Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year! 12/31/10

Happy New Year to all of you from all of us at Shiloh!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Iceman and Mojo 12/17/10

It was a cold and wet day at the ranch. Some of the peaks around the valley were getting some snow, while everywhere else got some rain. Everyone was bundled up today and while the humans slowed down a bit, it didn't stop the horses from having some fun.

As you can see, Iceman doesn't discriminate with his play mates. Big or small, he loves them all! Today, he and Mojo had so much fun running all over the turn out. It was really cute to see them get along so well, and of course to see little Mojo's legs move so fast! :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Got Stocking Stuffers?

Iceman is definitely ready for Christmas!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Iceman Update 12/2/10

Iceman has had a busy few weeks. Lots of play, but also lots of work. Today, Eric tacked Iceman up and hopped in the saddle briefly. Iceman stands perfectly still while being tacked, and doesn't need to be tied. He also stands still for you as you mount. Iceman would take a few steps then Eric would hop off. He is still a bit unsure of himself, so if we keep taking baby steps we should be seeing some awesome results shortly. A big thank you goes out to Megan, Sharil, Dave, and Eric for all of their help!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

ACTHA's Ride for the Mustangs!

World Record Ride for the Mustangs!

ACTHA's 2011 World Record Ride "Ride for the Mustangs" has been set for June 4th and will benefit our wild ones and the Mustang Heritage Foundation.

Our Las Vegas area host will be Sandy Valley Ranch out in Sandy Valley, NV. Check out ACTHA or Sandy Valley Ranch for more details.


In support of Mustang Heritage Foundation`s mission to increase the number of adoptions of American Mustangs, ACTHA has selected the Mustang Heritage Foundation as its main beneficiary for the 2011 Guinness™ World Record Ride.

Be a Part of History...

and you will be doing an amazing thing to help the great American Mustang. This is a Charity ride and net proceeds from each rider entry fee will go directly to the Mustang Heritage Foundation.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sharil and Iceman 11/11/10 - 11/12/10

Iceman has had a great few days. Sharil has been working with him, and they have spent the majority of the last two days together. Sharil has a beautiful paint named Cochise, who is very similiar to Iceman. Cochise was found wandering the streets of Northwest Las Vegas years ago before eventually being rescued by Shiloh Horse Rescue. Sharil adopted him and he was very timid, spooky, and completely untrusting. Sharil had to basically start from scratch, learning trust and developing their relationship. Needless to say, they are now a perfect match. Iceman has been off the range for a few years now, but still never really lets his guard down. He has come a very long way though, as most of you already know, especially for being an estimated 7 years old when he was gathered.

At any rate, Sharil and Iceman make a great pair, and they seem to have a great understanding. Over the last few days, they focused primarily on desensitizing, which is something Joe Weitekamp worked very hard with Iceman on. He was also pampered, as Sharil broke out her grooming kit and cleaned Iceman right up (as much as you can with a light horse who has been in some mud). You could probably even smell him from miles away! He was also tacked up and worked a bit under saddle. He stands perfectly still as you get him ready, so now we will slowly but surely be picking up where Joe left off.

Until next time.....

Friday, November 5, 2010

Iceman's Obstacle Day 11/5/10

Iceman spent most of the day with Eric in the Round Pen and the two them got alot of work done. They spent the early morning together walking all over the property and then finished off the day working with various obstacles like hoola hoops, tarps, mats, bags, and cones. It was a very nice day for Iceman. :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Play Day 11/4/10

Iceman and Cochise kicked up some dust today!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Iceman 10/29/10

Iceman had an awesome day today and is still re-adjusting to his surroundings. He had a great time spending most of the day in one of our sandy turnouts. He ran all over, rolled, and played hard with a few of the board horses. He was kicking and bucking and really cutting loose, and it proved for some great entertainment for everyone around. Iceman is such a beautiful and unique Mustang, and is always a pleasure to watch.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Welcome back, Iceman! 10/28/10

Just wanted to take a quick moment and welcome Iceman back to the ranch. As you all know, he has been at Joe Weitekamp's place for a few months for some professional training and just returned last night.

Eric was able to greet him this morning for a warm welcome back and Iceman seems to be settling in to his "new again" environment very well. We are all very excited to have him back to our ranch and see his progress first hand. More to come soon!