Mustangs placed through MHF programs
Events since 2007
Number of states with trainers
WHAT WE DO
There are nearly 50,000 wild mustangs and burros in holding pastures and corrals, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, waiting to find a home. 
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 animals removed from public lands so future generations can enjoy this distinctive part of our American heritage.We’re dedicated to facilitating successful placements for America’s excess wild mustangs and burros through innovative programs, events and education. With training programs that help more mustangs become gentled and adopted and educational programs that spread the mission of MHF, we’ve helped bring more than 15,000 mustangs home and into private care since 2007.

Learn more about our progress in our latest impact report and how, with your help, we can bring more mustangs home.

2018-19 Impact Report

2018-19 Impact Report

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
Toby Gibbon LIFETIME MEMBER
 Shannon McClure LIFETIME MEMBER
 Dan Weible LIFETIME MEMBER
 Patsy Jo Miles  LIFETIME MEMBER
 Barbara Cool LIFETIME MEMBER
 Jesus Jauregui LIFETIME MEMBER
Miriam Pleiss LIFETIME MEMBER
Robert Henrichson LIFETIME MEMBER
Jon Henrichson LIFETIME MEMBER
Jennifer Hinkel LIFETIME MEMBER
Mustang Camp 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
William Rogers PARTNER MEMBER
Connie Koehler PARTNER MEMBER
Meghan Davis PARTNER MEMBER
Ted Staub PARTNER MEMBER
Sarah Samson PARTNER MEMBER
Scott Averill PARTNER MEMBER
Melinda Pierce PARTNER MEMBER
Leslie Siers PARTNER MEMBER