Sunday, 29. March 2009 15:01
AR Theory went to her new home today. Loading in the trailer was relatively uneventful. Basically run the lunge line up through the trailer stand at her hip with little contact on her face. Just enough to keep her head going into the trailer. I tapped her on the rear few times to no avail, so went up and placed her front foot in the trailer then pushed her from behind and POP up into the trailer she went. For being a pretty flighty filly she hauled beautifully and used her head. Showed some real common sense. Unloading was scarey for her but she managed to jump out. We took some old fashioned (throw away camera) registration pics and then put her in with Dr. Darger’s horses. Later in a couple weeks he is going to put her in her own 20 x 20 pen under his shade barn to start working with her.
We both thought she should bond with his horses first to help her feel like she is part of a herd. All in all this has been a very rough day for her, but we are confident that she will do fine. At least she has lots of room to run and is not couped up in a small stall any longer. Dr. Darger is working with me in terms of if she doesn’t work out he’ll give her back to me or to Simrat so that we can place her in the proper situation. Also if something comes up that is better than what he can provide she is free to go there. We’ll figure all of that out come end of June. In the meantime I’ll get her registration done and other paperwork in order and sometime before I leave for the meeting in June we’ll have her branded with the Akal Ranch brand. If she fits in at this place then it will be a permanent home.
Here she is not the happiest baby Theory, but she quick, she’ll do fine!
A little bewildered…
A hard lesson as one of the geldings establishes his dominance.
This mare spent a lot of time putting herself between the two geldings and Theory. We think she may take Theory under her wing. Will keep you posted. Dr. Darger is now off to learn all he can about Spanish Mustangs, and of course I sent straight to the SMR website. I feel pretty badly sending her off like this. Real bad in fact. I feel like why was she born to me if she wasn’t going to stay with me. I’m actually a little sick to my stomach. But I know her new home is loving and kind one and that it’s best for her to be able to mingle with horses and have room to run and develop. I know her, it won’t take her long to impose herself on everyone there and make her presence known.
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