Days 3 & 4 – Play the Hand You’re Dealt

It seems like there’s just been a steady stream of Mustangs running through my days and nights…

Yogi is so sweet.  He loves attention and scratches (almost as much as he loves hay!). However, I don’t think he will be sound for much more than a pasture pet. His front legs are just not right. I didn’t notice lameness at first, but now that he’s more comfortable around me it seems to be showing through. I haven’t pushed him for more than a trot and he has taken several lame steps. I am going to contact the MHF on Tuesday to discuss some options.

EZ is another story. When it comes to fight or flight, she’s a fighter. She really wants nothing to do with me and was extremely reactive the first 3 days.  Today is the first day that she hasn’t tried to bite, kick, or strike me. She is also the first Mustang that I’ve felt the need to leave a drag rope on. Hopefully that will change quickly!  Underneath her tough exterior is a sweet little mare waiting to meet her potential.

So, neither horse is ideal for a competition like this, but I’ve got to work with what I’ve got. My goal is to help Mustangs find new purpose, and hopefully I am able to do that with both of them… they just might need some creative thinking to help make it happen.

I’ll leave you with a new painting and some photos of the past few days.