Sexy Lexi's Road to The Makeover

Follow Marissa's progress as she takes a wild mustang yearling and trains her in 90 days in order to compete in the 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover in Ft. Worth, TX. She will compete against over 200 other trainers to take home the $10,000 prize. Quite a task for an 8th grader! She picked up her filly from Bureau of Land Management in June and has named her "Sexi Lexi." This blog will document her daily tasks, joys and hurdles as she travels down the road to the makeover.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Update On Sexy Lexi!

Lexi is doing great! She's definatley fat & happy! I went & got a halter on her the other day (haven't in a long time, been busy) & she remembered EVERYTHING! Even bowing! She's such an angel. I'm happy we ended up bringing her home. Sexy Lexi should hopefully be going to the Otter Creek Saddle Club show in May, hopefully..... So we'll keep working with her!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Small Lexi Update

Lexi is doing so good at home. She is spoiled rotten. She's put on a bit of weight and gotten a good winter coat. Lexers is still sweet as can be. For example, I was working with our little colt today & she got jealous & had to come over. She just rested her head against my side until I pet her. I love my little Sexy Lexi. I'll have to get some pictures of her....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lexi Update!

Lexi has been doing GREAT! I'm SOOOOO glad we brought her home! SO since there's still been a lot of views since it's been over, I decided to keep blogging her progress. She is out with the other horses now, & still being worked with. She's been doing WONDERFUL with her bowing! She'll walk over the tarp with NO hesitation, and do anything I want her to. She even comes whens she's called in the back of the pasture with her buddy, Casper. I'll keep ya'll updated with her, even though Texas is done & over with!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Auction

So the auction.... It didn't go very well. A ton of yearlings didn't get adopted. But Lexi is going to be a lot closer to me than I expected because she is coming HOME!!!!! I finally convinced my mom to let us keep her since no one adopted her. I'm so happy she's not going anywhere!! Ok we're on our way home, so that's all I'll say for now.....

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Results are in.......

Ok so we competed yesterday! She was doing great in the warm-up, and practicing the night before. While we were waiting to go in the warm-up arena, she laid down & went to sleep. It took A LOT longer than expected because some contestants couldn't figure out that a) you have to wait your turn b) GET TO THE ARENA BEFORE YOUR TURN IS THERE!!! Lexi was still ok, I didn't like the body conditioning judge, he was grouchy, but that's a different story. Of course she's getting a tooth in, & she doesn't like guys. So anyway, she was scared to death when we got in there. She walked over the poles fine, then wouldn't jog over the others. The judges were very nice & tried to help get her to jog, (she did eventually), then she did ok @ backing up. The 270 degree turn was BAD. We weren't set up right to do it..... She didn't jog very nicely around the cones, & spooked at the jump I had taken her over a million times before. She picked up her feet GREAT! She stood ground tied for me, too, she I got a good score on that. She walked right into the trailer, no problem. So, she was just being grouchy. Hopefully she'll find a good home today. We're heading out here in a little bit to go to the auction!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Made It To Texas!!!!

OK, we finally made it to Texas yesterday around 1:30! Finally! Lexi unloaded fine, and was a lot better behaved then I expected! Of course, being the dork she is, the 2 things she was scared of was a fire hydrant and a trash can that we had walked by a few times already. She's a dork. She HATES our friend, Ted! She freaks any time she sees him! It's weird. But we took her through the course yesterday during practice time, she did like 50x better than I thought she would! She was perfect. She's an angel. When we took her in a different arena, she of course had to roll....

Our stall:

Monday, September 15, 2008

Final Day!

Well, it's the last day at home for Lexi! Yep, we leave tomorrow around 8:00 (central time!).We're going to stay in Prior, OK, with family friends. So, that's nice. Lex got a small "bath" (just her legs, too cold for a full 1!), and brushed up, etc. Soo I think we're about ready to head off! I'm so excited! But, really nervous! Lexi is an angel though, the only thing I'm worried about is her finding a good home! Wish us luck! We've got PLENTY of stuff for her stall, it'll be AWESOME! I'll take pictures there, and update when we get there. Hopefully we do good!!!! :-)

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