Thursday, July 24, 2008
I'm getting a late start on this, but I live out in the middle of nowhere and my computer access is very slow and limited. I have had my Mustangs for almost 2 months now and I feel like we have progressed nicely. I received two fillies-one named Miakoda which means Power of the Moon and Halona which means Happy Fortune and one gelding named Traveller. Miakoda is a very large yearling already measuring over 14 1/2 hands, she shows signs of having some kind of draft horse in her. The other two are a little bit smaller. Mia was the first to come around, within two weeks I had her loving people. The other two tested me in ways I have never experienced. Both were very aggressive, using their front hooves as weapons. They both managed to get their halters off 1 week after I brought them home so I wasn't able to do much with them. My parents finally decided to get a little help from a local trainer. Two weeks ago, 7/12, we took all of them to Able Garcia's stables. With his help we were able to get halters on and over the next two weeks I have taken them from wild to willing. They both now lead, tie, and trailer. Mia is still a little ahead of the other two. Mia loves water, I was able to spray her down within a couple of weeks. I have only one problem with Mia and that is she doesn't like to trot or run-too big I guess. She leads, ties, picks up hooves, trailers, bathes, will stand on a podium, but I'm worried about the trotting portion of the in hand class. I am pleased with what I have accomplished up to now.