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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted on here, so I thought I might bring some things up to date. We bought Holly, a 7 year old Quarterhorse mare, just over 14 hands tall, around the 4th of July weekend. About the same time, we took in Cochise, our neighbor’s horse as a pasture pal for Holly, and for me to work with to see if  I could break his habit of bucking.  Well, Cochise won the first round, bucking me off on July 17th (See the poem, “Be Ready For the Ride). I dislocated my elbow in the fall, but quickly recovered over the next two months. Meanwhile, we joined Clinton Anderson’s “No Worries Club” to get sizable discounts on his Downunder Horsemanship training materials and tools. I have been working both horses through the groundwork so far, and I must say it makes a world of difference in their attitude and respect toward humans.