Thursday, September 24, 2009

This is kind of what I felt like yesterday after getting home from our trip:
It was a whirlwind of a trip, and for a moment there I thought I'd have the misfortune of seeing a real big whirlwind, a twister, but I didn't. And we got home in one piece. And now I've seen Oklahoma and Arkansas and can add two states to my list of places I've been.

The above photo is from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. I can say I've been there, but I haven't really. We just went into the lobby and checked out the gift shop. They were about to close. Looked like a place worth visiting though.

Anchor had a week of rest, just being fed and sweet-talked from the fence. I wondered if he'd regress at all but I didn't think he would. He didn't.

Today he went from rope-fettered to utterly naked for the first time in 3 years. I untied his broken halter and cut the rope off his neck. He was a very good boy.

And just look at his handsome profile now:
I was so excited to get this done that I had to take a step away and pull myself together.

Two major goals down - touching and unroping.
Next up - haltering, halter breaking, and hoof work.


Kate said...

He is a beautiful boy - can't wait to hear the next steps on your journey.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

We missed you tonight at the meeting. Welcome home.

arlene said...

I was there at the cowboy museum last year. My son was taking me to the airport so we didn't have long to look around. I looked around the famous horse graveyard looking for my neighbors famous bucking horse but couldn't find him. (He was supposed to be buried there. They'd just an award the month before so maybe he wasn't there yet).
Anchor looks so handsome and stately. It's so good he hadn't regressed. I had Echo about a week before I went to Oklahoma and when I got back he'd gone all feral again.