Today we drove 3 hours to Knoxville to pick up a horse.
Not just any horse, she's a wild mustang.
I have until August 26th to get her ready for competition.
Along with the Extreme Mustang Makeover, others were picking up internet adoptions too.
I chose to have a halter put on before they loaded her on the trailer.
This was my first look as she darted out of the chute and onto the stock trailer. My first thought was, "Wow, she is a big stout horse." I was sort of hoping for a small scrawny one.
Once on the trailer we could see she had a kind eye, solid feet and a massive mane.
The other horses got pretty excited when they realized another horse was on the trailer.
They lined up hoping to get a look.
Isn't she pretty?
She looks a bit long backed but it may be an illusion due to her sucked up stomach.
At least she didn't turn her nose up at the water.
If I ever get to touch her I'll have 6 years of dread locks to comb out.
So, she is a 6 year old mare captured in Sweetwater Wyoming in 2011. She has been in captivity in Canon City, Colorado since. She's had a big trip coming to the east coast. So far I'm getting her to move around the lot, stop, face me, change directions, speed up and slow down but I have't been able to touch her with a 10 foot pole, literally. I've got a long pole to try to work with her and she has touched her nose to it twice. That is as close as I got today. Thinking of calling her Sweetwater.