Sister

Oregon Mustang

Palomino Butte HMA

Kett was adopted through the Extreme Mustang Makeover Contest.  He was a 5 year old when the contest started.  90 days of training, one big contest and an auction and he was ours!  He  been a very good boy and a great mount.  He is one of the favorite horses for folks to work with because he is so calm and a pretty good sport as well. These photos depict Kett and some of his many talents. In the  photo  to right Kett  is in the process of taking second place in a trail course with his 10 year old partner. ( Left )Kett is with his good buddy, Regalo and they are grooming each other as buddies do. You will also see Kett steadily carrying an honored  member of a climbing  club up to Santiam Lake for a three day camping trip. You will also notice how great he is with our students. Last photo: Patient Kett is permitting us to dress him up in silly human costumes...again.  He is such a patient boy!

Sage's maternal instincts are very strong with both four-legged and two-legged youngsters.  We are very lucky to  have her as part of our program. 

Sister, like Sage, is from the Palomino Butte Herd Management Area in Oregon.  We were delighted to find out she was beautifully saddle broken. Sassy is a VERY big girl and a terrific ride for big and small people alike.  She is a Palomino with draft blood, but she is also an Appaloosa with a remarkably long mane and tail.  She has been a great addition to our program and is teaching many people how to gently ride this sweet girl. Sister is a strong teacher. She "voices" her opinions and our students learn how to read her body language and help find solutions for accomplishing tasks as a team.  She is a great horse.

Sage was the second Mustang we adopted.  She has been a terrific teacher.  She loves children and is very intrigued when we have visitors.  In this first photo she finally gets to meet the folks who came into the arena in their senior center van.  Most of the people were not ambulatory, so Sage peaked in the windows.  Finally, this woman had, had enough and convinced the group leader that the two of them should meet--so they did! 

More Horse Bios to come.....

Sage

Oregon Mustang

Palomino Butte HMA

Kett--Chief Black Kettle

Oregon Mustang

Jackies Butte


Our Horses are the core of our program.  We use Mustangs adopted from the Oregon BLM in Burns and there are some real advantages to working with Mustangs.  A Mustang who has spent time in the wild develops extraordinary  athleticism in the rough terrain.  Perhaps even more amazing, is their sense of social structure.  We find if we can tap into the horse's gift for bonding by honoring the horses language and social  behaviors, our horses are very generous in allowing us to become part of their lives.  Our students are the beneficiaries of the horses' generous spirits

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