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post #1 of 23
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Well, our new horse is finally here! He arrived this afternoon. He is a little shy but is an absolute sweetheart and I'm in love with him already! I also received his BLM paperwork and found that he was caught in Utah in 2000 when he was a yearling.

He was a little nervous about going into the barn and it took about 45 minutes of coaxing while standing out in the FREEZING wind! But we got him in and he's all settled in his stall.

We haven't settled on a name yet, but will hopefully decide this evening. I got one picture of him, it's not great because he was in the stall. Once he settles in, I'll take him out in the sunlight and get good pictures.

But, here he is!

post #2 of 23
Awww look at that baby Best of luck with him!!
post #3 of 23
you must be so excited, he is a handsome boy
post #4 of 23
aww he is cute and looks so huggable
post #5 of 23
Bays are one of my fav colors in horses (my horse was a bay) - looking forward to more pictures and glad everything went smoothly today
post #6 of 23
I AM jealous!!

He is so beautiful!!
post #7 of 23
awww
he looks so much like a horse I used to ride named Zepplin, because he was big and stable like riding in a Zepplin balloon. We used to call him Zep for short

When I get my first horse it's going to be named Zippidydoda...and it's name will be Zippers for short, or Zip I suppose

Hope he settles in well
post #8 of 23
I am so glad he finally arrived!
Congrats again!
post #9 of 23
he's absolutely stunning!
post #10 of 23
What a Gorgeous Boy!!
Grr im Jealous! Ive got 2 acres of land behind my house and I still cant get a Horse! All my neighbors have horses but I cant even get a Goat!

Enjoy your Boy Though!!! Did you say he was Wild Caught??
post #11 of 23
He's precious!!
post #12 of 23
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Thanks everyone!! I'm so thrilled with him and can't wait until he's settled in and I can start working with him!

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Originally Posted by Vixen16 View Post
Did you say he was Wild Caught??
Yes, he was wild caught as a yearling. He was part of the King Top Mustang herd in Utah.
post #13 of 23
Sounds like you got some work ahead of you!!!!!!! Take it slow and end the session when he does it right!!!
post #14 of 23
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A few more pics from today:





post #15 of 23
He looks a lot like my Count - tho Count had a white blaze on his face and he was a quarter horse/welsh pony cross....other then that, he looks similar to mine
post #16 of 23
I love those winter shaggies
Love the red streaks in his mane too.
post #17 of 23
Aww what a Beautiful Boy!!! Hows he Settling in?

[[I looked up the Kings Top Mustang Herd in Utah and Wow... IDK they had such a thing going there]]
So did you get him from straight from Utah or did someone else get him from Utah and you got him from them?
Wild caught at one point though... thats interesting!
post #18 of 23
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Aww what a Beautiful Boy!!! Hows he Settling in?

[[I looked up the Kings Top Mustang Herd in Utah and Wow... IDK they had such a thing going there]]
So did you get him from straight from Utah or did someone else get him from Utah and you got him from them?
Wild caught at one point though... thats interesting!
He's settling in very well.

He was caught in 2000 as a yearling, then stayed with the BLM for a year. When he was 2, he was sent with a group of Mustangs to a wild horse rescue in Tennessee. He was adopted and titled to a guy here in Indiana. He was then sold to another person in Indiana, then sold again to a lady in Kentucky... the lady in Kentucky is the one I got him from.
post #19 of 23
Aww your newest horse is beautiful His coloring is gorgeous
Whenever the time comes to name him - you'll have to tell us what you decided!
Enjoy your new horse - hes going to have a great life with you & John!
post #20 of 23
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Aww your newest horse is beautiful His coloring is gorgeous
Whenever the time comes to name him - you'll have to tell us what you decided!
Enjoy your new horse - hes going to have a great life with you & John!
We are still working on a name, we had our list of names but then when we met him we realized that most of those names just didn't fit. So last night we made another long list. We have it narrowed down to two now... Memphis (which was on the old list), and Apache. I think we're leaning more towards Memphis but we're still not sure.
post #21 of 23
Beautiful boy. How far has he gone in training?
post #22 of 23
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Beautiful boy. How far has he gone in training?
From what I'm told he leads, loads, ties, stands still to be groomed, is fine having his feet messed with, and will longe... he's been saddled, bridled, and been sat on but not yet ridden. Right now I'm just letting him get used to us and his surroundings, and when the weather gets nice again I'll get him out on the longe line and start working with him.
post #23 of 23
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Well, we've settled on the name Memphis. I started a blog to keep track of his progress if anyone is interested in reading it! http://mustangadventures.blogspot.com/
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