Morris County Teen has a Knack for Taming Wild Horses

Cat Zimmerman was just 12 years old when she picked up her first mustang for the Extreme Mustang Makeover Youth Challenge. She and that horse, “Comacheria,” better known as Monche, ended up fourth overall out of 17 competitors, an experience Zimmerman calls “a huge roller coaster of ups, downs, and turns.” Now 14, Zimmerman, Morristown, […]

Woman Takes Home Wild Horse She Trained

Kelsey Spencer didn’t place in the top 10 at the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition, but she did take home her beloved horse, Annie. “She did really great,” said Spencer, a 2011 Hoover High graduate. ‘I’m really happy I brought her back home.” She trained Annie, short for Raggedy Ann, in 100 days to compete against […]

Woman Trains Wild Horse for Competition

JEROMESVILLE “Hi, girlie.” Kelsey Spencer spoke softly and stepped into a stall next to 900 pounds of wild-born mustang. “How’s my girlie?” she cooed to Annie, a 6-year-old mare the color of cinnamon. Annie stood still. Spencer slipped a halter over Annie’s head and led her from the stall. The horse followed. No nips, no […]

Piermont Teen Gives Wild Mustang a Home

Piermont — Joia Covert had barely stepped into the paddock when Gypsy sauntered over and leaned in close to be petted. Not unusual behavior for a horse, perhaps, but for the young mustang, the short walk toward her new owner reflects just how far she’s come. Joia, 15, adopted Gypsy this spring through a program […]