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Monday, June 14, 2010

EXTREME MUSTANG MAKEOVER

The Mustang Heritage Foundation had their first 3 day Mustang Makeover in Colorado. The 40 horses and their trainers had been working together for 90 days, after coming out of Canon City Holding. They were 4 year olds, rounded up from different Herd Management Areas of the Country over the last 4 years. Some of them had been in Holding for years, some only months.
They 40 contestants were split into two groups with individual coaches. They competed in Trail, Cattle work and general basic training. The 12 Finalists had a chance to perform a freestyle. The criteria were technique, horsemanship and Artistic expression.
On the 3rd day all horses were auctioned off and all of them found a buyer. (Often the trainer him/herself)
For more detail, visit the http://www.mustangheritagefoundation.org/
http://www.blm.gov/
How does this event compare to visiting a wild horse area like the sandwashbasin or the Little Bookcliffs and see the horses in the Wild. Well, first not everyone can attend either or both events and for city people it is easier to go to an arena event. Then we see the horses interacting with their trainers and other people and that is a special experience. We see how versatile they are, how beautiful, we can touch them and many a girls dream came true this weekend, when they took THEIR FIRST MUSTANG home.
It will not be easy for them. And there will be disappointments and frustration, but that should not discourage you to think about the great opportunity to make a mustang you partner and friend.

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