How to TRAIN YOUR HUMAN, Part 1. (Channeling Annie.)

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 | Filed under Annie

So today, as I was driving through the gate arriving home after errands, I looked to my left and saw the Mustang Gang plus Gwen, laying down.

They all looked at me, but didn’t move much.

Ho Hum, the Little Human is home.

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The Mustang Gang (Remi, Sam and Rojo) plus Gwen saw me come through the gate… but they didn’t move much.

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I even got out of my truck and walked over to them. They watched me… Ho Hum, our Little Human is home.  Unless she has something for us, I’m not getting up…


And then I looked over to my right.  There was Annie, laying down, too.

As soon as she saw that I was looking at her, she stood up, shook, and headed straight towards me.

I turned my camera towards her.

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HI HOWDY HELLO Little Human! I’m happy to see you!

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I’M COMING OVER so just hang there until I reach you.

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I’m trying to look pretty for you…

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Hi. I really like you… Could you grab some of that long grass right outside the fence there?

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I’m not sure if you, as a difficult to train little human, heard me clearly… I’ll speak slowly. OK. Once Again… Could You Please Grab Some Grass For Me.

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Let me smell you to make sure you are still alive.

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Oy. Humans… How can you walk away from me when I was in the middle of a training session?!  Humans are so difficult to train.

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How am I ever going to relate to her when she keeps walking away – or going to work or whatever?! How do I tell her how interested I am in her and how much I want to communicate with her? How do I reach this Little Human?

Oh I am so frustrated!  WHY doesn’t she see how much I want to be with her and train her?! I’m trying so hard. Every day. Trying to communicate.

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Meanwhile, I have treats in my car… I am going to the car to get them because I think Annie is so adorable and sweet.

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A BREAKTHROUGH! I cannot believe what a good day we’ve had here! She did understand me!  She gave me a treat!  EXACTLY what I wanted.   I think that is enough for today. We should end on a high note. (Huge mare grin!)

THAT is how you train a human.

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8 comments have been posted...

  1. dawndi Post author

    I agree. Sadly… I wanted a baby but it is probably best for the world that she slipped it. Too
    many horses out there.

  2. dawndi Post author

    Oh don’t worry… Annie’s day will come. I’m just trying to make friends so I can halter her and brush her back-end and work around her (if) and her baby. The training part starts later. ;)

  3. Trish Lambert

    I love this! I have an Annie too, but she is a spirited 4-year-old filly who has been unsuccessful in training me to do things HER way. She’s slowly been coming to the conclusion that it would be more fun and less stressful to just let me have my way. Laugh

  4. Laurie

    Dawn…I just LOVE this pic!
    How amazing that out of your mustang gang, Annie was the one that got up and comes to you!
    I think you have HER trained quite well.
    You can sure tell she loves you so!!!
    I love her EYES in the 11th picture.
    Thank you for sharing your gang with us!!!!!

  5. dawndi Post author

    I know what you mean… secretly, I’m fine that the Mustang Gang didn’t get up. That assures me that they are comfortable with me around…and
    that they are also still Mustangs. But, it does feel wonderful when they want to be part of you so they get up and come over.
    Either way, I’m fine!

  6. Tina Crawford

    Beautiful pictures of your gorgeous horses! I would love it if my horses would stay laying down when I show up, I always wanted a picture of them laying down. I always feel bad that they think they have to get up from their siesta. :)

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