Mus­tangs Find Adop­tive Homes

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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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF MHF

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).

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