Well folks, we are only a few days into the month of August, but so far it has been a great start. As always, it was a very busy week at Shiloh. Since my last posting, Wishes has been moved out to the pasture with her newly adopted brother, Colbert. Augustus has been enjoying his pasture life with Borrego and Cochise, and now will have the special privilege of living with his girlfriend. Sigh...my boy is growing up. I guess I might have to actually set a curfew and hope that they both follow the rules. Luckily, both Borrego and Colbert are older so they can try to keep the shenanigans to a minimum. As for some really exciting news, we had a surprise little colt born today! The birth came out of nowhere and so far everything has been successful. If you have a few moments, check out the Shiloh blog to get all the details. To spice things up a bit this weekend, I decided to break out some gear since Augustus is nearing his second birthday this month. Now, before everyone gets all up in arms over this, just know that my only intention was to test the waters a bit. I have no intentions on riding Gus anytime soon. I hopped in my truck, threw my saddle rack, saddle, and pad into the bed, and hauled it over to the round pen. This commotion caught the attention of Felipe, Junior, and Leo and they quickly gathered outside the pen ready for a show. I placed the saddle on the rack in the middle of the round pen, and allowed some time for Gus' own curiosity to set in. I walked over with him as he sniffed the objects and then singled out the pad. A few minutes later we were walking around the pen with the pad on his back. I then grabbed the saddle and immediately was able to set it on top of the pad. He processed the situation for a minute or two and then I led him around, familiarizing himself with this new feel and weight. Absolutely no issues folks, this horse is good to go. First time, first try...all it takes is trust. The guys were expecting the event to be a bit more eventful, and truthfully I guess it all happened like I thought it would. I am definitely looking forward to this next year, eventually putting my foot in the stirrup, and showing folks what an All-American Mustang is all about.