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Matilda & VBA Taffy

Week 9

Well this week it was an easy week for Taffy because it was wet and muddy around our place.

So the first thing we did in the week was brushing all over to get the winter coat off of him because it looked very uncomfortable . He was very good and I got to brush all over except at the back end under his tummy.  We got to the point where we got some of the fur off and then 3 days later his got a heap of fur back on him :I. 

We also did a bit of back feet picking up and he was really good at that,  he did a one foot kick out a couple of times but other  than that he was really good.

Then we did some manner building up. So how we did it was I put Taffy's halter on and then walked him to the gate and I went on the other side of the gate and then I would wait until he looked away from me then I would click and give him a treat. He was soooooooo good at that and then I did it when I was on the same side of the fence as him and he still was sooooooooo good at it and now when I click he turns his head away immediately and waits there until I bring the food towards him.

So the two last things we did was the teddy bear and leading.  With the leading he was pushing into me and trying to push me off the path. So I took my clicker bag off and did some work with that without the treats.   With the teddy I was teaching him to touch it and he was so good at that I decided to start teaching him to bite it so that when he can bite it good he can pick it up and give it to me.

Thank you Michelle Knoll photography for the great photo again this week.

Also thank you McDowell's Herbal Treatments, Whoa Steady Neddy Hay saving nets, Paddock blade, High Country Horses and Ground up hoof Care

Week 10s goal :

get this leading under control ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! ! !! ! ! !! !!  ! ! ! !  ! ! ! !! !!   ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!  ! ! !!  ! ! ! ! !!  ! !! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !  !! ! ! ! ! !  ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 

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