Thursday, March 24, 2011

Siesta!

A couple of days ago I visited with a friend who has recently joined the Trainer Incentive Program (TIP.) Last month she picked up her first mustang, a real cutie from Palomino Butte.

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Siesta is three years old, has the prettiest, dishiest little face, and is put together quite nicely. She was, in fact, on my 'hot list' when I was considering a new mustang for myself. Gathered in the fall of '09, she's been sitting at the corrals waiting for that special someone to come into her life. I was really wavering, thinking perhaps I'd take advantage of them hauling a few other horses up to WA, when Tricia announced she'd picked this beautiful red head. Yeah! Now I didn't need to, but she was close enough for me to still visit. Perfect!

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I was thrilled when Tricia asked if I wanted to work with Siesta a bit and jumped at the opportunity. Tricia works with a Parelli style, using her carrot stick when with the filly. I don't...and wasn't sure if Siesta would respond well to me or not.

I needn't have worried. The little red head, though a bit confused by this transfer of the trainer, picked up on my body language right away. A bit sensitive, and very reactive the first few weeks, Siesta was full of personality and a very quick learner.

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I'm actually very impressed with this girl. Here I am, total stranger, completely different body language and style, and she figured it out and went with it. Sensitive Diva's often have a hard time switching dance partners, but I suspect Siesta is going to do just fine.

Siesta is available for adoption!

5 comments:

Paint Girl said...

She is beautiful! I am sure that red head will have a new home before you know it!

cdncowgirl said...

She's gorgeous!
With her sensitivity and adaptability I bet that she'll be pretty easy to place.

Cheyenne said...

I have always had an ambition....Mustang! Unfortunately, I live in the Uk. What are the rules, regarding Mustang adoption?

Candy Lee said...

Cheyenne: The rules are: the horse has to remain in the US until it is titled (a minimum of one year from the date of adoption.) After that it is all up to you and international regulation for transporting a horse.

Linda said...

She looks sweet. Should be a lot of fun.