2/25/02 - Just wanted to give you an update on my beautiful
Spirit" is her new name. Everybody yelled at me because
they thought Spirit wasn't a "pretty" enough name
is an absolute dream. Within the first hours of having her,
she let me braid her mane and tail and completely brush her
out. On the second day, she was halter broke and letting me
lead her around the pen like she had done it a hundred times
before. She is so loving and affectionate with everybody, horse
or human. She nickers and whinnies at the other horses to say
hi and will barely let you muck her stall because she wants
to be right by your side. She is so calm and trusting that if
she is laying down, she will let you sit right in front of her
and she wont even attempt to move or get up. Once a day she
is let out into the arena with a 1 1/2 year old filly so they
can run and play for half an hour to an hour. She loves this
time the most. It is so cute to see her run and frolick about.
She has grown taller and has lost her protruding belly (after
several wormings) and her coat is soft and shiny. She gets 2-3
flakes of alfafa per day supplemented with Grow Colt, sweet
feed and baby carrots.
farrier will be out this Wednesday for a trim. She will lift
her hoof no problem, but is still a little squiemish when I
try to pick them so it should be fun. She has a slight too much
angle to her left pastern so we might also have to do some corrective
I am so estatic that she is mine. I am honored to be able to
take care of such a magnificiant animal. To think of the fate
she would have had if not for you........
Destiny Spirit and I am forever indebted to you. You gave her
the chance to grow into a happy, healthy mare. A opportunity
her mother never had.
cant wait to get another one of these incredible foals. My heartfelt
respect goes out to you for what you do for these animals.
3/7/02 - The farrier was out Wednesday and she did great.
No problem whatsoever. Farrier says that she will grow out of
the angled pastern and there is no need for corrective shoes.
I will just need to take a little off the front every week or
so with a rasp and she should be fine.
doctor was out yesterday and gave her the 3 way immunization.
I passed on the intra-nasal strangles vaccine as I think she
is still too little. Maybe when she is a yearling I'll give
it to her. Maybe not. I feel that the strangles immunization
is still questionable.
is so great! I wish I had five more like her!!!!
6/11/03 - Destiny is growing bigger and from what I gather
must be almost 18 months old now. She is doing great. She is
still small though, about 14.2 hands and I'm not sure if she'll
get much bigger. She has small bones and feet and has a really
petite face. I call her my little princess. Man, is she spoiled!
(my fault!) I adopted another foal (filly) from the BLM who
is roughly the same age as Destiny about a month after I got
her so she could have a playmate. She is definately the main
mare. So bossy!!! Not to mention she loves to eat manes and
tails. She turns on the hoses, pulls off everyones fly masks
and loves to play tag. She comes and nudges you with her head...your
it!....and she starts running. Although one day when I was cleaning
stalls she decided it was time to play and "tagged"
me face first into the dirt! What a brat! But she's my brat,
and I love her to death.
have started her under saddle (never mounted yet) and she is
doing beautifully. She lunges perfectly, anticipates and takes
cues, and is really willing to please. She readily accepts the
bit and does not mind being cinched at all. I will continue
to ground break her throughout the end of this year, long reining
her from behind with a cavesson, and have her master that before
I attempt to mount her (probably next summer when shes closer
to 2 and a half). She is going to be a fun ride, thats for sure.
It's funny....my two mustangs are like rent horses...she's the
one with all the oomph!
She would make an awesome show horse as her movements are flawless
and she is some looker. Her markings are beautiful. I can't
even tell you how much money I have been offered for her. I've
even been told to name a price. My response is always the same,
"There isn't enough money in the world".