update may 21st, 2018:
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.
Jack has made the most progress over the last week! He was still quite a bit spooky when we headed out for the 5 day pack trip. After bumping, scrubbing and simply crashing into trees, other horses and several rocks Jack is now one of the most calm horses in the pen.
Update april 24th, 2018:
Jack is settling in to be a great pack horse. He seems to enjoy the work and loves interacting with the other horses. Still working on a few confidence issues with him, he is very calm and works well in thick timber and he has tight foot work.
Update March 14th, 2018:
Jack has been by far the most friendly and easy to work with. Because of his eagerness and softness to engage with us Jack’s progress has been huge. Jack is haltering with ease, leading, backing and taking small adventures around the ranch. He is proficient in hobbles however he doesn’t like to move around much with them on.
NOTES FROM WEST TAYLOR
This Bay is a people lover and has been so curious and friendly from the start. He is a Great Big Puppy dog and just wants loves.
Freeze mark number: 2395
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: I had this guy haltered the first day during session #2. He is so friendly and curious, he wants to partner up and get out into the hills. He is ready to start a new journey with humans and will be a great ride.