PIxel

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PIxel

Pony

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lbs.
Color
Brown & White
Training Status
Training
Ground Hours
7 hours
Riding Hours
11 hours
AM Feed
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Special Needs

LATEST LOG ENTRY

01/03/2017 12:38

PIxel's details changed.

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Owner has been changed from Tasha Applebee to Tasha Applebee.

12/14/2016 12:24

Nose Bag: Challenge complete!

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Compete this challenge when you have been able to easily use a nose bag for a week straight with the horse assigned to this challenge. Remember to have them participate in putting it on and taking it off, just as you would a halter.

12/13/2016 04:29

HQ, FQ, Lead, Back: Challenge complete!

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Successfully complete this challenge when you are able to complete the HQ, FQ, Lead and Backing exercises with the horse that was previously uncatchable or difficult to catch.

12/13/2016 04:29

Unhaltering: Challenge complete!

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Add a short video (30 seconds or less) to the training activity that shows the horse assigned to this purpose being properly unaltered.

12/13/2016 04:07

Leading: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can trot off the feel of the halter and lead rope when leading them forward. Add a short video, (30 seconds or less) to the training activity that shows them going from a stand still to trotting when you lead them. Ideally, they trot for at least 10 ft.

12/13/2016 04:05

FQ Yields RIGHT – Steady Pressure: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can successfully yield their Forequarters a full 360 degree rotation to the right with steady pressure. Ideally, the steady pressure does not require more than 4oz of strength (enough pressure to apply on the hair or skin, but not the muscle or bone)

12/13/2016 04:05

FQ Yields LEFT – Steady Pressure: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can successfully yield their Forequarters a full 360 degree rotation to the left with steady pressure. Ideally, the steady pressure does not require more than 4oz of strength (enough pressure to apply on the hair or skin, but not the muscle or bone)

12/13/2016 04:04

HQ Yields LEFT – Steady Pressure: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can successfully yield their Hindquarters a full 360 degree rotation to the left with steady pressure. Ideally, the steady pressure does not require more than 4oz of strength (enough on the hair or skin, but not the muscle or bone)

09/09/2016 01:10

PIxel's details changed.

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Owner has been changed from Dani Horton to Tasha Applebee.

09/05/2016 12:05

Challenge Participates in haltering

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Pixel and I consistently work on catching and haltering. He is responding better and is ready, he will approach me in pasture and wait to be haltered.

09/05/2016 12:04

Participates in Haltering: Challenge complete!

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Successfully complete this challenge when you are able to add a picture of a horse that is participating in the haltering process. Ideally, this is a horse that you have been progressing through this purpose with and is one that was previously uncatchable or difficult to catch.

09/05/2016 02:02

HQ Yields RIGHT – Steady Pressure: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can successfully yield their Hindquarters a full 360 degree rotation to the right with steady pressure. Ideally, the steady pressure does not require more than 4oz of strength (enough on the hair or skin, but not the muscle or bone)

09/05/2016 01:56

FQ Yields RIGHT - Intention: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can successfully yield their Forequarters a full 360 degree rotation to the right with just your intention.

09/05/2016 01:55

FQ Yields LEFT – Intention: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can successfully yield their Forequarters a full 360 degree rotation to the left with just your intention.

09/05/2016 01:04

SHare with FB: Challenge complete!

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Share a picture on the FB group of a horse that has improved their catching and/or haltering since the start of the program. Congratulations!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/HSUSForeverFoundation/

09/04/2016 11:51

Approach The Horse’s Space: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when you are able to approach the horse assigned to this purpose more easily or more closely than before.

09/04/2016 11:35

Assign a Horse: Challenge complete!

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Assign a horse to this purpose that cannot be caught, is difficult to catch, or that could use some small improvements on catching.

09/04/2016 11:21

Send EVERYWHERE - LEFT: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when you have successfully sent your horse out and over/under/through at least 5 obstacles. Be sure to include a Tarp, Jump, and Gate. Remember, it only counts if the horse goes directly through the middle!

