It's Thursday. I have fed him, cleaned his stall, kissed to him, talked to him and let him nuzzle me. He's settled down and that is all that I expect right now. Trust. Trust is the key and I want him to take the lead. I have the weekend ahead to do nothing but play with the new pony.
Before my adventures in the Extreme Mustang Makeover Competitions, I was not a professional horse trainer. These events made me realize that I should be. I do these events for fun and for the personal challenge they provide. They are a test of the skills I have gathered over the years with horses. I considered my first EMM my "Fourth Decade Adventure", as my first EMM mustang arrived 3 days before my 40th birthday! Now, after being accepted to 5 of these events, I feel that training mustangs is truely my calling. I provide a pleasant human foundation to horses that should otherwise be running free on the range.