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    03-31-2014, 01:36 AM
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Weanling
Life after the 90 day mustang challenge.

As some of you know I said I would make a separate thread if I was selected to participate in the Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenge. I got my acceptance letter on Wednesday. I will be picking up an un-handled yearling this Friday at 8 a.m. I do not know which horse I will get, whether it is a colt or filly, big or small. It will be a complete surprise. After that I will have 90 days to train and gentle this yearling, and then I will go compete on July 25-26. There are three separate parts to this competition; Handling & Conditioning, Leading Trail Class, and Freestyle.

The handling and conditioning part is how manageable your yearling is, and how well it is taken care of (body condition, coat, hooves, etc.).

The leading trail class is where you lead your yearling over obstacles such as; ground poles, tarps, cones, load into a trailer, pick up feet, etc.

And freestyle is where you do whatever you want to show your yearlings athletic abilities and trainability.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Emma. I have worked with horses for 5+ years, and always wanted to have a career with horses. I plan to go to CSI and get a degree in horse management. I currently own a Appaloosa Mare, Misti, and a Paint gelding, Kiowa. And since I am in absolute love with both of them, there are some photos below. This will be a huge challenge for me, but I suspect the reward this yearling will give me will be greater than I can even imagine.

If any of you have any tips or ideas, they would be greatly appreciated! This is the first time I've trained a horse from the ground up, so I will probably seem stupid to you guys who are amazing with horses. If you took the time to read all this, thank you!!
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    03-31-2014, 11:35 PM
  #2
Weanling
We got the round pen set up today! I also got a call and confirmed the pick up time for Friday at 7 a.m. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!!
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    04-01-2014, 02:34 PM
  #3
Yearling
Too long to wait till Friday...
I cannot wait to read this :)
     
    04-01-2014, 03:35 PM
  #4
Green Broke
You've got a great opportunity there - good for you.

What happens to the yearling at the end of the training period. In other words, is it yours or does it belong to a ranch, BLM, etc?
     
    04-01-2014, 04:11 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Subbing!

I'm not sure what the requirement for yearlings are, but you may want to look into anchoring the walls with posts. Also, you may want to raise the height of the walls temporarily. The trainer by me just got some small pieces of wood and the orange fencing and put it up all around the perimeter for a few weeks to prevent his 'stang from jumping out.

Good luck to you!!
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    04-01-2014, 04:51 PM
  #6
Weanling
Subbing! Congratulations and I look forward to seeing how you progress with your yearling!
     
    04-01-2014, 05:08 PM
  #7
Trained
How exciting, good luck
     
    04-01-2014, 05:35 PM
  #8
Teen Forum Moderator
Subbing. Sounds like so much fun!!!
     
    04-02-2014, 12:00 AM
  #9
Weanling
There is some interest! Now I will for sure keep this updated! I'm so excited, it's going to be a long time until Friday! So today we leveled out the ground where the round pen is, and added three new 12' panels. My dog, Jazzie, is in one of the photos. She's a funny little thing. The leveling out really stabilized the panels. Hopefully we get the panels anchored down, like SlideStop mentioned, before friday. I have a lot of preparing to do in a short time! Hopefully that will speed up time!

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Originally Posted by Chevaux    
What happens to the yearling at the end of the training period. In other words, is it yours or does it belong to a ranch, BLM, etc?
On Friday I will adopt the yearling, it will be mine by the time I leave the BLM. At the end of the training period I have the option to find an adopter for him/her, or I keep the yearling. So in other words, yes the yearling is mine. I do not know exactly what I will be doing, as it depends on the horse. I can only sell this yearling for money after owning it for a year. I hope that makes sense?

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Originally Posted by SlideStop    
I'm not sure what the requirement for yearlings are, but you may want to look into anchoring the walls with posts. Also, you may want to raise the height of the walls temporarily. The trainer by me just got some small pieces of wood and the orange fencing and put it up all around the perimeter for a few weeks to prevent his 'stang from jumping out. Posted via Mobile Device
The requirements were 5' or 6' fences. Our fences are 5'. The orange fencing is a really good idea! I hadn't thought of that. Anchoring the fence with posts is also something I will have to do soon. Thank you for the ideas, I appreciate it!
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    04-02-2014, 12:07 AM
  #10
Trained
How exciting! Subbing and GOOD LUCK with your draw!
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