Beau – chocolate palomino gelding, flaxen mane & tail; 2004 captive-born son of Mustang Sally, the sorrel mare with flaxen mane & tail who was 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. At the 2004 public adoption of these wild ones, Bob was drawn to Mustang Sally. Unknown to Bob, Mustang Sally was pregnant and delivered a young foal – Beauregard. In the wild, his sire was the same stallion of Kodak, Mary Sue’s ‘bonus son’ of Daisy.
Sally and Bob gave beautiful Beau to a young girl who dearly wanted a mustang. Kaely worked with Beau’s professional trainer, Gail. At first he had a biting problem and was stubborn, but when trust developed he was incredibly willing to tackle any challenge.
Kaely loves taking him on trail rides and doing ranch-sorting exercises with calves. Beau is an excellent cow horse, steady, focused and alert.
Kaely says, "Wild horses are so incredibly smart! It makes them a pleasure to work with and train because it is almost as if they ‘think’ about everything you ask them to do…He has a personality that is truly unique. He is friendly, loveable, and sometimes he literally acts like a clown. I’ve never met a horse with quite as much ‘spirit’ as Beau…There is no horse like him and he has taught me so much that it has shaped who I am as a person today. Every bit of frustration I faced in the beginning of training and gaining Beau’s trust made it worth all the while that much more…He is more than a pet to me, and always will be. He is like a member of my family"