Monday, January 22, 2007

Training Clancey...

In these pictures, Travis was taking Clancey to the turnout pen so that he could run and burn some of his energy. What started out as a walk ended up being a training session! Clancey is at the age that he thinks he is boss...thus the rearing. Each time that Clancey reared, Travis was able to wrap the rope around his front leg and hold it there until Clancey stopped resisting. The second that Clancey relaxed Travis let go of the rope. In the space of about 200 yards, this technique was enforced seven times. The sixth time Clancey reared Travis laid him down and sat on him! Never are the horses hurt in any way during training. All of TnT's training is done with a quiet but firm hand and with instant praise. It is amazing to see the guys work with each of the horses and I have to look twice to make sure who is doing the training, because their techniques are so close. TnT have been mistaken for twins all their lives and this closeness that they share is evident in their training. Needless to say, when Clancey was taken to the turnout pen the next time...he was a perfect angel and Travis had to make sure that it was "Clancey" he was leading...there and back!

6 comments:

jan said...

What magnificent animals. It seems like they want to learn their boundaries so they can be part of the human experience.

Janey Loree said...

Horses are beautiful is a grand and stately way! A couple signs that they are trying is evident when they lick their lips (submission) and their ears are forward (attentiveness).

Jan, thank you for being a regular reader of MnC.

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Chris said...

Hi there!

Nice looking blog and some gorgeous looking horses! Interesting sounding technique... I feel that even after a lifetime of working with these gorgeous animals, I wouldn't have learnt enough!


Chris

Janey Loree said...

Thanks for stopping by Chris! It sounds like you live and breath horses too! Love the picture of the Palomino and the quotes on your blog!!

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