We took the Mustangs to a friend’s arena last Sunday and had a really good ride on them. Rainbow is settling in a bit better and becoming more tolerant of being guided by something other than her own survival instincts. She is a very nice horse and can do a lot of things like stopping and turning correctly when I present it to her in a way that she thinks it is her idea to do the thing what ever the thing is at the moment. I am working on building her confidence in me so that she can lay down some of her defenses and just relax. Starbucks is really coming nicely. She is quiet and very confident. She is continually getting more solid everyday. Lance is doing an outstanding job with her. We will be riding them all week long at my first annual Supreme Horseman’s Week June 7-11, where learning has no end. Check out daily activities on the training page under details.
We had the opportunity to take the mustangs out and be exposed to more new experiences. We went down a to St Louis and had a chance to ride them in a private arena and do some training around a small group of people. This was good to go somewhere else and do some training because the different environment changes things up and we can use that as a tool to get them used to being away from home. We were able to work on getting control of their entire body and softness. They have really started to enjoy being worked and ridden. The bond that we are creating will help us be the ones that they turn to in a time of distress. I have been using mine as a tool to work other groups of horses which benefits the other horses as well as continuing the advancement of the training without the mustangs getting bored.
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Dennis Cappel & Lance Dixon
Extreme Mustang Makeover Trainers