work with wild horse programs to minimize captive horse suffering,
promote modern training methods, and campaign to create successful
- Find effective methods to train all ages of mustangs;
- Facilitate successful placement of mustangs in adoptive homes;
- Educate individuals in the process of training and placement;
- Conduct scientific research into issues pertaining to mustang taming and adoption.
Elements of our program:
For each of these there is special kinds of cost.
Training Element Objectives
The training method shall produce a mustang that:
- is human friendly,
- can be caught and haltered,
- can be brushed,
- will lead,
- will stand tied,
- will allow his feet to be cleaned, and
- will load into a horse trailer.
- create a demand for mustangs with relationship based training,
- use modern media outlets to broaden placements to region wide,
- take mustangs on the road to showcase their desirability,
- match horses with adopters for good relationship and discourage problematic adoptions,
- maintain contact with adopters to offer assistance with any problems they experience.
Education Element Objectives
The student will be able to:
- train a wild horse using principles of behavior modification,
- accurately describe the individual horse temperament and physical characteristics,
- write an advertisement,
- develop a marketing plan to find a horse adopter, and
- be certified as a mustang trainer and wild horse and burro adoption agent.
The criteria for research shall be:
- to have the potential to improve training methods;
- to increase our understanding of the naive equine mind; or
- to clarify issues that are difficult to study in domestic horses;
- to not negatively impact the human-animal bond for any individual mustang studied.