Saturday, March 31, 2012

Supreme Extreme Adoption Auction

Today was a stressful & exciting day in Fort Worth, Texas.  Today was auction day for ALL of the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover horses for the competition.  The mustang went anywhere from $200 all the way up to $8,000!  I was quite the event.

We arrived at Superior Productions just before the bidding for the adult horses began.   Soon enough we had bid on a couple horses to finally get a big bay mustang for my mom.  Then we watched as the auction went on from there, mustang after mustang.  Well about 226 adult horses later it was my little sister Jennifer and I's turn to bid.  Jennifer had her heart set on a yearling #315 from the very first time she saw him online so he was her first choice.  It was so cute to see little Jennifer holding up her bidders number trying to bid on that little sorrel. To see the reaction of everyone in that room when Jennifer got that yearling was priceless; Jennifer jumping up and down as people laughed and clapped for my little sister and her new mustang.  It was surely unforgettable and I was so happy for my little sister.  But I have to admit, I think the nerves really set in when my favorite mustang went in front of the big screen.  But before I knew it, the auctioneer looked at me and said "sold!"  People clapped just as they had for my little sister as a huge grin spread across my face.  I never expected to get my first choice and know I'll be picking up #318 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma this May!

And as many people know, every horse needs a name and I need three names for these three mustang.  So if anybody has any suggestions please leave comments on my blog because at the moment I think my little sister wants to names her's "Sparkles!" (and he's a boy...)
Jennifer's Mustang

Jennifer bidding on her mustang

Here's a link to view Jennifer's Mustang: #315

My Mustang

Here's a link to view my horse: #318

My Mom's Mustang

Here's a link to view my mom's mustang: #22

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mustang Trainer Representative

Recently, I was hired by the Mustang Heritage Foundation to be one of their Mustang Trainer Representatives.  For this job and I quote the Youth Employment Program (YEP): " Gain knowledge on the history, plight and current issues surrounding the wild Mustang while training a yearling Mustang.  Share this knowledge with others in order to promote the awareness, training and adoption of this horse."

My job will be starting sometime this March and will continue throughout my yearling mustangs training.  I'm super excited and decided to share what I doing at the moment in preparation for the adoption March 31, 2012.  

Lately I've been looking though all of the prospective yearlings and picking out which ones I like best.  I've now narrowed it down to twenty-one yearlings based on the conformation and mobility.  I know these things by looking at the videos of the mustangs (click here) and the pictures of them (click here.)

But to give you a little taste of what I'm looking at in my next mustang, here are some pictures of the yearlings for the competition. 

I also found this old picture of Pilgrim and myself from our training days.  He was such a wonderful horse and I've only heard wonderful things about him from the Berkman family.  I'm so lucky to have such a sweet young girl like Carly to fall in love with my Pilgrim's Pride, I couldn't have asked for a better life for my mustang.