Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 8

Today i had to say good bye to Pilgrim for my family will be traveling to Charleston, SC for all of 10 days.  Which leaves me and Pilgrim 10 days less to work with eachother.  So I haltered Pilgrim and got on a four-wheeler and that horse let me lead him off a 4-wheeler for over half a mile over to his new buddies.  They seemed to be fitting in really well together when I left.
After we left for our long Journey to Charleston we get a call from Euphoria feed! A rising horse food company who will now be feeding Pilgrim and his buddy Magic for the three months we will be training our yearlings!!! So exciting! Can't wait to be reunited with Pilgrim in the week to come!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 7

As the first day back at our place Pilgrim and his buddy Magic have settled in well.  Except when i woke up to go feed them, Magic was gone and the gait was wide open.  Whe i found him he was eating grass next to my cremello Maverick.  So my little sister haltered him and brought him back to the corral.  Pilgrim was excited to be reunited with his buddy.  He's done really well untill today, he just didn't want to lunge.  But after a while, and a little help over the phone from some friends he learned just what exactly i was asking him to do.  So that afternnon we took Pilgrim and Magic to Cowboy Church with us.  They were a big hit among the little kids.  One little girls asked me if she could ride him.  That afternoon Pilgrim didn't tug on the halter one bit, i was so proud of our accomplishment!  When it was time to leave, i showed a little girl how to load him in the trailer, and so this 6 year old child loaded my mustang on the 7th day of training!  He really is turning out to be wonderfull horse!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 6

We headed home from Oklahoma to our Ranch in Texas.  It was a long drive but we all got home safely.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Day 5

Saddled Pilgrim for a 2nd time and sat on him.  He did wonderfull. Also worked on walking side-by-side with him, at first he seemed a little skeptical of the idea but caught on quickly.  By the end of the day i had him trotting side-by-side next to me.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 4

 Today we worked on a little bit more climbing.  Pilgrim really seems to enjoy that.  He's doing better and better i'm amazed at how quikly he 's been picking things up.
 He's a smart horse...he's says "if you won't feed me, i'll feed myself!"
Pilgrim's first time being saddled! He did great! I never though after 5 days i would have a saddle on him!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 3

 Every mustang is supposed to have a freezebrand on their neck, but for Pilgrim.......well it's not there?  So we shaved it and sent in the picture to the Mustang Heritage Foundation.  They called me and said it was no big deal but this is very unusual for a mustang to not have a freezebrand.
 This is Pilgrim and me!  We learned how to pick up our feet!  Pilgrim did a fabulous job!
 It turns out Pilgrim is a big fan of water! He stuck both front feet in there and ended up tumping the whole bucket over!
We worked on bigger jumps today! He seemed to like them!  He is definaitely a climber though! One time he tried walking across the barrels instead of jumping over them!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 2

 Pilgrim's second day at training began with an obstacle course! We started by jumping over some poles.  He did great!
 Then we moved to a pile of wood!  He had a blast climbing over all of them! That horse sure like to climb!
 PIlgrim got his first bath.  He let me wet his face and everything without any trouble!  I was so proud of him.
I had a little help with trailer loading.  But after a couple times loading in the trailer he did awesome!  Even my 9 year old sister can load him without a problem.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 1

 Picked up m yearling from the Pauls Valley BLM holding facility.  His name's Pilgrim! He's the bay on the right.
The first day and he's doing great! He took the flag better than my sister's 18 year old quarter horse!