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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Are YOU ready?

Thank you Charles Brooks for the fabulous photography!

We are ready! 80 something days ago we picked up wild mustangs to train and tame for this competition and adoption. Each mustang took us on a journey that we will never forget. Anthony got his first experience training a 'wild one' and I am proud to say this was #11 for me. I may sound a little sappy here, but I can't really put into words how I have grown and learned from each horse. Not just in training and technique, but truly as a human being.

I wanted to give some facts to anyone reading that is interested in our mustangs and coming to the adoption. There are 36 or so adoptable mustangs at the competition. PLEASE be sure to talk to the trainer about the horse you plan on bidding on, they will be happy to tell you if it is a good match. The MOST IMPORTANT GOAL is to get these horses FOREVER HOMES! Please feel free to email us with any other questions at Hope to see YOU soon at Norco!

Luna (Anthony's mare on the right)

  • from Flannigan HMA 
  • roughly 13 .1
  • 4 years old
  • solid on the trail
  • fast learner
  • forward 
  • loves to be groomed on her head
  • suitable for any discipline
  • suitable for intermediate rider
Sweet Pea (my mare on the left)
  • from Pancake HMA
  • roughly 13 hands
  • 5 years old
  • solid on the trail
  • fast learner
  • laid back, quiet
  • attention loving, 'pocket pony'
  • nickers when I come in the morning
  • suitable for discipline with any level rider with guidance and direction

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Less than 3 weeks to NORCO!

Norco is less than 3 weeks away! We have spent the majority of the last few weeks on 'polishing' up our started mustangs. In 90 days they have done and seen more than a good number of domestic horses ever will see in their lives. These horses have impacted a number of people who have never seen a 'wild' to 'mild' process. I have had so many conversations with people debunking ideas about a 'wild' horse and the training that goes into getting a well started mustangs in 90 days. They are truly incredible examples of how willing and honest a horse can be. One of my personal favorite conversations was with the vet. It went something like this... 'This is my mustang, she was picked up from the corrals January 26th and was captured from the wild January 2012' (I was sitting on her in the middle of a parking lot and 5 other horses) he just stared at her and finally said 'I can't believe how quiet she is'. I just smiled, and thought about how quiet she was after out first ride too! I have to say, I am really proud of our little mares! I can't wait to show them off soon!