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Let it Rein

A pretty little blog about all things reining and racing, with some other equestrian sports highlighting every once in a while. Got questions or comments? Please feel free to ask! I don't bite, I promise!
I think this picture is worth gold. 
Colleen McQuay as a youngster on her adorable little pony, looking like a right proper vaquero! 

I think this picture is worth gold. 

Colleen McQuay as a youngster on her adorable little pony, looking like a right proper vaquero! 

I have a really random question. I am new to tumblr and have a reining/ranch/personal blog and I was wondering how can people find your blog? Do they have to just stumble over it like I did with other blogs or is there something you can do? Love your pic of Gunner by the way :)
ashley7311

Well, if you tag your posts people are more likely to find them and follow you. With personal blogs, generally the follower count is lower than with specifically horse blogs. I’ll post this for you and hopefully some nice people will follow you! Starting is slow, but it’ll get easier after a bit!

Necktag #2389

2 year old gelding, 14.2 hands high. He was captured in November 2012 from the Murderer’s Creek HMA. No bids were placed on this horse.

Necktag #2049

2 year old gelding, 14.0 hands high. He was born in a holding facility in May 2012, and dam is from the Sheepshead HMA. He was sold for #125.

Necktag #2251

2 year old filly, 13.3 hands high. She was captured with her mother in August 2012 from the Paisley Desert HMA. No bids were placed on this horse.

Necktag #2050

2 year old gelding, 15.0 hands high. He was born in a holding facility in May 2012, and his dam is from the Jackie’s Butte HMA. He was sold for $125.

— Okay guys, I know I am not the most reliable blog for posting stuff, But thank you for bearing with me! I appreciate every one of you so much!

I am a college student, which some of you may know, and that is why I am so inconsistent. 18 hours (including a tutorial) is really killing all of my time. However, I am going to take a bit right now and post some of the BLM mustangs from the March internet adoption. 

I’m also open to any requests for any specific horses or colors or breeds, or anything. I’d also just love to chat! I love tumblr peeps, they are so very wonderful :)

Reining seems pretty safe. I've never seen an accident
─ Anonymous

Generally, it is pretty safe. The only things that I’ve seen happen are either from equipment failure (like a stirrup breaking) or if a horse trips. 
I had that happen to me this winter. I was just casually loping around on Madonna, and then she stubbled and we both bit the dust. 

The Gunner Gang!

The Gunner Gang!

I don’t think there is a horse on this planet more beautiful than Yellow Jersey. He’s totally my stallion crush. 

I don’t think there is a horse on this planet more beautiful than Yellow Jersey. He’s totally my stallion crush. 

"It is with a very heavy heart that I write this, I cannot even see stright through my tears. Our beloved and precious Boomernic died in surgery today attempting to remove a stone that had traveled and ruptured his small intestine. Our web site has gone dark as we morn the passing of our best friend.”
- Michael & Michelle Miola
Note from the owners of Silver Spurs today - RIP Boomernic

"It is with a very heavy heart that I write this, I cannot even see stright through my tears. Our beloved and precious Boomernic died in surgery today attempting to remove a stone that had traveled and ruptured his small intestine. Our web site has gone dark as we morn the passing of our best friend.”

- Michael & Michelle Miola

Note from the owners of Silver Spurs today - RIP Boomernic

For the Gunner babies who are deaf, how does it effect their value and performance?
─ Anonymous

Not really. They aren’t really too much harder to train. I’ve ridden deaf ones, and they really aren’t much different. 
I guess a few people see it as a fault, but most good trainers have no issue with it.

I saw somewhere that a lot of the Gunner babies are deaf. Is that true?
saddlebum

Yes, a lot of Gunner babies are deaf. Here is the science behind it:

It has to do with the pigmentation in their ears. Generally, if a baby doesn’t have white that goes above the eyes, they will not be deaf. Sometimes if the white goes above the eyes, there will be no pigmentation in their inner ear (it will be drained of white), and this is the cause for deafness. Gunner himself is deaf. This however does not ensure all foals will be deaf. Not even all of the babies with big white faces are deaf - case in point is Pale Face Dunnit. He has a white face but is not deaf. 

It’s not an exact science, but usually you can just look at the amount of white and tell if they are deaf. Hope this helps!

I have a question about two of the mustangs that you have on your profile. #1778 & #1512. Would you like to know what happened to them? I know the people who adopted those two.
─ Anonymous

I’d love too! It would be so cool to know how those horses are doing :3 
Seeing mustangs go to good homes are always good :3

Spookin In The Dark - 2 year old colt (Smart Spook x This Chex On Top)

Spookin In The Dark - 2 year old colt (Smart Spook x This Chex On Top)