I lost two pounds!

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 17, 2009, 5:56 pm


Have you ever wondered what people in Brittan think when they hear those words? Do you think they're momentarily confused by whether a person has lost weight, or money?I'm not one who's much into dieting. Oh, I watch what I eat...as it disappears into my mouth, that is. But I don't count calories and for the longest time I never owned a scale. If I could swing my hiney into a saddle without splitting my jeans, what was the point? But somewhere along the line I picked up a pair of pants which became
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Sacramento Extreme Mustang Makeover Results!

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 17, 2009, 1:14 am


Results:1. Wendy, shown by Katherine Cumberland of Santa Maria, CA , earning $2,000 and adopting for $4,000.2. Lilly Bet, shown by Joel Sheridan of Acton, CA, earning $1,500 and adopting for $1,400.3. Kanterry, shown by Bob Britland of Galt, CA, earning $1,000 and adopting for $1,500.4. Marley, shown by Randall Davis of Greeley, CO, earning $800 and adopting for $2,200.5. Cowgirls Hotrodd, shown by Amber Bussell of Oakdale, CA, earning $600 and adopting for $1,650.6. Wild Rose Mustango, shown by
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Are You Dreaming What I'm Dreaming?

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 15, 2009, 4:19 am


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Sacramento Extreme Mustang Makeover

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 14, 2009, 8:04 pm


The Western States Horse Expo is wrapping up today. Just a few headlines and blips. Wishing I was there!"In the beginning she was completely wild, couldn't touch her," said horse trainer Randall Davis.Davis said the mustang can out-perform his domestic horses and he said there is separation anxiety as Marley prepares to go to auction.***********Photos...before the trainers picked up their horses.*************Steve Bauhr’s Story - by Steve Bauhr, TrainerLast year, when we attended the Western States
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Does Your Horse Answer Your Phone?

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 13, 2009, 1:15 am


We all know Steve Holt! is a pretty unique horse. Not just a good personality. He's got beauty and brains! Today he showed off just how intelligent he is when he answered my cell phone. No, really, I kid you not! How many of you can say the same? I'm not thinking many.City Boy went out and got us new phones this past week. Gone is the old one that got zippo reception while I was in the arena. Now I've got this bright yellow phone on which I can talk, talk, talk nearly everywhere I go. I suspect
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What would you choose?

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 11, 2009, 1:27 pm


Would you be interested in subscribing to an online Mustang Magazine? What would you like to read? What would you ask people? What would you be curious to know?How to use particular pieces of equipment?Would things like Herd Management stats intrigue you?Perhaps adoption stories from readers?How about learning what Wranglers are up to when they're not pushing horses around the corrals?Training tips?Nutrition?Hoof Care?Tell me what would interest you. Don't be shy, now...I want to hear from you lurkers,
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1st Time Horse Owner Adopts Wild Mustang

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 9, 2009, 5:42 am


Recipe for disaster? According to many, yes. But it's a scenario that gets played out over and over again.She's never owned a horse before.She visits the Wild Horse Corrals."That one's a pretty one."You're cringing, aren't you? Admit it!A few weeks ago I received an email from someone in the Puget Sound region asking if I'd be willing to take in her mare. She tells me the story; she visited the corrals, spotted the lovely buttermilk buckskin, and had to have her. The lovely mare was five years old...and
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Sunday Stills

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 7, 2009, 3:36 pm


SilhouetteSunday Stills
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The Case of the Missing Mustangs

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 7, 2009, 3:01 pm


Rufus bounced happily along in front of me, despite my threats to send him back to the pound. "Homeland Security, just doing my job, ma'am," was his answer. The naughty ball of fluff could care less that my boys were not in sight. Turning back towards the house and ready to go climb into my truck to see if they'd fled down the road, I noticed something back up in the shadows alongside the neighbor's house. Sure enough, there were my two runaways, grazing contentedly on the overgrown lawn. The muddy
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Twittering...not sure I get it.

