Bonner

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Bonner

Paint Horse

14.3 hands
800 lbs.
Ready for Adoption
No
Color
Sorrel & White
Training Status
Training
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AM Feed
Free Choice Grass Hay
PM Feed
Free Choice Grass Hay
Special Needs
We got Bonner a couple years ago, and struggled with behavior problems, only to find out he was a crypt orchid. He's had surgery and we're able to move forward with training!

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Feed
Catch
GHQ
GFQ
Lead
Back
Send
Blanket
Tie
Farrier
Trailer
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2 Line
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HQ
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Walk
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Lope/Canter
Bonus

LATEST LOG ENTRY

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03/06/2021 03:31

Bonner's details changed.

Special needs has been changed from We got Bonner a couple years ago, and struggled with behavior problems, only to find out he was a crypt orchid. He's had surgery and we're able to move forward with training! to We got Bonner a couple years ago, and struggled with behavior problems, only to find out he was a crypt orchid. He\'s had surgery and we\'re able to move forward with training!.

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08/06/2019 04:02

Advanced Challenge Finale!: Challenge complete!

You did it! Create an activity log for your horse that describes some of the great skills and traits they now have that make them even more ready for adoption! Feel free to add notes about what you hope to keep building on too. Thank you for everything you have done to help this horse succeed in his/her future home! Bonus points if you share a video of all your new skills to the Facebook group! Try to keep it around 3 minutes, or the length of one song to help it upload easier.

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07/30/2019 05:19

Circles: Challenge complete!

Upload a photo of your horse traveling on a circle with slack in the lead rope, or with slack in the reins. . If you choose to show this on the ground, ideally your horse would be wearing a saddle for this too!! Need help? Check out the video lessons in the "Circling" Purpose. This video is focused on riding, but you can do all the same maneuvers from the ground too. Need more help? Send us a video for coaching.

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07/30/2019 05:19

Go = Whoa: Challenge complete!

Upload a photo of your horse traveling going backward or slowing down. This can be tricky to catch in a photo, but the key is to show us how you are woking with your horse to help them feel confident speeding up and slowing down. Ideally, they would be wearing a saddle for this too!! Need help? Check out the video lessons in the "Transitions" Purpose. This video is focused on riding, but you can do all the same exercises from the ground too. Need more help? Send us a video for coaching.

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07/23/2019 05:46

Horse Slows from Trot to Walk or Stop when Rider Relaxes: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when the horse can feel your intention change from riding a trot to relaxing into the walk or stop, and responds in 4 steps or less. If you have to use the reins to help the horse complete this change, it doesn't count yet!

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07/23/2019 05:45

Horse Slows from Walk to Stop when Rider Relaxes: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when the horse can feel your intention change from riding a walk to relaxing into the stop, and responds in 4 steps or less. If you have to use the reins to help the horse complete this change, it doesn't count yet!

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07/23/2019 05:45

Lope to Back Up with Soft Feel and Vertical Flexion: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to go from a lope to the back up with two reins and the horse offers a soft feel with lightness in his feet and some slight vertical flexion by tucking his nose.

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07/23/2019 05:45

Trot to Back Up with Soft Feel and Vertical Flexion: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to go from a trot to the back up with two reins and the horse offers a soft feel with lightness in his feet and some slight vertical flexion by tucking his nose.

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07/23/2019 05:45

Walk to Back Up with Soft Feel and Vertical Flexion: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to go from a walk to the back up with two reins and the horse offers a soft feel with lightness in his feet and some slight vertical flexion by tucking his nose.

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07/23/2019 05:45

Trot to Walk with Soft Feel and Vertical Flexion: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to go from a trot to the walk with two reins and the horse offers a soft feel with lightness in his feet and some slight vertical flexion by tucking his nose.

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07/23/2019 05:45

Lope to Trot with Soft Feel and Vertical Flexion: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to go from a lope to the trot with two reins and the horse offers a soft feel with lightness in his feet and some slight vertical flexion by tucking his nose.

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07/23/2019 05:44

From the Right Lead, Bend to a Stop, Release the Rein and Bend Again: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to bend the horse to a stop from the lope, release the rein, and then "catch" your horse before he goes completely straight and bend him again - all while the horse stays relaxed and without moving his feet.

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07/23/2019 05:44

Transition from a Trot to a Right Lead: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you can transition from a trot to a right lead in 4 steps or less and the horse can maintain the desired speed for at least 2 laps without speeding up.

