Today, I plan to have a fun day, Jim and Sue arrive.
I am going to feed you some of my thoughts on horse training — Just in case you have a horse in your closet that needs to be trained — I think the same training techniques can apply to dogs, spouses, kids, — and Grandkids — you can apply it to train your parents.
My friend is a great horse trainer – key he says are: consistence, tolerance, patience, persistence, and be sure you know the thing you are trying to accomplish
I know I lack tolerance — I think I am as consistent as most amateur trainers and I have lots of persistence, lots of patience (I do not display anger), but I do not allow for small steps and small successes – My friend often say “Do what you can and don’t do what you can’t – do not take it to the point of a fight” — or something like that. When, I go beyond where “what I Can” — I just keep trying – often getting into a fight with the horse. I lack the tolerance to accept only little successes today.
Reinforce the things you can accomplish and try to move that thing forward a little — just to the point before failure — then move on to the next thing. Keep coming back to the first thing and do it for success again and try for just a little more. A thing is something you want the horse to do – like back-up on command. His guidance to me is just be satisfied with one step back. keep doing it – soon you will get 3, then 4 and so on. Soon, you and the horse will have it – smoothly.
Oh , Hey Grandkids, try this technique on your parents – you might be surprised with the things you can train them to accept! Just have confidence that you are right, and go a little step at a time — do not take it to the point of a fight – strive to be a smooth team. Just keep-on a tryin!
Here are my Perla things for the next days:
2. side stepping out of my way
3. riding forward – where for some reason she does not want to go
4. riding at my selected pace when going toward the barn – or anywhere for that matter
Now, I want to show you sights I saw within the last day or so: