Mustang Mentors - Joining Veterans with Wild Horses.
Finding Adoptive Homes for Mustangs while finding Healing for Themselves.
What is the Mustang Mentor program?
The Mustang Mentor Program supports Veterans through providing a wild horse training experience. With the help of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, veterans choose a Bureau of Land Management wild horse, untouched by humans, and transform the horse in approximately 100 days to a gentle, adoptable animal. The veteran experiences the transformation from “wild to mild” within the horse. The previously wild horses are then placed into adoptive homes.
Veterans learn marketable vocational skills and have the opportunity to be certified stable managers through the Certified Horsemanship Association. Their families enjoy related equine activities and youth camps.
Mustang Mentor Pilot Program - June 2013
The Mustang Mentor program plans to offer the wild horse training experience and family support to veterans and their families in 2014. Each quarter, veterans will be assigned a wild horse to train and gentle. Plans also include sharing work on a statewide and national basis though the creation of satellite Mustang Mentor programs and facilities.
What can you do?
Veterans need opportunities that are active and challenging. They come from a life of active duty and activity is healing. Working with a wild horse is challenging while connecting with an animal in need. Your tax-deductible contribution will help Veterans in the following ways:
Mustang Mentors is 100% funded by private donations. Every dollar received goes directly to funding the pick-up, gentling, and training process for each veteran and Mustang.
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