The most exciting words I've heard today! We submitted an application on Saturday for the BLM Internet Adoption and were finally approved today! YAY! I recieved the news while in Urgent Care this morning. My pig got a bungee cord hook caught in his mouth somehow so I was trying to get it out but no luck so I was going to try and unhook the other end. Next thing I know the hook that was in the pig's mouth is in my leg. It came out easily but the tension in the cord caused it to rip through my jeans. I have no clue how it got out of the pig's mouth. So my mom took me to Urgent Care and I got four stitches put in. The doctor said I was tougher than most adults, lol. Only the numbing part really hurt.
But back to the news, we were approved to bid!!! We can only bid on yearlings and trained ones. Saturday we worked on the lot a.k.a. Gentling pen, raised some boards to make it exactly five feet and raised one gate. Still have to put a gate up, maybe raise another one, put some more boards up, and my dad was wanting to raise the boards on the other side of the chute.
So anyways, I'm going to start this journal and hopefully we will win the horse I am wanting. He's already gotten bid on but since we are now approved (!!!) we can bid on him. If we do win the horse, this thread will "document" (?) our training and everything in between. I'm very excited and believe this is the way to go.
So the handsome fellow I want to win is a yearling (1 this month) colt, gelding I believe...I hope, and has some training. He's been halter broke, lunged, loaded, had his feet handled but not trimmed, and a couple other things. I have not seen him other than pictures but he sure looks adorable! We were told he's sound, conformation is good, and a great boy.
Right now, his future "pen" is being occupied by our steer who we've clamped like 4 times now, for some reason he still looks bullish or acts like it, I don't know, so we have him locked up for a while. Anyways, if he isn't out by the time we bring the mustang home, if we do, he'll get moved to the other half of the lot, and hopefully won't be bothersome to the mustang.
Anyways, I recieved awesome news to help with the fact I had to get stitches today but I'm really excited about this and hope to have more posts about him! *fingers crossed*