Legacy Mustang Preservation

March 2, 2013

On Saturday, Carol Ann and I went to the Legacy Mustang Preservation located in Louisa, Virginia.  I met Jamie, one of the operators of this project, at the PA Horse World Expo.  We discussed me adopting a pony, and had chatted on and off through email since.  She had suggested I come out and meet some of the current residence and let her get a better feel for me and my needs.  

 

On Saturdays they are open to the public and usually do informative demos about gentling and training.  This Saturday turned out to be a special one, because they were introducing a new member of the herd, Nate.  His mom, Katie, was bred in the wild, and had given birth to him during the week. 
There was also a documentary crew on site, getting shots of this few day old foal. 

 

Carol Ann and I met some of the herd that had recently arrived from Wyoming, and watched little Nate stretch his legs with the other guests.  After the guests left, Jamie sent us on a Mule ride (the motorized Mule, not the furry one) with Katherine, to see some of the other horses on this giant estate.  We pointed out ponies we thought had the right build for a games pony, and enjoyed the beauty of the facility.  We both liked a pony named Scout, and we also both pointed out Jamie’s special guy, Willy. 

 

It was a fun adventure, that has games pony potential.  We learned a bit more about Mustangs and some of the trials they go through between the wild and domestication and why some of them have a second brand consisting of numbers on their rumps. 

 

It was an interesting day and I’ll be keeping in touch to see what might work out for the LMP and myself. 

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me riding in the back of the Mule

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Nate and momma

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Carol Ann in the Mule

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  1. Come on out and see us again! We’ve moved just around the corner and have had a lot going on lately to include the rescue of a large group from the North Dakota Badlands.

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