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Amber was chosen to be one of the trainers for the 2009 Extreme Mustang Makeover Eastern Stampede!!

Trouper is the beautiful wild Nevada Mustang that Amber was randomly assigned for the competition. This blog was created so everyone could keep up with Amber and Trouper's progress during this experience.

Amber and Trouper competed against the other selected trainers on Oct 23-25, 2009 in Murfreesboro, TN.

For more information on the Extreme Mustang Makeover, visit: www.extrememustangmakeover.com

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Trouper's busy world

Posted by whisperingrainfarms on November 2, 2010 at 7:32 PM Comments comments (0)

There hasn't been much said about Trouper in the blog lately, but he has been a busy boy.


If you haven't already, be sure to like his Facebook page, Trouper the Mustang. That way you can keep up with all that he has been up to lately.




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The Tale of "The Mighty Thorn Bush Tail"

Posted by whisperingrainfarms on June 4, 2010 at 11:59 AM Comments comments (0)

I just rescued poor Trouper from "The mighty thorn bush tail!"


I think it started off with Trouper and Surfer playing. I watched them pick at each other and then start running and such. I was standing in the back door way watching them play. Then, they ran around the back of the barn and the next time I saw them, Trouper was running for his life!!


He kept kicking out, but not in a bucking way. Then, I noticed he had a large stick dragging from his tail....

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What has Trouper been up to????

Posted by whisperingrainfarms on March 18, 2010 at 1:13 AM Comments comments (3)

Hey Trouper fans! I want to apologize for not blogging in so long. The truth is, Trouper and I have been busy!!!


Trouper and I have been on quite a few trail rides and wagon trains since the EMM. He doesn't get worked anywhere near as much as he should, but he's been faithful to me anyway. He goes weeks without being worked with and I just pull him out of the pasture and hop on him and go. Granted, he does like to crow hop when I ask him to lope when he hasn't been wor...

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Extreme Mustang Makeover Eastern Stampede

Posted by whisperingrainfarms on October 28, 2009 at 1:49 AM Comments comments (18)

Things are starting to settle down a little bit around here now. I have finally gotten some pictures and videos together that people have sent me, so I figured I would get together a good blog about the EMM. I'm sure I will add to it a couple times as more people send me pics and videos, but I can't leave you guys hanging too long. lol


It all started at 5:30am Thurs 22nd, as we loaded the last minute things into the truck, strapped Montana into the car seat and loaded Troup...

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Posted by whisperingrainfarms on October 25, 2009 at 11:33 PM Comments comments (5)

I can not tell you guys how happy I am!!!! We had a GREAT weekend!!! The best news is that Trouper is back home and in his paddock.


I will try to post tomorrow with pics and more details, but I had to give an update tonight before I passed out from exhaustion. HA!


Trouper and I tied for 1st for Conditioning. We came in 5th in the In-Hand competition which left us in 4th place all around going into the final division. Then we took 17th in the Horse C...

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Last Update before the EMM this weekend!!!

Posted by whisperingrainfarms on October 21, 2009 at 2:12 PM Comments comments (8)

Hello everyone! I feel I owe you all an apology for not keeping my blog updated these last few weeks. We have had so many things going on in our life lately that it has been very difficult to have time to even work with Trouper, much less get online.


Our dear friend Glenn lost his battle with cancer on Oct 17th. He has been fighting it for 5 years now and these last few weeks have really taken a toll on him. He used to come over and sit and watch Montana while I worked with...

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Mon 28th & Tues 29th Welcome Back Ernie!!!

Posted by whisperingrainfarms on October 8, 2009 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (10)

Ok guys, I'm trying real hard to catch up a little at a time!! Thank for all of the comments on Part Two of the competition!!


I gave Trouper the day off on Sun after the competition. We had a light workout on Monday. Dani was here to watch and she was offered a great opportunity! I let her sit on Trouper!!! That's right! Until then, I had been the only person to ride him and Montana and Ernie had sat on him.


Trouper was a little unsure at first. His head...

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Sat 26 Comp Part Two!

Posted by whisperingrainfarms on October 6, 2009 at 10:44 PM Comments comments (12)

At long last, I'm going to attempt to finish part two. Life just hasn't allowed me to blog much lately. It seems every time I make plans to blog, something else gets in the way.


I'll give an update on last night quickly. Trouper had gas colic and I was up with him until 3:30am. I broke down and called the vet at 2am who told me to go ahead and give him 11cc of Banamine, trot him for 20 mins, offer him warm water and then choice of warm water and cool water with electrolytes...

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Fri 25th and Sat 26th's Competition Part One!!!

Posted by whisperingrainfarms on October 2, 2009 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (9)

I want to apologize for not blogging for a whole week! That is very unlike me. I have been overwhelmed with things to do, plus our 2yr old, Montana, has taken a spell where she doesn't want to go to sleep at night. Also, I am the type of person who doesn't like to start something unless I am SURE that I can finish it. Unfortunately, that causes me to not start allot of things that really need to be done. Well, Montana is resting, at least for the moment, so I am going to catch up as much as I...

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Tues-Thurs plus big news about the weekend!!!

Posted by whisperingrainfarms on September 24, 2009 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (6)

Well, I didn't work with Trouper on Tues. When "Nanna' came to watch Montana Tues morning, I worked with Dakotah with plans to work Trouper when Grandmother came Tues evening. As I was working with Dakotah, I started loosing my vision and I ended up having a really bad migraine that left me in bed for the rest of the day. I have been having them often since my heart procedure, but they say it's not related. Luckily, Papaw was home early and took Montana to give me complete silence!

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