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This is a non-commercial, independent website, owned and written by Nancy Kerson, for the benefit of actual and potential adopters of BLM Mustangs and Burros and similar animals.

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Working With Wild Horses, Second Edition
Working With Wild Horses
Second Edition 
Printed Book $23
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Now available on iTunes!

This website is owned and created
by Nancy Kerson, a private
citizen - I am not the BLM or anyother branch of  government!

Information about BLM adoptions
is offered as a service, to help
mustangs find homes and to
promote public appreciation of
wild horses and burros.

For information about the BLM
Wild Horse & Burro Program,
please call (866) 4MUSTANGS
or Click HERE

Please direct adoption questions
to the BLM, not to me.

And I sure as heck am not a
Mustang car dealership!

I have NO horses or burros for
sale and am not interested in
buying or listing or otherwise
promoting your sale animals!

This website:
Copyright 2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
All Rights Reserved.
I am happy to share, but please
give me a credit when you
"borrow" things off my website!


Kitty Lauman:
From Wild to Willing:
Using the Bamboo Pole to Gentle Mustangs
More from Lauman Training available now!

2-DVD set: almost 3 hours of instruction!

$39.95 plus $5 shipping/handling = $44.95 total

BUY 2 DVD Set:

Can't Order Online?
No Problem!
Just email us and we'll tell you
how to mail order

Lesley Neuman:
The First Touch
Gentling Your Mustang

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!




Ruby from Twin Peaks, Our First BLM Mustang

October 23, 2000: 2 hours after arriving at our house from the BLM Adoption, our daughter, Saanen,  posed with our new filly.
Wild, huh?

January, 2004: Ruby & Michael

2005: at a Jerry Tindell Challenges Clinic

Fall, 2006: Ruby has matured into a beautiful mare. Mike is training her to both ride and drive.

Fall 2007: Riding at Pt. Reyes National

Ruby in fall of 2008 on The Fearful Crossing Wagon Train & Pioneer Trail Ride

We adopted Ruby, our first mustang, on October 22, 2000 at the BLM Satellite Adoption in Vallejo, CA. She was a bright, inquisitive-looking filly, who was so light on her feet, she nearly floated when she ran.

She "chose" us, in a way. We had planned on getting a buckskin or a pinto, and this little girl was plain brown. But she kept looking at us, almost haunting us. Every time we looked over in her direction, she was looking back at us! Michael reported that he woke up in the middle of the night after our visit on Friday, and he "saw" the little filly looking right at him. He went back Saturday morning and adopted her!

Before we loaded her up for home, we asked Lesley Neuman*, the on-site mentor, if she would work with her for a little while to show us how to get started.  

Lesley agreed. It took about an hour and a half, to get Ruby to accept touching and stand calmly with a human. She was off to a great start - the initial contact with people had started, and she was on her way to being gentled.

* We were so impressed by Lesley's work that we made her a video for new adopters. Click here for more info about that.

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