Thanks Jaydee! I am so proud of her! She's come so far, from being the timid horse who couldn't leave her own paddock, terrified of every object - all the way to standing calmly on a tarp without any tack or force!! In fact now she loves her tarp because it's easier to get the food she drops off that then from between the grass.
We've been going for walks at liberty with just the target around the property and a bit onto the neighbors farms (in their plowed paths for horses) she still spooks easily out in the world, but now she'll usually jump and run a few steps off then come right back to the target. Each day she stays closer and closer to the target. :)
How is everyone else doing with their horses?
I've noticed something else wonderful about CT - the lessons REALLY carry over, treats or not. I was working with Tank on staying still no matter where I go, even when slightly concerning things are happening (like a tarp being tossed on her back). She did well with all my silly things. Later that week I went to give her another bath (the first one was like ring around the rosey with me chasing her all around! I only got her front end washed that time) but this time she was like a stone! She just remembered the last few lessons. I didn't have to use CT to make her stay still for the bath, she just did! (of course I let her graze after which was nice ;))
Last edited by PunksTank; 08-14-2013 at 01:32 PM.