2014 Seal Brown Mustang Filly from Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue

Training Journal

JUL 15, 2016 → We spent the first couple of days getting to know KoKo 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. We’ve noted that KoKo, although incredibly sensitive, is curious and brave when it comes to discovering new things in her pen. She has not been quick to flee the pinned ears and bravado of the older horses over the fence, but rather makes an effort to befriend new horses.

JUL 16, 2016 → KoKo’s first session in the round pen was a success! Although she was still interested in the horses outside of the round pen, her curiosity was piqued with the introduction of the halter and lead rope. Once she accepted the weight of the halter, we added a lead line and allowed her to feel the added weight of the clip. KoKo is a quick study!

JUL 19, 2016 → It has been such a blast to work with KoKo this past week. Since she is sensitive and sometimes lacks confidence with human interaction, it is so rewarding to watch her step outside of her comfort zone and succeed. KoKo is now leading and learning to accept our touch all around with a relaxed demeanor. We are excited to begin introducing KoKo to obstacles!

JUL 22, 2016 → Today, we introduced KoKo to the tarp and flag (a carrot stick with a plastic bag affixed to the end). She is by far the most curious filly of the group and was the first to investigate the tarp off-line. One of my favorite things about KoKo is her desire to be included and to inspect anything new that she is exposed to. I’m confident that KoKo will make a sound partner that is willing to overcome new challenges.

JUL 26, 2016 → KoKo was visited today by a potential adopter and their time together could not have been more beautiful. This sensitive filly was all eyes and ears on the new intriguing human on the other end of her lead line. After a short while together, KoKo was soon nuzzling and even resting her head in the arms of the young girl who was searching for a beautiful dark filly to call her own. The connection between these two is the very reason Wildspirite was founded… two help horses and humans alike find a bond with one another that is truly remarkable.

ADOPTED → We are so happy to announce that KoKo has found her forever home locally in Springville with her new partner, Raquel! KoKo will now be known as Mercedes and will be continuing her training with us in the coming new year. We can’t wait to see what this new partnership has in store for both Raquel and Mercedes.

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