Rockin’ steady

13 12 2012

We pick up our story of Asher and Vern after they had left the round pen and walked through the pine forest to the “arena,” which contains obstacles from a past Craig Cameron “cowboy race” in the area. I had heard that Vern had had Asher on the “teeter-totter” and thought, “WOW! Have I got to see THAT!”

But first:

Asher and Vern on the pallet.

Put your left foot in … or up, as the case may be. Vern shows Asher how to step up on the pallet.

Asher and Vern on the pallet.

There’s a little mister proud of himself and looking back to mama Jeri (Vern’s wife, Jeri) for approval!

Asher and Vern on the pallet.

That’s it, kid!

You can really see his grey streak in these pix. It’s only on this side, not his other side.

Asher and Vern on the bridge.

Next, it was on to the “bridge.” Vern coaxes him onto the surface step by step.

Asher and Vern on the bridge.

And he’s up! That’s Jeri in the background.

And then, the moment I was waiting for: the teeter-totter!

Asher and Vern on the teeter-totter.

Watch the end closest to the camera …

Asher and Vern on the teeter-totter.

It’s not a huge teeter.

Asher and Vern on the teeter-totter.

Almost all on board.

Asher and Vern on the teeter-totter.

Watch the end of the teeter again.

Asher and Vern on the teeter-totter.

Back and forth, up and down. Asher rode it like a pro!

Asher and Vern on the teeter-totter.

Are they cute or what? 🙂

Asher and Vern on the teeter-totter.

Asher: I’m sure you didn’t feed me enough for breakfast.

Asher and Vern

Jeri wanted me to see Asher show off his tail-flagging trot, so Vern released him in the pasture. His gal pals, Vern and Jeri’s Rocky Mountain mares, were still in their pen up the hill by the barn. This little mister, like little misters everywhere, is a slave to his belly. He much preferred eating to showing off, but we did get to see some moves.

Asher

Super cute!

Asher

He kept coming back to Vern.

Asher

Morning sunshine!

Asher

Asher

There’s our little show-off!

Asher and Vern

And he was no trouble at all to catch.

Asher and Vern

Love.

Asher and Vern

Love these two. 🙂


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3 responses

13 12 2012
Puller

BEAUTIFUL! Such a wonderful relationship between these two. Asher totally trusts Vern and Vern is such a good teacher. I love the photo of Asher in that beautiful frosty grass (actually two pix). Thank you for sharing!

13 12 2012
Hutch

Nice story.
I like the trust and willingness to please.
What a great relationship!
Thanks.

14 12 2012
TJ

Aren’t they great? Trust and patience and willingness to please – on both sides. Vern and Jeri have had two other Spring Creek Basin mustangs. They are great ambassadors and proponents of our herd!

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