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

Thursday, March 19, 2009

1St day at Expo

Well we got here at 7:00 a.m. and got Princess and Dino settled in. I rode Princess for a little while and she did really good. Then we got a number painted on her butt for the adoption. She is number 25. We had along wait until the 6:00 PM IN-hand trail coarse. We had a 3:00 p.m. trainers meeting and I got a big surprise! BLM presented Dino with a blanket for High Point Senior Mustang for the Mustang buckle series last year. It was a great honor and very neat that they presented it in front of all the other trainers.
We got Princess ready and headed over to the arena for our trail coarse. We were selected to go 23 out of 28 horses, so we had a long wait. Lisa got to watch all the horses go before us. Princess and I went in and did our thing and I was disappointed that we had one bobble. We had to load in a horse trailer that had cow manure in it and she didn't like it. She JUMPED in on the second try. The rest of the coarse went well. When I came out of the arena I had one trainer shake my hand and tell me it was flawless and another trainer who went behind me came out and said mine go was GREAT! Then Lisa came down and told me that most of the horses didn't load in the trailer very well. So I guess we did pretty good! It felt great. Lisa got a video of it, but it's almost 11:00 so we will upload it tomorrow.


lucky kachina dancer said...

Way to go Princess. And Dino! Congratulations.

I can't wait to see the video. Sounds like you guys are doing great.

Jessie said...

Great job! A few of the other bloggers that went to watch said you did great! Good luck today!

gtyyup said...

Fantastic!!! Thanks for posting...we're following!

Linda said...

I'm sorry I didn't see you and Princess until now to be able to watch your progress. I saw Princess on Andrea's site and just dropped a jaw. I just read her bio, and apparently my yearling, Beautiful, was from her roundup...Beaty's Butte '07--however, Beautiful was a yearling. Good luck--looks like she's doing GREAT!