Saturday, August 31, 2013

End-of-August Goodbyes 2013

So at the end of August my horse career has  put on hold with college and all.  But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun every now and then!  Aladdin is by far one of the smartest horses I've ever worked with!  He's cunning, agile and backs up like a dream!  I'm so proud of how he and my little sister Virginia have bonded and made such a wonderful relationship!

Aladdin on the See-saw

Virginia and her Prince Ali
Mom and Pickles have been doing pretty good as well.  He's had a good bit of down-time but that hasn't stopped the two of them from really working hard to make up for it.  His pivots look great and he does everything my mom asks him to do.

Mom and Pickles on the Pedestal

With saying good-bye to all my pretty boys for a few months I got my family to take some pictures of me and my boys.  This is Lightning Bolt.  I adopted him when I was 8 years old and he in now 11.  He was the very first wild mustang I have ever worked with and I have learned so much from him.  This big grey has grown up to be a huge role in my life and how it has played out now.

My Lightning

Just Chillin'

Virginia and Lightning
 Of course my quarter horse Rascal.  After Pilgrim, my first Extreme Mustang Makeover yearling back in 2011, Rascal became my new project.  Since then he has become my do-it-all pony and I'm very proud of this little Center-E-Ranch horse.
Little Texas Tech Spirit with Ol' Rascal

We are trying so new riding techniques. ;)
 Then you have the famous Jesse James!  Where would I be without my Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover horse?  This guy is growing up so fast.  Every time I turn around he's gaining a few more inches on me.  He's going to be one heck of a riding companion though!  He's still the best with those sliding stops.  Can't wait to start feeling them under-saddle.

Single Barrel with the famous Jesse James

Can someone say...woah!


My Maverick
Going to miss all my horses but my education comes first!  I'm sure when I 'll see then it'll be all the better.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August See-saw Party 2013

My sisters and I get pretty creative when we are bored so finding fun stuff to-do it quite entertaining to watch. This time Jesse got involved in the fun! The goal was to life him off the ground! We did it pretty well! See-sawing with your horse is  even more fun than you'd think with all your sisters with you laughing and giggling the whole time!

Mustang Million Pre-work!

So Bobby Kerr, who won the Legends Division last year in the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover decided to hold a workshop for all of us mustang folks before the Mustang Million came to know what we needed to work on. My family brought 5 mustangs! We brought Relay, Jesse James, Pickles, Larry, and Aladdin! It was a lot of fun and great exposure for the horses and for my little sisters.

In the Pre-work, we hard a trail class and a reining class. Both classes you could choose between competing in-hand mounted. Since we had three yearlings, my family members competed in-hand, then I rode Relay and showed Jesse in-hand.

We definitely left an impression on everybody with our 'stangs. I'm very proud of everyone who brought a horse. They have all come so far since Pick-up this past May!

Friday, August 2, 2013

End of July 2013 Update

Hey Guys! Been a while since I had access to a computer so I just have some catching up to do.  Well July is coming to a closing and these guys are working super hard in preparation for the Mustang Million.
Virginia and Aladdin have come a long way since day one.  She now had him trotting in-hand, pivoting, sidestepping, loading in the trailer, jumping over barrels backing through "L"s and much more!
Jennifer and Larry are doing great as well!  Lately, they've been working on some trail patterns and practicing their showmanship.  Larry and Jennifer couldn't be a more perfect pair!  Larry even learned how to side-step towards her on que!  There are some other neat stuff they have been working on, but I don't want to spoil their freestyle so you all will just have to wait and see!
My mom and Pickles have been doing great as well, he had an injury a few weeks ago so he's been getting a lot of down-time lately but they are back to work again and moving along wonderfully!
In other new Jesse James is doing fantastic! I've started "light" rides on Jesse and I'm very please with how wonderfully he's done.  More pictures to come in the following weeks.

Virginia working on her trot.

Virginia got a nice little stop out of her yearling.

What a cute pair! Jennifer and Larry go everywhere together!

Where'd everybody go?

Mom and Pickles

Staring Contest! Think Jenni's winning!

They are in-step and everything! They sure work well together!

Trotting over the poles.

Pivot in the box.

Oh Virginia. These two are a character!