Tuesday, September 9, 2008
This is Halona in the obstacle course. The idea here is to practice sharp pivots. She has to stay within the square. We walk straight in then do a 360 degree turn, stopping where we started. Halona is very good at sharp turns, who knows maybe she will make a good barrel prospect. She is especially good at turning around the barrels.
This was taken the same day as the picture above. I have made comments about Halona not forming a bond with me. But, now that we are just a week away from the show, she decides to let her guard down and bond with me. For those who don't know, Mustangs form an unbelievable bond with the person who trains them. They trust us and they look to us for protection, food, & love. Saturday; 9/20, is going to be the hardest day of my life when I give all 3 up for adoption. My parents have given me the option of keeping 1 of them, but recently when my only riding horse injured himself I realized that I really needed another riding horse. So, my decision was made for me, I plan on using whatever money I receive from this competition & adoption to purchase a riding horse. Who knows, maybe I will be able to adopt one of the Mustangs that have been trained to ride and will also be at this competition.