Today, I would like to share a fun story with you about a training session that I had with a thoroughbred mare whom I have worked with for some time, called Rosalie; a very, very wonderful mare to work with. Well actually, the story is not really about Rosalie, it’s about the ground squirrels that come around when Rosalie and I are training and I’m using treats. I use treats as part of my work with horses, not every session, but a lot of the time I work I do use them. I find that the horses learn faster that way and its makes it more enjoyable for the horse. It also helps to keep them polite, respectful and alert.