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News.bytes Extra, issue 507

Mustangs visit Napa, in movies and real life

Attendees at the Napa Valley Film Festival last week took part in a multi-media program on BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, with films, a panel discussion and opportunity to meet mustangs. (text continues below)

a woman introduces her horse to two youngsters
Nancy Kerson shows off her mustang, Dakota, that she adopted at Napa earlier this year.

Amy Dumas, BLM California State Wild Horse and Burro Program lead, joined James Kleinert, director of "Wild Horses and Renegades", and other panelists in a discussion following the showing of Kleinert’s film.

Following the panel discussion, volunteers Melanie Gheno and Mike and Nancy Kerson held a meet and greet for the public with their mustangs, Dakota, Sparky and Ruby.

To conclude the program, the Mustang Heritage Foundation presented their movie “Wild Horse,Wild Ride” that followed trainers getting their mustangs ready to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover.

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James Kleinert, Craig Downer, Wesley Elliott and Amy Dumas take part in a panel discussion at the film festival.

a woman introduces her horse to several children and a woman
Melanie Gheno introduces her mustang, Sparky, to young admirers.

- David Christy, BLM Central California Public Affairs, 11/15/11

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Last updated: 11-21-2011