Petey

Gender: Gelding
Age: 7 yrs old
Breed: Paint

Petey was a transfer from a rescue in North Mississippi to Mississippi Horse Rescue. He had been badly abused and needed time to just be a horse. He hung out at Muleshoe for a couple of years after he was gelded but wasn’t handled much other than the basic care, worming, farrier, etc. He learned a lot from watching other horses and it goes a long way in helping them learn that all humans aren’t bad.

Father/daughter team Olivia and Darrell Surrette. Dad – I’ve been riding most of my life, but do not consider myself an expert. Far from it. I am patient and am learning more and more about how to listen to the animals. I often watch videos from Clint Anderson if I have questions, and prefer his methods. My training experience is limited to the needs of the horses I currently have, which is why I need to start at the volunteer level. We prefer to help Mississippi Horse Rescue and hope to foster/adopt (we adopted one horse a few years ago). My daughter and I will become more educated through the Plan 4 Progress program and can spend some quality time together.

mhrTeamPetey

THIS!! ❤️While it may not look like a big deal to some, it’s a really big deal for Petey, a young gelding with lots of insecurity issues. He too, like many abused horses we get in, needed time to just be a horse. He hung out at Muleshoe for a couple of years and I tried to find trainers to take him but none had the time to commit to a long term project. Having this time at Muleshoe was the best thing that could have happened to Petey. Horses learn so much from watching other horses and it goes a long way in helping them learn that all humans aren't bad. This young girl is not a trainer in the sense she has never trained a horse from the ground up, she owns horses, actually adopted one from us years ago but is learning the basics of communication – something that is a must with horses like Petey. We don't expect her to have him under saddle by May 1 – but this time she's spending with him will make his under saddle training much easier. Instead of us paying a trainer for 120 days, he may be one we can finish ourselves. After going through the Trainers Challenge, Olivia will have this tough nut to add to her resume and will be qualified to help us prepare horses for training! Olivia is in the volunteer youth division where the focus is teaching non-trainers how to communicate, understand and properly handle horses. Thanks to Robin Conner with Heart Horse Horsemanship for helping them get through the rough spots. But THIS is awesome and a very proud moment for us for Petey. You will be meeting all of our trainers in the coming weeks so be sure to follow our page. The new web site will be published this week and it will have all the horses listed and the trainers in one place. To follow these two you can enter #mhrTeamPetey in the Facebook search bar.

Posted by Mississippi Horses on Monday, February 3, 2020