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Posted by horstrainir123 on March 20, 2009 at 3:47 PM Comments comments ()

Cora update!

Posted by horstrainir123 on March 20, 2009 at 3:38 PM Comments comments ()

Well Cora is coming along slowly, but surely.She was very good and humble today! She loaded in the trailer for me and walked right into a stall for the first time. She has her good moments. She is working well in-hand.She had her front hooves trimmed two days ago and was good for the farrier. I have decided to show her in hand only at Gatorland even though we have been riding her at the barn. I feel it will be the best way to show off her best side. I think sh...

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Article about our journey to the EMM 08!

Posted by horstrainir123 on March 5, 2009 at 8:14 PM Comments comments ()

This article was written by my sister, Jennie Sloan, about our journey to the EMM in Texas last September! Please scroll to page 10 to read it!


Thanks and enjoy!


Rebecca & Bu

Cora 2-27-09

Posted by horstrainir123 on February 27, 2009 at 3:37 PM Comments comments ()

Cora is coming along. She tests me every step of the way, but I think we are making progress. She still has an adversion to pressure on her head-very frustrating, but she makes up for it by being so accepting of other tasks.


I have never seen a tougher horse. She is a real true challenge. It is nice to see her in a new situation when she actually lightens up and looks to me for guidance, but those moments, so far, have been few and far between.



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Cora- Gatorland

Posted by horstrainir123 on February 22, 2009 at 9:19 AM Comments comments ()

With this makeover we only have 68 days to train a wild, unhandled mustang to compete on a national level. This challenge with Cora is proving to be just that. A challenge. We had some trust issues early on, but I think she is coming around. I really wish I had an additional 30 days with her-but such is the challenge. 


The vet was out last week and took care of her teeth. He said she had capped teeth which made her mouth sore. That was one set back in trainin...

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Mustang Makeover, with Bu, Entries revisited!

Posted by horstrainir123 on December 11, 2008 at 1:19 PM Comments comments ()

*Update 8-16-08*

 Bucephalus has continued to improved so much! We went on our first trail ride last weekend at Otter

 Creek Park and also schooled him at a friend's facility! He is a Super Star! 

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Hercules video! EMM stars division 7th place winner!

Posted by horstrainir123 on October 8, 2008 at 12:35 PM Comments comments ()

Hercules EMM Stars 7th place winner!

Hercules came home with me to start his under saddle training! Here is a video of me on him for his first "ride". I had gotten on and off of him a couple times previously! He has been a good boy and very accepting!

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Home from the Extreme Mustang Makeover~

Posted by horstrainir123 on September 25, 2008 at 11:16 AM Comments comments ()

Hey everyone.. you probably received my e-mail letting everyone know how we did. I figured I would elaborate on this here.

The conditioning score.. which was 20% of our score was perfect! Bu was in excellent condition. Everyone commented on how wonderful he looked!I was pleased with this.

The in-hand competition was a little different. I was extremely nervous and it transfered to Bu. We had to trot in-hand around barrels and Bu did this well. We had to stop in the square,...

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Getting Excited and Anxious about the trip to Texas!

Posted by horstrainir123 on September 7, 2008 at 4:57 PM Comments comments ()

Well with a ton of hard work and a little luck we should do well in Texas..Bu and I have been logging the miles at all kinds of things. We have gone trail riding, to a horse show, represented the mustang breed at a trade fair, and logged many arena miles. This week will be a little of this and  a little of that.. just tweeking things really! He is a such a fantastic horse.No matter how we place in Texas I am extremely pleased with this guy! He is very awesome!

New pics uploading ...

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Bucephalus riding great!

Posted by horstrainir123 on July 30, 2008 at 1:04 PM Comments comments ()

Bucephalus Updates!

Well folks! Bucephalus is doing fantastic! He is working better than I expected! Last night we had a great ride. He is walking and trotting under saddle, went over poles, through cones, backed.. he is just being the greatest!

We are going to work on trailer loading today!

I will have new photos of us soon! I am so ex...

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