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    Default Unique incident during FF yesterday...

    Yesterday afternoon my 16 y.o. son was working with his dog on walking fetch. I was observing and giving unwanted advice. This training session was taking place in our pasture where we keep three Quarter horses. During the training session one of the horses walked over and picked up one of the bumpers (by the rope) and ran off with it! The horse only ran about thirty yards before dropping the bumper. Me, my son and his dog all stood there watching in amazement!

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    You need to take the rope off, so the horse doesn't develop a habit of carrying the bumper by the string.
    And when the horse drops the bumper, be ready for it and immediately respond with applied ear pressure.

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    What system are you using?

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    Do you plan to collar condition this horse?

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    Did the horse stop when you blew the whistle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Do you plan to collar condition this horse?

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    Immediately after FF

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyJ View Post
    Did the horse stop when you blew the whistle?
    Didn't have time to blow the whistle, this horse is a real "fire breather"!

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    What part of the boat will he be working from?
    "I love the rod and gun and where they take me."

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    We have a couple that will play with them, too. Hubby learned he couldn't leave his piles out even for a few hours
    High Tess JH
    Cedar Swamp's Cuttin a Rug "Josie"
    Cedar Swamp's Holy Terror JH "Terra"
    Blackfoot's Mr Independence at Cedar Swamp JH "Pow"
    Cedar Swamp's Angel in Disguise "Sky"
    Cedar Swamp's Test Pilot "Crash"
    Cedar Swamp's Bonanza "Ben"
    Cedar Swamp's Twisted Sister "Sissy"

    Others have also graced our hearts...gone not forgotten.
    RC Buckshot of Seven Hickories MH
    Ceader Swamp's Deuces Wild SH
    Fallen Timber's Second Chance MH
    Ceader Swamp's Mac Millett SH
    and several others...

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    I would love to see him whistle sit!
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