background,...
First Step to a Working Mouth

First Step to a Working Mouth

Giving to pressure in the halter has not always been Oakleys forte’ although he has improved remarkably over time. His understanding of following pressure on the lead has come along way from the early days when he reared away from it, I now move the rope in the direction I want him to go and...
Paddock Plodding!

Paddock Plodding!

Just a calm plod around the paddock with Harley today… we did some walking over logs around drums, tyres and a small cavaletti. You will notice Harley’s halter is just a plain webbing halter, this is not my preferred choice of ‘halter attire’ to do ground work in for Harley and I would prefer a...
Starting from scratch!

Starting from scratch!

Harley arrived on the property when he just turned one. He has had basic ground work and halter training. A long way to go with the little man!
The fun begins...

The fun begins…

Oakley arrived on the farm at 6 months of age. He was very confident and ‘in your face’ sort, to the point that I was wearing a helmet to do groundwork with him as his pushiness, rearing and nipping (to show dominance) was a bit out of control, what had I got myself into! With...
Breaker Oakley

Breaker Oakley

  Oakley at 2.3 years old. We’re about to start the ‘breaking-in’ process, follow us!
Breaker Harley

Breaker Harley

Harley at 1.3 years old. Early training and groundwork is about to begin, follow us!
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