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Austen Gage
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Runner, Rider, Designer
Runner, Rider, Designer

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NO! Don't Pee There!
Potty training sucks, no matter what. However, there's a lot of articles out there to help you through the process with your baby, kitten, or puppy. There's experts to call, and established training plans that are known to work. Pictured: My two hardest pot...
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Remembering 2017; Looking Forward to 2018
These recap posts have been hard to write, so I'm using them as an excuse to post a ton of photos of this beautiful boy. Photo by Liz Stout I'll be honest. I'm not going to dwell much on 2017. I have a yearly recap post in the works, but it's emotionally dr...
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Bast and the October Olivia LaGoy Weltz Lesson
I felt a little dumb bringing a barely broke baby thoroughbred to a lesson with a big name dressage rider. I mean, he could barely do a 20 meter circle without falling on his face. His brakes were non-existent. He had developed a tendency to panic when work...
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Training Progression of Bast, Part 5: Trying Natural Horsemanship Stuff
When I left you all in Part 4 , we had just discovered the nasty bolt hidden in Bast. Unfortunately, while I was resolved to get through the issue, things did continue to worsen before they got better. Hope you're holding on, cause things are about to get w...
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Training Progression of Bast: Part 4, The Problems
As I alluded to in the last post , this recap of Bast's training progression is not going to be a lot of sunshine and rainbows. Every training process can expect to hit some bumpy sections, and a retraining process can often experience more issues. Horses r...
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Training Progression of Bast: Part 3, The Not-So-Early Rides
Once Pig was moved to field board, I wondered how our rides would change. At first, they didn't. While a bit squirrely to tack up in the open crossties in our field board barn, Bast stood fine for me to get on up there and hack down to the ring at the main ...
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Happy Holidays!
Hope you're all having a lovely holiday! "Well, Lyra? Are you having a good holiday?" Bast is getting a bit of a long break while I visit with family and friends. "Oh, so you are?!" I think the time away will be good for us both. "How about you, old man?" H...
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Looking Back: Bast Meets Field Board
Taking a pause from the training recap of Bast to share the story of turning the child-pony out in field board for the first time. It's a fun story, and everyone loves watching horses gallop around like idiots. So, without further ado, enjoy! Yeehaaaaw! Let...
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The Training Progression of Bast: Part 2.5, Video Clips
So when I wrote the last post, I completely forgot to include the video clips from our first few rides. How much fun is a recap without video?! None, I say! So, let's quickly go over some video clips to go along with last week's much longer recap ! To start...
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Training Progression of Bast: Part 2, The Early Rides
We've moved on from lunging ! **Almost all photos in this post were taken generously by Jan . This whole set of rides would have been so much harder without her around! I've already briefly talked about the first night I hopped on Bast , but I wanted to inc...
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