Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I'm so proud

My friend, Mark Lyon, is now a national celebrity.

Mark signed up to participate in "The Exteme Mustang Makeover." This was a competition where 100 horse trainers were each given a wild Mustang and 100 days to train it.

Mark won it hands down.

The link is to a video of his winning performance. You might be surprised to see that his saddle comes loose and he actually falls off during this performance, but watch the horse. When a saddle comes loose and slips to the side or under the belly, most horses will run off bucking and kicking until the saddle comes completely off - usually in several pieces, but Mark's horse stops and turns to Mark "awaiting further instruction," so to speak. This is a significant display of the trust this horse has in his trainer.

And oh, yeah - he also walks through fire for him.

The four year old horse's name is Christian - because he truly is born again.

Congratulations, Mark!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpnUaXbYalU

(The video is about 3 minutes)

Here is more info if you're interested:
http://www.mustangheritagefoundation.org/

6 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Janell -- Mrs. Jim said that Katrin herself was a walkin (you asked if Mrs. Jim was doing poodle grooming walkins).
:-)

Mark's horse is very pretty and well trained. My dad broke horses to ride.

I have a black Mustang. It also turns tight circles but the neighbors don't like the black tire marks it leaves on the street.

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Jim said...

I have an award for you also. You saw it last Sunday but I didn't come here to tell you because the latest blog written wasn't yours.

So it is ready for you, you deserve it. Come get it whenever you can.
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Janell said...

Thanks, Jim! Tell Mrs. J I'll be right over for a virtual haircut. My hair is really a mess.

And thanks for the award. Bless your heart.

Shirley said...

No one seemed willing to comment on Joe's sinful post, so i felt obligated. It's on his post.

Jamie Dawn said...

Hooray for Mark!!
A born again horse!!
Praise the Lord!!!

LaDawn said...

Love the video!