Stable Scoop Episode 29 – – Extreme Mustang Makeover

Jimmy Thomas on Pardon

Jimmy Thomas on Pardon

It is all about Mustangs this week as we take a look at one of the coolest events in America, the Extreme Mustang Makeover. We speak to Patti Colbert, Executive Director of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, about the state of the Mustang in America and how the Extreme Mustang Makeover is helping. Jim Thomas, two time participant in the Makeover, tells us what it is like to work with these magnificent equines. Listen in…

Stable Scoop Radio Show Episode 29 – Extreme Mustang Makeover:

  • The Mustang Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the BLM, created the Extreme Mustang Makeover event in order to recognize and highlight the value of Mustangs through a national training competition. The purpose of the Extreme Mustang Makeover is to showcase the beauty, versatility and trainability of the horses that roam freely on public lands throughout the West, where they are protected under Federal law.During competition, trainers are evaluated on the body condition of their American Mustangs, as well as their ability to handle the horse “in hand” through a series of maneuvers including picking up the horse’s feet, maneuvering it through obstacles and loading it into a trailer. Following the “in hand” course, trainers will mount their animals and complete a “horse course” that includes a series of obstacles and requires the trainer to demonstrate the level of competency the horse has accomplished. The finalists compete in a freestyle event. Following the competition, all competing Mustangs are available for adoption.
  • Thank you to Atlantic Horse Carriers for sponsoring the show. Atlantic Horse Carriers specializes in the transportation of horses all over the United States. They make many runs between Maine and Florida, but are happy to help you with your specific transportation needs. As a fully insured and licensed carrier, Victor and Maureen Brescia offer outstanding horse care while in transit. With over 30 years bringing horses safely to their destinations, it’s no wonder this professional couple is so highly regarded in the industry. Visit them at


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About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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