I would love to gush over how the boys were, how wonderful they were. As good as at home, or better by the end. How they went from s
cared of humans to wanting people to pet them at expo! How Inigo made it and was actually ridden! How rock solid fezzik was! The silly drag that bothered him, when he normally drags like a champion. But I would rather sum up our story by letting you into their next faze of life...May they enjoy true partnership and many happy rides!
This was an email recieved today from Fezzik's owner: can assure you that I will not be returning or selling Fezz. I rode him last night and you have done a wonderful job with him. We had our lesson in the round pen, then moved to the river, then headed out back to the large arena and introduced him to all the surroundings. He then met the roping boxes and the cows. He became friends with one of the barn cats and they snuggled together. I wished I would have had a camera. Fezz will be rode about 4 four times a week and taken on many posse training rides in the mountains. I am absolutely thrilled with him. Once I got the feel for him I was able to relax and trot him everywhere. We loped a little and practiced our leads but my main goal was to desensitize him last night. He was perfect. My husband is very impressed and he has never owned a mustang but has trained about eight of them. He said they are certainly different in how you have to handle them and he wants me to be careful when working on his ground manners. Fezz tends to get distracted when I am on the ground like a toddler that wants to look everywhere. He forgets he has feet and wants to snuggle up and step a little too close. At first he seemed so strong but now I just step him back and remind him that my space needs respected. Other than that he took to the hose water and bath real well, fly spray good, picked his feet good. He had a small issue touching his ears but I think he just had to get to know me and now he is so good. Everyone loves him. If the other people who bought the other gelding that looks like Fezz end up not wanting him I would love the chance at purchasing him. Keep me posted how that horse is doing. It was a real struggle deciding which one I wanted. I loved them both for different reasons. Fezz is on the lazy side and the other horse had more get up and go which I like too.
You did a fantastic job training him and my husband was impressed. He has people bring horses to him for training and they tell my husband that they have had 90 days training and then to find out you cannot even saddle or tie them. So Fezz has had quality training and I appreciate that. I saw a yearling colt that will be auctioned off in August that I really wanted but I’m glad I can start riding now with Fezz.
Take care and you will probably hear from me quite often. I will send pictures when I can.