Friday, September 25, 2009

Wadatika and Sky Bar's Chance, ADOPTED


Tika continues to improve. She's very sensitive and quite intelligent. She requires a soft approach and would benefit from someone willing to sit and have their morning coffee with her while she learns to trust someone new. She's pushed the halter over her ear a few times and allows me to put it back into place. She can be caught in a small area but is not ready to live life on a grander scale yet. She lets me rub her face, I've untangled her mane, and I can rub her with the end of the rope (it's a big deal for some horses to be touched with that rope.) Her biggest accomplishment this week was learning to eat grain!

Tika has a lot of potential in the right hands.

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Sky Bar has done very well this week! He's continuing his ground training by being saddled, wearing the snaffle, and the other day we introduced ground driving. He was a bit confused at first, but figured it out pretty quick and before long was driving all over the arena, turning both left and right. Sky Bar is going to make a dandy little horse for someone!

Both of these horses will be available at the Bellingham event at BB Stables.

11:00 Viewing

12:00 Equine Nutrition Seminar

1:15 Stick Horse Races

1:30 Saddle Fitting Demonstration

2:45 Wild Horse Demo's Begin

3:00 Silent, Competitive Bid adoption

4:00 Revive A Back Astride Demonstration

Don't forget that Saturday, Sept 26 is National Wild Horse Adoption Day!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sky Bar's Chance

Sky Bar definitely has kid potential. He's a pretty easy going fellow.

He went for his first walk through the woods with us the other day.
He was alert, but he walked nicely.

The saddling went without a hitch last week. He continues to improve with picking up his feet; he'll hold them up now rather than ask for them back right away. He doesn't appear to know how to lunge when outside of a round pen, but that will come. I left him tied at the arena wall and he did fine.

For a bit of grain, he loads nicely. Without the treat, when we first approached the horse trailer, he was unsure. A slight tremor went through his body. He'd walk up to it, but not enter. He's a bit nervous about hauling; he paws while confined (both in the trailer and a stall.) We will make several short trips over the next couple of weeks to help him learn to relax. So far, that's his only real vice, and certainly one that can be overcome.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lovely Sorrel in Salem, Oregon

Denise Phillips of Salem, Oregon took on this lovey sorrel mare. She has this to say:

This mare is one of the nicest mustangs that I have worked with. She is very quiet and always looks to pleases She was a bit on the thin side but is now gaining weight. If I had room she would be staying here.. She leads well, lounges walk,trot and working on the canter, can throw a body blanket on her, fly spray her and can pick up all of her feet. We are working on tying and loading in to a trailer.

Want more information? Maybe want to take a look? Contact Denise at