Lesley Neuman: The First Touch Gentling Your Mustang $45.00
Lesley works with 3 wild horses at a BLM adoption, and very clearly explains what is happening, what she is doing, & what she sees in each horse as it progresses. Study this video and you can learn "pressure and release" gentling techniques to gentle your own new mustang!
Help for Burro adopters! Crystal Ward Donkey Training
All the basics of gentling, handling, and training. A MUST for new burro adopters! Good for domestic donkeys, too!
Plus 3 more identified Herd Areas (not the same as Herd Management Area) 2 have been zeroed out. The third, West Douglas, was scheduled to be zeroed out, but a 2009 lawsuit succeeded in stopping it.
"This removal never happened for two reasons. The BLM lacked the funding to conduct the gather and on August 5, 2009 District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled against the removal of these horses after Dr. Don Moore, The Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Coalition, Inc. and the American Mustang and Burro Coalition, Inc. filed suit against the removal. Judge Collyer also ruled in her decision that the removal of the horses was beyond the authority of the BLM as stated in the Wild Horse Act."
George Roosevelt, Riders For The Brand Wild Horse Club
Winston, a Colorado Mustang
We recently adopted a 3 year old Mustang from the BLM area in Canon City, CO. The horse was saddle trained by one of the inmates at the co-located prison. The inmates showed off their horses to us and then I was able to ride the ones I was interested in. I selected Winston, a dark gray with some evidence(?) of Appaloosa in his face.
He was brought to our property yesterday and it was such a joy to be able to work with him. After getting acclimated to my property I got him dressed up and we rode on my back acreage. He is so willing to please and patient. He even let me know that I was doing something wrong. After our ride it was evident that Winston bonded with me. When I looked in on him last night before I went to sleep he came over for a hug and did the same this morning just before I fed him.
MITCHEL BART, GS-11, DAFC
721 CS/SCXP COMMUNICATIONS PLANNER
Cheyenne Mountain AFS, CO
Colorado has 4 Herd Management Areas and 3 Herd Areas that have either been zeroed out or are targeted for being zeroed out:
Hey there...my name is Amber, and this is my Mustang from Colorado. His name it Buddy-Lee. He is THE SWEETEST horse that I have EVER encountered. Hard to believe that he was captured in the wild. He's so calm, he's just standing there in an open field, no halter rope on or anything. I guess he's a little too busy with eating grass to go anywhere though...haha. ~Amber~
Dear Amber: Who do you think I am - BLM or something? Please see the disclaimer at the top left of each page. - Nancy
APACHE We adopted this pretty girl for our son, Damien, 2 yrs ago from the Canon City Adoption Center. She's from Piceance-East Douglas area. She was off the range for 3 months when we got her at 18 months, and my son has done all the training on her. She has always been affable and steadfast. She's coming four and does it all. He takes her hunting and is gun broke. My husband and son are both Confederate Re-enactors and this will be her first year doing that.
This year I'll finally be getting mine and hope it turns out as nice as Apache.