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Patricia Barlow Irick
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 Posted: Sun Dec 13th, 2009 01:38 am
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I would like to invite anyone that is interested in horse confirmation to view the images in my Mustang photos. These horses are all gathered from one forest in northern New Mexico. The variety in shape but not color is remarkable. Be sure to notice the withers.

http://picasaweb.google.com/BarlowIrick/MustangWorld?feat=directlink

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 Posted: Sun Dec 13th, 2009 04:47 am
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I really liked the horse named Heinz 57. 

I noticed some of the males have enlarged sheathes - is this from being gelded?

How long have these horses been captured for when these picture were taken? They all seem very content with their surroundings.

Thanks for sharing your pictures,

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 Posted: Sun Dec 13th, 2009 04:34 pm
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That is fascinating!  I am curious to know why many of the mustang's withers are so dipped at the junction where the neck meets the withers?  If it was a domestic horse, I would have thought it was from an injury.  I did notice many had very deep lower S curves which could be creating that and some had no crest.  So, maybe a combination of these two things?

Another thing I noticed was the horses hooves.  Not necessarily the shape, but the SIZE!  Even the young stock had wonderfully large feet.

 

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 Posted: Sun Dec 13th, 2009 04:52 pm
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    I really liked number 39.  Smooth strong coupling, good legs, and substantial hooves. Nature is often a better breeder than man. What is number 39s' age, training status  and so forth?
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 Posted: Mon Dec 14th, 2009 03:47 pm
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These photos were taken last summer a week or so after a big gelding event. We had a dozen stallions here so it got a little dicey before that happened!!!

Heinz 57 is a lovely horse. He is now named Caleb and still lives at the ranch we are on as a privately owned horse. He has been ridden a tiny bit. 39...?? I must have something mislabeled. We started with #48 this fall. 69 is a beautiful horse who was named Donatello. I will have to look.

That wither thing is WEIRD for sure. At first people said it was from injuries, but it is too common in this unit of horses. That last horse, Granny, has it in spades as does Speed Limit (#55).

Now the horses are like big teddy bears, totally fuzzed out for the winter. I might post a few of the ones that were here then and are still here just for your viewing pleasure. They have lost muscle and fattened up as well.

It's been really exciting and interesting to figure out how to train all the horse personalities that have come my way this year. So far I haven't met one that didn't respond well to kindness and consistency. I also had some great assistants come to learn something about training mustangs so all in all it was a very productive and interesting way to spend my 55th year on the planet.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 15th, 2009 04:53 pm
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Dear Patricia: Found that if you click on the individual horses pictures than you get a closeup. The closeups have numbers on them, hence the number 39.
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 Posted: Wed Dec 16th, 2009 01:28 am
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Did you mean this horse? It is photo 39, but it horse number 88 (see the tag). This was a remarkable horse in that she was just totally naturally gentle. She aborted her foal while she was here. I called her Carmen. Supposedly she is 3 yo.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 16th, 2009 01:35 am
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I adopted this horse (Lucky Day) because no one else was going to. He is a 4 yo cryptorchid stallion with a sway back. I am going to teach him to do tricks after we have a little surgery session at the vets. To raise the money for the surgery I am selling mustang taming sticks on a donation basis. 

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 Posted: Wed Dec 16th, 2009 07:19 pm
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"mustang taming stick"?????  Is that anything like a Zen stick?  LOL

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 Posted: Thu Dec 17th, 2009 08:18 am
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I like the horse in pic no. 49. If I lived in USA I would have to have him, even though he does seem to have quite a long back! I think the airfare to UK would be a rather huge cost though, so maybe not! Hope he goes somewhere really good for him.

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Last edited on Thu Dec 17th, 2009 08:20 am by Jacquie

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 Posted: Sat Dec 19th, 2009 01:55 pm
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google mustang taming stick and you will find it. I think it would violate the rules of this board to post the link since it is selling something. My friend Joe also put a video on about it. You will have to decide which is funnier.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 19th, 2009 01:58 pm
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The horse in photo 49 is Dusty Bottoms. He is still available for adoption though he now looks like a fuzzy teddy bear. He is in the mustang taming stick video.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 24th, 2009 09:07 am
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I watched the mustang taming stick video and I loved it! Well done and what a great idea to sell those to raise money! I wish I could adopt Dusty, he is a nice little chap. I think the airfare to UK would probably be well over £100o though.

Hope he finds someone to love him.

 

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 Posted: Wed Jan 13th, 2010 12:19 am
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Dusty was one of 2 horses adopted for kids at Christmas. Star and Dusty went to what I consider a very good home. The halters were wrapped under the tree. The mustangs were waiting for the kids in the corral. Both had zero flight distances (which you saw in the Mustang Tamer stick video) so the kids will be very successful with their "wild" horses.

I am working with Lucky at home now. We started doing +R training today to teach him tricks and started doing belly lifts.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 13th, 2010 04:32 pm
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Dear Patricia: Whats +R training ?
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