Veterans to experience life-changing encounter with wild horses

The 2018 Mustang heritage Foundation Veterans Program will kick off March 6. This opportunity will give veterans a possible life-changing encounter with wild horses. With the help of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, military veterans can choose a Bureau of Land Management mustang, untouched by humans, and transform the horse in approximately weeks into a gentled, adoptable equine companion.

The 2018 session begins at the MHF Headquarters in Georgetown, Texas and is geared towards the experience of working with a wild horse, gaining equine vocational skills and general equine knowledge as well as pushing veterans to do something different—work with a professional trainer to gentle a mustang and ready it for adoption.

The veteran experiences the transformation from “wild to mild” by working with the mustangs while learning marketable vocational skills and gaining on-the-job training for a future occupation in the equine industry if they choose. The previously wild horses are available for adoption by the veteran participant or placed into private care.

The MHF Veterans Program is hands-on and often challenging. Working with mustangs is an experience that connects the veterans with an animal in need. This program has successfully helped veterans lead more productive lives both on the job and at home. The MHF Veterans Program is completely reliant on donations. You can be a part of a mustang or veterans life and give them the chance for change by making a donation.

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About the Mustang Heritage Foundation

The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to create and promote programs and activities that provide information and education about wild horses, elevate their image and desirability, provide opportunities to become involved in the wild horse experience and secure adequate numbers of caring homes for excess horses. Working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Mustang Heritage Foundation is passionate about the successful placement of mustangs into private care so future generations can enjoy this distinctive feature of our American heritage. The Mustang Heritage Foundation has placed over 9,400 mustangs into private care since 2007.