Wednesday, August 26, 2009

UPDATE: Wyoming needs a new adopter...

Okay folks, no photos with this one. Just a short story...

I got an e-mail last week from Wy's adopter saying she can't take him. She says it was not anything I did or did not do, and she has kept up with Wy on the blog and I believe was pleased with him.
Her daughter also adopted a mustang the same day, and they already have him back from the trainer. He does not have the training they thought he was going to have - he would not 'go' for them, but he was very gentle. They had the kids on him and Blaze would follow another person around while carrying the kids. He just doesn't know what is being asked of him. Blaze also bucked off his person - dang horse fly bit him on the nose and he just took off. So now there is a little bit of fear. Heck, I remember that from last Fall when I signed up for Club Dirt with Tripp. It hurts, and it is scary! So, between that, the idea of having two green horses on the place, plus the everyday chores of getting their place together, I think it was a little overwhelming. I really do wish they could have seen Wyoming, but all things happen for a reason. My wish is that they stick with Blaze, and find someone to work with him and them both. I don't want Blaze to get lost in the system if he has to go back. I also hope they keep in touch...if I don't hear from them I just might have to bother them first. Hee hee!

I have an e-mail to a gal at the BLM letting her know what is going on. He was officially adopted so he will be up for reassignment. If anybody has kept up with the blog they know how great a horse Wyoming is. Is he perfect? No way! He is still a baby with a baby brain. He is 3 yrs old, was gelded in April, is very sure footed and loves to get out. I have only ridden him with the halter and my bitless bridle - yes, on the trails. He does not have power steering yet, but it does get better. He is also tight...we can flex til the cows come home, but he is still tight. When he gets scared of something most of the time he confronts it - usually by approaching it and maybe a snort or two (I love this about him!) We usually walk on the trails, but lately I have been adding a lot of trotting. We have only cantered a couple of times and he did fine. We only went a few strides then I slowed him down. He trailer loads without any problems, altho sometimes I have to ask twice. I have trimmed his hooves several times and he does get impatient, but he is still better than some of my other horses who have been at it longer than him.
He has a very busy mind, and he is not what you would call a 'pocket pony' at all! He is a busy body and doesn't have time to stop, but he will even tho it does not please him. :-) He is young and all I have to say is this guy can only get better and better!


My previous entry tells the story, but this past weekend he rode with other horses for the first time, and he did fantastic! The only thing he did not like to do was lead the bunch. It isn't because they were behind him, because even when he was 2nd in line he was okay with the horses behind, I think it was because he was afraid they were going someplace different since he had been by himself for a few weeks. He did not even react to the other horses on the trail coming our direction. We met one gal on the road before the ride and I gave her my map on how to get to the cafe/campground area. We saw them, and he handled her reaching over with the map. I was not sure about it but Phil said "Oh he will do fine." And he did! :-)

If you have any questions, please e-mail me. I really love this guy a lot and want him to have a GREAT home! I wish I could keep him, especially since he is the best trained horse on the place right now, but if I want to keep helping mustangs, I have to let some of them go to good homes, right?

So, if you all know of anybody, let me know.
My e-mail is: HoofnIt03@gmail.com.

Until later...Karen and Tripp, who will be glad to see Wy go. :-) He is jealous!

By the way, one more thing. Tripp is the only horse Wy has fought with. And personally I don't think it would have happened if Tripp was not being a butt! Wy met Copper up close and personal tonite, and they did great together. So he really is a lover, not a fighter. Thank goodness!

4 comments:

Angela said...

Awww...Sorry Wy will have to have a new home! If I didn't have Cord, Wy would already be MINE! He's so nice and intelligent that he'll find a great home very soon, and you can help yet another mustang become a productive equine member of society....

nikki said...

What a bummer about his adopters. It's good that they realized it now though instead of later. Maybe down the road when they have the green horse well trained they'll contact you about adopting again. :)

I too have admired and loved Wyoming since you brought him home and wish I could be the one to adopt him. I'm sure it wont take long to find him a great home though!!

Kirstin's Mustang Project 2008 said...

So sorry to hear about Wy's adopters. If anyone has been following this blog, they will know how well started Wy is and know that he is well on his way to being a great riding partner. I am sure that someone out there. Best of luck. See ya in about 20 days. AAGH!!!!!!

Jill said...

I am sorry for this disappointment. But, the consolation - it's not your fault, Wy is doing great, and with your great attitude it surely will have happened for a reason. (You know I want you to keep them all)