Week of June 1st-7th – Trail Riding in Hitchcock Woods Phil was hauled to Hitchcock Woods (Aiken, SC, Home of the Aiken Hounds) for a group trail ride. Phil loaded and unloaded on to an unfamiliar trailer with unfamiliar horses without any fuss. We had a very relaxed (on the buckle) and enjoyable trail ride. Phil…

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We were at a local schooling show today and hauled Phil along. He did not hesitate to load in the trailer even though it was dark. Phil was shown exhibition in HUS, English Equitation,Western Equitation, Barrels, and Poles. He placed 2rd in hunter in hand and 4th in halter geldings. If we keep up this…

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Herd punishment: The worst punishment the Alpha mare could administer is to isolate the belligerent one from the protection of the herd. Out in the open the horse is very vulnerable to predators. This is the concept behind sending Phil far away from my space is that I want to make my message clear “if you are in my space you are going to get sent far away from me.” At this point, I am Phil’s herd.

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