09/04/2016 11:21

Send EVERYWHERE - RIGHT: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when you have successfully sent your horse out and over/under/through at least 5 obstacles. Be sure to include a Tarp, Jump, and Gate. Remember, it only counts if the horse goes directly through the middle!

09/04/2016 11:10

Send Out RIGHT: Challenge complete!

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Pick an object or obstacle that is directly to your right, and placed about 10' away from you. Complete this challenge when you can have a horse that is facing you, standing straight out in front of you, and you can send them out and to the right to put a nose or foot on the object placed to your right. If you are the center of a clock. The horse is at 12 O'Clock and you are sending them to 3 O'clock.

09/04/2016 11:09

Send Out LEFT: Challenge complete!

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Pick an object or obstacle that is directly to your left, and placed about 10' away from you. Complete this challenge when you can have a horse that is facing you, standing straight out in front of you, and you can send them out and to the right to put a nose or foot on the object placed to your right. If you are the center of a clock. The horse is at 12 O'Clock and you are sending them to 9 O'clock.

09/04/2016 11:09

Send RIGHT Over: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when you can successfully send a horse out and over, under, or through an obstacle that is 10 feet away from you - all without moving your feet or the horse pulling on the rope.

09/04/2016 11:09

Send LEFT Over: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when you can successfully send a horse out and over, under, or through an obstacle that is 10 feet away from you - all without moving your feet or the horse pulling on the rope.

09/04/2016 11:08

Circle RIGHT: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when you can successfully send a horse out for a full lap to the right - all without moving your feet, the horse pulling on the rope, or stopping during the lap. Remember, when a horse stops, it's great practice to send them out again. You just can't complete this challenge until they stay out there for a full lap to show you they are committed to going where you pointed them.

09/04/2016 09:35

Advanced Halter Knot: Challenge complete!

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Add a picture to a training log of a horse that is assigned to you of a correctly tied advanced halter knot.

09/04/2016 09:34

Clove Hitch: Challenge complete!

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Add a picture to a training log of a horse that is assigned to you of a correctly tied clove hitch. The lead rope can be attached to a real horse (if the horse is ready for this exercise) or it can be attached to an empty halter if you are doing this as a simulation with a "Volunteer" horse.

09/04/2016 09:32

Correctly Wrapped Lead Rope: Challenge complete!

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Add a picture to a training log of a horse that is assigned to you of a correctly wrapped lead rope. The lead rope can be attached to a real horse (if the horse is ready for this exercise) or it can be attached to an empty halter if you are doing this is a simulation with a "Volunteer" horse.

07/14/2016 01:50

Obstacles

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Pixel seems to spook/freaks out with loud noise as we completed the obstacles in the back pasture, closer to the highway. He did not like the combination of highway noise and the other horses working the obstacles. A few times, he got into my space, and needed to be moved up with big hand movements and/or a forward motion with the lead rope. Pixel still does not like the bubbles. He was able to weave in/out of the barrels, once the bubbles stopped. Pixel went over the big tires several times with no problems. He responded nicely to pressure and moving front, back, left, and right.

07/08/2016 01:45

Obstacles

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Overall Pixel did a great job on the obstacle challenges. He did not like the bubbles, but we will get used to that. He actually bolted through the barrels several times with the bubbles on, but when we removed the bubbles, he walked in the middle of the barrels nicely. Pixel struggled to get all 4 feet in the pool. He managed to get 2 feet in, even with pressure; he would avoid putting all 4 feet in. Pixel was not a fan of the tires. He showed no interest in walking over the top of the large tires and found ways to walk away, regardless of the pressure. On the L-shaped poles, Pixel did an excellent job walking forward; however, I felt like I had to be forceful when walking backwards.

07/01/2016 01:37

Lunging/Spacing

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+ Pixel has been really good with meeting me at the gate and getting ready to go. He has been doing better with not walking on top of the handler (me). - We still have to work on Pixel not running, bolting, and just doing whatever he wants in the pen. Put pressure and work on turning Pixel, changing/stopping/keeping directions at quarter turns. + We desensitize Pixel with the whip. It first it took him about 3-4 minutes to stop moving then he stopped. We continued rubbing the string and stick on Pixel and he stood still. He was not bothered by the whip after 20 minutes.

