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post #1 of 41 Old 07-07-2014, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Mustang Diaries

Approved.

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*

"I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down." ~ Abraham Lincoln
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post #2 of 41 Old 07-08-2014, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Probably for the good ... not for me

I'm pretty upset right now. Most of ya'll probably know I had the grand idea of adopting a mustang and thought I was in happy-cupcakes-and-dreams land about it. I found this yearling mustang up for adoption on the current BLM Internet Adoption. Fell in love with him, he seemed perfect!

We went through the trouble of planning, building, measuring, and submitting an application for nothing! I feel like I just wasted my time on it.

So what happened is my dad called our Farrier and asked for his.opinion about it. He pretty much painted a bad picture for us. And now my dad, who.minutes before the phone call was ready to place a bid, is now forgetting.about doing it.

I feel like we did everything.for.nothing and the horse I became a bit attached too (probably going to get an earful about that) isn't going to be mine. :(

How much worse.could this day have gotten since I.got stitches today too. *sigh* But maybe it's for the best...I don't feel like it is. Now tomorrow I'm going to see the winning bid be to somebody else and not us.

But we might get a trained and domesticated horse (which seems to.some people can't kill, hurt, or break every bone in my body like a mustang will) I guess.

And to the repliers, I'm upset right now so the post probably has stuff that you can blame on that. But I really don't want to get an earful about how you're so thankful I'm not getting a mustang or 'I told you so' stuff.
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post #3 of 41 Old 07-08-2014, 02:30 AM
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I'm sorry your dad nixed the mustang idea - but glad he is still receptive to you getting a horse, and one that has already been started at that. I have had three mustangs in my life, two were among the most surefooted and trusting horses that I have owned, once they were trained, and one was - well, a bronc. We enjoyed having them, but ended up wanting horses to show, so went with Paints, and have been very happy with the decision. The right horse is out there - I hope you get the perfect one! :)
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post #4 of 41 Old 07-08-2014, 08:35 AM
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I'm sorry your dream was squashed, but I'm glad your dad took the advice of a knowledgable horseman. He probably told him everything we told you here. Everything happens for a reason. This won't be the only opportunity for you have or train a mustang. You need to learn to be patient and learn how to train domesticated horses WITH a good trainer.
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post #5 of 41 Old 07-08-2014, 11:50 AM
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If I were you, I would look for a trainer in your area that you could shadow. Epsecially during your school breaks, go and learn from them. That way, the next time a horse you love comes around, there's no reason your dad will have to worry about you.

You'll have more experience and you'll have 100% support from your family, which will make the journey much more rewarding.
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post #6 of 41 Old 07-08-2014, 02:40 PM
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Tell your dad its like buying any yearling. Most farriers (from what I hear anyway) are not a fan of mustangs. And since its a yearling it will have less "wild" tendencies because it did not spend alot of time in the wild. My fiance got a unhandled 9month old paint and gentled him. He is now the most social horse I have met, and a fantastic riding horse.
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post #7 of 41 Old 07-08-2014, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks KigerQueen. The farrier said that the horse will still have the "wild gene" in them. And the horse was born in a holding facility so no time in the wild. *sigh* the horse is going to Colorado *cry* xD

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post #9 of 41 Old 07-08-2014, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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So this is going to turn into a journal about my.life around horses and all that, then hopefully in the future I will adopt a mustang.

So hopefully we might buy one from the place where I take lessons.
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Thanks KigerQueen. The farrier said that the horse will still have the "wild gene" in them. And the horse was born in a holding facility so no time in the wild. *sigh* the horse is going to Colorado *cry* xD
Even when they are born in a holding facility they still don't interact with humans. Their mothers teach them everything they need to know. If their mother is wild, she is going to teach the baby her wild habits. A domesticated horse is going to show her baby that humans are ok. Not to mention when wild horses are breeding only the smartest and toughest survive. When we breed domestic horse we breed for a friendly personality and compliable personalities.
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