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"Will you be having anything on starting a horse?"


Dear Keith...

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Keith, Will you be having anything on starting a horse? I have a 2/12-3 year old TWH that I have been using the Lyons method on for her training. The book "Bringing Up Baby" really held my hand the whole way. I have saddled her, been on her, ponied her on trails and she has done wonderful. Just wondering about next steps. Thanks! Shelley

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Suggested Article: "Solve Every Horse Problem"
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Suggested Article: "How Long Should I Ride?"
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Suggested Article: "The First Thing I Do"
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Suggested Article: "Three Step Stop Exercise"
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