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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 08/05/09
Contacts: Amy Rubino    

Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held at the Wyo. State Fair

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) is hosting the Wyoming Extreme Mustang Makeover on August 14 – 15, 2009 at the Wyoming State Fair.

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  • The Wyoming Extreme Mustang Makeover will host ten trainers and 14 saddle-trained geldings. These trainers will compete with the wild horses they have trained for approximately 100 days. Trainers will be judged on the body condition of the horse, and how well the horse executes maneuvers and completes obstacles.

    The competition will take place in the New Equine Barn at the Wyoming Fairgrounds, 400 W. Center., Douglas, Wyo. In-Hand/Conditioning and Horse Course Competition will be on August 14 from 1-8 p.m. The Top Ten Freestyle Finals will be held on August 15 from 2-4 p.m. directly followed by the horse adoption by oral bid.

    In addition to the 14 horses that will be competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover, The Mantle Training Facility is bringing yearlings – five geldings and five mares that are all halter trained. Three halter-trained females and two halter-trained burros will be provided by the Wyoming Honor Farm. These horses will also be up adoption directly after the Extreme Mustang Makeover Competition on Friday August 14. Applications can be obtained at the competition.

    In order to be considered for adoption applicants must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have at least a 400 square foot pen for each horse adopted. Height of the pen must be 6 foot tall for an ungentled horse or 5½ feet for a gentled horse. A covered horse trailer with a swing gate is required for horse transportation. Call 1-800-4MUSTANGS for more information.

    The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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    Last updated: 08-11-2009