TAZ is just one of my 4 Mustangs. TAZ was the champion of the 2008 Idols division at the Extreme Mustang Makeover. He is an amazing horse. The bond that has formed between TAZ and myself is a bond that will never be broken. He gets me and I get him. Mom says that when I ride him, it is like poetry in motion.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Patriot's second outing-first horse show Sept 18, 2010

Patriot's first show and he walks away with a couple of ribbons. We got 3rd in halter and 7th in showmanship. I was uber proud of my little guy!!!
Patriot wen to his first horse show. This was only his second time to be trailered. He was amazing. He was a little nervous at first, but he calmed down almost immediately. He was one of the better behaved horses at the show. Pretty sad, when you consider the horses there were seasoned show horses. It didn't even bother him when other horses backed into him. He just turned his head to look at them and wonder why they couldn't stand as still as he was standing.

He was entered in a showmanship class, halter class and a color/solid class. The judge really liked him, thought he was the cutest horse she has seen. She said that he reminded her a of horse that she had when she was younger.

Patriot did extremely well at the show. As you can see by the level of his head, he is extemely calm.

Even when surrounded by a lot of horses he still remains calm.

Walking back to the stall. Even the concrete didn't bother him. There were some pretty big water puddles from the rain that I took him through also. But he could care less about those things.

Getting some loving by me and my sister. Patriot was so wonderful all day long. It was his second time ever to be trailered since bringing him home in July, it was his first time around a lot of horses(and some were not very well behaved), it was his first time around a PA system that was very loud and he just wasn't bothered by any of it. I have to be the luckiest person in the world to have such a wonderful partner.


More waiting......

Patriot's first outing-Sept 11, 2010

Patriot is going on his first trip since bringing him home. I had a drill team party so I figured that would be the perfect time to bring him along. He would get to meet all of my friends and be exposed to having many horses around him. We trailered him with Trigger-Mr. Dependable. I figured having a super calm horse riding with him for the first time would be perfect. Patriot was perfect the entire trip.
Still working on the trot at a lead, sometimes, he trots right away and sometimes I am dragging him behind me.

Isn't he gorgeous! He is such a pretty horse and he has the personality to go with it.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Going underneath Patriot. He just looked at me as if to say, "What the heck?"

Labor Day Weekend

Decided it was time to introduce the saddle. Patriot has been very accepting of everything I have introduced to him so I was hoping that the saddle would be the same. He didn't have a big issue with me raising the saddle above his back and even when I set it down on his back.

He wasn't real sure about the girth though I have placed a rope around the girth area. But, it had been some time since I had done that-the beginning of his training as a matter of fact. So, I guess he did well considering the time that it had been since I had done that.
Walking around with the saddle was no big deal either.
OK, so he did not like me rocking the saddle back and forth, but he got over it very quickly.

What about speeding it up a bit. Now for lunging with the saddle. How would he react to the stirrups bobbing up and down?
No big deal either. I know mom was waiting for that picture of him kicking up his heels in an attempt to remove the horse eating saddle, but it just didn't happen.
Look at how still he is standing to have the saddle removed. He's a champ!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

So here Patriot's learning to pivot in a box. He learns so quickly.

Here I'm introducing the saddle pad to him.....

Doesn't even faze him....

He doesn't even mind when I lean on the saddle pad either
The dreaded horse eating tarp.....

You want me to do what on the horse eating tarp?!

So this blue thing....it's not going to eat me?

I guess it's all right to walk on it, if you promise it won't eat me.

Woah wait a minute....what am I supposed to do now? Wear what?!!

You mean like this?

NUH-UH NO WAY!!!! This thing is really trying to eat me!!!

Ok...so maybe it won't eat me.....maybe if I stand real still, it'll disappear!!!