I just wanted to email you about your halter, and say THANK YOU! for making my day a little easier. This is the story of why I am thanking you: Bozart 3 year 7 month old
About 3 years ago, I had my eye on this yearly that a couple down the road had in their pasture, had been watching him grow into a beautiful build, and even had walked up to him a few times at the gate to check him out.
One afternoon, after being out of town for a couple weeks, I noticed that they had moved him into a back pasture, so really couldn't see this colt much. Well time had past, about a month or maybe even 2 months, and I got a call from the people that own him, that they had tried to catch him and couldn't and that the halter he had on was now to tight and had broken deep into the shin on his nose. So.. I went over, and after about 2 hours, I managed to get him wrestled down into a barn, and got the halter off of him, and doctored him up, before he handed me several blows, nicknaming him DB, short for double barral.....it wasn't just one hoof packing a punch, he was shooting both at once.
But watched the youngster grow up, and now going to be 4 years old in march, the couple are moved and just could take care of him any longer. Well the day I took that small halter off of him was the last time he ever had one on until...... TODAY!!!
I had gone over to their place, and with only wanting to get him stalled up today, I didn't even take my trailer, just took over 10 corral panels to use to guide this buck wild boy into the barn. Him being a stud, he was my match. It took my 2 and half hours to get him into the barn, even with feed in a bucket, treats, the whole nine yards. Once I got him in the barn, closed the last gate, I got in with him. Now knowing he hasn't had a halter on him since I took the one 2 years ago off, I knew I was going to need alittle luck today. Well, I eased into him alittle, talking to him, and in one split second this dude had blown clear over this panel, folded it like it was nothing, and back out the door and into the pasture he went.
So, I took 3 tractors, a hay wagon, 9 panels, since the 10th was now junk, 5 round bales, and my truck, and made me a barrier that this boy wasn't getting through. I went back after him, even after my 10 year old daughter told me "I was crazzzzzzy" An hour later, we are back in the barn. With his main full of burs, I easily, and very calmly, was able to get my hands on him, managed to get the burs cut out of his main, but not after he had me climbing that barn like a monkey, to get away from teeth, and hoof after hoof. At one point, I was upside down hanging from a main beam of the barn, just to get high enough to get away, so that I could get down, and do it all over again. I wanted to get the halter on him today, so I had to get the burs out of that bridle path and main. Well, I just kept working at him, until after about the 8th or 9th try of getting the halter on him, I was about to say...heck with it, because after that first halter he ever had on him, he wasn't going to have another one put on very easy, ( sure you been there before).
Well I remembered that the training halter I got from you back in late winter was in my truck, had been using it on a couple of horses just to tune them up alittle in the round pen. So.... after several unsuccessful tries at get the halter on him that I had in my hand, I decided to give yours a try. After 3 attempts, I got it on, grabbed that lead line and held the heck on, and after about 20 ft, this guy spun around, we made eye contact, and it was OVER!!!!
I had him yeilding to me in that barn, leading him around that pen 25 to 30 times, walked him out of the barn and back in 3 or 4 times. I knew right then, while I had that halter on him, WE were going home. So....... beyond my daughters wishes, I took out across a 15 acre field, across a small ditch, which knowing that I making a HUGE gamble walking this horse well over a half mile,WE made it. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't an easy walk in the park. We got into our barn, and within just a few minutes this stud was walking with me, backing up, yeilding to every move I made. it was like this horse has been leading for a month. It absolutley blew my mind, and my daughters for that fact.
I am telling you Eddie....I am by no means as good as you when it comes to horses like this or any for that fact, THE HALTER was the ticket. That halter saved my crazy butt, and saved me alot of time. I wish you could have seen it.....I am still in shock, still talking about it, getting ready to hit the sack and will still be smiling in my sleep. This horse with the flip of a switch, just laid back, and was ready to learn. I can't wait to break him and ride him. I have had my heart set on it since the day he was born. I never would have made it through today this darn easy if I hadn't had that halter. Wish I could have taped it or had pictures, they would have put a speechless moment in your day.
You know, my daughter has seen me around some crazy, barn climbing, head stompin, and butt throwin horses..... usually she just stays the heck back. After I got him the water tank, the feed bucket, and hay, My daughter asked me if she could hold him..... I said "You can try it, but I will stand right here between you two" couple minutes went by, and she told me to go get the feed" I got this" I had walked away and just laughed my butt off.... in shock! You have anyone with doubt about this halter... have them call me 10 year old daughter Brianna, she will tell it, just how it all went down. You have my number.
I thank you Eddie, You made my day!