Louise Seaton

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  • in reply to: Chatter from the home front… #204198

    Louise Seaton
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    Prince sounds like an absolute blast Chuck. I, at times have the same from Coqueta whilst I’m trying to poo pick. She follows me around, asking ‘pleeeease can I have a treat’, getting herself in front of me and the wheelbarrow or coming up behind me and putting her head over my shoulder and I spend the whole time saying ‘ok just one more and THAT’S IT cos I’ve really got to get this done. Obviously, she doesn’t believe that THAT’S IT!! I just can’t help myself!

    in reply to: Please Read This – Introduce Yourself #204197

    Louise Seaton
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    Hi everyone. I am Louise and my gorgeous girly is Coqueta. We’ve been with Chuck and the FT program for about 18 months now and we are both loving it. We still have loads to learn, especially me, and our relationship is developing into something I’ve only ever dreamed about before. I’ve never been an authorative, leader, dominant type of person, not around horses, so found it difficult being told “I must show them who’s boss”, and to create in the horse those signs of submission and to use force and all kinds of aparatus to get results ie whips, bits etc. Because I felt so uncomfortable about this way, I truly believed there was something wrong with me and I had an overwhelming sense of inadequacy and that I just wasn’t good enough to even be around horses. BUT then, one day, by shear luck, I came across Chuck Mintzlaff. I had by this time taken myself away from the horsey world as I knew it, but when I read Chuck’s philosophies, I was blown away and realised that I wasn’t wrong at all. Chuck and FT is the best thing that’s ever happened to me, it’s given both myself and Coqueta the cofidence and courage to be who we really are.

    in reply to: Raw Cabbage #204178

    Louise Seaton
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    I offered coqueta raw cabbage and she just looked at me as if to say “Are you serious!’. Any particular type of cabbage you’d recommend?

    in reply to: Problems #204176

    Louise Seaton
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    Hi Trisha. Can you put up temporary fence to the barn with a gateway way so you can separate them. Leave Willow the barn side and get others on the other side, before you get the feed buckets out, then prepare feed buckets, do your prelim with Willow and as soon as you’ve given willow feed, give the others theirs (still on the other side of fence) and when they’ve all finished, open up gateway so they can get in and out. I set up temp fence with electric tape and posts and a handle thingy.

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