MUSTANG GENTLING




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

































Sunday, November 14, 2010

T.I.P. horse

We went to Burns yesterday and picked up 2 wild horses for a client. The white mare is a 6 year old form Cold Springs HMA. The black gelding is a 1 1/2 year old gelding from the same place. Sunrise as we waited to load. Kevin worked the mare first today. She is extremely flighty and snorts a lot. She is very afraid of us and is shaking anytime we come near her. Kevin says she is wonderfully spirited. He likes her a lot and has already started a bond within minutes. He calls her little lady.
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Ellie's 5th birthday party!

Our granddaughter Ellie received a horse from us for her birthday. This is the yearling filly we adopted at the youth and yearlings competition.
Ellie named her horse Daisy.



Monday, October 25, 2010

up date on Santana!

Santana is doing great. He had an abcess on his lip and it caused him not to eat good which caused him to colic. Just like Secretariat!! It popped and he is doing great but lost a lot of weight!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Santana


Santana is suffering from colic. It has been going on for two days and he has been tube with oil and is on Banamine. It is a weird sort of colic as he's not throwing himself on the ground or kicking at his stomach. But he does lay down for a minute and then gets back up. Please say a prayer for him.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sept. 27th Back in Oregon


Jackson is hauling good. He seems happy as a clam back there loose in the trailer. He keeps getting into the bales of hay. I think he's on his second one. When we stop at a rest area and take him out he doesn't seem weary at all. I think we already found an adopter for him;:-))))

Wild Horses near Vale, Oregon


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sept. 26th



Well the adoption is over! It was pretty hard to see these well trained horses going for so cheap. They went from $125(injured) to $2400(best horse there!), but most went for around $700 to $900. Noche went for $375 and got a good home. Jackson only went for $175 and Kevin got him back! It was sad to say good-bye to Noche and I cried when I did, but the really hard thing was when we were leaving the parking lot and Jackson was whinnig in the trailer for Noche. I started sobbing because they have been together for 3 years. We are leaving Lincoln, it is 4p.m.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

final results

I place 9th in the top 10. It was so much fun, I really enjoyed it. Got $350!! I really need to thank my husband for helping with the finals. If it wasn't for him designing my coarse and giving me pointers we wouldn't have looked as good! Love you honey!

Top Ten Tonight!

Lisa and Noche' made the top ten!!!

Sept 25th.




Well We are done with the riding portion of the contest. Kevin and Jackson did really well, and so did Noche and I. We are waiting for them to post the scores at 3 p.m. to find out who is in the top 10 and they will perform tonight at 7p.m. So we really don't know how we will place. There are a lot of super trainers and awesome horses here. I have videos of our goes, but they take too much time to upload and I don't have a lot of time right now. So you will have to wait awhile.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sept. 24th.

In-Hand Coarses for Kevin and I today. It went really well. Kevin and I also did Craig Cameron's Extremem Cowboy Race today with Noche And Jackson. They did pretty good. It is a indoor trail coarse with speed. Don't' know how we placed yet??
zAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. We just got the results for body conditioning and In-Hand. I was 6th! in body conditioning and Kevin was 7th. I am currently in 12th and Kevin is 14th!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sept 23rd.






We are here! This place is HUGE! There are 4 indoor arenas and 1000 indoor stalls. All the buildings are interconcected.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sept. 22nd. Nebraska

We're almost there. It's been strange going 70 miles an hour and having semi's pass you doing 75 or 80 mph. The speed limit is 75 in all the states we've been in but Oregon.Trucks have to go 55 in Oregon. We have seen soooo many trucks! More trucks than cars most of the time. The diesel has been cheaper then Oregon everywhere.

Corn as far as the eye can see!


Great Platt River Archway Museum

Kevin and I have been talking about what we wll do if we make the
'top 10" We have picked our music. I will be doing Sammy Hager, Were Eagle fly.
Kevin will be doing Rush, Monkey business. We don't know what we will be doing for a routine yet though???

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SEPT. 21st. Wyoming

Saw some neat rock formations between Utah and Wyoming!





We saw quite a few wild horses today,but only got a picture of these 2.
And then we saw these neat rocks out side of Cheyenne. They were all piled up on each other like someone stacked them there!



Monday, September 20, 2010

Sept. 20th Twin falls, Idaho

This is a golf coarse on the snake river!




A woodpecker at a reststop
We arrived in Twin falls about 3p.m. The horses hauled really nicely and settled in quickly at the fairgrounds here. Tomorrow we will drive to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sept. 19th, Getting packed


We packed today and are leaving here at 3:a.m. Heading to Twin Falls Idaho to stay the night at the fairgrounds

Saturday, September 18, 2010

7 days until the competition

We will be leaving in 2 days. We are busy packing, planning meals, and getting everything ready for us to leave. We are so excited, not only about our competition but also our trip. It is the first time we have been on a vacation for away from home for more than 5 days. And we are going to see some new country! I will be posting everyday on what we are doing and were we are, with pictures, so stayed tuned!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Roseries

Kevin and I took a trip up to the high lakes in the Cascades called the Roseries. It was a very special Labor Day ride with our awesome mustangs. We go to Nebraska to compete in 14 days and it was great to take them to this special place because they are very special horses!