update may 21st:
We took all six of the Mustangs on an extreme back country pack trip this past week. We ride deep into the outlaw country known as "Robber Roost". This country is made up of slick rock canyons and hidden trails with very little water sources. The outlaws loved this area due to the mild winters and the ability to hide out from searching posses. The Mustangs did their jobs very well on slick rock trails.
Ace is really improving in his confidence. He was always a bit shy to investigate or show curiosity. This pack trip has really allowed him to relax and be comfortable in new situations.
update april 24th:
Ace is very soft and only requires a soft hand to guide him. He fits well in the string. He can lead out on his own and is also quite comfortable in the middle of the pack. He is gaining confidence and calmness with each ride.
update april 3rd:
Ace is a rockstar! We did his first ride last week out in the mountains. He is ready to be out of the arena and out in the hills. He’s calm, cool and an excellent communicator. He handles himself well under pressure and knows how to think and relax.
update march 13th:
Ace has had huge breakthroughs this week in his training. He had fears of scary, shaky, crunchy, Wiggley tarps. Ace is working really hard to not allow his instinctual behaviors of flight to take over. He is finding comfort and relaxation by engaging and focusing on what once triggered him into flight mode. He is proficient in being haltered, leading and Hobbles.
NOTES FROM WEST TAYLOR
This Bay is a favorite because of the white swirl on his forehead in the shape of a heart. Not to mention his Tall Dark and Handsome look and his mane is to die for.
Freeze mark number: 1972
Timeline: Born in the wild on about January 1, 2014. Captured in Adobe Town, Wyoming on 10/06/2017
Rescued by H&H 2/05/2018
Skills: Currently in training at Wild West Mustang Ranch, Fremont Utah
Trainer: West Taylor
Notes: This guy is so athletic and can really move well on his feet. He is very confident.