||Two years old|
||Washington State, USA|
has quite a story. He is, after all, the mustang colt we bought
going off of a two-inch picture in a catalog.
Last October, my mom and I were finally ready to embark on the adventure
that had been a long time coming: to adopt a mustang from the Bureau of
Land Management. We arrived at the adoption event with a few horses we
liked in mind, but were outbid. As the first round finished, my mom and I
were trying to regroup, looking through the catalog at horses that hadn't
received bids and would be offered again in the second round. We spotted a
lean, leggy yearling who seemed to have a great deal of potential, so when
the auctioneer called his number we made our final attempt - and got him.
At the adoption event, Aurelio was in a large pen with around 30 other one to two
year old colts, the majority of which were the same dun color as he is. My
mom and I never got a really good look at him in real life until he arrived
at the boarding facility later that week. Luck was on our side however; we
soon discovered that we had adopted a kind, intelligent, talented, and
incredibly handsome colt.
Aurelio was understandably wary of humans and all of their strange habits
at first. It required a great deal of patience and persistence, but today
Aurelio has blossomed into a confident and affectionate colt. He loves
being groomed, knows all of his ground manners, and enjoys playing in the
field with the barn owner's horses. When he is three years old, we will start
his training under saddle. He will participate with us in dressage and
trail riding. I look forward to many many years of partnership with our
amazing Kiger Mustang!
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