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    02-09-2012, 08:54 PM
Green Broke
Squiggy: The Big Package of Surprises

I think I shall try one of these journal thingers. :P

First, with an introduction:

My dad traded a parts baler for two fillies, Squiggy and Harley, her half sister. They were yearlings at the time, and very wild. They had never been close to a human before they came to us. So, after we seperated them, we let them settle in an get used to the presence of a human, and after a couple weeks, we couldn't get them haltered, so we roped each of the fillies and haltered them. To catch them the next couple times, they had to be roped. So they were halterbroke and I worked with Squiggy all year.

And then came the terrible two's. These two mares were big and strong, so we thought we might as well get on them a few times at 2 before they were just too strong. In April, Squiggy bucked me off and broke my arm.

After I was healed, I was a little scared of her, but we began to work together a bit more and something clicked...

As a 3 year old, I worked on getting her round and even in all gaits...but at a lope...I think her headset it a lost cause. I got her used to a rope and did several round-ups with her, as well as hauled her to the roping club and tracked some steers and ended up heeling one, she stopped, held and backed like a seasoned horse. I did most of the roundups this fall with her.


She never ceases to surprise me. Every ride she just does something that surprises me, so I guess this journal will be about that.
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    02-09-2012, 09:02 PM
Cool QH!
    04-20-2012, 08:25 PM
Green Broke

I've started her lightly on barrels and she's almost ready to get some speed kicking. Just after we get the muscles for "being round" back and going well.

I'm still on the hunt for a bit that will work for her... I don't really want to spend the money of something that wont work.

Oh well.

Here's a pic of the beastie wearing her boots:

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    04-20-2012, 09:57 PM
Green Broke
Dur hurr durr.
"I wanna prance around like a fancy poneh... but I's too derpeh."

    04-26-2012, 02:03 AM
Green Broke
Just some more pics, she's enjoying her few days off. Spoiled brat.

I can't wait for her first barrel jackpot later this summer. It's going to be great.
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    04-26-2012, 03:32 AM

I found your journal.. prepare to be commented on!

She really is a great mare and you've done so much with her :)
    04-26-2012, 12:11 PM
Green Broke
LOL. I think the point of the journal thingy is to have it be commented on!

I don't think I could have asked for a wild horse to turn out any better, I don't care if she isn't registered or anything, I have a feeling she could run with the horses with fancy schmancy pedigree's and what-not.
    04-26-2012, 12:23 PM
Green Broke
Yay! I found yours too, just havent commented, just kinda lurked :P

I don't think I could have asked for a better horse. There's something about the 3 wild ones we've broke that makes them different from other horses. They have such a desire to please and they're confident, have a "let's go see" attitude and always come to the fence for kisses. I love working with them, it's just that I claimed Squiggy as mine the first time I saw her, and after that I kind of got stuck with her because I was the only one who could catch her in the pen without having to rope her every time.

I like everything about her. She gets a little crazy sometimes, prancy and hot, but I can ask her whatever I want to ask her, and she does it. She might be half sideways for a bit, chomping like crazy, but it doesn't take long for her to concentrate and do whatever job I asked her to do.

Our latest ride:

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    04-26-2012, 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by QHriderKE    
I don't think I could have asked for a wild horse to turn out any better, I don't care if she isn't registered or anything, I have a feeling she could run with the horses with fancy schmancy pedigree's and what-not.
Yeah that's how I feel about my horse too.. though I may register him as an AWB since their registry doesn't have need for history of breeding.. I just want papers so no one can run off with him, you know?

But yeah she'd give a looot of horses a run for their money. Can't wait to see how she looks when she's all done growing around 6.
    04-28-2012, 07:41 PM
Green Broke
I finally got to upload this:


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