FROM WILD TO MILD. With approximately 100 days to tame wild to mild, trainers from across America continue to take the challenge of competing with an American Mustang at Extreme Mustang Makeover events in different U.S. cities. Trainers compete for cash and prizes while displaying the trainability of American Mustangs in hope of finding a suitable adopter or purchaser. The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Extreme Mustang Makeover event in order to recognize and highlight the value of mustangs through a national training competition and showcase the beauty, versatility and trainability of the rugged horses. After being selected a trainer picks up an American Mustang that has been virtually untouched by humans and has approximately 100 days to gentle, halter break and saddle train, build trust and develop a relationship with the horse to compete and win.
Take it to the EXTREME. Horse and rider teams compete in preliminary classes that include evaluating the horse’s ability to maneuver through patterns and/or trail courses, highlighting the abilities of the Mustang. The Mustangs encounter obstacles similar to those expected during a ride on a nature trail.