Cayla’s new ‘Extreme Makeover’ Mustang happy to unload after nail-biter trip

Cayla Stone brought home her new 2016 Mustang today. The bay mare, age four to six, handled the trip well, and willingly hopped out of the trailer into her new digs. This mare proved extra brave on the trip. Our truck’s brakes almost completely failed part way home and required pumping and pushing to the floor to get any response.

Another Extreme Mustang Makeover competitor helps out

Fortunately the trailer brakes were fine and helped. Attempts were made to get assistance from auto repair shops in Colorado Springs, but none would take the truck immediately. Many thanks to Extreme Mustang Makeover 2016 youth contestant Madison Olver’s family for following our rig home at “glacial” speeds on I-25 to help protect its valuable cargo from being rear-ended.

Several successful Extreme Mustang Makeover compeitions

We love this mare’s floating trot and presence. Cayla has fostered, trained and successfully shown several horses in the Extreme Mustang Makeover. Competitors get 100 days to transform their Mustangs from wild horses into show horses.

Watch Cayla work with our newest resident a few minutes after unloading.

Follow Extreme Mustang Makeover – Colorado’s Facebook page.

The new mustang mare takes in the new humans. Notice how she uses her ears.
The new mare takes in the new humans. Notice how she uses her ears.

See Cayla’s winning Extreme Mustang Makeover 2015 Trail run – riding English!

See another Mustang and her friend play in the snow at our place:

Our farm is the original homestead of the Father of Ft. Collins and home of the novel Winning Bet, a clean read for ‘tweens and teens. You might also enjoy the illustrated mini Christmas romance, Fortune Cookie, also photographed here.

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