Wild Mustangs to be Adopted in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBS11) – More than 60 American Mustangs recently trained during an Extreme Mustang Makeover will find new homes this weekend during a mustang competition and auction in Fort Worth. Other, still-wild Mustangs will be adopted by trainers to begin their 100-day ‘makeover.’ They come from overpopulated federal land. The government’s options were let […]

Burbank Brothers Spend Their Summer Vacation Training Wild Mustangs

While many students enjoyed this past summer traveling, going to concerts or hanging out with their friends, Burbank resident Roberto Flores spent his break from school taming a wild mustang. Flores, 19, spent about nine hours each day over the past three months in Sunland with his 12-year-old brother, Johnny, training wild mustangs for the […]

Wild Mustang Gets ‘Extreme Makeover’ from Harbinger Trainer

Almost everyone has heard about extreme makeovers. On reality TV, almost anything, from bodies to homes to ragged old cars, can be made over. But unless you’re interested in taming wild horses, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of the Extreme Mustang Makeover, held in cities around the U.S., including a recent event in […]

Extreme Mustang Makeover

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — It was a rainy, 40 degree day when Kelsey Spencer brought her wild mustang home for the first time. She would spend the next 4 ½ hours in the pouring rain, trying to gain enough trust to lead the wild mustang to her stall. “I was down there for about the first […]

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 […]