06/30/2016 01:32

Pressure in the Roundpen

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Pixel continues to do a great job with being caught, haltered, and walking nicely into the gate. While in the pen, Pixel kept on running. He would change direction on his own. When I called \\\"whoa\\\" he would automatically turn and run in the opposite direction. I noticed he did not like the whip. It made him too nervous. When I called \\\"whoa\\\", I stopped using the whip, and Pixel did better. Will have to work on desensitizing Pixel with the whip. To help Pixel with responding better to pressure, I continue to stop for a few seconds after saying whoa. I\\\'m making him wait, and watching his body language. I\\\'ll add pressure and either continue the same direction on change in the opposite direction.

06/24/2016 08:03

Challenge 26/Bowline knot

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Practiced tying a more secure knot. I used a rail on the round pen.

06/24/2016 07:59

Challenge 24/Daisy Chain

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Practiced tying Pixel to the Patience Post using the daisy chain knot tying.

06/18/2016 03:24

Vol 3/ Challenge 21 Quick Release Knot

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Practiced tying quick release knot

06/18/2016 03:16

Vol. 3/Challenge 14 safe place to tie

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After working with Pixel in the round pen, I tied him to the patience pole. He stood very nicely. Several volunteers practiced tying knots as he stood there for several minutes. Pixel was sweaty from being lunged in the pen, and he continued to show patience by smacking his lips and cocking his leg, as I washed him. This was Pixel\\\'s first time being tied up!

06/18/2016 03:16

Vol. 3/Challenge 14 safe place to tie

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After working with Pixel in the round pen, I tied him to the patience pole. He stood very nicely. Several volunteers practiced tying knots as he stood there for several minutes. Pixel was sweaty from being lunged in the pen, and he continued to show patience by smacking his lips and cocking his leg, as I washed him. This was Pixel\\\'s first time being tied up!

06/18/2016 03:11

Volunteer 3/Challenge 10

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Challenge halter tying

06/17/2016 01:23

Review of Skills

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Pixel and I had to redo entering the gate a few times. He wanted to rush the gate. I have to remember pressure and to not give him space to run. At first he did not want to go through the gate, he ran in/out. So we worked on it for about `15 minutes. Roundpen: At first it was not pretty! I had to get better with stopping, making eye contact, and then switching hands with the rope and whip. As we got better with turning and changing directions, it was smooth. *Pixel did a great job with his leads and putting slack in the rope. *You know when Pixel is about to act up and not follow a command, because he gets a \\\"look\\\" As part of the cool down and to teach Pixel respect, I walked him at the end of the lead rope and backed away when he got close. He did well and eventually gave space on his own.

06/16/2016 01:21

Ground Work

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Pixel and I worked on ground work. I had better control with the lead rope, stopping, and spacing. Pixel is not pushing himself onto me and keeping his distance.

05/27/2016 01:14

Worked with pressure/tools/commands

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Pixel did a great job with the roundpen. We worked with using a lunge line. I need to do a better job with using a whip, lunge line, and changing directions. Pixel did well with commands and didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t need the pressure as he trotted by the gate in the pen.

05/21/2016 02:36

Challenge-Send through Gate

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Pixel did not want to go into the round pen. He had to be led in, then he ran in, so we took about 10 minutes, and just practiced going in and out of gate. I had to get better with leading and switching hands with rope and whip. Pixel did walk nicely into gate.

05/21/2016 02:36

Challenge-Send through Gate

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Pixel did not want to go into the round pen. He had to be led in, then he ran in, so we took about 10 minutes, and just practiced going in and out of gate. I had to get better with leading and switching hands with rope and whip. Pixel did walk nicely into gate.

