MUSTANG GENTLING




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

































Monday, April 27, 2009

Lovely


This is Lovely, my 3 year old Kiger filly. She is out of our stallion Lui.
I went out this morning and worked with Lovely, my 3 year old Kiger mare. She has been saddled and driven one time before. I sat on her once that first time. I saddled her today and drove her, she was doing really good. I had planned on riding her today so things were going as planned. I put my foot in the stirrup and stepped up. She moved once. I did it again and she didn't move. I went to the other side and did the same thing there. I went back to her right side and put my foot in and stood up, she didn't move. I swung my leg over and sat down. She didn't move, and i gave a big sign. Then......this is the good part! My little kitty was meowing and walking towards us. She wanted to see me. I was trying to say PSSST with out scaring Lovely. It was having no affect on either of them. Then my kitty walked right under Lovely. I just sat very still and told myself everything would be fine. The cat would just walk under us and keep going. Lovely was watching her. She would normally like to chase the cat. So what does the cat do? She lays down. I waited a seconds and pulled on Lovely's rein trying to get her to move a foot. She did and the cat got up and left. I breathed a huge sign of relief and then preceed to ask Lovely to walk. She did without any problems. We worked on walking, stopping and turning. She doesn't like the turning to much. I will have to drive her more. Anyway, it was quite an adventure and I just had to share it with you all. Lovely is a pretty good girl, I am very pleased with her.
Lisa

4 comments:

froglander said...

What a cute filly :) I'm hoping to climb on my little gelding sometime this summer. Glad to hear she is pretty level headed and the cat didn't spook her!

mkyamse said...

Silly cat! That sounds like something mine would do. Congratulations!

Pony Girl said...

Oh my gosh, how scary! I'm glad you little mare was so calm in this situation! ;) She is a beautiful mare!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.