She's beautiful. I, personally, adore the mustang breed and I will likely always have at least one hanging around. I currently have 2 that came from the BLM.
My main guy, Dobe, is 9 this year. He was captured in Adobe Town, Wyoming (hence his name) and adopted by a friend of my Dad's. When they realized that wild mustangs are actually wild
, they just stuck him in a big arena by himself for about a year and never touched him. I brought him home for $150 and I must say, that is some of the best money I have ever spent. After he figured out that I wasn't going to run away and leave him alone when he would charge me like his last owners, things moved along rather quickly. I was riding him through cattle within just a few days of bringing him home and we've never looked back. He's been my main guy for 6 years now. I use him for trail riding and ranch work mostly, but he is willing to do whatever else I ask of him.
LOL, he's my little herd 'stallion'.
Then, I have Koda. He's 8 this year and I have no idea where he came from. He was adopted as a yearling by a lady in a nearby town. She sent him to a trainer when he was 3 and after 30 days, he was sent back with the label "un-trainable":roll:. So, I bought him for $125 and brought him home. Due to my own time constraints with work, he ended up just staying turned out to pasture for another year until he was 5 before I had a chance to work with him. Anyway, about 3 hours after catching him out of the pasture, I was trotting circles on him in the roundpen. His training progressed quickly but I haven't really had time to do much with him in the last couple of years. Soon, I plan on getting him going again and finding him a new home where he can be appreciated. I just don't have the time to give him the attention and work he deserves.
This was the 3rd time he had ever had a saddle on.
Poor little ugly monster
And this was one of the last times I've had a saddle on him. We had just come back from a pretty long trail ride.
Funny thing was, neither one of them even offered to buck during the training process. Dobe crow-hopped with me once about a year after I started him but that was more of an "it's early in the morning and cool, I've been getting really good feed, and I'm feeling GOOD" type things.