and the day finally arrived! I couldn't wait to see a horse trailer pulling into my driveway carrying my very own horse. The time had finally come!
Nevada arrived on Friday, July 30th
Hadleigh was so excited and I think you can see it from this photo. We actually were in the middle of a coed softball game when we got the text that she was near our house. We quickly raced home. Hadleigh's friend came with. Jerry was in the shirt, that was too small, that our "coach" gave us before the game.
Here is Nevada being unloaded
here he is enjoying his new home
Here he is all settled in. We had to leave and get back to our games.
Hadleigh loved riding him with just a halter and a lead rope. We didn't have his bridle yet at the time. Nevada was happy to walk around with her.
I love watching him graze in the pasture
Millie and Nevada grazing together
This girl loves her horse
The two of them trotting together
Nevada is so funny and he loves to gallop from his dry lot out to the pasture every morning. We have to make sure everyone is out of the way, including the goats and chickens. One rooster got a little too close the other day as Nevada was galloping out and he stepped on the chicken's foot. The rooster is okay though.
I so wish this one wasn't blurry :( I'll try again sometime.
Washing off her boots and the hoof pick
We were able to get his old bridle from the riding stable at Hadleigh's lesson the following Wednesday. The first thing she did when we got home later than night, was tacked him up for a ride.
Nevada is a Mustang. He was captured by the Bureau of Land Management when he was 6 years old. He was caught in the state of Nevada. He went to an owner that didn't know anything about horses and put him into a machine shed. He had injured himself really bad and was emaciated. Karen, Hadleigh's riding instructor and stable owner, acquired him and nursed him back to health and then trained him. He's now 24 and so sweet! We just love him and we couldn't have asked for a better horse for our kids.