Cindy’s horse is Mustang Sally aka Sally she is the horse we rescued from the shelter in Norco, Ca, she is actually a sweetheart but as I said has not been worked with in a while, she is a Mustang hence the name and according to her brand is about eight to nine years old, she is brown in color with a white face where the white comes down to one of her eyes, one of which is brown and one is blue. Sally was found dumped in a riverbed malnourished and had pneumonia she was at the rescue shelter for about six months before we got her and was nursed back to health receiving all of her shots and vet care in the process, so now by looking at her you would never know this part of her history.
When we began our search for a horse Cindy put in a call to her Brother John who owns quite a few to ask if he had any or knew of any for sale, to make a long story short we got Sally the same day Cindy and John finally stopped playing phone tag, she told him about Sally and you already know what he said---“Why didn’t you call me first, I have one that would have been perfect for you” Cindy’s Dad popped off and said “Well then bring him on down”, so the night before we went to NM for Tim and Elisa’s wedding Whiskey arrived at our house—not the drink the horse we now own. Whiskey is a Paint Gelding and is about thirteen years old, a camera hog and one who will come up and almost ask you to harness him, he does love attention and has become a welcome addition to our family, I am claiming him as mine but we will see who belongs with who when the riding begins.
Flash is a Grey freckled Tennessee Walker about the same age as Whiskey, and was here long before the other two, he first belonged to Bruce another brother of Cindy, he is Cindy’s Dad’s horse and you can see this when her Dad is around, when we first moved here Cindy went to ride Flash and had a hard time as Flash didn’t want to get out of Dads sight, I rode him just fine but you can still tell who he belongs with, this is defiantly a mans horse which began our search for Cindy a horse.
Cindy actually worked with both Whiskey and Sally today, Whiskey nosed his way into getting harnessed first and looked mighty fine in the Pink Halter and lead rope that was supposed to go on Sally, we will try to get the order right tomorrow but if he don’t mind Pink then I suppose I shouldn’t either.
The stampede of horses coming our way and then peacefully lining up to take their turns selecting their favorite harness and working in the new round pen is something dreams are made of, and once you are awake you see that working with these amazing animals is a blessing and just like kids they know what they should be doing but don’t always realize who is in charge and will test both your patience and knowledge, but watching my wife work with her new friend I see the testing going on and I know just like our kids she will have a strong relationship with Sally before long.
Cindy and her Dad working with Sally