When I started this project, I thought it would be a great opportunity to change a horse's life and make a small dent in the thousands of mustangs who need to be adopted. I didn't expect for that little horse to come in and change my life. Mike was joking to the Mustang Heritage Foundation staff today that on day 4 I cried (which I actually did) and said "we only have 86 more days with him!" but thankfully, I was wrong.
I now plan to slow Marley's training down a bit, he is only 4 after all. We will keep riding, playing, clicking, and growing, but without the pressure of a time line. We will continue to build a solid foundation, and Mike will be taking weekly riding lessons on Marley. There is so much in our future, but for right now, I just want to enjoy this moment. When Mike and I said "Marley! You're officially ours!" he looked at us and I could have sworn he was saying "wasn't I already?"
|Photo by Katherine Payne Photography|