Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mustang A Day Challenge Painting # 307 Amy Flood's Mustang Cody Nevada Wild Horse Range, Nevada

"Amy Flood's Cody"
5 by 7 inches Watercolor
by Linda L Martin Artist

In Amy's own words:
"14.1h 17 y/o BLM mustang from the NWHR (Nevada Wild Horse Range) in Nevada. He and Skylar have been together their whole lives...since being gathered in 1998. When I got Cody he was green broke, but had a few issues. He would pull back when tied, balk and rear when being ridden away from home and refuse to move out any faster than a trot. He also could be somewhat aggressive at times - he was a bully in the pasture and would pin his ears and swing his butt towards select people. I don't claim to be a trainer by any means but I have spent a lot of time working with him ...he now respects me (and most other people) as his leader (no more naughty ears), has given up rearing, and ties quite well. I have spent the last couple months riding him regularly and I am incredibly proud of how far he has come!

Amy Flood is a mom, a mustang adopter and a wild horse photographer who spends every spare moment documenting wild island horses on the coast of North Carolina and the wild Grayson Highland ponies in Virginia.

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