I’m fired up today over a terrific rescue operation under way for some of our nation’s wild mustangs. I learned more about it last night from watching the “Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover” competition on the the Rural Farm TV High Def channel. As impressive as the mustangs were in the show ring while carrying their riders over barrels, chasing down cows, performing roll backs, and doing flying lead changes while bridleless, it was even more impressive how bonded their handlers were to the horses. And all this after just 120 days of human handling. The owner/trainers were also competing for a top prize of $50,000. Incredibly, the exhibitors truly seemed to care more about how well their rescued horses took to being good all-around riding horses than they did about the prize money.
Best of all, the show demonstrates what great friends/mounts the wild horses can become with the right kind of training. Because the competition generated so much interest, the deadline to submit an application to adopt a mustang has been extended until Monday, March 7th. So how ‘bout it NY breeders and horsemen/women? Save a mustang, forge a bond, win some money!
You can read more about the Mustang Makeover below. Maybe there are some lessons in there for those of us who already love and revere our off-track thoroughbreds. Let’s do a better job of highlighting what great mounts and friends our OTTB’s can become. I’d love to see pictures and read your stories about your t-bred!
Application deadline extended to March 7!
April 16, 2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Adoption – Fort Worth, Texas
Televised live on RFDTV, Dish Network Channel 231, DirecTV Channel 345
Download an event poster here to raise awareness in your hometown.
$200,000 in Purses and Bonuses Available at 2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover
New divisions, more prize money and extra bonuses will make the Fort Worth, Texas event the talk of the equine world!
Building on the success of the 2010 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, 200 mustangs will be available for adoption April 16 and will be eligible for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes at the 2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held September 15-17 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to the $100,000 Legends division, two new divisions will be added – the $50,000 Idols division and the $20,000 Stars division. Mustangs competing in the Legends and Idols division will participate in three classes – trail, pattern, and trainer’s choice. Mustangs competing in the Star division will be shown in-hand and will not be ridden in the competition.
Get more information on adoption and the event by downloading the Adoption Application and Competition outline below!
Adoption Application: Download application here *Only approved bidders will be allowed to participate in the April 16th adoption.
Adoption Application Due: MARCH 7th
Mustangs: Click here to view all 210 mustangs available for adoption.
Q&A: Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions.
Event Location: John Justin Arena, Will Rogers Memorial Complex, 3301 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Event Dates: Thursday September 15th thru Saturday September 17th
Tickets: All events are FREE to the public, excluding the Saturday Finals performance, which costs only $15! Click here to purchase your tickets today!
Schedule: Coming Soon!
Hotel and RV Information: Coming Soon!