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Thursday, November 8, 2007

2nd Work Session


Here I am bonding with Star and also starting to follow her. As mentioned before she has an issue with being caught. Star is not afraid of being caught she does not always feel that she needs to be caught. This is something that I am going to work on along with furthering her training.

This picture is of me starting to bond with her and the second picture is with me following her. She does let me get close enough catch her, but it usually takes around 20 minutes or so.

My plan is to start catching her just to reward her with scratches and some apples (she is not a huge fan of carrots). One note of caution in regards to feeding your horse treats by hand, your horse can learn how to bite. I am not into hand feeding horses, however in this situation Star needs the reward right when I catch her and also as I have her (with a lead rope). This way she will start to associate me with positive rewards, and not negative experiences.




Also I want to note that she is not nervous with me at all. You can tell because her ear's tip towards me to listen to me. She also is not wild eyed, and she is not running way wildly. In fact you can see that she will calmly decide to just simply walk away.

Please check back for new updates regarding Star's progress.

Thanks
Sara

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