BOB & MUSTANG SALLY
Mustang Sally – sorrel mare with flaxen mane & tail; born 1998; adopted in 2004 from the Red Rock HMA (Horse Management Area). A major drought had adversely affected the Red Rock Canyon wild horses by 2002.
Photos by Mary Sue Kunz
At the 2004 public adoption of these wild ones, Bob was drawn to Mustang Sally for her gorgeous color, confirmation, and independent attitude. But truly Sally “picked me” said Bob, as she would not stop staring at him as he strolled by all the horses. He was warned that the 5-year-old Sally was the Alpha mare of her band and might be hard to work with.
For the first 3 days, Bob sat for hours in a folding chair in an arena where Sally ran free. On the third day when he fell asleep in the sun, Sally came and sniffed his hand and he gently rubbed her noise. Within a month, Bob could lift her feet, hug her and work with her.
After professional training, Sally proved to have a very good mouth, extremely smooth action and adores equitation work in the arena. She has never been sick and has the best feet says the farrier.
Unknown to Bob, Sally was pregnant and soon delivered a young foal – Beauregard or Mr. Beau Jangles. Sally and Bob give Beau to a young girl who dearly wanted a horse and he won a blue ribbon at his first horse show.