Monday, July 3, 2017

Buckaroo Leather Sponsored Trainer - Dana Lovell of Running T Horsemanship - 2017 Reno Extreme Mustang Makeover

Buckaroo Leather is proud to have sponsored Dana Lovell, of Running T Horsemanship in Shoshone, Idaho, on her journey with her Mustang Atticus, to the 2017 Reno Extreme Mustang Makeover.  Come along with us on their journey...

This story begins with Atticus being gathered in Nevada, off the Owyhee herd management area on November 25th, 2016. He was gelded three weeks before Dana picked him up on March 10th, 2017. He is 3 to 4 years old and around 14.2 hh. 

At the beginning of April, Buckaroo Leather sponsored Dana and Atticus.  They were provided with a Diamond M Lightweight Saddle, Loping Hackamore and a Buckaroo Headstall for training and competing.  Atticus was looking good!

Here's what Dana had to say about the Diamond M light weight saddle along the way:

"The Diamond M Ranch Saddle is only 24 lbs yet good looking and durable. I am falling in love with how easy it is to carry and swing on a horse. The different rigging options offer me choices to suit my personal preference or to adjust for the horses build to give the most comfortable fit. I really like the deep seat and close contact feel. I am secure, balanced and able to clearly communicate with my horse. The free swinging stirrups are comfortable and allow me the movement I need to make my leg cues clear and concise. This saddle has proven to be a versatile ride. From colt starting to the Cowboy Dressage ring the ease of saddling, comfort and quality has made this my go to saddle.

On Saturday I spent five hours at the horse show in my Diamond M saddle from Buckaroo Leather Products and then Sunday another two hours on the trail. My horse nor I ever became sore. I was dubious at first. Often light weight saddles sit a horse unbalanced and don't offer a lot of support between horse and rider. The Diamond M has been a pleasant surprise. With the ease of saddling, great fit and close contact ride, it is quickly becoming my favorite saddle.

As the days and weeks progressed, 
Atticus was coming along nicely!

Atticus even met some cows along the way!!

Dana and Atticus took time to enjoy some quiet times...

Finally, it was time to head to Reno and 
The 2017 Extreme Mustang Challenge!


Atticus was feeling good and met potential adopters!!



Dana Lovell of Running T Horsemanship and Atticus the Mustang finished 6th overall out of a field of 22 trainers and horses! 

Atticus was auctioned off and was a high dollar seller.  He was purchased for $6,500.00.  His new owner is Jessica Venticinque of California.  Dana and Atticus will spend a few more months together and then he will be moving to the Northern California Bay Area with Jessica.  

Watch the Auction!

Take a look at this video of the auction and the moment when Jessica realized Atticus was HERS!

Atticus and Jessica


We are so proud of Dana and Atticus and have enjoyed every minute of this journey. We want to wish the best of luck to Jessica and Atticus on their new adventures together!!

To watch Dana Lovell's video reviews of the tack that she and Atticus were outfitted with, click on the links below.  

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Buckaroo Headstall Review

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