Mustang Messenger
September 2008
News From The Mustang Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 703, Bertram, Texas 78605 (512) 355-3225 (512) 355-2737 fax
In This Issue
EMM Tickets Still Available!
Mustang Madness
Earn Thousands!
Special Extreme Week Events
Wyomingand Reno Results
Special Edition Saddle to Be Auctioned
Quick Links
MHF: In the News

Wild Horse and Burro Program

Where to Adopt

Extreme Mustang Makeover

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Calendar of Events

September 18-21

The Big One!

The Extreme Mustang Makeover!

Traveling to the Extreme Mustang Makeover?

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Great, we're looking forward to seeing you. With some additions and changes to the show, it's going to be a blast. Here are some links to help you on your way.

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Start your weekend early at the Mustang Makeover on Thursday, September 18 and watch the amazing talents of Extreme Mustang Makeover trainers as they perform at 'Stang Stage.

Admission to the event is a contribution to the Mustang Heritage Foundation.

Acts include juggling, singing. comedy, dancing and much, more more.

September 12 Deadline for Road to the Horse Drawing

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The Extreme Mustang Makeover and Road to the Horse have teamed up to make 2009 a year to remember as both groups offer VIP treatment to the lucky winners of trips to either event, just by completing a survey. No purchase is necessary.

Road to the Horse is providing a VIP package for two to the March 13-15, 2009, event. This includes two premiere tickets, two VIP passes (where you can rub elbows with the clinicians and celebrities, enjoy meals and complimentary drinks) and two nights' stay at the Road to the Horse host hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites.

Subject to change without notice.

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Special thanks to Young Living Essential Oils, sponsor of the Extreme Mustang Makeover: Mission 007 Youth Trainers Dinner.
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To learn more about becoming an affiliate partner for as little as $500, visit

Visit the Extreme Trade Show!
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The Extreme Mustang Makeover Trade Show has expanded and is filled with vendors chosen especially for the Mustang Fan.

Choose from trailers to custom clothing to tack and saddlery and much more.

Vendors to date include:

Mountain Feather Originals
The Mirror Effect
Stone Creek Ranch
Jimmy Driver
Forest Horse
Mathews Tack
B&B Western
North Texas Sundowner
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
Oak Flat Studio
Reata Rehab
OrthoFlex Saddlrey
Templeton Thompson
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Ken McNabb
Western Horseman
Fort Dodge
Zebu Designs
Wayne Hodges  Trailer
Pinchless Bits
Young Living
Isagenix Nutritionals

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Extreme Mustang Makeover Tickets Still Available . . .

EMM CollageTickets for the Extreme Mustang Makeover September 18-21 are still available, with some sections already SOLD OUT! But, you can still get your reserved seat tickets now!

More than 16,000 fans have filled the stands at events in Wisconsin, California and Wyoming. Order your tickets TODAY to ensure your special place at this year's Final event!

Tickets are required for the Top 10 Finals to be held in the historic Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum Saturday, September 20. All other events are at no charge including Mission 007: The Yearling Edition and Extreme Mustang Makeover In Hand and Horse Course Go Rounds and most importantly, your chance to ADOPT these amazing horses Sunday, September 21. Preview Mustangs to be adopted.

Box Seats SOLD OUT!
Get a ring-side seat to all the Extreme Mustang Makeover Finals action! Enjoy comfortable individual chairs in your own box
Advance Purchase: $20 each
Box Office (if available): $30 each
Enjoy an amazing perspective from comfortable stadium seats just above the concourse.
Advance Purchase: $15
Box Office (if available): $25
Order online, look for a retail location near you or call Ticketmaster at 866-448-7849

General Seating
General Seating is still available and free on a first come, first served basis at the show. A ticket coupon is required for admission and will not be distributed until day of the Finals event.

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Mustang Madness Continues!
Trainers use unique methods to draw attention; raise funds

Extreme Mustang Makeover trainers and their fans are using their imaginations and some unique methods to draw attention to their goal of competing at the 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover.

