I asked him to separate her out
and she showed a fairly calm demeaneor as he pressed the
gate between her and the other horses. There was a chance
that she may have been bred at the time due to the young,
red roan, stallion that was brought in with them. She later
turned out just to be fat on all the prairie grass. Not
really needing another horse I couldn't ride .....I already
owned a 10 year old BLM mare who was also buck wild and
Zaria, my 6 month old arab filly.....I left trying to forget
That night, I had a dream
about this blue roan mare. Now, being part Native
American , I listen to my dreams. This one said that I could
not let this horse go to slaughter and that is where they
were all headed.
The next morning I called the young lady
who owned the rescue, and, had a working relationship with
the dealer, and asked her to call and see how much he would
take for that mare. He actually gave me a decent deal over
what he paid for her and I went down and picked her up.
I named her Galaxy Blue (Lexi)
for the gorgeous markings in her coat.
I spent alot of time with her in
the taming process and as I made great headway, she showed
how willing she was. She never showed aggression or any
desire to strike out.
This mare has rewarded me with
such acceptance in her training that her next ride after
this video was filmed was out in a 2 acre pasture. Her
fourth was in a 3 1/2 acre pasture. Her 6th was 3 hrs out in
a local state park on a trail ride just the two of us.
She has now been ridden in two
Dennis Reis clinics, countless trail rides and is well on
her way to a great foundation in classical horsemanship.
Never had one buck or negative episode.
So....dreams do come true.