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post #1151 of 1323 Old 11-30-2015, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Then I am curious as to your statement regarding the boarders who do not put out the heavy logs to practice with as being "lazy", and people whom you assume don't read as much as you as "not dedicated" as you are. You said what you said. So what did you mean?
What I meant was, I was curious why more people dont do obstacles but I figured it was because they didnt want to do all the set up and take down.
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Anyways,

When I praised my mare yesterday when introducing the tarp to her and doing the obstacles. Do you think I should over the top praise her? I probably should have eh? Afterall I am introducing new activities and objects to her (tarp more than the obstacles).
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I wouldn't say that I would say it's more that it's not an essential but more just a fun activity.
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What I meant was, I was curious why more people dont do obstacles but I figured it was because they didnt want to do all the set up and take down.
Then I would be really careful about referring to the boarders as "lazy" (pg 114) or "idiots" (several times in the last few weeks) and you being dedicated and others not (when talking about how you read a lot and assume others don't) and so on. Even though you may have not said this to their faces, your feelings can also be picked up by humans as well as horses.

You have a chance to make real life friends at the barn who also love horses and like to talk about them.
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I wasnt quite sure how to set them up. Unfortunately, we dont have a ton of logs, about maybe 12 total. It takes a long time to setup lol, these logs are heavy. I always wonder (even at the old barn) how so few people are into stuff like this. Im guessing theyre too lazy to setup?


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I think people at the barn were shocked about me setting all that up (Im not lazy!!!). There were a few in the barn who were getting ready to ride and another saw me with the tarp (and the BO saw as well) probably a bit surprised cause I dont think desentizing to the tarp is very popular at barns. Again, you have to be all into this liberty training and obstacle desentizing (which I am) and most people arent. Most just want to ride, thats it.
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Being proud of your accomplishments and efforts if fine but calling others "lazy" because they don't "do it" like you do is not the way to make friends.
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If you want her to walk over the tarp, and she does NOT, and you praise her, then YOU JUST PRAISED HER FOR *NOT* DOING IT.

And, she does NOT know the difference between praise-normal and praise -over-the-top. You do NOT have to praise AT ALL...just release the pressure. THAT is what we are teaching in round pen/join up work. Really. Nothing else.
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Then I would be really careful about referring to the boarders as "lazy" (pg 114) or "idiots" (several times in the last few weeks) and you being dedicated and others not (when talking about how you read a lot and assume others don't) and so on. Even though you may have not said this to their faces, your feelings can also be picked up by humans as well as horses.

You have a chance to make real life friends at the barn who also love horses and like to talk about them.
I wasnt directing it towards anyone and I didnt meant to say others are lazy. Remember, Im not the best writing my thoughts. If anything I was just comparing to the boarders at the old barn.
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If you want her to walk over the tarp, and she does NOT, and you praise her, then YOU JUST PRAISED HER FOR *NOT* DOING IT.

And, she does NOT know the difference between praise-normal and praise -over-the-top. You do NOT have to praise AT ALL...just release the pressure. THAT is what we are teaching in round pen/join up work. Really. Nothing else.
Ok thanks. I didnt praise her after she wouldnt go on the tarp. I just walked her over to the obstacles and went through them one more time.

I know forsure what NOT to do is comfort her as it will just make her nervous. I would do this in the past but now I know not to.

Sometimes when I lead her to the barn or back out, things will make her uncomfortable as we walk by. Yesterday, one of the barn dogs was laying down but he was bunched up so you couldnt see his head. Once we turned the corner she was starting to slow down, I wondered what it was, then I saw the dog. So I immediately switched sides leading her so that I was inbetween the dog and her and off we went like usual. No "its ok" no TLC telling her shes ok, just told her to "walk on" and off we went at our normal leading pace. I acted as if the dog wasnt even there.
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Here are 2 pics of the first, and only, time I put a tarp out for practice getting Chief to accept and step/walk on it. They are from 3-21-2015.

It was very windy, with hi-wind weather warnings out. I had to put poles on it to hold it down. Just around the edges didn't work well enough, had to lay them across.

First pic is before I haltered and worked with him.

Second pic is after finished, had taken his halter off, then went over and stood on the far corner of the tarp myself asking him to come in to me. He did great.

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Here are 2 pics of the first, and only, time I put a tarp out for practice getting Chief to accept and step/walk on it. They are from 3-21-2015.

It was very windy, with hi-wind weather warnings out. I had to put poles on it to hold it down. Just around the edges didn't work well enough, had to lay them across.

First pic is before I haltered and worked with him.

Second pic is after finished, had taken his halter off, then went over and stood on the far corner of the tarp myself asking him to come in to me. He did great.

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Very nice! Did you just leave the tarp and leave for him to inspect and get used to?
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