Onaqui Pegasus 7960 came to RdC in partnership with Terry Flanagan of Pegasus - One Mustang At A Time. He was gathered in late fall of 2021, and arrived at RdC in March of 2022 to begin the process of gentling and training under saddle. Affectionately dubbed “Mustang Billy,” he is a kind soul, and truly a “thinker” - he will thrive with someone who is experienced and patient, willing to give him the time to understand what he is being asked.
Billy is truly a pleasure to work with, and everyone that meets him is enamored with him. He is proving to have a bit of a “goofy gelding” personality; he is smart and quick to pick up on things. He is generally brave and quiet around potentially spooky stimuli - he has impressed us with his ability to stay level-headed in the face of construction noises, traffic passing, and other potentially frightening situations.
So far in his training, we have added many skills to his résumé, including:
- Being caught in a large field
- Leading from both sides
- Being ponied, both in the arena and on the trails
- Standing tied
- Standing to be groomed - comfortable being touched all over
- Loading and unloading the trailer
- Standing to be fly sprayed, standing to be bathed
- Standing for the farrier, handling all 4 feet
- Lunging, and lunging over poles
- Ground driving
- Being saddled - both tied and at liberty
- Being bridled
- Being mounted from both sides
- WTC rides - including disengaging his hindquarters, moving his shoulders, halting, and responding well to a one-reined stop
- Walk trot work over poles
- Trail rides (including crossing water), on and off property
His training is always progressing, and we are certain he has a bright future ahead of him. He has 3 lovely gaits, a sweet personality, and a correct foundation for his right person to take him in any direction of their choosing.
Stay tuned to his YouTube playlist for updates as he progresses!
YouTube Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuN_lCpaxkCnft9Yp_8tFHcQt8oc7Xh5O
For more information on Pegasus - One Mustang At A Time, check out the website here.