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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

5 weeks in, 3 weeks to go!

The days seem to be flying by. I am shocked that the last time I had time to sit down and write about the mustangs, it was almost 2 weeks ago! Well the good news is that we have been working really hard so there is lots of great progress to report!

Cinnamon is working with not only a saddle, but also a bridle. He works in the round pen and I am introducing new 'scary' objects like balls and mounting blocks...ooooh! He has taken everything in stride and proved that he can overcome just about anything with a lot of patience and time. He has tried to take that saddle off a few times, lol. It hasn't budged, so I think he may be convinced that it is not worth trying anymore! He is very calm before and after he bucks so I think that just proves he is smart and really thinking!

Talitha is leading on a halter and now practicing coming in and out of her paddock. She is doing great! I also introduced a flymask. She was not a fan before it went on, allowing it to rubbed on her body but very hesitant about her face, but she has come to realize why it is there. I think once they figure out it keeps the flys from being in their eyes, they are sold!

Twister is quickly learning that people can be ok. He has accepted taking hay and treats out of my or Anthony's hand and will allow (and even enjoy!) being scratched up and down his back and head with the pole. We are usually about 3-4 feet away from him which is pretty close when you consider how wild this boy came in!

I can't wait to show off the mustangs at the Napa Mustang Days September 16-17th! It is only 2 weeks away!

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