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100 Day Journey to Mustang Makeover

100 Day Journey to Mustang Makeover

100 days ago he was nothing, no… he was a bit of wind and plains trapped temporarily in horsehide. The BLM ( Bureau of Land Management) round up, brought him in and he was put with a shipment headed east to TN. There he ran through chutes and into the waiting  trailer of trainer Geoff Goodson and a second journey, this time to Connecticut.

Now his 100 days are up and he is off again. This trip is to Clemson, SC. and the Extreme Mustang Makeover. The competition of  horse trainers and Mustang horses is a unique look at the incredible intelligence, compatibility, and flexibility of the Mustang.

They leave today for the long ride south. A team effort to put Lil Joe Wrangler into the competition with other Mustangs and trainers. With Geoff Goodson are a ring crew and more importantly to us back home, updates from Clemson! Lil Joe will compete in compulsories, and freestyle. Check it all out here at their site:
http://www.extrememustangmakeover.com/emmsouthcarolina.php

Compulsories are the useful and safety oriented skills of a good equine citizen. Expectations are high and all the Mustangs need to  exhibit a strong foundation before moving on to the freestyle.

Freestyle, an event to measure how much trust and training can be developed in a 100 day program of foundation building. Lil Joe Wrangler was a star pupil. His work sessions were kept short to accommodate his young age and physical development. He became a go everywhere, do everything horse. Lil Joe developed a fan club, he has a big heart and a personality the size of the open plains. Before leaving for Clemson and the big weekend long competition Geoff Goodson and Lil Joe Wrangler put on a public demonstration here at Round Stone Farm in East Hampton CT.
 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roundstone-Farm-LLC/169194046424247

Here is a video compilation  from the Mustang Demonstration with CT. Horse trainer Geoff Goodson.

Here is a link to Geoff Goodson’s site: http://www.geoffgoodsonhorsemanship.com/

Best of Luck to Geoff Goodson and Lil Joe Wrangler in the Extreme Mustang Makeover.

Previous Blogs in the Lil Joe series:

http://carolynstearnsstoryteller.wp.wordpressmulti.com/lil-joe-a-mustang-horseadventure/

http://carolynstearnsstoryteller.wp.wordpressmulti.com/american-mustang-horse-from-the-bottom-up/

http://carolynstearnsstoryteller.wp.wordpressmulti.com/utah-wild-mustang-in-connecticut/

http://carolynstearnsstoryteller.wp.wordpressmulti.com/wild-horses-couldnt-keep-me-away-mustang-stories/

 

Lil Joe, A Mustang HorseAdventure

Lil Joe, A Mustang HorseAdventure

              A100 Day Extreme Mustang Makeover is underway and Lil Joe a Utah Wild Mustang is the star.Trainer Geoff Goodson has been working with Joe to help him become a trusted equestrian partner. Want to learn more about the trainers and the competition with these Mustang Horses check their home:http://www.mustangheritagefoundation.org/emm.php      It all began when Geoff picked up Lil Joe… Continue Reading

American Mustang Horse From the Bottom Up

American Mustang Horse From the Bottom Up

Connecticut has many horses living here but one who is here temporarily is developing quite a story. Lil’ Joe Wrangler is 3. A small bay with a brave heart. He was culled from the Utah Wild Horses and sent on a journey to be part of the Extreme Mustang Makeover. www.extrememustangmakeover.com Lil Joe was picked… Continue Reading

Utah Wild Mustang in Connecticut

Utah Wild Mustang in Connecticut

It is a long way from the wild horse ranges of Utah to a small paddock in Connecticut. The journey made by Mustang 4838 via Blaine TN. is the first steps on  the road to becoming an equine partner and friend. The small bay with a star knew only the caress of a Utah wind, but… Continue Reading

Wild Horses Couldn’t Keep Me Away; Mustang Stories

Wild Horses Couldn’t Keep Me Away; Mustang Stories

       Wild Horses couldn’t keep me away from this story! A new series of blog posts on Wild Mustangs and their new lives.  Today a first in the series is an introduction. My friend Geoff Goodson, horse trainer, farrier, cowboy mounted shooter has embarked on a new adventure. I plan to take us all along vicariously through… Continue Reading