Had to share...

This gorgeous black stud was part of the bucking stock string that was at the Yakima Feedlot in December. Will enter training the beginning of May 2006.

Had to share...

Postby Rachelle on Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:58 pm

This is one of my newest rescues. He's a mustang stallion, 4 - 5 years old. He will be gelded as soon as he's heathy enough for it. So, do you think he could eventually be as good a horse as Rory? The pic is a bit funky looking, I had to climb the fence to take it. He won't really let me too close yet. If I grab his halter I can lead him around, but not really touch him much.

If he ends up half as good a horse as Rory is, I'll be so happy. Rory will find his little (or big) someone soon. I have every faith in that. You've done a wonderful job with him.


Postby Juliane on Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:15 pm

Awww... he does look like Rory! :) I can't wait to hear how he progresses!
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Postby Rachelle on Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:51 am

He's so skinny, but he's gained weight since we got him. What is it with all the black stallions coming out of the wood work this year? Besides Rory, Chester, and my guy Rhoen, I've found adds and helped place 5 other black stallions... They're everywhere.

He does look like Rory except Rhoen has a white blotch on his forehead, just a little one. And Rhoen is small too, maybe 14 hands...

Rory though has a kinder eye than this guy. I'm not sure he'll really loose that 'wild eyed' look completely. But we can try. :D

The good thing though is that Rhoen seems to really like kids. My kids aren't allowed to go in with him, but he'll stretch through the gate to reach for them and will let them pet him and feed him treats. So there's hope for him.

Rory just seems to like everyone. He's so beautiful and calm...

Postby maefly on Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:11 am

Rory is beautiful and calm, but he didn't start out that way. He made it there because of all of us who cared about him and gave him a chance. The person who bailed him, Nickie for paying for his care, all of us who have taken care of him and given him some training along the way. have you seen the video I got of him when he first came off the lot? He's a totally different horse now. I'm so glad to see what a good boy he's turned into. He was so scared before, but now he knows what love is!

My pics of him are here:
http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/ ... pics/Rory/

My videos of him are here:
http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/ ... ry/Videos/
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Postby Rachelle on Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:21 am

I had seen pics of him before, but never any video. I'm so glad that there was someone to take him on. He's such a sweety now. Seeing those video's give me hope for my guy. He's such a scardy cat. :?


Postby Tockita on Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:22 pm

Chester turned out to not be a stud still, but a VERY proud cut gelding. That was corrected so he should become the loveable sweet character we fell in live with at BLM in 2005.
He was a VERY good boy for the vet, standing quietly for shots, showed no fear when being laid down and was very calm and sensible upon awakening. He took his time before standing and then stood calmly looking around. They said many horses thrash around and fall over so they made us wait outside. After 1/2 an hour Dr L went in and lead him out of the round pen to the trailer.

Dr L repeatedly mentioned that I had done a great job with him, which I take as mostly Chester and not as much me.. but he said he has stopped treating mustangs but will keep treating mine because they are so well behaved. :D

I told him I just go with lots of socialization, it works for dogs right? So the clinics, the local shows, and just letting the neighbors love on them over the fence, it all helps.

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Postby Rachelle on Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:13 am

Well, Rhoen is going in soon. The vet said he might just go ahead and do it even if he doesn't gain more weight real soon. Simply because we are having problems with him. He still is trying to jump fences. Hard to let a horse out for some excersise if he smells a mare and then tries to take a fence. Training is almost impossible. I just sit around his pen and let him come sniff me. I tried taking him into the round pen, but he smelled the mares and became almost uncontrollable. It was real effort to get him back to his little pen. He has gained alot of weight since he's been here, just not quite enough to suit the vet, but he's getting there.

I'm glad Chester is okay. He is beautiful. I'm sure he'll be much calmer now that he's been completely 'cut'. The poor fella.

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