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  • #21
    I watched all your videos! He's so neat!!
    Y'all are a great team!! I can't wait to see how he does at the end of the 120 days!!
    Originally posted by Nickelodian
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    • Original Poster

      Elisa and Fledge Won Extreme Mustang Makeover!!!

      Elisa Wallace and Fledge won the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition in Clemson, SC last night! We've posted full video of her winning performance to our website here:


      Thank you to everyone for supporting Elisa and Fledge. Elisa is planning to buy Fledge at Auction tomorrow morning, so please pray and cross your fingers that we'll have the chance to see more of these two in the coming year(s).
      Timothy Harfield, Communications Director
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      • #23
        Awesome!! Congratulations to Elisa and Fledge... what a performance!


        • #24
          How much handling did he have before coming to you? I'm looking at the day two videos and I assume he was halter broke before he got to you?


          • #25
            That was fantastic, thank you for sharing! Love, Love, Love the helmet
            Best of luck at the auction .


            • #26
              Congratulations to Elisa and Fledge! Amazing performance -- fingers crossed that all goes well at auction this morning

              And Tim, your video work is really fantastic -- it makes it a joy to follow along on all the adventures. Particularly enjoyed the video blogs of the trip to Bromont. Keep up the good work!

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              • #27
                Great job Elisa!! Terrific video. The trainer at my farm does the EMM and no they arent halter broke. They are completely wild never haltered never lead. They are rounded up into a holding pen and herded into a chute and into stocks you can ask to have a halter on at that point. The trailer is backed up to the chute, the gate open and the horse goes straight into the trailer. They have to learn everything from the beginning.
                Gallop on


                • #28
                  Originally posted by TeamWallaceEventing View Post
                  Elisa Wallace and Fledge won the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition in Clemson, SC last night! We've posted full video of her winning performance to our website here:

                  Congratulations you must be so proud of both of them!

                  From your blog:
                  Beginning at 10am this morning, the mustangs are auctioned off. In light of the bond that Fledge and Elisa share, she is planning to buy him, so if you are in Clemson looking at horses, please do not bid on him
                  Doesn't the money raised go to supporting the mustang program?

                  Reading the website it seems there would be decent prize money from winning the event.


                  • #29
                    UPDATE [On Sunday October 21, 2012] Elisa successfully bid for and won Fledge at auction for a total of $1,100. We look forward to seeing what the future has in store for this amazing pair...for these amazing friends.

                    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                    • #30
                      I hope you won that awesome truck too!!!

                      And we hope you continue posting updates on Fledge's eventing career! (hopefully you'll event him!)
                      Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                      • #31
                        Glad to hear that you were able to buy him! After watching the videos, I couldn't imagine him having to go to live with someone else.


                        • #32
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                          • #33
                            very cool!
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                            • #34
                              Yay! Congratulations. You 2 looked great!
                              "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


                              • #35
                                Wow! How lucky are we that she is an eventer! Cool! USEA -- here's a pretty cool hero ....
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                                • #36
                                  Love the name. It's from C.S Lewis from The Magician's Nephew at the beginning of Narnia, when the London cab horse Strawberry was turned by Aslan into Fledge, the father of all flying horses.

                                  Who named him/her?
                                  "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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                                  • #37
                                    Well done, Elisa.

                                    You and Fledge look like you have a great relationship. So happy to hear that he's yours.


                                    • #38
                                      I named him. I wanted his name to be special and different. He is definitely magical and after my impression of him at pick up day, it seemed fitting. And yes, they are completely WILD and NOT halter broke. It is a CLEAN SLATE and a amazing process. Thank you everyone for the support!

                                      Elisa Wallace


                                      • #39
                                        When do they get branded? Is that before or after you get them?


                                        • #40
                                          They are branded when they are rounded up.

                                          They're all completely wild, but some take to domestic life easier than others. My girl was leading and letting herself be touched and petted on day two, despite the fact that she'd never worn a halter before. The folks who were working with her have been gentling for 18 years and they were shocked at how easy she was to work with.

                                          The fact that these horses are so easy to bring around is part of what defines them as feral, and not wild, animals. Wild animals can rarely be tamed as adults.
                                          For the horse color genetics junky