Sunday, August 28, 2011
Last day of summer, so Pilgrim and Magic were loaded up in a trailer and we headed to Houston, Texas for school! When we made it to houston there was just enough time for our neighbor to meet the new recruits and for Pilgrim to mow the lawn!!! My brother wasn't to happy about that one :) Pilgrim also meet stinky sewage tank! It was the first thing that horse has ever been scared of...though I would be too when it smells that bad. Pilgrim also had three little dogs and a stray(off lead) come up to him barking all around him...I guess he thinks dogs don't exist? I don't know...it really confuses me how one little horse has the will power to hold his ground when there are 4 dogs barking at him...well I can say Pilgrim will be a good horse for parades! He has proven his worthiness and I'm really going to miss spending afternoons with him...looks like it's all early mornings and late nights from now on!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Today we worked on alot of stuff....bowing, standing still, flying objects, guns, picking up his feet, laying down, and lunging. Oh and one time...I was standing on Pilgrim's butt and when somebody texted me!!! Pilgrim didn't seem to mind a bit. We went for another dip in the lake today too...Pilgrim really likes water. Oh I almost forgot! I was walking Pilgrim by the dogs and our Border Collie ran out an started barking right beneath Pilgrim! And I couldn't beleave my eyes, that horse didn't flinch, didn't get scared, it was as if the dog wasn't there! Some things in this world still confuse me, like a wild mustang, not fazed with a dog near his crotch...something in this world are just mind boggling!
Friday, August 26, 2011
Today we had the farrier come out and trim Pilgrim and Magic's feet, they did AMESOME!!! Some of our horses go crazy when we have the farrier come out...but not them, they stand like little angels for our farrier Jason to trim them. And then afterwards I layed Pilgrim down in front of the farrier, when I saw his eyes get big I knew I had caught his attention. I was so proud of my little boy! The farrier said "you got him pretty well broke" but that's not good enough for me! He's going to be a super horse by the time I'm done playing with him :) well something like that...later that day we worked a little more on lunging, he'd gotten a little lazy on his loping so we worked on really that and getting the right lead when I did it(he started crossfiring the first couple of times) He's a good a horse...and I know he'll make a great horse for someone out there :)
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I went to go get Pilgrim and it started raining again...but by the time we walked back to the house, the rain had ceased. Pilgrim's doing really well on pivoting today so I tried to get him to speed up a little while doing it. Then I saddled him up and work with pulling stuff. He didn't care about it at all...even when the log was underneath him! I was pretty impressed with his willingness :)
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Today we worked with blanks. At first I started outside the pen, wear he could get used to the sound. He didn't even flinch so I got a little closer, and closer. To the point were he let me shoot the blanks near him no problem. I was really impressed with how he handled the blanks noises.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Today marks one month with Pilgrim! We went to a ranch horse clinic and Pilgrim did great! I layed him down and petted him for a long time. I also stood on his but and flipped the lead line over his head a dozen times. I think all the cowboys were impressed, our pastor said if he stood on his mare like I did with Pilgrim, she's buck him off. And then during the prayer...my sisters horse Magic...well he layed down and took a nap...then the preacher said after the sermon...well I've never put a horse to sleep during a sermon before! Later Pilgrim also layed down and took a nap...they were pretty worn out. But they were pretty impressed with our little mustangs.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
|Finally got a picture of me standing on Pilgrim! He's doing wonderful! For the horse that used to ignore my presence, he sure has come along way. Now the second I go near him, he stops what he's doing and walks over to me.|
|We had a lot of fun with jumping the log today. He really is a people pleaser when he puts his mind to something! He's been wonderfull with everything I've tried with him.|
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Pilgrim had an easy day today. We worked on lunging and his feet this morning and then I let him loose for the first time since we got him. And guess what he did? NOTHING! He could've ran around 800 acres playing and swimming with his buddy! But instead the two horses, Pilgrim and Magic followed my sister and I around for a long time! When I went back to check on them, them were standing by the water, sleeping. This was also the first day I stood on his butt! He didn't seem to mind very much. I sure wish I got a picture of it though...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Today we went to the church again. Little Destiny(7yr old girl) and her little sister wouldn't stop talking about Pilgrim. So we went outside and i got Pilgrim to lay down for them in front of a crowd of people. I think everyone was pretty impressed with him. I think they liked it when I sat on his back too! No pictures...but the church is having us show our mustangs at a Ranch Horse Clinic this sunday so that should be fun!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
|Pilgrim meet the electric vibrating razor! He didn't care for it very much, but he calmed down after a little while.|
|Pilgrim layed down for me again. He's doing a lot better! Earlier in the day he let me lay him down without a saddle.|
|My little sister Kathryn wanted to sit on him, he didn't seem to mind very much.|
|Even my little sister Virginia wasn't afraid to sit on Pilgrim's back! He's doing great! I never thought my mustang would be this fun to train!|
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
No pic's of Pilgrim but here's my sister's makeover horse Magic bowing for her! That horse will do anything for that little girl. I have some tough competition. Even though I don't have a picture of him doing it today, I got Pilgrim to lay down for me! He did wonderful! That and he turns 8 steps each direction on his hindquarters now! I'm so proud of my little Pilgrim!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Pilgrim really enjoyed the water! We had a blast awimming in it!
Pilgrim doesn't mind me sitting on him, so I climbed aboard!
|Pilgrim is learning how to bow! His first day bowing and it's looking pretty good!|
Friday, August 12, 2011
Pilgrim is an amazing jumper! At first i thought he would just climb over this huge log...as you can I was way off.
This is the highest point on the fallen tree, he had to get a running start to get over it. But when he did...he cleared the jump, no problem.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Pilgrim and myself, posing for the camera.
Pilgrim really likes the water, so we practiced lunging through it!
Pilgrim doesn't seem to mind the four-wheeler's very much so I had him loping beside the four-wheeler with me.
What is this horse afraid of? He walked right through the tarp, even pushed the tarp with his nose a little!
My little sister and her mustang makeover horse Magic! She's teaching how to ground tie!
Pilgrim and I went for a little jog today, he's doing much better at staying by my side as we trot & lope.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Today Pilgrim did wonderful! He loped in both directions around me very smoothly! I was so proud of him! Later when we went to Church I took Pilgrim and my sis took Magic with her. A little girl named Destiney really liked him! She walked him around the arena for a long time and he did great! Also in the arena, Pilgrim and I practiced going over barrels that and Pilgrim learned how to lope side by side with me! He even did a sliding stop! Pilgrim and I had a really good day today!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We finally came back to the ranch! At first I was a little skeptical about catching him because my horse Maverick herded to them other side of the pasture. But sure enough he let me walk right up to him and stood perfectly still as I put the halter on him. He even climbed on my dad's big tractor tire for me! Though he was a little worried about the fourwheeler's he let me lead him back to the house on the fourwheeler.