Ok mustang lovers, this is from the heart. Fancy has been the absolute hardest mustang I've ever gentled but by far the most rewarding. Every time I thought we were progressing she would fall backwards, there were times when I thought it wouldn't happen, BUT, as promised (in my previous write up), once she decided to trust, she was just amazing, and we are now fast friends. Fancy is ready for a new partner. She will need an experienced horse person as she looks to you for support. Yesterday I took Fancy on her first outing outside of any fencing.... what I thought would be a quick experiment turned into an hour hike in the woods. She was amazing!!! Over logs and big rocks, thru thick brush, even prickers and she never hesitated. At one point she saw something of interest in the distance, faced it and snorted but never left me. Fancy is the easiest book to read, if she's scared, she shows you if she's mad you know it and if she's happy or relaxed it's just obvious. She listens for you to reassure her and when she learns something it's perfection. She has gone from being a horse that had no interest in me whatsoever staying as far away as possible to a horse that waits for me at the gate and nickers. If you're looking for a real partnership, this little mare just might be what you need.
Fancy is 10 years old, 14hh from the 2020 Devil's Garden roundup.
*Please note this horse was wild all of her 10 years of life. She is not trained to ride. She is just fully gentled meaning easy to catch, halter, lead, picks her feed, can be stalled, and good for the vet.