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 […]

Local Trainer Competes in Extreme Mustang Makeover

Queen Creek horsewoman competes in her first, wild-horse training event. When 31-year-old horse trainer Wanette Wilson heard that the Extreme Mustang Makeover (EMM) competition was coming to Queen Creek, she knew she wanted in. Even though an endometriosis diagnosis threatened to hold her back, she applied—and was accepted—as a 2016 competitor for the event, which […]

America’s Mustang Stops in Arizona, Missouri and Virginia

Celebrate American Mustangs through Second-Annual Tour AUSTIN, TEXAS – March 21, 2016 – The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) has announced that the 2016 America’s Mustang tour will have three celebration expos: Queen Creek, Ariz., Sedalia, Mo. and Lexington, Va. Now in its second year, the campaign educates Americans about wild mustangs and preserving public lands […]

Receive $1000 per Head for Housing and Gentling Mustangs and Burros Through the Storefront Program

The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) is expanding its Storefront Training and Adoption Program in hopes of offering more gentled mustangs and burros to the public through a national trainer base, an effort to support its mission of increasing the adoption of America’s excess mustangs and burros. The Bureau of Land Management currently estimates 58,000 wild […]