Have you ever wondered what it would be like to adopt and ride a wild mustang?
Don't have the facilities required by the Bureau of Land Management?
Don't have time to gentle a mustang but would love to have and ride an American icon?
I can help!
I am what is called a T.I.P. trainer. I will gentle your mustang before you take him/her home. I will also be a mentor to help you with any problems you might have. If I don't have an answer for you, I will find one! We have quite the support group!
What do you have to do? Fill out the application for the Bureau of Land Management, and once they approve you, you pay $125 for the adoption fee.
Please e-mail me for details.
Karen and Tripp, who is my inspiration!
Karen and Tripp
Tripp was my 2008 EMM horse, formerly known as #6676. He came home with me! Yay!
I was one of 200 trainers selected to compete in the 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover in Ft. Worth, TX, and the horse that was selected for me was Tripp (we named him). I have been a life long horse lover/horse owner but have never officially trained a horse from beginning to end. Especially on a time limit!
My goal for this competition was to show that the average backyard horse person can gentle and train a mustang. It might take a while, but once you get there you will have a friend for life and it only gets better and better.
I am happy to say that Tripp has officially joined the family!
I also competed in the 2009 EMM in Murfreesboro, TN, and the 2010 EMM in Lincoln, NE.
My husband and I have the pleasure of having 6 mustangs on our place, in addition to 4 domestic horses, 3 mini horses, 2 BLM burros, a donk, and a llama.
I also have other hobbies. I love to read, paint ceramics, go letterboxing (letterboxing.org), garden, quilt, ride my motorcycle, scuba dive, and about anything that has to do with the outdoors. There just isn't enough time for it all, and as far as I am concerned, it is a good problem to have! :-)