He had tiny scrape under the halter that then became swollen and because it swelled, it began rubbing the buckle. The more it rubbed the buckle when he chewed, the bigger the rub mark. This was nobody's fault but Summer had to take it off. You could barely notice anything when he arrived.
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own....
Amado and Chinks. May 5, 2012 and August 9, 2012. The significance here is that this is Amado's friend who lived wild with him in a herd in CA.They were rounded up by helicopter and captured, then traveled to Nebraska in a horse trailer where they were held for 5 months, branded and gelded. From there they went to VA for the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition, were picked up by two different trainers and landed in NY only 45 minutes from each other.
We finally got a warmish day today along with some much-needed help from Jan and Laura (Thank You!!!!). With the extra help and improved weather conditions, Summer was able to finish everything earlier than usual and actually got to work with some of the horses!
Takoda and Summer. He's still more accepting of objects touching him vs. Summer's hand. He will occasionally accept grass that's handed through the fence as long as he doesn't have to touch anyone's fingers!
Takoda, the little mustang that arrived here (totally wild) in August, is doing well and gaining weight. He is still very shy with people, and Summer is taking her time with him and letting him adjust to "domestic life."