This blog is about the gentling of wild Mustangs and their stages of training.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

3 days until the EMM competition

Well it's been awhile since my last post. We've been busy and had a hard time with these horses. Kevin broke his foot 8 weeks into the competition and had 2 very wild horses. My horse came with an injury so his training has been slow. We love all of them though and would love to keep them all. Colton's first trail ride at the beach!

Monday, April 23, 2012

week 3

It seems things are moving slowly, but it actually has only been three weeks!
Colton has been saddled and ridden. He has joined up really good. Kevin's mare is very close to joining up but sometimes she looses her grip on it. Bubba is the last hold out. He is still very scared.

Friday, April 6, 2012


The horses are coming along nicely. The mare (no name yet) did not let Kevin touch her until day 5! She has been watching us with the boys and when Kevin reached out to her she let him touch her and within 5 minutes he was petting her down her neck on both sides to her withers!! Bubba Kevin's gelding is flighty but reallly wants to please and trys real hard to trust Kevin. My gelding Colton lets me pet him all over and is starting to lead.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Here we go again!!!

Kevin and I will be competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover held in Albany, Or. in June.
We picked our 3 (yes 3 as Kevin is doing two for a chance to win a saddle.) On the 30th of March. He got a 5 year old mare and a 3 hear old gelding. I got a 3 year old gelding. His mare is from Warm Springs HMA which is where our first mustang(Katie) is from. His gelding is from Jackie's butte. He is 14.2hds tall as a 3 year old so he will be big. My gelding is from the Barron valley complex(which includes horses from Sheepshead HMA and Hogs creek HMA) He is about 14hds tall as is Kevin's mare.
So we have 90 days to gentle and train these horses. The beginning is going well. I am petting my gelding all over and Kevin is petting his gelding on the forhead. The mare is a liitle tougher!
I will post updates as often as I can.

The Mare(first two pictures) Colton(Second two pictueres) Bubba (Last two pictures)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


"Mustangs have taught me more about horses and myself than anything else I have ever done...patience, prayer, body language, understanding, not taking things personal, creative thinking, different perspectives...if more people understood the true reward and could grasp the real meaning, no mustang would ever want for a home..." By Fred Woehl