In September 2008, the BLM announced plans for possible euthanasia of America's Living Legends. Faced with too many horses and lack of funding to continue feeding those in Long Term Holding, they went to the public for possible alternative solutions.
Enter Mustang U. Dedicated to the adoption and preservation of Sale Authority Mustangs, who would otherwise face an uncertain future, this new non-profit pending organization, based in Western Washington, has placed 11 horses in adoptive homes since April 2009. They are, one mustang at a time, lessening the load of the BLM's Long Term Holding issues.
Mustang U provides foster homes for these horses while transitioning them from wild to domestic lives. They offer education, support and mentoring to potential adopters, which helps facilitate strong bonds with their horses and ensure long term placements.
Between August 17-23 you can come see these Living Legends at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, WA. Meet the board of directors, made up of 5 women who describe how their lives have been enriched by wild horses. Observe gentling demonstrations by an Extreme Mustang Makeover trainer, talk with Mustang U’s youth representative about the Youth and Yearlings youth trainer program, and receive information from InterPlay Counseling about the benefits of partnering with Wild Horses in therapeutic programs. Visit the Mustang U blog at www.mustangu.blogspot.com to see pictures of the horses currently in their care, and learn about how to donate or sponsor a horse.