Thursday, June 11, 2009

What would you choose?



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, too! I know you're out there...

16 comments:

lucky kachina dancer said...

I'd be interested! I find it all really interesting.

I like all of the topics you've mentioned. Maybe an article on herd dynamics, Mustang myths vs. facts, things like that..

It's a really good idea!

froglander said...

Current status on the various HMAs, what is being done to manage herd sizes and stuff like that. But it sounds like a neat idea!

Andrea said...

I like all the ideas you posted. Something about how to choose your horse out of the corrals might be great too. What conformation traits for which discipline, what faults are acceptable and what will keep them from doing certain jobs, how to guess at temperaments based on how they behave at the adoption.

Oh hey, maybe you could do reader photos at the back like they do for Young Rider. That would be something easy and fun that people could do without having to write up their whole history with their adopted horse. That would be in addition to adoption stories, of course.

Christa said...

I would like to hear it all but I think I would most be interested in the adoption stories.

mudranch said...

All the above... Stats, HMA's, Wranglers, How to Choose... Adoption Stories. They all sound interesting! Oh, and about their naturally trimmed hooves. I hear that natural trimmers studied wild horses. Okay, and what about nutrition... Why on earth does BLM feed them alfalfa anyway? Craziness.

:D

Tracey said...

Ahhhh...the alfalfa debate would be a great one! We've fed alfalfa quite a bit over the years and never had any issues. In fact, we've had horses improve after the switch. I do more free choice grass now, with alfalfa used more like a supplement for weight gain. I suspect the BLM feeds it because it's often higher in nutrients and gets the weight up there faster, plus I'd venture to guess it may be more economical.

Kara said...

Yes yes! I'd love to read more about things that go on at the BLM corrals, management stuff, the day in the life of a BLM wrangler/mustang, or even BLM vet! Your ideas are very good. And I like Andrea's suggestions too!

JackieB said...

/delurk
Those ideas all sound interesting, I would read an website like that. But if it's not freely available, I probably wouldn't. I don't bother with sites that make me sign up to access them.

Andrea's suggestions would be most useful to me. If you cover conformation please include plenty of pictures!

Paint Girl said...

I think that's a great idea. I'd be interested in all of it, would love to read about training/gentling Mustangs. Also would be very interested in reading about people's success stories with adopting Mustangs. I'll let you know if I think of anything else!

nikki said...

Where do you sign up?! :) I would definitly love a website/magazine like that.

I like all of the ideas that you provided and everyone elses too. My fav topics would be adoption stories, photos, and HMA info.

It would be neat to read about some 3 strike mustangs also and their success stories. You don't hear much about 3 strike mustangs.

nikki said...

Sorry I thought of something else... maybe a section that lists fellow mustang mentors/owners by state and also a forum where you can ask questions/get advise from other mustang owners who are on the site.

Tracey said...

Forum? Well, my friends, it's already out there!

http://mustanghorses.proboards107.com

Come join the fun!

Breathe said...

How about "follow a mustang"? I enjoy getting to know a horse over time, following it's accomplishments and set backs... I love story, not just how tos...

jtjedi said...

You can follow along about the Three Strikes horses here...

http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/index.php?mforum=ne200homesneede


There are links to adoption stories and how a few are doing.

T- articles on Mustang TRAINING, of course! :)

Jeanette said...

I like the topics you suggested...and I like Lucky Kachina Dancer's idea of herd dynamics...but include how we, as trainers, insert ourselfs in the herd dynamics to forward training and understanding.
oooh, nutrition is good too.
Lots of great ideas!!! Go Tracey, GO!!!

Katee said...

Stats on HMAs would be really interesting to me. I think there is a lot of information out there for new adopters. Maybe just a good, well maintained list of resources for new adopters would be good.