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Youth Employment Program

The Mustang Heritage Foundation has received a grant from the Bureau of Land Management Environmental Education division to pay youth and young adults ages 15-24 to increase their knowledge of the history, characteristics and plight of the American Mustang and share this knowledge with others through an awareness campaign that includes press releases, social networking and community presentations. Mustang Apprentices will create a business plan for their personal horse training business and Camp Counselors will assist in the development and implementation of wild horse camps.

The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to increase the adoption of BLM-housed American Mustangs through innovative gentling competitions and awareness programs. In keeping with this mission, the Mustang Heritage Foundation has created the Youth Employment Program (YEP) in order to offer an opportunity for young people, ages 15-24, to be financially compensated for increasing the awareness of wild horse issues and adoption of wild horses while building vocational skills, work ethic and self-confidence. This program will educate and employ a caring and compassionate generation about wild horses, the environment and the role of the Bureau of Land Management.


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The Mustang Heritage Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public, charitable, nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating successful adoptions for America’s excess mustangs and burros. Founded in 2001, its mission is to help promote the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Program and increase the number of successful adoptions.

The Mustang Heritage Foundation is committed to:

* Supporting and advancing the repositioning of wild horses (hereafter referred to as mustangs) as a positive horse owning experience in conjunction with the BLM

* Assisting in creating a more marketable product through improving selection and expanded and enhanced training programs for critical mustang age groups

* Attracting potential adopters and assisting the BLM in turning prospects into adopters

* Providing information and education about mustangs and burros, their care, nurturing and use as athletes and companion animals

* Identifying and providing opportunities to become involved in the mustang and burro experience through adoption, volunteering, sponsorship and philanthropy

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Extreme Mustang Makeover

Here is some information of the purpose and objective of the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition.

The Mustang Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the BLM, created the Extreme Mustang Makeover event in order to recognize and highlight the value of Mustangs through a national training competition. This event gives the public a unique opportunity to see the results of wild horses becoming trained mounts. The purpose of the Extreme Mustang Makeover is to showcase the beauty, versatility and trainability of the rugged horses that roam freely on public lands throughout the West, where they are protected by the BLM under Federal law.

At the conclusion of the Extreme Mustang Makeover the participating Mustangs are available for adoption by competitive bid. Through these events the foundation offers the public a special opportunity to adopt a true Living Legend.

As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, The Mustang Heritage Foundation is committed to increasing the awareness and adoption of American Mustangs.

By demonstrating the ability of a Mustang to be an athlete and nurturing companion, the Foundation is successfully helping the Bureau of Land Management reposition some of the nearly 30,000 wild horses available for adoption.”

The Youth Mustang Makeover has the same objective except instead of training horses under saddle, we dedicate the entire time to a yearling with ground work and preparing them for under saddle training. Often when a horse has a very successful foundation on the ground, it transfers to a successful and easy transfer to the back of the horse when they’re ready.

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