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The desire to adopt a trained Mustang is growing thanks in part to the mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation to increase the adoption of Bureau of Land Management-housed American Mustangs through innovative gentling competitions and awareness programs. Currently, the Mustang Heritage Foundation offers potential adopters two ways to adopt gentled Mustangs – the Extreme Mustang Makeover Events and the Trainer Incentive Program.
Extreme Mustang Makeover events are held throughout the United States. Trainers spend approximately 100 days working with Mustangs that were virtually untouched by humans prior to the beginning of the competition.
The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Extreme Mustang Makeover events to recognize and highlight the value of Mustangs through a national training competition. These events give the public a unique opportunity to see the results of wild horses becoming trained mounts. The purpose of the Extreme Mustang Makeover is to showcase the beauty, versatility and trainability of the rugged horses that are held in Bureau of Land Management facilities.
At the conclusion of the Extreme Mustang Makeover the participating Mustangs are available for adoption by competitive bid. These events offer the public a special opportunity to adopt a true living legend. Adopters must meet BLM requirements and be approved by BLM. The Extreme Mustang Makeover events give adopters a great opportunity to watch horses compete and talk to the horses’ trainers to get insight into which Mustang will work best for them.

For more information or to see the current schedule for Extreme Mustang Makeovers, visit the EMM web site.
Trainer Incentive Adoptions
Through the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program, horse enthusiasts can adopt gentled Mustangs that are halter broke. Mustangs gentled through the Trainer Incentive Program are 3 to 6 years old. Mustangs are available for adoption across the United States. The adoption fee for TIP-trained horses is a low $125. That’s the same price adopters pay at BLM facilities for “untouched” horses!
Mustangs in the TIP program are halter broke, allow all four hooves to be picked up and cleaned, and load and unload from a trailer. Adopters can contract with a TIP trainer for additional training services such as saddle training for an addition fee to be worked out between trainer and adopte
Don’t miss your opportunity to own an American legend! Adopt an American Mustang today through the Mustang Heritage Foundation!
  • Click here to learn more and to view gentled mustangs ready for adoption!



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