Remember Matt Replogle, the Las Vegas trainer riding his unnamed mustang to Fort Worth? We caught up with Matt in Wichita Falls, Texas, in late August. He was resting himself and his horse with plans to have a chiropractor examine the animal before hitting the road again. Check Matt's progress on his map and watch the seconds tick by on the countdown to the Makeover. You can also donate to the John Wayne Cancer Institute or the Mustang Heritage Foundation in support of Matt.

Ticket To TexasTrainer Judy Hall created a beautiful model horse she called Ticket To Texas and sold it on line to raise money for her trip. The model is of a tiger striped, line back Dun with all the primitive markings... including a marking on his forehead in the shape of Texas! Fans of the Extreme Mustang Makeover will have a chance to bid on a model by Judy fashioned after 2007 Champion Max during the September 21 adoption.

You can get caught up in the madness and excitement, too.

Two posters will be made available at the Extreme Mustang Makeover to commemorate the event.

Be Transformed"Be Transformed" is a beautiful photograph of 2007 Top 15 Finalist Jeremy Dunn and his amazing mustang, Ochos, taken by Western Horseman publisher Darrell Dodds during the 2007 Extreme Mustang Makeover. The photograph perfectly captures the relationship and trust developed between trainer and horse. The 11 X 14 poster is suitable for framing and will be available for $10.

Hey Judge"Hey Judge" is your own personal "cheer" and autograph poster. Wave it for the judges to see whenever your favorite enters the arena or makes a move that you think is a perfect "10". Or grab the autographs of your favorite trainers and celebrities at the show. "Hey Judge" is free with any purchase from the Mustang Heritage Foundation booth or with a $1 donation to the Foundation.

These are just a few of the fun items and collectibles that will be available at the Extreme Mustang Makeover. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, dedicated to its mission of raising awareness of and increasing the marketability of America's iconic wild horses for the purpose of increasing adoption into suitable homes.
Time to TIP Off!
Earn thousands in extra income through incentive program

TIP Logo We know times are tough, but here's a TIP on a good way to make some extra income with the talents you already have: The MHF Trainer Incentive Program!

Trainers receive limited compensation over a 90-day period for the care and training of one to four Mustangs and cash incentives when the Mustang is adopted. For example, if  the incentive Mustang is trained and adopted in 30 days or less, the trainer will receive $5 per day for care and $600 in bonus incentive pay. For 31-60 days, the per day fee is $4 and bonus pay is $500, while the per day fee is $3 for 61-90 days and bonus pay is $400. Horses not adopted in 91 days are returned to the BLM, with the trainer receiving $2 per day and no bonus pay. Mustangs can be returned within 15 days if it becomes apparent that it is un-adoptable.

Trainers can also be creative in the marketing of the mustangs by offering training packages and pricing to potential adopters based on the training and skills the horse displays.

To learn more about the program and apply, click here or download the application and information.
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Special Events, Special People, Special Week
Talents of the Heart and Soul on Display during Extreme Week

MaureenEven though you may not be a trainer or family member of a trainer at the Makeover, there will be plenty of activities and events to wow and inspire you.

First will be a unique Horses in Ministry workshop conducted by "Inspired by Horses," creator and former John Lyon's Perfect Horse editor Maureen Gallatin. A friend described Maureen's brand of practical insight as "a bridge between horsemanship and humanship."

Maureen also works with Equestrian Ministries International and has been helping people interested in horse ministry, from those who just enjoy good fellowship on the trail to people partnering with horses for therapeutic work or Cowboy Church. You're welcome to attend, whether you are currently using horses in ministry or just want to see how you can share the love of God using your love of horses.

The Workshop will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

templetonThursday evening, you can enjoy all kinds of good family fun when nearly 30 Extreme Mustang Makeove trainers showcase their talents outside the arena at 'Stang Stars on the 'Stang Stage in the Will Rogers Auditorium. Emceed by Nashville recording artist Templeton Thompson, who comes in partnership with Othoflex Saddlery, the Stang Stars will perform comedy, dance, singing and many more great acts. Templeton will also be making a special appearance during an exciting opening ceremonies during the Saturday night performance. Admission to the event September 18 at 7 p.m. is a donation to the Mustang Heritage Foundation.

country churchFinally, you won't want to miss Sunday morning church services September 21 at 8 a.m. in the John Justin arena led by Pastor Butch Ikels of The Country Church in Marion, Texas. Pastor Butch will be illustrating his message on horseback with trainer Abel Garcia of Sequin, Texas, and his mustang. Click here to learn more about the ministry and its message.

