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

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Exceeding my expectations

Princess is just doing great. She is responding well to the bit now and moving forward without much prodding.
Saturday we went to another play day with our friends of Pacific Wild Horse Club. Everyone was very impressed by Princess. One friend asked if I was going to teach her any tricks for the finals (if we make it). I said no, I think it is really important to just work on putting a solid foundation on her.
When I first saw her in the corals in Burns I watched her for quite awhile. I figured out she was the low man on the totem pole and probably would be very submissive. She was a kicker in the beginning, but soon proved that she would cooperate. She has done more than that. She trys so hard to please. I new right away that she would make some kid a great 4-H horse. So I have been leading her in that direction. We like to show and I figured that would be the best thing for her if she was going to be a 4-H horse. For her to get a lot of arena time and to be around a lot of other horses and people. She has exceeded my expectations in every way. It will be extremely hard to let her go.


froglander said...

I can't wait to see you guys perform in March! Princess sounds like she is quite a gem. I hope she finds some kid who will realize what a great horse she is :)

Tracey said...

Don't you love discovering who they are and then figuring out who best to partner them with? Princess is going to make an awesome little horse, and I totally agree about the basics and foundation over flashy tricks. While fun to watch, I feel it's a bit misleading for the future adopter (unless the trainer is planning on keeping their horse, that is!)

Love that photo of Princess, btw. She looks like she belongs there!

gtyyup said...

Absolutely wonderful!! She is coming along so nicely for you. Her disposition is awesome and she should make a very good kid's horse.