Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sunday-Auction day!

 Sunday was Auction day!  Kirstin and Remy were the fourth horse in the auction ring.  Being a yearling, people just weren't interested in her.  Not one single person bid on her.  Even at just $125 there was no one that wanted a very well trained yearling. Kirsin was heart broken when she left the arena because she knew that if no one stepped up to adopt her, Remy would go back to the BLM and all the work that she did would have been wasted.  The Mustang Heritage Foundation had her come back in the arena and offered to pay the adoption fee if someone was willing to give Remy a loving home.

Kirstin was brought back into the arena.  She demostrated Remy's skills, sidepassing, backing, trotting at a lead, stopping, turning.  Remy does it all very well, she just didn't do well for the show.  Finally a nice lady raised her hand and took Remy.  At least Kirstin knows that Remy is going to a good home.  She was able to speak with the new owner briefly and was assured that she will be well loved and taken care of. 

Goodbyes are always the hardest part of these shows.  Many asked why we didn't want to take this horse home.  Simple we already own 6 other horses and the reason Kirstin does the makeovers is not to get a cheap horse, but to hopefully introduce people to what she already knows; that the Mustang is a wonderful horse and partner.


Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering but is Kirstin thinking about doing the Extreme Mustang Makeover next year? It is really cool to see her adventures with these horses.

Kirstin's Mustang Project 2011 said...

Next year Kirstin will be starting college which will not leave much time for training Mustangs. She will continue to train the ones that she has at home(5 to date). One of those is her yearling; Patriot, from 2010. She is starting him under saddle so updates will continue to be posted. We love our Mustangs and want the world to know how wonderful they are!

Larsons said...

My daughter wants to do this. Can you suggest some resources or a site where other families doin this exchange advice?
Any direct encouragement would really be appreciated. We've raised one colt from birth, but not a mustang