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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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???
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!
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!
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!
We will be participating in the Mustang Heritage Foundation's Trainer Incentive Program. T.I.P. That is were we get a wild horse and have it for 90 days. You can adopt one of these horses! We can do as much with the horse as we want, gentle it and maybe start it under saddle. If we find an adopter for the horse we will recieve $700. The adopter only has to pay $125 for the horse, but mustbe an approved adopter by the BLM.
We have been gentling mustangs since 1996. We love to work with wild horses.
My wife and I have adopted 36 wild horses. We like to train them to ride and find good homes for them. We have a 15 year old Kiger stallion (Dino) that we adopted in 1999. He was 4 years old at that time. He is our show horse and we have traveled many miles to many states to show him. We love to take him places as he attracts a lot of attention and we can show the public what a Wild Mustang can become!
We love to take our mustangs out to ride the wild horse herds in Oregon and take pictures.
The winner of Willow was Lorraine Jones.
Willow is the clubs raffle horse and is available to any you can qualify to be an adoptor through the BLM. She was brought out of the corals last September and since then has had 11 months of training. She is 3 years old and about 14.1" hands. Her ground manners are impecable. She has been in many parades, including the Portland Grand Floral Parade. She was the calmest horse in the parade. She has been to several horse shows and been riden on the trails. She is an exceptional horse and would make a good 4-H horse or a solid trail horse for old or young people. She is one in a milliion people so get your raffle tickets now. Only 20 days left to buy them. Willow will be actioned off on Mustangs days September first at Oregon state fair. To get your tickets contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the wild horse corals
Santana's second week
Santana has had a very easy week for an EMM horse. He is suffering from a cough and is in need of seeing a chiropractor. So he is just hanging out and getting lots of love, eating grass and going for walks. Lisa walked him yesterday in the pasture and when a car went by on the wet pavement at 55 mph Santana didn't even flinch. That is amazing to us. It took Princess an hour to get used to cars driving by on the road.
Santana's first week!
Here is a list of things we accomplished with Santana in the first week. He leads, loads in the trailer, picks up all 4 feet, he has been saddled and sat on. He has been ridden with someone leading him. He stands tied. He has gone to the beach and was ponied behind Dino. He has been driven, got a bath and wears a blanket! He is an amazing horse!
Dino and Kevin
A handsome Pair
Dino and Lisa
Jumping at National Mustang Show
Albany expo mustang demo
A wild Kiger Stallion
Dino and Kevin
3 yr. old 1/2 Kiger gelding for sale
In the BLM Corals
I am a five year old mustang mare from the Beattys Butte Heard Management area. I was rounded up from the wild in the fall of 2007. I spent a year in the corrals in Burns waiting to be adopted. Finally I was chosen for the Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held in Albany, Oregon on March 21st. I can be adopted by anyone who qualifies by the BLM to be an adoptee. I am 14 hands tall. I love people and love to go trail riding. I like long walks on the beach and grazing on pasture. I am gentle and easy to ride. I am not afraid of anything. My full name is Sapheara Warrior Princess. If you would like to meet me you can see me at the Expo.