Grade Pony


August 25, 2021:

Mick has completed a 60 Day Ground Work Challenge in the summer of 2021.  He worked on catching (once he got to know his volunteer, he became very easy to catch), lead, back, yielding HQ/FQ, sending everywhere, standing tied, picking up his feet and trailer loading.

March 12, 2021:

Mick has started to enjoy working with his volunteer and continues to show improvement in his ground work. Mick ties, picks up his feet when asked, works well in the round pen, sends over and around obstacles and loads in the trailer.

November 1, 2020:

Mick finds it to be a challenge to accept new people working with him, but with practice, he will become more comfortable with it. He continues to work on his groundwork and exercising in the round pen.

September 1, 2020:

Mick has come a long way since his last update!  He is relatively easy to catch now, leads and backs well, sends over/by obstacles to the right and left, picks up his feet, and loads in and out of the trailer with ease.  He will join our volunteer class program soon!

June 7, 2020:

Mick has progressed well since his last update. He is still a little wary of being caught, but it does not take long to get a halter on him. He is learning to lead and come off the feel of the halter, backing up, and allows us to rub him all over.  He has become a willing student.

Update January 6, 2020:

Mick was very tentative when we first started working with him.  But in a short time, he has grown more confident and is starting to approach us to check us out. He has been haltered and showed a little understanding.  We have been able to stroke his face in his pen with him staying quiet and relaxed.  We think Mick has very little exposure to people.

Mick is a 3-year-old chestnut gelding that was picked up by NMLB in the Santa Fe area as an estray. He was wearing a halter that had become too tight causing some rub marks, and was close to becoming embedded across his nose. Mick currently is not touchable and can be a bit threatening at times when pushed. He will need some handling before our volunteers will be able to help with his ground work training, and unless he has a late growth spurt he will be too small for our Gimme Shelter Challenge. Mick will be available for adoption following his quarantine time and after he has received some halter training.