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07/23/2019 05:44

From the Left Lead, Bend to a Stop, Release the Rein and Bend Again: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to bend the horse to a stop from the lope, release the rein, and then "catch" your horse before he goes completely straight and bend him again - all while the horse stays relaxed and without moving his feet.

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07/22/2019 06:45

Back 50? Circle – Right (with flexion to the inside): Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back a complete 50' circle to the right, with the horse flexed to the inside of the circle. If you were to take a snapshot of the horse, you wouldn't be able to tell if he was moving backward or forward because he would be "straight on the circle". Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning.

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07/22/2019 06:44

Back 50? Circle – Left (with flexion to the inside): Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back a complete 50' circle to the left, with the horse flexed to the inside of the circle. If you were to take a snapshot of the horse, you wouldn't be able to tell if he was moving backward or forward because he would be "straight on the circle". Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning.

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07/22/2019 06:44

Back Complete 50' Circle – Right: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back a full circle to the right. Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning. A 50' circle preferred. The smaller the circle, the more difficult the maneuver.

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07/22/2019 06:44

Back Complete 50' Circle – Left: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back a full circle to the left. Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning. A 50' circle. The smaller the circle, the more difficult the maneuver.

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07/22/2019 06:44

Back 3/4 Circle - Right: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back 3/4 of a circle to the right. Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning. Any size circle will be fine. The smaller the circle, the more difficult the maneuver.

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07/22/2019 06:44

Back 3/4 Circle - Left: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back 3/4 of a circle to the left. Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning. Any size circle will be fine. The smaller the circle, the more difficult the maneuver.

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07/22/2019 06:44

Back a 1/2 Circle - Right: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back half of a circle to the right. Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning. Any size circle will be fine. The smaller the circle, the more difficult the maneuver.

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07/22/2019 06:42

Back a 1/2 Circle - Left: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back half of a circle to the left. Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning. Any size circle will be fine. The smaller the circle, the more difficult the maneuver.

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07/22/2019 06:42

Back a 1/4 Circle - Right: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back a quarter of the circle to the right. Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning. Any size circle will be fine. The smaller the circle, the more difficult the maneuver.

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07/22/2019 06:42

Back a 1/4 Circle - Left: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to back a quarter of the circle to the left. Ideally the horse remains soft and fluid through this motion. The horse is making a combined motion of backing and turning versus backing then turning. Any size circle will be fine. The smaller the circle, the more difficult the maneuver.

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07/20/2019 02:16

HQ FQ Yields: Challenge complete!

Upload a photo of your horse yielding their hind end or front end while wearing a saddle, surcingle, etc. Need help? Check out the video lessons in the "HQ FQ Lead Back" Purpose or the "HQ FQ Yields" Purpose. This video is focused on riding, but you can do all the same exercises from the ground too. Need more help? Send us a video for coaching.

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07/15/2019 02:03

Share with FB: Challenge complete!

Share a picture to the FB group of your horse in the trailer!

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07/15/2019 02:03

Open, Close, Open: Challenge complete!

Log an activity where you loaded the horse, left the door open for 3 minutes, closed the door for 1 minutes, then opened the door and the horse stayed calmly in the trailer.

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07/15/2019 02:03

Leave the Door Open: Challenge complete!

Log an activity for a horse that was able to load into the trailer, stay in for 4 minutes or longer with the door open, then ask the horse to back out.

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07/15/2019 02:02

Load at the Trot: Challenge complete!

Log an activity for a horse that can load into the trailer at the trot.

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07/15/2019 02:02

Loading in a Row: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you have logged four activities in a row, where the horse has loaded into the trailer on the first try.

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07/15/2019 02:02

Load: Challenge complete!

Log an activity for a horse that has successfully loaded into the trailer.

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07/10/2019 04:30

Mount Left, Dismount Right, Mount Right, Dismount Left: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to mount on the left, dismount on the right, mount on the right, and dismount on the left. All while the horse remains still and relaxed. Try from the opposite side if you wish.

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07/10/2019 04:30

Mount and Dismount several times during a session: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to mount and dismount the horse several times during a session. At the start of the ride, several times during the ride, and at the end of the ride.

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07/10/2019 04:30

Mount, Relax, Walk 5 Steps, Bend to Stop, Relax: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to mount the horse from the ground. Horse stands still on a relaxed rein and find relaxation. You are able to walk the horse for 5 steps, bend to a stop, and have the rose relax again and stand still on a relaxed rein.

