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Two Mustangs Extreme Mustang Makeover
Sunday, 24 June 2012
a picture is worth how many words?


Posted by sealrockstables at 6:10 PM
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Friday, 22 June 2012
We must see the oportunity, not the excuse!

I am so proud of both my boys at this stage. Just so happy they are esy to be around and get things done with. Nice to handle hind feet, and putting blankies on both boys come over and put their noses through the blankies....to cute. They have learned if nothing else people are good and fun! I am so worried about the rest of their lives it will be very hard to say good bye for sure.

From rearing and paniocking into corral panels to whinneying for me, and coming up to be caught. I have so many idea's at this point but I need to focus and collect up what we have and solidify..perfect. I am hoping if nothing else I have produced to more useful horses who will be deserving of forever homes! They are big solid beautiful horses! Big bold and bay!

 


Posted by sealrockstables at 4:47 PM
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Saturday, 16 June 2012
Beach combers parade!

The geldings both did the parade, thanks to my barn girls...Gabriella, and Katie. Katie rode Fezzik, and Gabriella lead Ini. They loaded into a new trailer with easy fro Ini..and in a few minutes Fezzik hopped in too! They were alert, but really just taking it all in. When the parade started they lined up and started with ease.

It never fails, they always have something crazy by the horses though! We were excited we were fallowing a trailer, so I decided to fallow with our truck/float to protect from behind. Of course the trailer we were fallowing also had a car full of kids throwing candy out. That even was fine, however the kids coming running up to the horses to get the candy was not so fun. I was very proud of this group of girls. Regan and Ellie had no issues controling their horses (they are 7 and 9)! Betsy has a rock steady walker, and then there are the wild boys. The did the first mile without much of anything at all.

Then the parade turns to a different route with divided hwy meaning we are 2 feet from the sidewalks...the mustangs did not love it for a bit, they trade sides and Inigo took on the crowd. Fezzik was not liking the huge dividers but on we went with ease. The end of the parade was the hardest part, Fezzik does not love cars and here they are all going right past, he just tenses a bit then relaxes. Ini was not found of something and stopped but then regained and was fine. Fezzik was so stressed he threw a 1 second fezzik tantrum, I laughed and Katie who was riding him looked at me and laughed. He reared an inch off the ground,to stomp them down and go on calm.

I am so proud of the girls, and the horses. Fezzik got to do lots of trotting, and loping around the grass prior to the parade too.


Posted by sealrockstables at 5:25 PM
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Sunday, 10 June 2012
The beach!

It was in great trepidation we headed for the beach. Ellie (my daughter) was so excited to go, she loves poker rides. I was not to excited to choose which mustang to ride. Both good boys, but I knew neither was ready for a beach ride of that magnitude. Fezzik it was, my lazy laid back reliable boy who mellows in 5 minutes in the arena. Poor Ini left home and board.

Fezzik loads great, sometimes looks at the trailer a second then hops right in. He unloaded and tied like a pro, was easy to saddle and bridle along the trailer. I was a worried wreak about someone coming around the trailer to quick and being kicked. He did no such thing. He was  very good. He was nervious leading through the people, and out to the beach. I am way too pansey to ride out and see what the wind brings. I fallowed Ellie out, I led him down the beach. He really drove my nuts out walking me, and leading everyone. A ways down the beach as people stopped walking at us, I got on...I cannot say I rode  long before I felt like dismounting as a group passed us. I rode down the beach, both of us very tense. I am not sure if I was tense because he was, or if he was because I was. I was stressed watching people in the group having trouble controling horses and decided Ellie and I were safest to lag behind and go at it just the two of us. It went well except when horses galloped up on us and passed. I have to admit to being ashamed of yelling at them. I was stressed, and let it out on them. However running past other riders is a huge trail NO! It makes the horses want to run too.

