Well, I am stuck. My truck broke down in Redding on my way home. Luckily I have a great network of friends and Mustang folks that came to my rescue. I was able to get the truck to a Dodge dealer and the horse and trailer to a very nice facility called the Broken Arrow Stables. Thanks Gwen and Wade for your hospitality!
The truck needed a new part and it won't be here until Wednesday, so I wait. BUT, that has not stopped progress. I worked with my new Mustang yesterday. What an amazing guy. He's a big bay gelding from the Twin Peaks HMA. He's stout, about 15H with only a few white hairs on his forehead that resemble a star, if you look with a microscope. He has correct conformation with a short back and a nice sloping shoulder. His face is really cute, too! I cant wait to see him under English tack and a braided mane!! LOL
I worked with him for about two hours. He leads, yields his hindquarters and shoulders (both on and off lead) and backs. I can touch him all over and pick up his feet. I have no doubt that if I had my saddle I could tack him up and start leaning on him. I went over to Tractor Supply and bought a few items so I can work with him today. Maybe I will borrow a saddle.
I'll try to blog while I am here, but no guarantees. I have a ton of video and pictures. I'll get those up here too. Wish me luck that I get home safely!
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