Well, Flash became a Christmas present on December 17th! What joy! The new owner has given him to her son and boy is he excited! And even better news.....Flash will be very close by and I'll still get to help with him!!! He is such a trip and such a smart horse! Now we just have to wait for the weather to give us a dry spell....lol
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Things are only looking up for the mustangs (potential adopters we know!) I'll try to post pics of Flash as he continues to progress.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Well, here it is November and the month of October left us with no time to work at all due to all the rain we had! Flash still comes to the round pen to eat every night. Looks like this weekend may be pretty and the ground has dried out enough (I hope) to work with him! This little horse runs real pretty in the pasture and he got his first introduction to cows last weekend! Some cows got through the fence into their pasture and Flash really did a double take! The cows settled down and Flash could see they meant no harm.....the cows even come to the round pen to see if there is any feed for them too! Will keep working with him and posting.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Well, the competition is over for the year in Ft. Worth and Flash and I will get back to working! I learned a few tips from trainers while in Ft. Worth and I'm anxious to get working with him. I think Flash has me trained really well and now it's HIS turn! He's such an awesome horse, I just never wanted to "mess him up"! I will continue to blog and take pictures until he finds a new home. At least I know he'll be near me and I can check on him!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Flash is coming along, we've had some issues with being able to get on the side of him. This horse has been very hard to trust humans, but with consistant workouts in the afternoons and lots of patience we are seeing some progress. At this point we are able to get more "I'll stay with you's instead of let me get away first and then we'll come backs!" He is definitely going to make one heck of a horse once he "gets it"! Maybe I just thought I had enough patience and God is allowing me to see how much more I may have needed?? Nonetheless, I'm hangin' in there! Will keep posting as we make each breakthrough!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Out of the cast....yeah! Worked with Flash Saturday. We are working on him letting me get on his sides. He likes to "keep an eye(s)" on me and doesn't care for me to get on his sides (either one). So I used our buggy whip (rod about 4 ft long with equally as long whip). I was able to start between his eyes go up to the pole and then drop down to the jaw and progress on back to the neck and withers. This is really great for him! All of this was while I held his lead rope so yesterday I was able to reach him with the buggy whip and NOT holding his lead rope. We are making the smallest of baby steps, but once he decides he doesn't have to flight, we'll be there! On a scale of 1-10 for a horse having flight instincts, Flash has a 12! He's been "over blessed"! You've just gotta love him!
Friday, August 28, 2009
AUGUST 27, 2009
Still in cast and put Flash in the round pen while we cleaned his stall. He did the usual running and of course only using one hand I didn't try to make him stay if he felt he needed to run away. He did really good! After he ran left and right, I sat on the bucket in the middle and he took FOUR (4) BIG STEPS towards me!! What a huge improvement that is for him! This happened a few more times so to end on a positive note, when he advanced toward me, I turned away from him and went to the gate. As I did, he was FOLLOWING me! So I let him out and put him back into his stall for the day! Will get my cast off tomorrow and plan to work with him in the round pen Saturday, weather permitting!