Fezzik tensed and I was off yelling at them until they said sorry they had no clue there were any rules (or basic human eticit ). Ops. We rode on down the beach with really no problems until at the mid point draw almost in horses magically apered behind us (right behind) I am not sure what happened....I think he wanted to react by bolting, but finding the bit he sat down. It was a bit funny, he got up and walked on embarassed by his reaction.

Heading back he did do one other minor who knows what I think he thought of bolting, tripped and fell to his knees. He sat  there shocked, I had a few seconds to think did I want to dismount, was he going to bronc to get up? Nah, he got up and walked on down the beach. He was funny as he wanted to lead the whole way and out walk Weston. He did not even need him for water crossings thank you so much. He was quite sure he did not really need any other horses which was nice.

We were buzzed all day by airplanes, helicopters, fallowed by boats, and passed by bikes.I have to say I am exsasted after walking 5 miles down the beach, but it went well! I was very proud of him.


Posted by sealrockstables at 5:08 PM
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Thursday, 7 June 2012
The tides the could be changing!

For the first time Fezzik had me a bit frustrated, and inigo was the golden child.

Fezzik was a bit hyper with the wind whipping through, rain blasting away and gutters pumping outt waterfalls. He was great though, walked eaisly, jogged all over. Had trouble holding his leads, he was off yesterday kust a hair, I am worried he has a stone bruise. RRRRR, not now. He was better today, but with lead issues I am wondering if he is being protective. He is such a safe easy guy though. W opked on turns some and called it an easy day.

INIGO! We cantered....yep it happened. I am feeling pretty sick so i have to admit I really wanted to just lounge him and call it a day. I walked along, did our streaches, and joged all over. Then determined to canter, we did a huge trot for close to thirty minutes trying everything....I gave and decided to try thr other direction. I was able to get it in half a lap! Let him walk and praised him. Tried it again and got in about a lap. tried to the right again, and got it with a few trotting laps first...He stayed calm, never thought of bucking or really anthing but stopping when we got off balance. He got the race horse finish praise today.


Posted by sealrockstables at 7:39 AM
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Monday, 4 June 2012
Colts then Codein..wheee

inigo is walking stoping and trotting well. Just starting some yeilding to legs. He is very balanced and forward. i can get a jog or extended trot. Tried for canter, not yet...maybe tommarow. He is gonna catch up I know it. He was letting go and taking deep breaths while we trotted all over. I spent all the time above a walk coughing.

Fezzik was good but lazy. His canter was soooo lazy. stops were good. He is getting the concept of turning over his hocks.

I was done dosed up and off to sleep.


Posted by sealrockstables at 9:00 AM
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Sunday, 3 June 2012
sick mom...poor boys no break!

My cold is moving well into my chest and I feel lovly. I am so lucky to have had friends in the area...Kids you gotta love them. Jessica Bishop's daughter Shelby was all to excited to ride both boys. Fezzik drove her crazy in no time she had spurs on him. He is a lazy fellow. He lope and trotted well was not fond of the spurs, but put up with them besides trying to kick it off him off him. He loves to stop. He is a sweet guy who was easy for a new rider...He is going to be the best all around horse.

Inigo had met his match. AFter me barly trotting him I am not sure he was ready for Shelby...She had him loping around after a buck and a few bolts into a fall...he was trotting out and loping. It was amazing to see him move. Everyone loves his canter, and balanced stops from the start. Also each time she used a hand at all while cantering he was doing lead changes by accident...I cannot wait to feel better....


Posted by sealrockstables at 2:42 PM
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Saturday, 2 June 2012
Baseball, sun, and wild horses

Spent most of the day at the park watching kids play. My daughter's team was smoking them. We all got caught up in the close game, people screaming all the way around (cheering). Everyone likes to win. People are sure designed to be competative in nature. Horses not so. The compete for mares, and fight to stay alive, but the heard has no need to win....

Fezzik had a great day riding in chaos. He was loping pretty good circles, starting to understand poles and sidepassing. He is still not sure of the kids running everywhere, but doing better.

