Opportunities abound for youth who want to become involved with American Mustangs. The Mustang Heritage Foundation offers hands-on experiences as well as distance opportunities for youth and young adults to learn about Mustangs and share their knowledge with others.
- In 2013, the Mustang Heritage Foundation introduces Mustang Million, and the opportunity for youth ages 8-17 to compete for their share of an estimated $50,000 in prize money.
- Youth have approximately 120 days to gentle and train a previously “untouched” Mustang adopted through a Mustang Million adoption-auction.
- Goals of training include halter breaking, trailer loading, picking up feet and leading through obstacles and maneuvers.
- At the end of the training period, youth and yearlings compete at Mustang Million in Fort Worth, Texas, September 16-21 for cash and prizes.
- Youth and their families can adopt a yearling at one of eight Mustang Million adoption-auctions held across the United States.
- For more information, click here or visit www.mustangmillion.com.
- The Youth & Yearling Mustang Challenge (YAY) is a segment of the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program (TIP).
- YAY events are held regionally and are hosted and managed by approved TIP trainers.
- Youth involved in these events gentle and train a yearling Mustang to prepare for a competition to win prizes and awards.
- For more information, click here.
Camp Wildfire is a day camp that focuses on providing an exciting experience for youth to learn more about the American Mustang and land stewardship.
Additional Camp Wildfire dates and locations to be announced soon!
The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to increase the adoption of Bureau of Land Management-housed American Mustangs through innovative gentling competitions and awareness programs.
Be sure to visit The Mustang Nation for fun games and resources that you can use for school reports.