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!
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.
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.
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)
"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
We will be participating in the Mustang Heritage Foundation's Trainer Incentive Program. T.I.P. That is were we get a wild horse and have it for 90 days. You can adopt one of these horses! We can do as much with the horse as we want, gentle it and maybe start it under saddle. If we find an adopter for the horse we will recieve $700. The adopter only has to pay $125 for the horse, but mustbe an approved adopter by the BLM.
We have been gentling mustangs since 1996. We love to work with wild horses.
My wife and I have adopted 36 wild horses. We like to train them to ride and find good homes for them. We have a 15 year old Kiger stallion (Dino) that we adopted in 1999. He was 4 years old at that time. He is our show horse and we have traveled many miles to many states to show him. We love to take him places as he attracts a lot of attention and we can show the public what a Wild Mustang can become!
We love to take our mustangs out to ride the wild horse herds in Oregon and take pictures.
The winner of Willow was Lorraine Jones.
Willow is the clubs raffle horse and is available to any you can qualify to be an adoptor through the BLM. She was brought out of the corals last September and since then has had 11 months of training. She is 3 years old and about 14.1" hands. Her ground manners are impecable. She has been in many parades, including the Portland Grand Floral Parade. She was the calmest horse in the parade. She has been to several horse shows and been riden on the trails. She is an exceptional horse and would make a good 4-H horse or a solid trail horse for old or young people. She is one in a milliion people so get your raffle tickets now. Only 20 days left to buy them. Willow will be actioned off on Mustangs days September first at Oregon state fair. To get your tickets contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the wild horse corals
Santana's second week
Santana has had a very easy week for an EMM horse. He is suffering from a cough and is in need of seeing a chiropractor. So he is just hanging out and getting lots of love, eating grass and going for walks. Lisa walked him yesterday in the pasture and when a car went by on the wet pavement at 55 mph Santana didn't even flinch. That is amazing to us. It took Princess an hour to get used to cars driving by on the road.
Santana's first week!
Here is a list of things we accomplished with Santana in the first week. He leads, loads in the trailer, picks up all 4 feet, he has been saddled and sat on. He has been ridden with someone leading him. He stands tied. He has gone to the beach and was ponied behind Dino. He has been driven, got a bath and wears a blanket! He is an amazing horse!
Dino and Kevin
A handsome Pair
Dino and Lisa
Jumping at National Mustang Show
Albany expo mustang demo
A wild Kiger Stallion
Dino and Kevin
3 yr. old 1/2 Kiger gelding for sale
In the BLM Corals
I am a five year old mustang mare from the Beattys Butte Heard Management area. I was rounded up from the wild in the fall of 2007. I spent a year in the corrals in Burns waiting to be adopted. Finally I was chosen for the Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held in Albany, Oregon on March 21st. I can be adopted by anyone who qualifies by the BLM to be an adoptee. I am 14 hands tall. I love people and love to go trail riding. I like long walks on the beach and grazing on pasture. I am gentle and easy to ride. I am not afraid of anything. My full name is Sapheara Warrior Princess. If you would like to meet me you can see me at the Expo.