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Jasper: September 15

In horse training, a horse's progress isn't a straight linear line but rather a line of peaks & valleys as we progress. This week, Jasper had a bit of a "down in the valley" week. As we worked on Desensitizing, Yielding the HQ Stages 1 & 2, Yielding the FQ, Backing, Flexing, Lunging Stages 1 & 2, & Sending, he's experimented a bit with what he could get away with. He wanted to pull on me a bit more & overall just had a poor work ethic. Because of this, we held off on round penning & his first saddling here. The great news is that when we climb up out of these valleys, things are typically even better than they were before we slipped into it. So while it's not always fun when we have these days/weeks, it is just a part of working with horses & usually isn't anything to get worried about. Simply persevere & things will improve.

Since I will be busy next week Wednesday through Sunday with the retreat participants, we will return to our regularly scheduled updates on Saturday, September 30th. That week, we'll continue to work on these exercises while also getting into the round pen & doing his first saddles here.

- Lexy Nuesch


Next week's update will be posted on Saturday, September 30th.

I do my best to get these updates posted in a timely manner, but it's not uncommon for me to be outside until after dark, depending on the weather, my schedule, & who gets worked when, so updates will sometimes be posted quite late in the evening. Don't be alarmed if you don't see your update right away. In rare cases, I may have to push them until the next morning, but I'll reach out & let you know if so.

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