Mission MustangTM

What is Mission Mustang?

 

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and EquiCenter, partnered to develop a national model called Mission Mustang™.  This program’s purpose is to document the process of gentling and training wild horses and burros for eventual placement into loving homes, including integration into other therapeutic equestrian programs designed to improve the health and wellbeing of veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injuries, and other physical and mental wounds.

Why Mission Mustang

 

Veterans in our country are facing an epidemic, one that is leading to 20 veterans committing suicide each day. There are approximately 540,000 veterans in the United States that have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and countless more who have yet to be diagnosed with this invisible wound of war. The toll of war leaves our soldiers with physical and emotional scars deeper than most can imagine, and it is an ongoing fight to help these men and women find ways to heal.

How its works and successes? 


Six mustangs arrived at EquiCenter in 2018 to launch Mission Mustang. Fifteen veterans have been working with these wild horses as they gain their trust to be handled and ridden. Soon, these horses will move on to new homes with their new skills and other mustangs will join the program. Our veterans have realized profound changes from working with the mustangs, including feeling less hyper-vigilance and stress, while gaining trust and new skills. Veterans form a community of understanding and camaraderie, giving them an opportunity to reconnect.

Meet our Mustangs:

 

Hero

Hero is a 7 year old dark bay mustang gelding standing around 15 hands. He has been here for almost 2 years and was one of the first mustangs to excel in Mission Mustang. Stands well for the farrier, does well on the trailer and easy to handle/groom. He rides at the walk, trot and canter inside and outside, has gone out cross country schooling and out to hunter paces over some intro through small beginner novice fences. Hero has a nice sturdy build and is very sure footed out on trail.

North Star

North Star is a nearly 2 year old sorrel mustang gelding. He is easy to lead, stands well to be groomed, picks up feet easily and has been on a trailer. He loves attention and will be ready to excel into his next career.

Tango

Tango is a nearly 2 year old bay mustang gelding. He stands well to be groomed, picks up feet easily and has been on a trailer. He is getting taller every day and started to fill out into a handsome looking horse.

Ranger

Ranger is a 6 year old bay mustang gelding standing about 14.2 hands. He has been here for almost 2 years and has shown us he has the potential to become a therapeutic riding horse. He loves people and attention, is patient and willing to learn new things. We are hopeful for his future here at the EquiCenter.

MUSTANGS FOR SALE:

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North Star: $1,000

North Star is a nearly 2 year old sorrel mustang gelding.  He is easy to lead, stands well to be groomed, picks up feet easily and has been on a trailer.  He loves attention and will be ready to excel into his next career.

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Tango: $1,000

Tango is a nearly 2 year old bay mustang gelding.  He stands well to be groomed, picks up feet easily and has been on a trailer.  He is getting taller every day and started to fill out into a handsome looking horse.

MUSTANGS RECENTLY SOLD:

SOLD: Liberty
SOLD: Freedom
SOLD: Sarge
SOLD: Trooper
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Give the gift of hope. The chance to heal. 

Please join us in supporting programs like Mission Mustang, so that we are able to offer men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms the opportunity to heal and restore a sense of balance to their lives.

 

“ Inside the ring, I gained confidence, trust, purpose, and focus. Outside the ring . . . I really think I have developed greater hope and healing in the process.”

- Teegan Manning

EquiCenter exists to foster the personal growth and individual achievement of children and adults with disabilities, at-risk youth, veterans, and their families using a wide range of therapeutic equestrian and related programs. 

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