Ini was walking forward again, and I finally asked for a trot, he walked fast...I chose the best spot asked agin, and he trotted three unsure steps...and stopped. Amazing...It is amazing. I am between pacing myself and teaching at his pace and pushing for a competition again...I heard Brady fire up the chain saw and decided to call it a day.


Posted by sealrockstables at 5:53 PM
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Thursday, 31 May 2012
AHHHreat happens! in the sense of the sound when something really g

Glory be Inigo moved forward straight as an arrow! It happened. I work up feeling sick as a dog...good and feverish. After getting through mommy duties I feed horses, and colapsed. I feel right outside the arena to take a nap while they ate. I really wasn't feeling great. I decided I had to work horses. The weather was perfect and warm, the kids were in school.

I got Inigo out, groomed, saddled, picked all four feet with ease. I led him down and led him over jumps did some yeilding and though oh who cares get on and do your turns. I did and low and behold foot by foot we were moving slow kinda forward. I pulled his head straight and with tons of pets he relaxed. I asked for forward he thought and walked forward a sticky 6 straight steps. I managed about ten more steps. Then 7 more. Baby steps. I was so excited I really heard the trupets go off. I yelled for Jenn.."Can you see this?" And forward straight relaxed we walked forward a whole lap. I was so excited I got off tied him up and let him rest a few minutes, he was excited as I was to walk again. We walked several laps. Me smiling and I really think he was too.

I was so happy he got to go out in the round pen...Stacie you know I had to call you right away!Later in the day The farrier came and was able to trim all four feet with ease. He had one quick panic attack when the farrier (Dave Theims touched his tummy), but settled and recovered well, Dave did too.

Fezzik was all work and awsome from the start! Able to use the whole arena..Walk, trot, and canter. Fantastic. We did more gound poles at a walk and trot to work on balance and awareness of his feet. I was still on a high with Inigo's sucess, so relaxed and happy. Fezzik jogs like a dream, and lopes just as nice...smooth. He is doing well riding up to indoor after riding too. We did our first Figure 8's with simple changes, two in he was anticipating. For a lazy horse he is full of try. (reminds me of Weston) All heart. Inigo has talent, Fezzik has heart. He really sweat well, so I tried some molassis slow roll backs. Fun. Then I thought he might like a rise off as it was hot and he was sweaty. He has not been found of water...however a few minutes in he was standing well in it...every hot day he will get rinsed to let him learn to enjoy it...Fezzik also got all four feet trimmed today by Dave. He was a good boy, except mauling the stand....Dave left me a stand to practice with...yippy!

Fun fun day...whew.


Posted by sealrockstables at 4:36 PM
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Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Flying Fezziks....

Last Sunday Fezzik had the oportunity to take his first arena ride away from here. To the tune of 97.00 for a lesson with Brent Hicks (dressage Guru). It was great to take him but he was really not ready to do more than walk and trot. Lots of great stops. Only a few minor tantrums  quickly ended. He was very good. Brent was a good spirit about it all.

Now we are able to lope and job laps around the outdoor arena. Third ride there today and he was great. We set up jumps for a lesson student. Okay we could not resist..he tried...He was so fun. Relaxed and slept in the sun while she worked. When it was his turn he was all ears. He jumps like two horses..frount end...pause hind end. He does not stop moving it is just so fun we were all in stiches. Than we headed out for his first trail ride. I lead him in the scarey spots, and rode the hills and easy spots. He handled it great. The boys feild makes him want to burst away and be wild once again. What ever he says to the herd they want nothing to do with him.

Inigo walked a forward circle in the outdoor...yep that's it. Actually I have to say he is very calm about saddleing, great about picking all four feet allows his tail to be brushed now. Likes baths. Is easy to handle and soft. Willing and full of try...


Posted by sealrockstables at 5:53 PM
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