Mustangs placed through MHF programs
Events since 2007
Number of states with trainers
THE PRIMARY MISSION of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to create and promote programs and activities that provide information and education about wild horses and burros, elevate their image and desirability, provide opportunities to become involved in the wild horse and burro experience and secure adequate numbers of caring homes for excess horses. Working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management the Mustang Heritage Foundation works to ensure healthy wild herds and rangelands through the placement of excess animals removed from public lands so future generations can enjoy this distinctive part of our American heritage. As a 501 (C)(3), public, charitable, nonprofit organization, the Mustang Heritage Foundation works to identify and develop sources of private financial funding to further support the mission of the Foundation.
The 2017-18 Impact Report

The 2017-18 Impact Report
43,813
MUSTANGS OFF-RANGE
Short & Long Term Holding
3,866
MUSTANGS ADOPTED
at Extreme Makeover Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS  

The Mustang Heritage Foundation produces national events and programs targeting potential adopters, youth, trainers and veterans to encourage education, training and the adoption of wild horses. 

3 CITIES. 100 DAYS.

With approximately 100 days to tame wild to mild, trainers from across America compete for cash and prizes through a national training competition that showcases the beauty, versatility and trainability of America’s mustangs.

EXTREME MUSTANG MAKEOVER

Trainers work with a mustang that has been virtually untouched by humans and have approximately 100 days to gentle, halter break and saddle train, build trust and develop a relationship with the horse to compete and win cash and prizes.

Fort Worth, TX – January 23-25 / Lexington, KY – June 25-27 / Los Angeles, CA – August 7-8

 

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OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND

For youth who want to become involved with American Mustangs the Mustang Heritage Foundation offers hands-on experiences for youth and young adults to learn about Mustangs and share their knowledge with others.

YOUTH

From the Extreme Mustang Makeover Youth Division competitions in Lexington, KY and Los Angeles  in 2020 to the Youth & Mustang TIP Challenge competitions across the country, the Mustang Heritage Foundation offers the opportunity for youth ages 8-17 to train a 12-24 month-old mustang and compete for cash and prizes.

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TRAINING FOR ADOPTION

The Mustang Heritage Foundation identifies talented trainers who employ their natural horsemanship techniques to gentle American Mustangs for adoption.

 

TIP TRAINER INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Halter train a wild horse or burro, place the animal in a new home and an approved trainer can earn up to $1000. An adopter can connect with TIP trainers and learn how they can adopt or purchase a mustang for $125.

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LET’S CELEBRATE

Let’s celebrate the horses that are a part of our heritage. Let’s celebrate the spirit and the power of these majestic animals. The American Mustang.

AMERICA’S MUSTANG

Through education we will be able to better understand the needs of the mustang. Through interaction and personal contact we can see and experience their beauty and spirit. Through competition we can fully realize their talents and why they made such an impact on creating the America we know today.

Watch for the America’s Mustang Experience trailer in 2019. Stand with wild mustangs with a virtual reality headset.

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FINDING HEALING

With the help of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, military veterans choose a BLM mustang, untouched by humans, and transform the horse in approximately 100 days to a gentle, adoptable equine companion.

VETERANS

The veteran experiences the transformation from “wild to mild” within the horse, while learning marketable vocational skills and gaining on-the-job training for a future occupation in the equine industry.

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THANKS TO OUR LIFETIME AND PARTNER LEVEL MEMBERS

Cat Zimmerman LIFETIME MEMBER
Catherine Spencer & Marcus Farny LIFETIME MEMBER
Stephanie Kerianvaughn LIFETIME MEMBER
Robin Lohnes LIFETIME MEMBER
Vicki Bass LIFETIME MEMBER
Libby Gaier LIFETIME MEMBER
Emilee Gettle LIFETIME MEMBER
Karen Brock LIFETIME MEMBER
Lois Dawn Fritz LIFETIME MEMBER
Robert Obenrader LIFETIME MEMBER
Lisa Osborn LIFETIME MEMBER
Dominique Morrison LIFETIME MEMBER
Annie MacDermaid LIFETIME MEMBER
Carol Logan PARTNER MEMBER
Mustang Camp PARTNER MEMBER
Trephina Galloway PARTNER MEMBER
Emma White PARTNER MEMBER
Tim Ivey PARTNER MEMBER
Shelly Nice, PhD LIFETIME MEMBER
Bobby Kerr LIFETIME MEMBER
Marsha Hartford-Sapp LIFETIME MEMBER
Peter Oppenheimer LIFETIME MEMBER
Margaret Lewis LIFETIME MEMBER
Linda Lee LIFETIME MEMBER
Savannah Rose LIFETIME MEMBER
Stephanie Dolence LIFETIME MEMBER
Heather Spencer LIFETIME MEMBER
Kate LaCroix LIFETIME MEMBER
Susan Duncan LIFETIME MEMBER
Dallas Miller LIFETIME MEMBER
Jeff Lasher LIFETIME MEMBER
Miles Matthews PARTNER MEMBER
Alexandra Davis PARTNER MEMBER
William Rogers PARTNER MEMBER
Connie Koehler PARTNER MEMBER