So who are we talking about ? well it could be Fern Valleys Phoenix,he is a full brother of his but no we are talking about our other Blue eyed wonder. FV WILD CARD
He was out for the year with a dear friend Mel, who while working at a big barn was looking for a horse to ride/ project pony. Well my brother in law who owns Wilder has a bad back,and Wilder needed a job, so we figured it was a good match. Mel did great work with him and kept him in fine form. She is on to another project for now so it was time to bring our wild card home. Marc and I headed out yesterday to pick him up. (by the way, who had the bright idea to drive all of the way across from here ,to the east side of Edmonton, on a Friday in construction season at 4 pm?? oh yeah mine! dummy!) Anyhow we got there and took a little time to visit and watch Mel take the boy for a little spin. Many have seen this video on Facebook already but here it is again.
He traveled well and spent the night in the round pen,then this morning I turned him in with Stryker and Harley.
Retreating! Old man Stryker was giving him a little working over
Just showing him who is boss. Stryker did a lot more posturing than actual chasing ,if Wilder would move off then he let him be
I think he will be fine
Matter of fact,when I got home this afternoon, he and Harley had buddied up and old man Stryker was hanging out under a shady tree.Probably relieved to not have that "kid " to keep up with.
Wilder is for sale , Marc is not likely to ride him much with his work and his back, and this is too good a horse to go to waste so keep an eye out for a for sale post on him.
Meanwhile stay safe friends