It was a blustery day and we just hung out. Not really up for work. I thought you might like to hear what I wrote for my essay for the Dawn Lipin Mustang Trainer Assistance Fund. It comes from the heart..and I guess you might as well know how I feel.
I was not a "mustang" person, I grew up riding and training arabian horses. For the last 16 years I have been training professionally all breeds, and work mostly with problem horses. The mustang's I had contact with were badly mistreated, and needed a lot of help. I loved thier hardiness and gaits though thier minds had been pushed in ways none should be.
I jumped at the chance to start a mustang having no idea what to expect, except the work load. I was so excited after years of problem horses to try a "clean" slate. When I saw the fuzzy teaddy bear of a horse I was give, I was hooked. I had not planned to fall in love. I have. I have ridden more horses than I will ever remember, and never have I felt a bond like this. I hate to compare it to middle school dating, but it is so powerful it knocks me off my feet over and over again. Whenever I leave my house I am greeted by non-stop neighs and nickers, whenever he see's me. My heart is his.
He is so trainable I am only limited by my imagination, he loves the challenge and pleasing me. He has more talent than any other horse I have had the fortune to ride, and is a very quick learner. If I can show him the answer he will do it. He makes horses who have been in captivity look silly over and over again. Beating proven show horses in the ring, and doing things better than the old-faithful horses at our barn. It feels like magic to ride a horse who is as in tune to you as you are to him, all the time. A physical and mental bond that is so strong we both feel it even apart.
I cannot take money from my family, as we are stretched this as we can be, to purchase a dream. Our horses always get the best of care however, full dental once a year, wormed every two months, current on vaccines, great feed. If I could have Weston as a member of our family it would be a great honor I would never loose sight of. I would enjoy trail rides with my family and boarders, attend mustang shows, and make it our mission to change people's minds about mustangs forever. MY mind is forever altered because of this magnificent animal. I would be very happy to attend mustang shows and in any way help promote the breed, as the most trainable, loving, talented animals alive.
Please check out our blog to see us and our pictures. Notice all the blogs on EMM site are listed by trainers names, except Weston and Jasime Ison. That is us. I feel so lucky to have had Weston in my life, thank you so much for the time we have had together so far. Thank you for your consideration.
Well was I honest enough. Don't miss our open house this Saturday at 1:00 at our barn. We also have hot chili, Powder Puff Poose wants to share thier next mission, and Professional photographer Jenetta Hodges will be on site. Let me know if you plan on coming-or just come on by. Question 541-563-2098
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