|Day of arrival: 5/11/08
Desensitizing and learning to lead.
|Spirit leading well for Gage (13 y/o).
She gave her front feet well.
|Brandon is back with Spirit to work on some more
desensitizing exercises to prepare for saddling.
|Spirit did so well in this session, we
called it quits for the day on a great note!
5 y/o BLM Mustang
Owned by Alan & Rose Cruze of Tucson
Arrived at Ram's Head Ranch on Mother's Day - 5/11/08
Watch her progress....
|5/19/08: Spirit has been moving along well this week. She is wearing the saddle and
continuing with her ground work. She is much more relaxed and comfortable around people.
|What you do on one side must be
done on the other...
|Finally the actual mount and first ride...
|Spirit was somewhat gentled. She did not lead,
was disrepectful on the ground, never ridden.
|Sunday May, 25, 2008
|Spirit and Rose learned to wotk
together in the round pen today.
When they finished their lesson
together, Spirit was saddled and ridden
for Rose to show Rose what a good
girl she is turning out to be!
Rose is such a proud momma :)
No more wild Mustang!
|Rear feet being
trimmed for the
very first time!
|Spirit being exercised by Gage, my 13 y/o son. She is doing
very well. Light, soft, responsive and respectful. 6/4/08
|Spirit's mom, Rose came today - 6/6/08.
Rose and Spirit had their first ride together!
|What does this smile say?!
|Getting a feel for Spirit and
trying to remember to flex
and use light hands.
|Wow, she flexes at the poll too!
|Rose found the tarp, Spirit
wasn't too sure about Rose's
desire to walk on it.
|Well, maybe mom is serious....
|Fine, not only will I walk on
it, I will stand on it for you
|6/7/08 Spirit's Trail Ride
|Barking dogs and neighborhood sights are
no big deal for Spirit on her first ride outside!
|Up the hills and over logs are no big deal either.
|Isn't she beautiful?
|How about a drink of that water I have
been walking in?
|The off roader's were out. No problems
|Heading home after an
uneventful first trail ride!