Mustangs Come to Mississippi
Adoption papersThese mustangs came from Nevada. They were born in captivity but in a wild herd. The horses do not cost much at this point, all the expense is ahead of them, not to mention WORK.
I have some friends that are involved with horses. It just so happens that Piney Woods school in Star MS is one of the designated places for wild mustangs to be sent to. These yearlings were being adopted. They have never been handled by humans except for vaccinations and other vet care.
So they are totally, as in completely, 100% wild.
All together in a coral they circled and circled.
Wild and dirty, no hands have ever touched them.
I learned so much watching this man work. He communicated so much to the colt with his posture, his hands and the rope. It wasn't long before the colt was just following him around the ring.
After she got tired he just squatted down in front of her and let her look at him, establishing trust he said. He used the two trained horses to buddy the newbies and give them confidence.
She doesn't fight long. He was amazing at how quickly and gently he won this young ladies trust.
Curiosity stronger than fear, it's a beautiful thing.
Former wild mustand now happily bonded to his human.
If I was about 30 years younger I'd be getting into a whole new sport. I loved being around these horses. I kept holding my breath watching them snort, toss their heads and paw the dirt. Their is something about real life that is so much better than watching a film, or any technical device.
Being outside in the fresh air and observing these horses was pure magic, a wonderful, exciting, glorious day!!