Mustangs Pull Double Duty in Single Weekend
Dual events result in adoption of 80 mustangs

Two events held concurrently August 15-16 in different states resulted in the adoption of more than 80 formerly wild horses through the Mustang Heritage Foundation's (MHF) Mustang Challenge and Extreme Mustang Makeover Mission 007 events.

"This was a great weekend for the Foundation staff as we are headed full steam into the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth," said MHF Executive Director Patti Colbert. "Having the opportunity to experience once again the dedication of these trainers in producing marketable horses is just the stimulus we need for the adoption of more than 300 horses in September."

Mission 007, held in conjunction with the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo, the yearling competition offered a purse of $5,000. A total of 45 trainers from seven states, 10 of whom were under 19, competed with more than 40 American Mustangs.

Roby/BravoTaking the win in the professional division was Marietta Roby of Terrebonne, Ore., with the gelding Bravo. A bright bay, Bravo lived up to his name performing in clown costume during the freestyle performance and dancing a little jig with his 41-year-old trainer. Judges Matt Sheridan and Saunya Bolton awarded the duo with a score of 150 out of possible 160 for first place and earnings of $700.

Butter BiscuitIn the amateur division, Konrad Jagst of Aptos, Calif., who had only trained one other horse, didn't let his inexperience show as he brought his stunning black gelding Butter Biscuit to the attention of the judges. The 6 foot 5 Jagst dwarfed the mustang as he worked covered the young horse  with a tarp and popped a whip from side to side. He bested a field of more than 20 contestants to earn a score of 131 from the judges and $700.

Erin/SolitaireFifteen-year-old Erin Hastey of Olivehurst, Calif., took the win in the youth division with a score of 140.5 with her filly Solitary Star. Performing to the theme of the James Bond film, Live and Let Die, Erin paced and maneuvered Solitaire to the rhythm of the music to take first place and a check for $300.

Nearly 1,000 miles east of Reno, 26 horse trainers and their formerly wild horses strutted their stuff at the first-ever Wyoming Mustang Challenge at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas. The Mustang Challenge proved to be a highly popular attraction at the new Equine Barn, with more than 800 attending the competition and adoption.

Zeph SchulzWorking with Marty, a 3-year old bay gelding from the Divide Basin herd management area (HMA) near Wamsutter, Wyo., Zeph Schulz of Coalville, Utah, edged the other competitors to win the $5,000 grand prize.

The skill of the trainers and the quality of the horses during the Challenge resulted in a high level of interest in the adoption.  Seventy-six registered adopters vied for the Challenge horses, with all 26 animals being adopted for an average winning bid of $1,800. 

Nigel. a 3-year old bay gelding from the Little Colorado HMA near Farson, Wyo., was adopted for $5,000, the high bid of the adoption. "Nigel" was trained by Justin Williams of Cheyenne, Wyo.

Special Edition Saddle to be Auctioned
One of Kind Work of Art by OrthoFlex Saddlery Available

Pete Kyle MexicanThis one of a kind, Mustang Heritage Saddle, by Orthoflex Saddleworks Inc., will be auctioned during the Extreme Mustang Makeover adoptoin in Ft Worth, Texas on September 21  All proceeds go to the Mustang Heritage Foundation.

A few facts about the saddle:

The MUSTANG HERITAGE FOUNDATION saddle is a one-of-a-kind.  It will not be manufactured again. 

The saddle, with its accompanying Breast Collar and Cantle Bag, has more than 160 hours of labor involved.  It was manufactured in the Warren, Arkansas facilities of Orthoflex Saddleworks Inc.  Made in the USA!

Orthoflex Saddleworks Inc. is the largest, and best, custom saddle maker in the world. Order one today and see what a difference a GOOD saddle makes.