GET INVOLVED

The Mustang Heritage Foundation was founded to support the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Program by facilitating the adoption of excess mustangs and burros. We have worked hard to bring this vision to life and have seen the fruition of our efforts through the 7,500 animals that have been placed into loving homes through our programs. But we didn’t reach this point without help. Multitudes of people have come alongside us in partnership, sponsorship and friendship; people who share our passion and look to see the value in every American Mustang. From the smallest child to greats in the equine industry, we have, and continue to, appreciate any and all support.

There are so many ways to get involved. Educate those around you about the rangeland and herd management, come spectate at an Extreme Mustang Makeover event, help a TIP trainer find an adoptive home for a mustang, renew your annual membership, share our posts on social media, send a tax deductible donation, sponsor a youth trainer, or extend the greatest support by adopting your own American Mustang. No call to action is too small.

 

Become a Member
Give and get involved. By becoming a member of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, you are helping us continue to expand training events and educational programs and place mustangs into adoptive homes. As an MHF member, you will receive our monthly newsletter, a personalized membership card, and merchandise and ticket discounts. To become a member click here.

 

Donate
We recognize the issues facing America’s Mustang. Our efforts have shown that by training and gentling these horses, we increase their chances of adoption. We need your help in order for us to continue with program expansion, development and implementation. Won’t you partner with us in this journey to bring mustangs home?

As a nonprofit organization, the Mustang Heritage Foundation relies on private and corporate support to continue mustang training, adoption and education programs. There are a number of ways to show your support for MHF through time, sponsorship and monetary donations.

-Give a monetary donation
-Become an EMM or TIP trainer
-Become an annual member
-Sponsor an MHF program
-Adopt a mustang through an MHF program
-Attend and event
-Volunteer

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Donations can be mailed to:
Mustang Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 979
Georgetown, TX 78627
Or call our office at 512-869-3225 for more information.

 

For Kids
When we talk about spreading public awareness about the American Mustang, we mean this to be all-inclusive, for adults and children alike. Children are influenced by education and practice what they are taught. We have included some useful educational material in the links below. Children’s efforts are very important to protecting the American Mustang and we believe they can make a big difference.

Here’s how:

  • Learn more about mustangs and the challenges they face and tell your friends and family. More than 46,000 horses and burros are being held in off-range corrals in need of adoption. For more information about the challenges mustangs face, take a look at the BLM WH&B infographic.
  • Ask your parents or grandparents to let you “adopt” a stuffed mustang modeled after our own mascot, Heritage! Each doll is labeled with Heritage’s specific freezemark down the side of the neck. To purchase, visit our MHF online store.
  • If your parents let you have an account, “like” us on  Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Be sure to tell your friends to add us as well.
  • Color your own mustang! Click here to download your mustang worksheet to print and color. When you’re finished present it to a family member or friend as a surprise.
  • Mustangs make a great school report project. There is so much to be learned about these amazing animals. Be sure to check out some quick facts about history of wild mustangs and herd management areas here. 
  • Share your story! If you or a family member have previously adopted a mustang, know of a trainer who has competed in the Extreme Mustang Makeover or participated in the Trainer Incentive Program, or you’ve shown your mustang at different equine competitions, we want to hear about it! We love receiving feedback from adopters. Please feel free to send us photos or stories about your experiences.

 

For Teachers
The wild American Mustang has much to offer children of all ages. From the simplicity of family structure to the responsibility of caring for the world around us, mustangs can be a topic of great interest and educational value.

The Bureau of Land Management estimates that more than 67,000 wild horses and burros (approximately 55,311 horses and 11,716 burros) are roaming on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states based on the latest data available, compiled as of March 1, 2016. There are more than 45,000 wild horses and burros that are fed and cared for at short-term (corrals) and long-term (pastures) off-range holding facilities.  About $49 million from the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse & Burro’s budget is applied toward caring for animals in off-range corrals and pastures. All wild horses and burros in holding, like those roaming the public rangelands, are protected by the BLM under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

As this continues to be a growing concern for the nation, it is important that we educate tomorrow’s leaders on the plight of the American Mustang.

Use these fun and educational exercises in your classroom:

  • Make a Mustang (pdf) – Let your students color and create a freezemark for their own mustang. They can then explain to the class what region their mustang comes from and if attached to a broom or yardstick, you can even have a wild horse race!
  • Corral the Wild Horse (pdf) – This mustang themed version of Hangman is sure to entertain and educate at the same time.
  • Please Pass the Wheatgrass (pdf) – Most American wild horses and burros live on public lands in the West in distinct areas known as Herd Management Areas (HMAs). They share the land with numerous species of native wildlife as well as grazing livestock. The following demonstration shows how complex the management of an HMA is and how important it is to monitor the kinds of forage available and the number and types of animals present in an HMA.
  • Demands on the Land (pdf) – To get a feel for the difficulties involved in making land-use decisions, conduct this role-playing activity. Students will research and debate the viewpoints of different interest groups regarding the removal of horses from a wild horse and burro Herd Management Area (HMA).

 

For Businesses
Large companies often make charitable donations with the ability to create a tax write-off. By becoming a member of The Mustang Nation, you will be supporting public awareness through education, increasing gentling and training programs, and  providing adoption assistance.

As a company, you can make a difference by: 

  • Encouraging your company’s charitable support of the Mustang Heritage Foundation 501 (c)(3) public, charitable, nonprofit organization, by supporting a challenge grant fund drive where you match your employees’ contributions to the mustang cause.
  • Contact Kali Sublett, Executive Director, at kali@mustangheritagefoundation.org about sponsorship opportunities at various training events and our veterans program and harness both the power and the passion of mustang fans across the country.
  • Make a difference on a local level with a monetary donation which is not only tax deductible, but will in part go to help fund education, public awareness and gentling programs.

SPREAD THE WORD


Social media is a great resource for spreading awareness of mustangs and burros. Connect with us through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube or sign up for out monthly newsletter! In a society saturated with social media, it can be easy for many people to become misinformed about important issues. Allow us to be your guide in spreading the word about the American Mustang. Our goal is to accurately inform the public, connect with our supporters on a personal level, and work together to find adoptive homes for these animals.

The overpopulation of wild horses and burros is an issue that effects every tax-paying citizen in the United States. We have resources available to provide education and understanding of the issue. As Americans, it is our responsibility to help maintain, manage, and protect our national range land to ensure that there is a balance and stability in the use of our natural resources to support the livelihood of wild horses and burros.

For more information about the protection and management of wild horses and burros, please visit the links below.

Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Program History 

The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971

Wild Horse and Burro Numbers

Quick Facts about the American Mustang

Quick Facts about Rangeland Management and Natural Resources

 

Social Media
Feel free to visit us at any of our social media outlets! This is a great way to stay up to date on all of our activity and we would love to hear from you!

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SHARE YOUR STORY

Those who have had the privilege of adopting an American Mustang know of the special bond created between horse and owner. We want to hear of your amazing  stories and experiences and share them with others! Connect with us on social media or simply send us an email sharing your story.

NEWSLETTER

Just as we encourage mustang adopters and trainers to share their experiences, we want to keep our story relative to you. Every month, we invite you into our world through our Mustang Messenger Newsletter. We aim to keep our newsletter relevant, useful and interactive. We hope you’ll be encouraged, stay informed and share our story with others who can further our mission. To stay up to date on all things mustang related, sign up today!