The mustangs were a 100 day project, a competition sponsored by the Mustang Heritage Foundation here in Texas. Trainers took one to four fresh-off-the-range yearlings for in-hand competiton, or older horses for riding. At the end of the training period we went to Ft.Worth and were judged on condition and their ability to handle an in-hand trail class - with required maneuvers such as loading in a trailer, picking up feet, crossing a bridge, etc. There were about 50 yearlings in my age class there, and (not to brag, but) both of mine placed in the top ten.
On the last day of the competition adoptions were held for all of the mustangs at the event and both of these boys found new homes. Which was the whole point - get them to an adoptable state, as not everyone is confortable dealing with a completely wild horse. It was a smashing success, and has morphed into a national competition held in several different states throughout the year. I no longer compete though, they limited the adults to riding horses only and I'm not interested in breaking a bronc. But I loved starting the babies with their ground work.
As a side note, I received a $500 discount on my truck by being an AQHA member too. Just had to show my card!
That's a great story and a great thing that you do. Congrats.
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I call her "Lucy" as the back wheels seem to always wanna break loose! Wife calls her "Evil Christine", because of the way she talks to me...I think she's jealous!! Of course the little dude's call it "Daddy's Truck"!
Lovin' the New Super Duty "Baddest Truck on Earth!" in Minnesota
Call it the New Johnson 2011 550, had an old Johnson, 2008 F550.. Seriously, its not Ford tough, sweating heater core on the passenger side, seat problems, locking hubs had to be replaced, DEF line failure,
Is it too late to resurrect this post? I've gone from my 6.7L 2011 King Ranch F-250 FX4 4x4 aka the Big White Beast to my 6.7L 2015 King Ranch F-250 FX4 4x4 aka the Big White Beast 2.0, my son named her.
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