05/20/2016 03:27

Round pen, leading, basics

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It was a productive night with Pixel! I went into the pasture and caught Pixel with the herd. I am becoming quicker with the halter. I followed Trevor\\\'s advice in the video by reaching my arm over to the right, while his neck was at the level of his withers. It was much easier and quicker getting the halter on. This was the first time we left the pasture. Pixel did a great job as I led him out of the gate and into the round pen. The round pen was when the real challenge began! Cat helped me, showing me how to get him to gallop on the outside, and if needed adding pressure when he slowed or tried to change direction without my command. In changing direction, I have to cut him off at the shoulder. I also need to get better with using both hands with the whip. If Pixel is moving clockwise, I use my left hand, if he is going counterclockwise I use my right hand. Pixel needed more pressure before he hits the gate, because he tried to jump out multiple times. He also would stop and put his head through the panels.

05/07/2016 01:28

Catching, haltering, walking

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It has been a while since Pixel and I worked together. I watched catching in a herd, but I always like to practice before I do the challenge. We have a yearling with the herd, so he was the challenge in keeping him away. Pixel was good with being caught and haltered; however, once caught he did not want to walk with the halter. At one point he did well and when I stopped to praise/rub him, Pixel decided to get nippy. I have to remember not to put myself between the horse and fence, not raise my voice, and stay at the jaw line when leading on a rope. I would like to try and get Pixel on a halter and walk for a few minutes each time I go to the rescue.

04/12/2016 08:59

challenge #2

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I was nervous heading into this challenge. Pixel did a great job! I was surprised by how much patients he had for a young horse. Pixel let me practice several times tying a halter. He was ready to be caught. Dani came in with me and we reviewed the steps from the video. Approaching him on the left hand side, rubbing him, and moving onto putting the halter on. I need to get faster. I also got a little overwhelmed with the rope and need to position it better, but overall Pixel did a great job. He was very patient.

04/08/2016 08:55

clean pen/become more familiar

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I went in with another volunteer working on her first challenge. I\\\'ve worked with Pixel several times while cleaning a pen. He has become familiar with me being in his pen. He was more interested in the new volunteer. The few times he did approach, I used BIG MOVEMENTS, and he moved along. I also continued several of the exercises from the video moving my fork from the different sides of his body.

04/06/2016 10:13

Clean A Pen

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I went back into the pen with more confidence. I felt it went much better this time. Pixel responded when he tried to come into my space and he even moved on his own. I spent some time with him later just getting to know him better.

04/01/2016 07:45

clean a pen - First Challenge

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At first it didn\\\'t go quite as planned, I learned a really important lesson: Establish your space (about fork\\\'s length) between you and a horse. It is important to not let the horse come into your space. If you need to kick dirt, jump up/down, wave the fork, or give a nudge with the fork, it is okay. The horse needs to know your in charge! I know the video goes over this, but it didn\\\'t look so graceful when put into play! The biggest mistake I made doing this challenge, was stepping into Pixel\\\'s space! When I entered the pen, Tabby and Pixel came over to where I was cleaning. I felt Tabby was more responsive with me waving the fork and she moved, but Pixel had his own agenda. I felt like I was doing okay with Tabby, but Pixel came from behind and gave me a push, and it was over! I didn\\\'t see that coming, so I felt overwhelmed, and both horses picked up on that! Wayne came over and showed me how to use the fork, if Pixel does not respond to the waving or jumping. Pixel needed to be nudged before he finally went on. After Wayne left the pen, Pixel came back up to my space, I waved the fork, he didn\\\'t respond. I scooped up dirt, he didn\\\'t respond. I gave him a nudge with the fork, and Pixel responded and moved. I\\\'m not marking my challenge as complete just yet. I am determined to try this again with more success!

01/01/1970 12:00

Ground Work/backing

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Pixel did a nice job going into the gate. However, as we were working in the roundpen, Pixel, woudl not listen today. He just kept running and running in whatever direction he wanted. To help with keeping better control of Pixel, when I say \\\"Whoa\\\" I\\\"m going to stop him and make him wait a few minutes, back him up, and change up the directions. This is to avoid routine with him. I also need to stop him at quarters instead of going a full circle.

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