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.
Audie is a great team leader! Put him at the front of the string and he will set the pace. He is very confident on the trail and with his large frame he is valuable in the pack string.
update april 24th:
Audie (Aka Sheepdog) is enjoying exploring and finding his own trails as we venture riding away from the other horses. His confidence is good. he is a real lover of the ladies. If he’s not working he’s standing next to the gate leading to the pasture where we keep the mares.
update april 3rd:
Audie is under saddle and doing great with a rider. We are excited to hit the trails with this big guy. He’s been out in the mountains ponying behind other horses as it it Shed hunting season and is learning all about being part of a string.
Update march 13th:
Audie has made the huge transition from fearing and wanting to flee everything to finding his own self-confidence and ability to relax and his new life. He is very willing and engaged to participate in his training. He halters well, leads and knows how to move around well in hobbles. A big milestone for Audi this week was learning to except the saddle with grace and ease. A fun fact about Audi is... he speaks with his head nodding yes to everything.
notes from west taylor:
This gorgeous gray gelding is a favorite of the ladies and those long legs put him as one of the tallest in the string.
Height: 15.3 hands
Freeze Mark Number: 2412
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
Currently in training at WWMR in Fremont, Utah
Trainer: West Taylor
Notes: This big old gray has got it going on in size at a whopping 15.3 hands. He is a fast mover with long strides and has a fun feisty attitude.
UPDATE ON 2/26/18:
The big 'ol grey has had his struggles. He looks a little rough this week in all his pictures because he would use his big head to try and push through his fears (literally) so he’s missing a little hair in some places. Things definitely got worse before they got better. He was over run by his fear, which is very normal for a wild Horse. He has a really big heart, which matches his big size. Great news is that he is working very hard, and was able to overcome his mental fears and learned to be confident in the training. He had his first touch with a human this past week. We have had an extremely productive week of taking him from the "fight or flight" mode of his programming into "think and relax" mode.