Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Round Pen / Under Saddle

Just wanted to share a short video of Gus under saddle with yall. This was taken the same day as the photos from the post below. Enjoy!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Update 11/16/09

Hey everyone! It has been a crazy few days. For starters, "Yours truly" is now 30 years old. My birthday was November 12th. I brought the thirties in right by celebrating with friends at the Pioneer Saloon out in Goodsprings, NV. The craziest part of the night was seeing my Dad and Stepmom walk through the door! They drove all the way from Texas just to surprise me. It was such a great night and I couldn't have been surrounded with better folk. Earlier that day I spent a short time with Augustus and we took a long walk just relaxing before the big festivities. My folks came out to the ranch the following morning, along with my bestfriend Tim Riley and his fiancee', and snapped the two action shots below. It was a nice visit, and I think even Gus was surprised to see his Grandpa walk through the ranch gates. As for riding, Gus is coming along wonderfully as you can see. We spent some time round penning and polished off some nice trotting and even a canter. We are still awkward with turning to the right and we need some better brake pads, but all in all he is shaping into the perfect Mustang and I couldn't be happier. He is really comfortable and smooth to ride, perfect movement. I don't think my butt ever left the saddle once. Maybe by January we will be sharing with yall some shots of us outside the ranch gates! Keep those fingers crossed. :)







Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Upcoming Joe Weitekamp Clinics

Joe Weitekamp
Horsemanship Clinic
Getting Respect on the Ground


Joe Weitekamp will be in Payson, AZ for one day only November 7th, 2009 and will be
holding a 4-hour horsemanship clinic at Patterson Farms.

Topics covered will include:
Establishing leadership
Building trust
Defining your space
Catching
Leading
Controlling your horse's body from the ground


Whether you have a green horse that has not learned any manners yet or a seasoned
horse that has developed bad habits, this clinic will get you on the right track to
developing a better relationship between you and your horse.

Location : Patterson Farms
271 Sprague Rd
Star Valley, AZ 85541
Time 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost $40.00 for Horse/Handler Teams
$20.00 to Audit
Registration By email: jweitekamp@lvcoxmail.com
By Phone: 702-664-4381

Please register early as space will be limited.

I am also looking for one demonstration horse to use during the clinic. Horse must be
dominant, pushy, won’t stand quietly, etc.

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Joe Weitekamp
Horsemanship Clinic
Getting Respect on the Ground


Joe Weitekamp will be holding a Horsemanship clinic December 5th, 2009 at Diamond
W Ranch in Las Vegas, NV

Topics covered will include:
Establishing leadership
Building trust
Defining your space
Catching
Leading
Controlling your horse's body from the ground
Trailer Loading


Whether you have a green horse that has not learned any manners yet or a seasoned
horse that has developed bad habits, this clinic will get you on the right track to
developing a better relationship between you and your horse.

Location : Diamond W Ranch
Las Vegas, NV 89143
Time 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost $50.00 for Horse/Handler Teams
$20.00 to Audit

Registration By email: jweitekamp@lvcoxmail.com
By Phone: 702-664-4381


Joe Weitekamp's website can be viewed at : www.diamondwranch.net

Augustus and Jeremy

Thanks to Deonna for taking these great pictures of Jeremy with Gus. These pics were taken before our clinic with Joe Weitekamp at Shiloh. Gus gets pretty jealous and hates staying in his pasture when there is alot of activity happening, so Jeremy took him out and they spent some time together while I was busy with Iceman.