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||January 2012 (Extreme Mustang
||needs a sponsor
||4yo (2009) BLM
branded mustang mare, 15.0hh (appears to be matured), Liver Chestnut
1109 lbs (as of 5/15/2012); 1182 lbs (digital scale as of 10/22/2012)
Overview: "Red" aka Cloud9 is a strikingly gorgeous liver chestnut
She's a BLM
mustang, born in the wild in 2009 and rounded up in winter 2009. She
CWER in 2012 for the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition, never having
been handled by humans. In under 90 days, she was riding indoors and
out, w/t/c, flying lead changes, side passing, riding over and thru
difficult obstacles and more! She
since has had extensive handling and ride time for the next 10 months
after the competition.
At the end of the
contest, CWER chooses to purchase our competitors so that we can then
select their homes and their future careers more carefully. Red is
ready for her forever home.
||Red has never had any
known health issues. As of
May 2012, she is not quite done growing and may get slightly taller and
will almost certainly broaden.
As of October 2012, we believe she is done growing vertically; she has
broadened significantly in her chest and ribs and we believe she likely
will even a bit more over this witner.
with ease, ties well, and handles all 4 feet well. She remains mildly
annoyed at times by grooming, but loves treats and is actually much
of attention than she tends to let people know.
We have never tried to bathe or clip her.
see links above
|Red had 90 days
professional riding training
here in 2012. At that time, Red would:
- stands consistently for saddling and
- walks off
on a relaxed rein or with consistent
figure 8s at the walk and trot (our
indoor dooes not allow enough space to figure-8 at the canter);
- pivots on
the forehand under saddle;
- leg yields and bends to
trot, both directions, including complex patterns;
- very nice
balance at walk, trot; reasonable balance at canter
- halts on
riders weight and voice at w/t and usually canter, even with no
rein contact, unless scared
calmly on a relaxed rein
- canter work completed, indoors and out, open
fields and arena work
- backs reasonably, straight, the length of the
arena, including pivots in the pattern and while pulling a log
- pulls a log both facing and from her side,
including thru a complex pattern
- rides well through rope gates; will allow rider
to open and ride through, usually also will "close" gate without fuss
- trotted over groundpoles including "star
pattern" trot sequence
- side pass including along a 4x4 or ground rail
- Has ridden
in indoor and outdoor arena, and
works well in both arenas. She did basic outside-the-arena riding in
our pasture and around the farm, but never hauled to another location
to ride outside fences.
- successfully competed in the small arenas at
the EMM 2012
- extensive "in hand" and showmanship type ground
Fall 2012 -- Red has had several months off, and then gotten a good bit
of riding time. We also hauled to state park for
trail riding, did very well with experienced rider
||Red is a fun mare who
enjoys a challenge and
likes to 'play' with her human. She would love competitive sports like
mounted orienteering, gaming (barrels/poles), dressage, hunter under
saddle, or trail work that
would have a variety to it with
or without competition. She requires an upper intermediate or above
Red feeds on regular attention, as do most mustangs. She can go weeks
riding without ANY issue, but she wants regular handling to maintain
her human bond.
Farrier: B. She remains mildly nervous but managable for the farrier.
||Red is easily
stalled, but always ready to
back to pasture when done. She stands calmly, waits to be fed, doesn't
care if other horses
come or go. She is easily
groomed and otherwise handled in her stall. She will stand at her stall
door and visit with guests, but is always interested in going back
||Red travelled like a
seasoned expert, and
unloaded without any difficulty
whatsoever. She has since loaded with ease.
||Red is available to
adopt as of 5/1/12, to
an upper intermediate or above rider -- or to an intermediate that
with an instructor or trainer as hors and rider learn each other.
Adopter will need to go through the BLM process and transfer her
paperwork. $25 BLM fee plus $750 training expenses to CWER required. HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Reduced to $550 plus $25
for a contract in place by Christmas 2012 and scheduled transport by
For more information on our adoption terms, policies, payment terms,
contract, and how
the transfer of ownership works, please visit our adoption-QnA
||Red arrived for training
and the EMM
competition. She is feisty and gorgeous and playful and silly.
she always has a 'cranky' look on her face, even when happily eating
||Mike and Red did well at
competition together. Red struggled in some of the challenging areas of
the event, as did most horses.
We purchased Red and returned her to CWER to be allowed to finish
maturing and so we could find her a forever home ourselves.
||Red has had all spring and
summer 2012 as a 'vacation', a chance to grow and mature. Fall 2012,
she is again riding work as time allows, including several trail
rides at the local parks.
needs sponsorship! A sponsor would assist with her feed costs, or with
vet bills if desired.
We do not know Red's