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Booshway
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Walna fellas, it's been awhile since I last posted and since then my right knee replacement went fairly good. Although I had to have it manipulated to break up some scar tissue, it is functioning ok with some muscles still protesting a little on occasion.

Good enough to be able to go back to riding our horses, tho, it does "feel" different with no bone on bone knee pain!

The BIG NEWS is that we adopted a 4 year old mesteno mare in mid July that had been in the BLM holding facility outside of Reno for 2 years.

This now gives us 5 horses(NO! I don't need 'nuther horse; I don't need 'nuther horse, etc!!)

She is about 14hh, shiny coal black with a fifty cent piece size white star on her forehead. She is also showing some white hairs around her flanks and will probably color out as a black roan.

We have finally been able to touch her and have started teaching to give to pressure. Got a long way to go yet, but she will make a fine horse in the near future.

Keep an eye to the ridgeline......'n' hold yor lead rope light!

Regards, xfox


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Booshway
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"Mesteno" - I had to look that up. Basically, Mexican for mustang.
She sounds like a beauty. I wonder why she languished in that holding facility for two years before finally being adopted?
Good to hear that your knee is getting better.


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How is the horse training going?


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Hiya Rancocas!

Doing a lot of ground work for respect, teaching her to come to her name, accept handling (rubbing her over with the hands)etc. Still along way to go. Fia is willing to learn, just have to win her trust and have her accept us as her leaders(herd bosses).

The BLM has nearly 40,000 mustangs in holding facilities throughout the states. They hold adoption fairs often with up to 125 horses available at the time. Of course, some get adopted, others don't. Fia had been offered for adoption at three of the fairs, didn't get picked, so that made her available for outright purchase from BLM for $25.

It's defiantly a learning process for her as well as us.

Regards, xfox


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