2014 Bay Mustang Filly from Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue

Training Journal

JUL 15, 2016 → We spent the first couple of days getting to know Dahlia off-line and allowing her to settle into her new surroundings. Taking the time to observe our new horses and their personalities help us to develop a training program that will best suit their individual needs. Dahlia is a confident young filly that likes to take charge among other the other horses. She most definitely has the “lead mare” mentality and has had no qualms about challenging the older mares across the fence. She seems to enjoy being a little naughty, haha.

JUL 16, 2016 → Dahlia had an exciting first round-pen session, to say the least! She was not happy to be separated from her little herd and made a lot of ruckus in the beginning. Once I gained her focus, however, she settled down and was interested in inspecting the halter and lead rope. She was not a fan of the weight of the lead rope and threw quite a fit at first. It did not take her long, though, to accept the weight of the halter and lead rope. Dahlia has been the most confident out of the three fillies and is really a quick study.

JUL 19, 2016 → Once Dahlia understood the purpose of the halter and lead rope, her willingness began to shine through. Not only did she begin leading almost immediately on her second session with the halter, but she has also begun coming up to us when we enter her corral with the halter and lead rope. This girl is SMART and we can’t wait to introduce her to obstacles!

JUL 22, 2016 → Today, we introduced Dahlia to the tarp and flag (a carrot stick with a plastic bag affixed to the end). While Dahlia likes to observe from afar, she is a brave baby that is willing to step outside her comfort zone and try her best to follow your direction. We have seen such a transformation in this filly’s demeanor since we started working with her on-line. She is going to make a stellar horse for someone and we hope she finds her forever partner soon.

JUL 26, 2016 → I can’t stop gushing over this little filly. I am just so impressed with her quick progress in such a short period of time! Dahlia is now picking up all four feet and is learning to stand quiet. We will begin working on picking out her hooves soon. She is also beginning to stand quietly for the application of fly spray. Dahlia is a special filly that is going to make a fantastic, willing partner. I can only imagine how incredible she will be when she’s started under saddle next year.

ADOPTED → We are thrilled to announce that Dahlia has found love with a local cowboy! We cannot wait to continue working with this incredible filly and starting her under saddle in the new year. Congratulations, Dahlia and Tom!

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