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 5, 2009, 7:55 pm


Why is it they feel the need to nap right next to the fence where I've left stuff sitting? Why can't they nap where there's no hose filling water tubs?Do you twitter? Or tweet? I'm not so sure I get it. But today I signed up, and it automatically scanned through my email address book and created a list of people for me to 'follow'. Now there are 48 folks out there who think I'm stalking them!Darling and I are headed to a lesson this afternoon with Curt. Afterward, we'll be heading down and hitting
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Darling & Sandy video

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 2, 2009, 2:12 pm


This past week I've been struggling with computer issues. But as cranky as I was over that little detail, I was equally delighted with how things have gone with the horses. Steve Holt! and I have strung together several good rides, including hauling down to Curt's for a lesson on Friday. City Boy brought Darling down after school, and I managed to get a little bit of video footage of her ride. She's in seventh heaven over a new movie program she's got, so has gone a little crazy with the fun stuff.
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The Great Chicken Round Up

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 1, 2009, 4:43 am


It all begins innocently enough. Your tiny, peeping balls of fluff arrive in a box at your post office one day, you raise them up and a couple years later you call your friend (the Desperate Horsewife) to tell her you've got a few too many layers, and would she like some?And your friend (the Desperate Horsewife) comes with an old dog crate lined with soft hay to transport her new hens home, dreaming of those golden, farm fresh eggs.The new hens are placed into their awaiting coop; otherwise known
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Wild Spots

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 29, 2009, 4:30 am


Pony Girl commented yesterday that she'd never realized there were wild Appaloosas out there, so I thought I'd post a few photos. The Warm Springs herd is known as the "Appy Herd", although you'll find the coat pattern scattered about in other HMAs as well. Jet, my black mare, was from Warm Springs but didn't have the appy coat pattern.The mare in the top photo shows the typical Appaloosa sclera around her eye. Her color is known as a champagne dilute. This was still a bit of her winter coat; I'd
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Sage, Salt, and...what's in that Photo?

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 27, 2009, 2:10 pm


Alvord Desert Salt FlatsThe Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Oregon are spread out over several miles throughout the southeastern part of the state. Rolling hills, high buttes and deep valleys, with nothing but sage brush and a few sparse juniper trees cover the landscape. From atop a high hill you can see the great nothingness of Harney County.Darling was excited as we headed towards Foster Flat when she spotted the great salt flats of the Alvord Desert. Next trip, we'll head that direction.A place
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Our Visit to the R

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 26, 2009, 3:10 pm


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Our Visit to the Rough String, Continued

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 26, 2009, 3:10 pm


Darling and I headed back down the mountain road, disappointed at not getting any close up and personal experiences this time around with wild horses. Second guessing, we wondered if we ought to have gone up to the South Steens instead in an effort to find Dibs, Honor and the Old Dun.Eyes ever peeled for dead things, Darling spotted this bone hanging from a fence post. For whatever reason, Darling seems to enjoy playing with dead things. The bone found it's way into the trunk and has joined the
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Visiting the Rough String

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 25, 2009, 12:57 pm


Gtyyup and her ManDarling and I decided to go for a drive Friday morning. She had a four day weekend, the sun was shining, and really...what better way to spend it than driving ten hours in a car? Yeah, okay, well we could have been riding. But hey, in our defense, it'd been nearly six months since we'd been 'home on the range', and with our summer months booked until August, well...it just couldn't be helped!We were halfway there when I called our friend, Andi, to see what she was up to this weekend.
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Avalon

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 22, 2009, 2:10 pm


Such a sweet face...Inside such a fearful, reactive body!Granted, she's not been worked quite as much as Empire...then again, maybe she has? But I asked Darling to step back and let me do some work with this one. So glad she's only a yearling and not a full grown, fire breathing dragon! This is the most reactive horse we've had here. In the photos she's reacting to being touched with the long pole. In the beginning, standing in the pens at the adoption, we questioned whether this filly was even
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BLM~ Friend Or Foe?

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 21, 2009, 1:50 pm


I get the question a lot. "Why does the BLM feel they need to round up those horses? I see fat horses running wild in photos, and skinny horses in corrals."And you know...sometimes that's true. Take, for example, the mare and foal above. If I were to tell you to compare that mare with the horses you see below, you'd be aghast. And people who love to hate the BLM won't give you a lick of information other than that.The truth is, that mare was part of an emergency gather last fall. Originally slated
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The Ride...and June Bug needs Sponsors

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 20, 2009, 11:43 pm


I'd like to introduce you to June Bug. She's a four year old mustang mare who was bred in the wild, born in captivity. Like many mustangs, she's very curious and just a wee bit of a pocket pony. Or pest, as the case happens to be. It's unfortunate that June Bug hasn't been taught to respect the space of her human companions, something that has made her just a bit dangerous for those who are not horse savvy. I've been asked by Second Chance Ranch if I could help them out and give June Bug some manners
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