taking a break

billy and i are taking a little break.  we learned so much at the david lichman clinic.  after that we have more than enough to keep us busy for the next few YEARS…  but i hurt my foot and can barely hobble around and i think billy has earned a break, so we are hanging […]

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sunday part five

the clinic wrapped up and those of us that volunteered to help with the clinic stayed to clean up and help david load all his gear. billy’s pen had been taken over by a herd of roping steers and there was a full on roping going on in the outdoor arena… so billy had to […]

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sunday part four

in the afternoon we moved right into using music to help encourage rhythm, relaxation and maintaining gait. use music you like with a good down beat.   you will count the beats per minute then match a tempo to your horses natural gait.  to count the beats, time your counting for 15 seconds and then […]

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sunday part three

after lunch, in the afternoon, david brought our goals from the beginning of the clinic out into the arena.  we were all gathered, all 11 of us with our horses and he went over each and every one of our goals.  if we missed something then we discussed it and did something about it! mine […]

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sunday part two

later that day when we got our horses david had us preparing for liberty close up circles.  this had me processing quite a bit.  it seemed like a simple process, but was actually quite difficult to teach.  both billy and i go RBI when we are learning.  so here i was learning a new technique […]

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sunday part one

on sunday we gathered as a group first thing and had the pleasure of watching an animal training video that david made with one of his mentors, Jenifer Zeligs.  she works in CA at Mosslanding Marine Labs with sea lions and is doing amazing things with them! afterwards we had a question and answer session.  […]

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