The Extreme Mustang Makeover
The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) brought together America's passion for its iconic mustangs and the challenge of training wild horses in a unique competition, the Extreme Mustang Makeover.
A total of 100 trainers from 29 states were selected from among 220 applicants in May during a painstaking process.
Trainers competed in the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition for $25,000 Saturday, September 22, at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center - Watt Arena - in Fort Worth. The trained mustangs were judged on conditioning, groundwork, and a "Horse Course" that required maneuvers and included obstacles found in trail and recreational riding situations. On Sunday, September 23, the competing mustangs were available for adoption through an oral bidding adoption at the Will Rogers Center.
Adoption fees were set by competitive oral bid with initial fees being determined by the level and quality of training each horse had received. To qualify to adopt, one must be at least 18, with no record of animal abuse. In addition, adopters must have suitable facilities and can adopt no more than four animals. Adoption applications are available on the National Wild Horse and Burro website.
Since 1973, the BLM has placed more than 216,000 wild horses and burros into private care through adoption. For more information, click here or call 866-4MUSTANGS.
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