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07/10/2019 04:30

Mount from Mounting Block: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to mount the horse from the mounting block, put both feet in the stirrups, and the horse is able to stand still while you are in the saddle, without tension on the reins.

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07/10/2019 04:30

Hip in Saddle from Mounting Block: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you are able to log an activity for a horse where he stands still while you mount from the mounting block and place your hip in the saddle. All while keeping a hand on the inside rein. The rein should be loose to allow drift, but not so log that you couldn't help the horse if needed.

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07/10/2019 04:30

Lower Head from Mounting Block: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you log an activity for lowering the horses head from the mounting block. Horse should stay still once you move him into position and throughout this exercises. Your feet should never have to leave the mounting block.

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07/10/2019 04:29

Rock Saddle Back and Forth - From Mounting Block: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you log an activity for a horse that is able to find a comfortable and balanced place to stand after you rock the saddle back and forth from the mounting block, as if to throw him off balance, but the horse actually becomes more stable.

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07/10/2019 04:29

Pat Saddle from Mounting Block: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you log an activity for standing on the mounting block and leading the horse up to you (without moving your feet) and being able to pat the saddle in preparation for mounting. This only counts if the horse is straight and not too far from the block, or pushing into your personal space.

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07/10/2019 04:29

Back Horse Away from Mounting Block: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you log an activity when you are able to move the horse back and away from the mounting block, all without moving your feet. This helps keep the horse in the frame of mind to be willingly guided, not just assume that mounting block come up to the block and tune out anything else. This also helps prepare you and the horse for a moment when the horse may push into the mounting block as if running you over with his presence.

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07/10/2019 04:29

Rub Horse on Shoulder from Mounting Block: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you log an activity for standing on the mounting block and leading the horse up to you (without moving your feet) to rub the horse on the shoulder.

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07/08/2019 05:13

Preparing to Mount: Challenge complete!

Upload a photo of your horse improving their ability to stand quietly to mount before going for a ride! FNeed help? Check out the video lessons in the "Mounting" Purpose. Need more help? Send us a video for coaching.

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07/08/2019 04:15

Mounting Block: Challenge complete!

Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose is able to successfully stand still next to the mounting block when the flag is in motion in the air around them, above them, and below them. Be sure the horse is accepting the flag vs just tolerating it in their space before completing this challenge. If you find you have a horse that is tolerating it and just can't seem to progress toward accepting the flag in any of the previous challenges, be sure to ask for help before progressing to this challenge.

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07/08/2019 04:15

Accepts the Flag in Motion: Challenge complete!

Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose is able to successfully remain relaxed in motion, while the flag is also in motion in the air around them, above them, and below them. Be sure the horse is accepting the flag vs just tolerating it in their space before completing this challenge. If you find you have a horse that is tolerating it and just can't seem to progress toward accepting the flag, be sure to ask for help. Sometimes progressing through all the lessons and coming back to these specific challenges can help Be sure to log your activity!

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07/08/2019 04:14

Accepts the Flag for Direction: Challenge complete!

Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose is able to successfully distinguish the difference between your intention for them to stand still when the flag is in motion and when your intention is for them to move forward away from your energy and the energy of the flag.

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07/08/2019 04:14

Accepts the Flag at a Stand Still: Challenge complete!

Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose is able to successfully stand still when the flag is in motion in the air around them, above them, and below them. Be sure the horse is accepting the flag vs just tolerating it in their space before completing this challenge. If you find you have a horse that is tolerating it and just can't seem to progress toward accepting the flag, be sure to ask for help. Sometimes progressing through all the lessons and coming back to these specific challenges can help Be sure to log your activity!

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07/03/2019 04:12

Comfortable with the Cinch: Challenge complete!

Mark this challenge complete when you log an activity that includes the horse wearing the cinch to get comfortable with it. Ideally, this is done in a round pen or larger area.

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07/03/2019 04:10

Within Range: Challenge complete!

Log an activity for a horse that is able to get confidently and quietly within range of loading into the trailer at Liberty.

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06/25/2019 10:27

Share with FB: Challenge complete!

Share a picture to the FB group of a horse that loaded into the trailer with no strings attached!

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06/25/2019 10:27

Committing to the Trailer: Challenge complete!

Log an activity for a horse that is able to confidently put at least one foot in the trailer at Liberty.

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