Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mustang Under Saddle

Rosie Grows Up!

My friend, Stacie, bought a mustang mare from the Rutgers University young horse auction two years ago.  At that time, Rosie was 2 years old and had just been groundworked.  

Students in the program do all the horse care and basic training, as well as monitoring the feeding and general health care of the horses. In the last few years, they have added American Mustangs to their program.  At the end of the school year--in the Spring--they auction the horses off to the general public. 

Stacie sent Rosie to a trainer for a month and now has her back home. Aside from a gallop off or two, Rosie has been a star pupil.  Personally, I think she is adorable. 

Here's a picture of Stacie riding her a week ago or so:

Looks like the start of a great partnership. 


  1. Anonymous6:31 AM

    What a great program, and what an adorable horse!

  2. It does look like the start of a great partnership. Rosie is very pretty.

    I'm so glad more programs are in the works to help these horses. The more mustangs that can be adopted and trained means that at least some can be saved from languishing in BLM pens. Or going to slaughter. I only wish I had room for one more horse at the farm.

  3. Congrats to Stacie on her success with Rosie. Mustangs are, really, just like any other horse once you get past the initial trust issues, especially when you start them young. Nothing quite like the bond you develop with them, either!

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  5. good pic, hopefully a long term good partnership..

  6. They look very happy together.