MUSTANG GENTLING




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

































Sunday, January 18, 2009

Our first trail ride!

What happened today refreshed my memory on why I love working with mustangs so much.
Yesterday I was working with Princess on her head set and it was a constant fight with her to give me her head. I left yesterday’s session feeling that I had accomplished something, but not what I really wanted.
Today when I put the bridle on her she instantly tucked her head, just from the weight of the reins. I wasn’t even on her. When she did that it makes me realize why I love working with mustangs so much. You show them something one day and the next day they retain it and you can move on from there. That’s what made the ride at the beach today so great. I felt good because I was working with a great new mustang and I wasn’t even thinking about the competition. That’s how much I enjoyed my day.
It was a beautiful day at the beach, 58 degrees and sunny. So there were a lot of people out. Princess handled everything wonderfully. There were kids everywhere running and flying kites. Trucks were driving on the beach and surfers with surf boards and lots of dogs. The only think that scared her was a surfer walking with his surf board on his back. He looked like a monster I’m sure. She took it all in stride though.
The video of Princess and me was taken on the way back from the Pelican Brewery & pub. Our favorite place to eat (I’m working on them as a sponsor).
But, where she really impressed me was when we got off the beach and onto the trails that meander through the trees. She took the lead if front of Dino. Walking, trotting and cantering along the narrow tree lined trails.
Then I rode her out into the lake. She went right out there like she had done it a thousand times. It was so relaxing to ride on the beach with her. But it’s making me fall in love with her more.
This horse will be great to whoever adopts here. She is smart, willing and loving.
The highlight of my day was watching Lisa canter Dino through the waves. The day only could have been better if my daughter and granddaughter could have been with us.

2 comments:

Tracey said...

I'm still in awe of the beach photos. Princess is making great progress!

Debbie Vandevelde said...

RIDING ON BEACH SOUNDS WONDERFUL RIGHT NOW, I'M JUST HOPIN TOMORROW IS GOING TO BE 25 DEGREES LOL. PRINCESS LOOKS LIKE SHE IS DOING TOTALLY AWESOME, I JUST HOPE MY MARE TURNS OUT THAT GREAT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.