Day four was all about getting home! After a short, but unexciting trailer loading lesson, Monty was comfortable enough with the trailer to load up and go home. Fourteen hours later, at 5 in the morning, he unloaded like a champ into the round pen. Greeted by a weather change of nearly forty degrees, he thought he had gone to hell! LOL The pouring rain greeted the new arrival, along with several nickers of "Hello" from my band of wilds and domestics. I fed and watered the herd and promptly went to bed.
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.