The story of a horse and his girl. A relationship like no other.
My name is Dashing Doc Bar Gold and I was donated to Texas A&M University- Commerce in 2007. There, I recieved my nickname "Coors". You can call me "Coors" for short.
I was a year old and I had been abused. I had trouble trusting people and I was extremely spooky. Many people worked with me over the next two years, but in 2009 Lara came to the university. I remember when she came into the pasture to look at me. I was 3 years old. That previous summer I started my riding career temporarily with another student but that wasn't enough. Then Lara arrived a the university and volunteered to work with me. I guess she sensed that I needed her as much as she needed me. She rode me four times a week and sometimes more. In time, we became best buddies! I barely knew how to turn when we started working together, and I also tried to trick her by stopping when galloping (it was quite a nifty trick and fun habit! ::nicker nicker::)
In 2009-2010, Lara was apart of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Showteam and she decided to make me her show horse. The team showed in western pleasure and trail. It was hard!! I had to learn to trot slowly and smoothly,which isn't easy because I like to go fast!! I also had to learn to keep my head low which was soooo hard because I love to look around at everything! My favorite part was on the trail courses! I learned to side pass and go through gates made of rope that were kinda scary. I also learned how to check the mail! Soon I wasn't afraid of anything! Then I began to be used for beginners at the university, and Lara was very proud! There is even a "ribbon tree" decorated with the ribbons that I have won in her home. It never really mattered if it was first or last place; she was always so proud of me and my performances.
In fall 2011, I became very ill. I was ill enough that Lara felt the need to visit me everyday. She didn't think I was going to make it. I was ready to say my good-byes, but then I was saved. With veterinarian help, I was on a swift ride to recovery. However, my muscles had deteriorated, and it was hard for me to walk. I was slowly rehabilitated back into the school's program and everything went back to normal.
In January of 2012, Lara came to visit me, like she did frequently, and loaded me into a trailer. We drove away, and I was very nervous. None of my friends were with us like for the shows. When we arrived at this new place, I noticed there were many different smells and horses. I did not like it at first, but slowly I became adjusted.
"Blue Steel" BLM Mustang (Blue Roan)
Caught in Nevada 2001 as a yearling
Blue Steel is a very unique individual. Kris and I like to call him "Chief" because he is very proud and doesn't like to show very much emotion (in public ~_^). When we first adopted him, he made it very obvious to us that our existence largely inconvenienced him.
But, just like Coors, Blue is very special to us. We have had him for over three years now, and he continues to amaze both of us with his brilliant mind and affectionate nudges. Unlike other horses, there is something strangely mystical about him. Blue is also very lovingly possessive of both his owners and other mares in his vicinity.
Blue Steel was originally owned by one of my clients . We first met him due to some behavioral issues. He had been trained for Cowboy Mounted Shooting and had developed many trust issues because of this extreme sport. Some of these issues were catching, flinching from saddling, ear shyness, bridling, worming, and extreme nervousness. I am proud to say that today, Blue no longer has any of these problems. We enjoy riding him regularly, sometimes even bareback with just a halter and lead rope!