Mustangs Find Adoptive Homes
The Mustang Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Georgetown, Texas, has placed more than 1,226 gentled mustangs for the fiscal year of 2016, breaking the foundation’s previous record of 943 horses in 2015.
The Bureau of Land Management estimates 47,000 mustangs and burros have been gathered from the range and placed in off-range corrals and pastures. Care and feed costs for the animals have reached nearly $49 million per year.
Through a partnership with the BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program, the MHF strives to showcase the skills and trainability of the excess mustangs in hopes of increasing the adoption of the legendary horses through a number of training and adoption programs.
Since its creation in 2007, the MHF has held more than 70 Extreme Mustang Makeovers in 30 cities in 22 states, promoting the talents and trainability of America’s Mustangs in hopes of increasing the adoption of these majestic horses. This wild-horse training event placed more than 300 mustangs into adoptive homes in 2016.
The 2017 Extreme Mustang Makeover schedule is posted at www. extrememustangmakeover.com.
The Mustang Heritage Foundation has placed more than 1,226 gentled mustangs for the fiscal year of 2016; 300 mustangs were placed into adoptive homes through the organization’s Extreme Mustang Makeover events (shown).