Cooper

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Cooper

Mustang

14-2 hands
750 lbs.
Color
Bay
Training Status
Training
Ground Hours
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LATEST LOG ENTRY

10/01/2019 06:02

Saddling Evaluation: Challenge complete!

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Mark this challenge complete when you have completed a saddling evaluation with the horse and created an activity log with your assessment. - How long did it take for the horse to become curious about the saddle? - Did the horse stand still for the pad, the saddle, the cinch? - How did the horse travel off once the cinch was tightened? - Do you feel this horse has been saddled before? - Do you feel this horse has been ridden before? - Are there any dangers you perceive with this horse that you need to let members of your team know about? Be sure to include a plan for progress for this horse in your activity log entry.

09/24/2019 05:28

Lariat Rope, Saddle Pad, Slicker, and/or Tarp: Challenge complete!

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Mark this challenge complete when you have been able to further test the horses's commitment with any of the items listed. Same criteria for quality and acceptance vs toleration apply.

09/24/2019 05:27

Confident and Committed: Challenge complete!

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Mark this challenge complete when you are certain the horse is confident in being asked up to the fence and committed to standing there while you cause some "commotion." A horse that is confident and committed will stand with relaxation and can be guided willingly in any direction. Be sure you mark this challenge complete when the horse is accepting of this exercise versus just tolerating it.

09/24/2019 05:27

To The Withers: Challenge complete!

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Mark this challenge complete when you are able to ask a horse to lead forward after they bring their right hind foot toward the fence. The horse should stay parallel to the fence and allow you to rub them on the withers. Ideally, this challenge is completed with a light feel on the halter and lead rope and relaxation in the horse.

09/24/2019 05:27

Right Hind to the Fence: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when you are able to sit on the fence and have a horse successfully bring their right hind foot toward the fence. This only counts when able to compete the maneuver solely off the feel of the halter and lead rope - not with any driving pressure to the hip.

09/21/2019 02:13

Share with FB: Challenge complete!

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

09/21/2019 02:13

Committing to the Trailer: Challenge complete!

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

09/21/2019 02:13

Trying at the Trailer: Challenge complete!

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Log an activity for a horse that is able to confidently try at the trailer.

09/21/2019 02:12

Within Range: Challenge complete!

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

09/07/2019 01:01

Add Another Horse to This Purpose: Challenge complete!

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Once you have been able to complete all of these challenges with a horse, add a new horse to this purpose. This will allow you to earn points as you complete the challenges for each additional horse.

09/01/2019 01:49

With the Halter & Flag Evaluation: Challenge complete!

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Mark this challenge complete when you have completed Exercise 2b with a horse, and logged a training activity with your assessment. How did the horse feel about the flag? Scared Forward? Scared Frozen? Responsive? Reactive? Did their feel on the halter and lead rope change? How long did it take the horse to become responsive and soft to the use of your flag? Are there any dangers you perceive with this horse that you need to let members of your team know about?

09/01/2019 01:49

With the Halter Evaluation: Challenge complete!

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Mark this challenge complete when you have completed Exercise 2a with a horse, and logged a training activity with your assessment. Is the horse understanding of the pressure on the halter? If yes, in what way. If not, what will you focus on in their development? Is the horse responsive or reactive? Are there any dangers you perceive with this horse that you need to let members of your team know about?

09/01/2019 01:48

Without the Halter Evaluation: Challenge complete!

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Mark this challenge complete when you have completed an evaluation of a horse without the halter using Exercises 1a through 1c and have created a training log that outlines your assessment of the following qualities: Does the horse have a tendency to run through pressure or yield to it? Does the horse seem more confident/understanding on the right eye, left eye, or neither? What is the approachability of this horse? Easy to catch?

09/01/2019 01:47

Without the Halter - Travel Continuously in Each Direction: Challenge complete!

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Mark this challenge complete when you are able to direct the horse to continuously travel in each direction of the area you choose. You may choose to make note of your assessment after each challenge, or after completion of a set of evaluation exercises. Things to consider: -Does the horse have a tendency to run through pressure or yield to it? -Does the horse seem more confident/understanding on the right eye, left eye, or neither? - Is there anything to note about the horse's gaits?

03/10/2019 04:46

Finale: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when you can smoothly transitions from a full HQ Yield to a full FQ Yield, Backing 10 Steps and then trotting off for 20 steps. Ideally, this is all done with lightness.

03/10/2019 04:46

Backing – Steady Pressure: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can successfully back 10 steps away from you with the application of steady pressure. Ideally, the pressure is light enough that you only have to press on the hair or skin, but not the muscle or bone.

03/10/2019 04:46

Backing – Intention: Challenge complete!

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Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can successfully back 10 steps away from you with just your intention.

03/10/2019 04:45

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.

03/10/2019 04:45

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)

03/10/2019 04:45

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)

03/10/2019 04:44

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)

03/10/2019 04:43

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)

03/10/2019 04:41

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.

03/10/2019 04:40

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.

03/11/2018 08:16

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.

03/11/2018 08:15

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.

03/11/2018 07:56

Bowline: 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 bowline knot. 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.

03/11/2018 07:54

Tidy Tail: Challenge complete!

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Add a picture to a training log of a horse that is assigned to you of how you finished the knot with either a daisy chain or a "lock". If your organization has a preference of a certain technique, be sure to show this. 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.

03/11/2018 07:53

Quick Release 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 quick release knot. 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.

03/11/2018 07:50

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.

03/11/2018 07:49

Where to Tie: Challenge complete!

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Add a picture to a training log of a horse that is assigned to you of where you would consider to be a safe place to wrap or tie the horse.

03/10/2018 08:43

Ready to Tie?: Challenge complete!

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Post a picture to the FB group of a horse that you feel is ready to tie. https://www.facebook.com/groups/714145648627452/

03/10/2018 08:36

Correctly Tied Halter: Challenge complete!

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Add a picture to the training activity of a horse you correctly tied the halter knot on. Be sure the halter is in the proper position whether it is a rope halter or a web halter.

03/10/2018 08:32

Send a Horse Through a Gate or Tight Space: Challenge complete!

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Complete this task after you have logged a training activity for a horse that you successfully led/sent through a tight space or gate. All while keeping your tools tidy and maintaining a safe personal space. Be sure to add a picture!

03/03/2018 05:32

Tidy Tools: Challenge complete!

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Post a picture to the Forever Foundation FB Page of your tidy tools Halter & Lead Rope, Stick and String, Longer Lead Rope. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HSUSForeverFoundation/ If you don't have access to the group, email info@CarterRanchHorse.com with the email you have your FB account set up with.

03/03/2018 04:52

Lead a Horse: Challenge complete!

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Log a training activity for a horse that you successfully led with tidy tools, all while keeping the horse at a safe and comfortable distance. Ideally, 4ft or more of space.

03/03/2018 03:54

Assign A Horse to this Challenge: Challenge complete!

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With the help of your director/trainer, assign a horse to this purpose that you will complete the challenges with. As a bonus, your director may have already assigned a horse for you! Ideally, this will be the same horse you chose for grooming from the previous purpose - VOLUNTEER 1: Equine Body Language

01/29/2018 02:01

Cooper's details changed.

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DOB has been changed from to 01/01/2011.

Rescue reason has been changed from to Surrender.

Adoptable has been changed from to No.

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