The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Trainer Incentive Program, better known as TIP, to bridge the gap between potential adopters/purchasers and American Mustangs housed at Bureau of Land Management (BLM) off-range facilities. The MHF is looking for talented trainers who employ natural horsemanship techniques to gentle American Mustangs. The MHF is also looking to match qualified adopters/purchasers with approved TIP trainers.

Mustangs are considered gentle when they are halter broke, will pick up all four feet, and will load and unload from a trailer.

LOCATE A GENTLED MUSTANG

Follow these steps to find your TIP animal.

  1. Find a mustang or burro currently in training. View TIP animals currently available for adoption on the TIP Facebook page OR find an approved trainer using the interactive search below who may have TIP animals in training.
  2. Download the BLM adoption/purchase application. For more information on facility requirments click here.
  3. Mail your completed adoption application to the BLM office in your state. Click here for a list of these offices.
  4. What should you expect from your TIP trainer and gentled mustang? Click here to learn more about the TIP adoption process and what to expect when adopting a mustang through the program.
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KateLaCroix3807 Sierra Hwy, #6-46033807 Sierra Hwy, #6-4603ActonCA935106613128297onlymustangs4me@aol.com
JoseParra37016 87th St E Littlerock, Ca 93543PO Box 183LittlerockCA935438184196855joe@familyhorses.net
NickiCreasey5240 Garton Road5240 Garton RoadCastle RockCO801047134942867whiterockburros@gmail.com
Stephanie Linsley42132 RIDGE RD42132 RIDGE RDDeer TrailCO801053036217752info@greatescapesanctuary.org
AshleyStevenson1031 Hyde Park Rd1031 Hyde Park RdLoxahatcheeFL334709546050028Lakotasurprise@aol.com
SandraClark1652 Geron Williamson Road1652 Geron Williamson RoadLyonsGA304369125857905silkyshotshot@gmail.com
BriannaWright317 North Main St317 North Main StSwainsboroGA304014784942191briannanicole08@icloud.com
Matt & StacieZimmerman9880 Blanc Lane9880 Blanc LaneCaldwellID836075412120035zimht111@gmail.com
NadiaHeffner5605 W 500 S5605 W 500 SWestpointIN479927655722690doublehhorsefarm@gmail.com
Matt Bischof756 Alvista Loop756 Alvista LoopHamiltonMT598404068802364mustangmatt@yahoo.com
MustangCamp2455 CR 379, Cuba NM 87013PO Box 620BlancoNM874125054192575patricia@mustangcamp.org
JasmineCyphert1400 South Beaver Creek Road1400 South Beaver Creek RoadSeal RockOR973765419615972sealrockstables@hotmail.com
EricaFitzgerald8490 NW Moores Valley rdPO Box 591YamhillOR971485037025359ericafitzgerald77@yahoo.com
Jani MariZigray-Cochran14095 East Evans Creek Rd14095 East Evans Creek RdRogue RiverOR975375415820717donjani@q.com
SuzanneMyers790 Shady Dell Road790 Shady Dell RoadPort MatildaPA168708142806086suzanne@nextlevelhorsemanship.com
RogerBurnhope11315 N 10800 W11315 N 10800 WTremontonUT84337(435) 279-3822rockin.rtranch@gmail.com
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DennyLottman24509 SD Hwy 24824509 SD Hwy 248Belvidere SD575216053663595lottmanmachineandwelding@yahoo.com
AnnieMacDermaid18048 E Stacey Road18048 E Stacey RoadQueen CreekAZ851424803527827Wildmustangannie@yahoo.com

BECOME APPROVED

Follow these steps to become an approved trainer:

  1. Make sure you have the appropriate Bureau of Land Management (BLM) facility requirements. Click here for more details.
  2. Complete the TIP Trainer Application APPLY HERE  or call our office at (512) 869-3225 to have the application and more information mailed to you.
  3. Once your application has been approved, you will be notified by phone and mail. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
  4. Make an appointment with BLM to pick up your TIP animal(s.) Click here to see a map of the pick-up locations and contact information for the BLM facilities. Some BLM offices allow TIP animals to be picked up during satellite adoptions. Click here to see a schedule of BLM satellite adoptions.
  1. Begin the gentling process. You have a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 90 days to complete this process.
  2. Find a qualified adopter. You may utilize our Facebook page that allows TIP trainers to post videos and information about mustangs currently in training. Click here to preview the page. Click here to download the adoption application. Click here for a listing of BLM offices. You will mail the the adoption application to the office in your state.
  3.  Get Paid. Once all required paperwork has been submitted to the Mustang Heritage Foundation and the BLM, the TIP trainer should expect payment. Please see the Program Expectations and Requirements for full details regarding adoption and the payment process.

The Mustang Heritage Foundation is dedicated to finding homes for every American Mustang in holding. With your help, we can facilitate successful mustang adoptions/purchases through the trainer incentive program (TIP). This year, the Mustang Heritage Foundation has placed  1,649 mustangs – a record breaking year – however, there are still more mustangs in off-range corrals needing homes. You can help, by making a gift today. Join us, 100% of your donation is dedicated to Bringing Mustangs Home.

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The Mustang Heritage Storefront, developed by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, is meant to target trainers/facilities with a proven track record and the facilities necessary to hold and care for at least 10 wild horses or burros at one time.

The Storefront program is operated by the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF), in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program. The Storefront Program is part of the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) and is available to individuals/organizations who have successfully been approved by MHF as a TIP Trainer, and have been approved by the BLM to house 10 or more wild horses or burros at any given time. Through this program there are two options. One is gentling the animals and finding an adopter/purchaser or serving as a pick-up location for other approved TIP
trainers, adopters or purchases.

If you are interested in becoming a Storefront, please complete and send in the Storefront Interest Form to tip@mustangheritagefoundation.org.

 

 

 

The mission of the MHF is to increase the adoption of BLM-housed American Mustangs and burros through innovative gentling (training) competitions and awareness programs. In keeping with this mission, the TIP Challenge has been created to place mustangs and burros in adoptive homes. These challenges involve youth (8-17 years of age) and adults (ages 18 and up) in the adoption and training of Mustangs and burros. Participants help promote the adoption of these national treasures by showcasing the animal’s value and trainability.

 

Click on a location above for information and directions.

BLM Pick-Up Locations      TIP Storefront Locations

 

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