adventures in the horse life of Allison Muldoon. Mom, artist, amateur rider, & aspiring trainer.

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Teddy, all tacked up!

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Last Sunday was a big day for Teddy… It was our first session in a round pen since he was about 8 months old, and I’m so glad to have access to a round pen again! I was hoping to join-up with Teddy, as well as get a saddle on. The saddle was just an, well, we may get this far today… but I…

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My first join up with Brady!!!

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I’ve been looking into this Monty Roberts stuffs, and I have to say, after watching some youtube videos, I was really impressed with how he works with a horse. I’ve been thinking a lot about this type of training since soon, I will be working with Teddy. So, I now have a membership to Monty’s online university where there is a ton of content…

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Teddy’s first bit of fun!

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Saturday evening I made it to the barn. I decided to get Brady and Teddy out and work with them in the arena together. I figured this would be good for Teddy, to be able to wonder around while Brady and I worked, and I like the idea of using Brady to help Teddy settle in a bit. Here I’ll write mostly about Teddy,…

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Get ready Teddy!

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Well, the other day we moved Teddy to our full care boarding facility! We did this so we can start him in some more training. When he was a foal we taught him the basics of leading, and when he was about 7-8 months old I did do a little bit of round pen work with him, as the owner of the current barn…

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Brady’s chiropractor visit!

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What a week it’s been… my husband is out of town this week, and the twins and I are all sick! Ugh, it’s been really rough. This was supposed to be a super exciting week full of barn, zoo, and library trips (mainly to stay distracted from the fact that my husband is out of town, haha.) But, with us all being sick, we…

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Teddy is moving!

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For the past year, Teddy has been boarded at a facility that does pasture boarding only. There are only a few horses, and they all get hay (when needed) and fed grain twice a day. We’ve decided to bring Teddy over to the full care facility we use, where Brady is, for a bit of training. Teddy has gotten to be a big boy,…

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10/26/16: Brady’s journal

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Training journal for Brady, October 26, 2016. What an amazing day… I’m still smiling ear to ear, for the second time this week actually! Today I decided to take the boys and head to the barn. I learned quickly, when taking the boys to the barn, that I just can’t expect much. I never know how much attention the kids will need, some times…

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10/22/16: Brady’s journal

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Today was a rare day… A morning at the barn, without the kids, and no lessons! I went to see Brady and spent some time with him in his paddock before getting him out. I brought him in to brush and tack him, and he started dancing a bit right away – he clearly had a bit of extra energy. Not too surprising since…

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Breed inspections!

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I’m writing this quite a bit after the 2016 Irish Draught Society of North America’s annual inspection, which we attended with Brady! Originally there was supposed to be a show as well, including an array of exciting classes. However, there weren’t enough entries, so they were cancelled. Luckily, there were enough horses to still have the inspection! Originally, we were supposed to go in…

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About new year’s resolutions…

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This year I didn’t make any resolutions and I couldn’t quite pin down why until I saw this Burning Questions by James Victore. He explains it so perfectly – there’s no point in me trying to explain anything, simply watch the video, haha. 2015 was a trying year for my family and I, but it was a year of growth in a way I…

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